Valerie Jones

{Live with Purpose. Lead with Passion.}

I am a blogger, worship leader, and speaker who helps worship leaders and team members connect with purpose and passion in life and leadership by offering encouragement, community, and practical resources so that they can thrive in life and leadership, both on and off the platform.

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{Five Minute Friday | Loyal}

It's Five Minute Friday. That means unplanned, unedited, straight-from-the-heart-to-the-paper writing. Yep, you just write whatever comes out based on a word you're given. If you have five minutes, you should give it a try!  Find out how here.

This week the prompt is {LOYAL}.

Ready? GO.

Loyal. True. Faithful. That's where my mind wanders when I think on loyalty. Our loyalties often get divided, don't they? But, there is one who is perfectly loyal.

Perfect. Faithfulness. Those words have been rolling around in my heart and mind for a few days. Scripture says in Isaiah, "Lord, you are my God; I will praise you and exalt your name; for in perfect faithfulness, you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago."

You know, it's one thing to know it, but it's another thing entirely to rely on his perfect faithfulness. That's when I stop and remember that His faithfulness is attached to His character. It's not something He does for us -- it's who He is. I am so grateful that I have Scripture to remind me of His character. His character doesn't change. It's not determined by our current circumstance or by our ability to be loyal. It just is. He's God. That's good news for us. And, here's more good news. When we have trouble believing that and walking that out in the daily grind, He wants to help us.  

If that's you today, take a look at this prayer tucked away in Psalm 86. It's a great place to land if you need His help.

Teach me your way, O Lord that I may rely on your faithfulness. Give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your love toward me. You have delivered me from the depths of the grave.

Aren't you thankful you belong to Him? I am.