Galatians 5:22-23 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (NLT) T

Being consistent is important. It means we can be counted on for something, but what? Is it your positive outlook on life, “can do” attitude, or faithful friendship. Let’s hope its not a negative outlook on life, critical nature, or that you just don’t show up. Hmmm….awkward!

God shows up. His faithfulness offers us the perfect example of what being consistent means.

During extremely stressful circumstances I found myself driving to work with tears streaming down my face and yelling at God. Yes, I was yelling, “Please, God! Show up!” I trusted Him to be faithful to His promises but I wanted to be sure he heard me. He did (always does) and He showed up in a big way.

Psalm 34:6 says that God hears our cries and saves us from our troubles. Psalm 61:2 says that we can cry out to God anywhere and anytime, in all circumstances, and he will bring us to a higher place. This is leaning on God for help and trusting Him to lift you up in a way that only He can.

To be consistent is to have an unchanging over time. We can count on God’s unchanging nature (Hebrews 13:8). The more I lean into God the easier it is to trust Him. He is faithful.

Are you the faithful friend or do you keep a safe distance? Life is so much richer with friends. If you struggle with this or want to grow even more in your faithfulness to God and others, why not lean in? Ask God to help you experience the fullness of this fruit of the Spirit. You can start just by showing up.


Go to the Table of Contents to read more posts in this series on the fruit fo the Spirit as they go live.

It’s October so this must be time for 31 Days of Five Minute Friday Free-Writes. The event is hosted by Kate Motaung over at Five Minute Fridays. We write daily for five minutes, or maybe a bit longer. The point is to write. Kate provides writers with a one-word writing prompt each day. Today the prompt CONSISTENT.

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