“Rivers and streams are crooked because they follow the line of least resistance.” True of flowing water and true of most of us.
Being “steadfast” or committed in our devotion to God is crucial. We are not worth very much to our Savior if He is not our Lord. And if He is the Lord of our lives others will see His influence in all that we do.
Unfortunately, many who profess to be followers of the Lord are not consistent in their witness for Him - they are not “steadfast.” When in church they do as others do and when they are away from the church they do whatever is convenient. A psychologist might classify them as having a “split-personality.” Like a river or stream, they “follow the line of least resistance.”
David did not follow the “line of least resistance.” He clearly declared his commitment to God when he wrote, “My heart is steadfast, O God!” He did not leave any room to roam or waver in his willingness to walk with and be faithful to His Lord. He did not stray when life became a struggle or run in defeat when times became difficult. He was one who was “steadfast” and can be seen turning his troubles into triumph when he trusted the Lord.
Those around us need to see us as being “steadfast” in the Lord. We need to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, our feet planted in His Word, our ears open to hear His voice, our hearts filled with His compassion and our eyes fixed on His path and our minds centered on doing His will.
Prayer: Lord, it is possible for us to be “steadfast” if we are willing to “stand fast” in our commitment to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 108:1 My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul.