In His Faithfulness
Another attribute of the character of God is faithfulness.
And, healthy relationships call for faithfulness. Not behavior that changes with every changing mood.
Faithful has a few definitions, according to Dictionary.com, that go beyond what we normally think of on faithfulness in relationships:
1.God performs His "God Duties" faithfully. Are you breathing right now? That's God. Thank Him for that. We would not be alive if it were not for His faithfulness.
"And he is before all things, and by him all things consist." Colossians 1:17
2.Does He keep His promises? Yes.
"My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips." Psalm 89:34
3.Constant in His affection for us.
"I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." Matthew 28:20
4.God is Trustworthy and Reliable. We can believe what He says.
"Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him." Psalm 30:5
5.God is true and thus adheres to truth.
"He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true." John 3:33
6.God has faith in His people, in us, that we can overcome and be victorious. He has given us a measure of faith to help us be faithful.
"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith." 1 John 5:4
Let us look to God as our example of faithfulness and seek to be faithful in all of our relationships. Not wishy-washy based on our feelings, but steadfast in our words and in our love.
Do I allow my feelings to dictate my steadfastness and trustworthiness in my relationships?
Thank You, God, for being ever faithful. I know You are always steady and true, always there for me. Help me to exhibit that kind of faithfulness in all my relationships. Faithful to You and faithful to others. Keeping my word, always loving (no matter how I feel), and full of faith.
As You called out Peter's strength (the rock), long before he demonstrated that strength, help me to call out the best in all those in my care. To believe the best in them and of them.