"You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal." Isaiah 26:3-4
so.I've really been meditating on the word "Steadfast". It's been really getting to me. mostly about how, not only is God steadfast in His love for us, but we need to be more and more steadfast in our love for Him as well.
We can define steadfast as this:
stead·fast also sted·fast
1. Fixed or unchanging; steady.
2. Firmly loyal or constant; unswerving.
check out these verses about steadfastness:
2 Chronicles 27:6
Jotham grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the LORD his God.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.
My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul.
The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness.
Surely he will never be shaken; a righteous man will be remembered forever. He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look in triumph on his foes.
You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees! Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.
1 Peter 5:9-11
Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Steadfast love does not waver, it does not shake. it is solid. it is firm, unshakeable. it is unquenchable, untamable, undeniable. it is strong. it is steady. it reaches for you. it longs for you. it died for you. it protects, guides, leads, fights for you. it brings you joy, and it holds you in grief. it doesnt diminish with the difficulty of the days, it does not back off if you cop an attitude. steadfastness of heart comes with the challenges that the world faces and that we face in the world. the steadfastness of the Lord will never falter or shake. we can have all the riches in the world or be a leper on the gates of the city ,and the Lord is still faithful. always steadfast. yearns, cries out for us to come to Him alone in the throne of Grace.
Ive been struggling lately with the state of the church. After a particulartly beautiful church service today, i got on facebook only to see a ton of just sickening stuff and distracted hearts. When will we rise up, awaken, see the glory of the Lord? to know his LOVE? he has been speaking to me about that lately. HE really has been speaking Love over me.
anyways. thats my thoughts. any takes?