Faithfulness – One Word at a Time Blog Carnival

It’s blog carnival time again!

This week’s blog carnival is on the topic of faithfulness. PLEASE go check out the other entries, you will find such diversity, talent and encouragement in them. In fact, if it’s a choice between reading mine and reading some of the others… go read them. You won’t regret it.

The carnival can be found at

Here are my thoughts on faithfulness:

The very first thing that comes to mind whenever I think, read or hear the word faithfulness is the wonderful hymn “Great is thy faithfulness”

I’m a sucker for old hymns. I grew up singing them and they have stuck with me all of my life. I cannot find on youtube a video of this particular hymn sung what I would call ‘well’. When I think of this song, I remember the great welsh missionary who lived near to us raising his voice and belting out the chorus – and me being only too happy to try to match him in volume (although I never could).

Great is thy faithfulness,

Great is thy faithfulness,

Morning by morning new mercies I see.

All I have needed thy hand hath provided,


I wish I could say I was as faithful as God.

Faithful to my wife, yes I am but I struggle to find things I’m faithful to apart from that.

Faithful to my calling?… sadly no.

Faithful in my ‘quiet times’?… rarely.

A faithful friend?… I’m ashamed to answer that

What really blows me away though is that, although I am rarely faithful toward God, his faithfulness is never failing toward me.

I am blown and swayed by every wind but He is never changing.

I struggle, He is a rock.

I fail. He is unfailing.

I am human, He is God.

Great is his faithfulness – and it is not dependent on my reciprocation.

Thank you, Lord for your great faithfulness. Teach me to be more like you.