Monday, September 3, 2012

Faithful 100%


Today’s Feature:  Horton Hears a Who, 20th Century Fox, 2008

Memorable Quote: “I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful one hundred percent” -Horton
Biblical Connection: If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. 2 Timothy 2:13 (NASB)
 
Horton the elephant has a problem. He can hear voices coming from a speck of dust on a flower. No one else can hear the voices. Nor do they believe that anything can possibly be living on a speck. However, Horton is not crazy, and the voices are not fictional. That tiny speck, is home to the Whos of Whoville. And since their tiny world is smaller than a speck of dust, Horton takes it upon himself to protect them and find a place where they can live safely.  He risks everything in the process. Despite everyone else’s doubts, Horton stands by his famous motto, which is our quote for today.

Although we may not be as tiny and defenseless as the Whos, it can sometimes feel like we are. There are times in our life when we may feel alone, afraid, unprotected. But God is with us always. His infallible word, the Bible is full of the truth of His faithfulness. No matter what we think or feel, God is faithful, steady and unwavering in His commitment to us. It is His nature to remain faithful and keep his word to those he created. From the dawn of time, when He laid the foundation of this earth, it was never part of His plan to leave us alone to fend for ourselves. He will always be there for us, to protect, guide, comfort and love.

He is 100% faithful. Nothing and no one will ever make Him otherwise.

Bonus Features

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for never leaving me. Even though I sometimes feel alone, I believe you are with me always. Your faithfulness to me at all times is a wonderful gift of love and I am grateful.

Application Steps:

Do you have trouble believing that God is faithful even when you are not? Why or why not? Spend time in prayer, written or verbal, and bring these doubts to light. Ask God to help you to remember His promises are true no matter what we think or feel about ourselves.

Using an online source or your Bible concordance, look up scriptures about God’s faithfulness and write them on index cards or post it notes. Keep them somewhere visible and read over them whenever you feel alone.

For Further Reading:

1 John 1:9 (NASB) If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Deuteronomy 32:4 (NASB)“The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

Psalm 36:5 (NASB) Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies

2 comments:

  1. Interesting connection!
    Someone actually just shared with me using the same analogy with Horton and the little universe on the flower - however, he explained to me how we really are like a little speck. If we consider the earth, the heavens, the galaxies, the expanding universe - all created for us as mankind - that's how particular God has uniquely situated every little detail in our lives.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Josey, I'm finally getting out my notes from ReWrite so I checked your site. Is this the first of your movies series?? I like it.

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