The #FiveMinuteFriday word for this week is loyal.
To whom or to what are you loyal?
Do you put requirements on your loyalty?
Are you loyal no matter what happens?
Have you given your loyalty to a person or a cause only to have them turn on you?
WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN TO BE LOYAL?
To me it means sticking by someone you love even when they seem to be moving away.
It means sitting with someone not saying a word when they just need to know you care.
It means sticking with someone and not giving up on them no matter how many mistakes are made.
[bctt tweet=”Being loyal to someone often requires sacrifice on your part.” username=”GaylWright”]Being loyal to someone often requires sacrifice on your part, but when it’s someone you love you are willing to do whatever it takes.
My loyalty is first to Jesus Christ. He is the one who showed what true loyalty is. He was true to what God, His Father sent Him to do. He gave His life because it was the only way to provide redemption to us.
He loves us still and continues to be loyal as He intercedes for us before the Father. I don’t know about you, but that gives me cause for hope.
First, I want to be loyal to Christ, because He was first loyal to me. He never fails, but is always ready to forgive. He gives strength in weakness. His love is fathomless.
After Christ, I want to be loyal to my friends and family and anyone else who needs a friend. I know that He will enable me to be a true friend to those in need and to those I love.
I’m linking up with: #FiveMinuteFriday, #FreshMarketFriday, #GraceandTruth
18 thoughts on “Loyal to Christ with My Life”
Gayl, once again we were thinking along similar lines. I’m songjad that Christ is loyal to us always! I’m over in the 35 spot this week.
We must have been commenting on each other’s posts at the same time. 🙂 Many blessings to you, Tara!
I’m also visiting from FMF 🙂
I love your sentence: ‘Being loyal to someone often requires sacrifice on your part, but when it’s someone you love you are willing to do whatever it takes.’ Perfectly describes Jesus. Thank you.
Thanks for visiting, Mandy! Yes, Jesus shows us what loyalty really is. Have a great weekend!
Blessings to you, Mandy!
As we get older, as our families actually expand while the crowd at home diminishes, as we divide our hearts in a dozen different directions, your words and thoughts on loyalty are so helpful.
Oh, Michele, thank you so much for your encouraging words. I love your description of how the family grows and diminishes at the same time.
We had been down to 3 of us at home, but my 19 yr. old is coming home for a few months. My 22 yr old has moved closer because the university he transferred to is closer, so we will be seeing him more, too.
I guess there will always be kind of an ebb and flow in the way the family changes. Thanks for your thoughts! Blessings!
Putting requirements on my loyalty? yea, I might be guilty of that sometimes. Thanks for making me more aware so I can offer my loyalty more freely.
I think we are all guilty of that sometimes, Christa, but God can help us in that area, too. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings to you!
Loyalty is like Jesus – thanks, Gayl – He never leaves nor forsakes.
Amen, Sue! I’m so thankful He is always with us. Blessings to you!
Great post, Gayl!
It puts me in mind of one of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia books, ‘The Silver Chair’, in which Puddleglum the marsh-wiggle, captured, drugged and likely doomed, states his allegiance to Aslan even if Aslan is make-believe, because that make-believe beats the nihilistic, dark-magic reality of those that hold him captive.
I’m very familiar with that story, Andrew! I love the video of it with Tom Baker as Puddleglum. He was perfect for the part!
Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment. May God grant you peace and strength!
Hey Gayl, nice to “see” you again 🙂 Thanks for your thoughts, it is so true, we need to be a friend to someone, to just sit with them when things fall apart too. I don’t think people do this enough. May Father bless you and keep you this week! Blessings Aliya (setapartwarrior.blogspot.co.za)
Hi Aliyah! Glad you dropped by. I think you’re right that we don’t sit with people enough. Things start to get messy and fall apart and people are afraid or just don’t know what to do. But if we could just sit there, support them, pray for or with them, how much better this world might be.
Blessings to you! Have a great week!
What I’ve discovered in life is that as my loyalty to God increases, my ability to be loyal to humans increases as well (probably because I’m not worried about what happens to me and my feelings ;)).
Yes, Anita, I’ve found that to be true, too. We see that God is always faithful even if people are not, and it’s His faithfulness that enables us to go on. Knowing He is with us we don’t have to worry what others will think, right?
Blessings to you!
Returning your visit to my blog! Thanks for reminding us our first loyalty is to Jesus Christ. That reinforces the preparation I’ve been doing for the adult SS class I teach every week… Jesus telling his followers it’s about the cross. Thanks for blogging!
Thanks for stopping by, Leah! I’m glad this helped reinforce your preparation. God knows just what we need when we need it.
Many blessings to you!