“A God-loyal people get a good life.” Proverbs 13:21b, The Message
“Eventually, evil will pay tribute to good, the wicked will respect God-loyal people.” Proverbs 14:19, The Message
I will never forget talking with a precious woman one day, when out of no where, she asked me, “Tracy, why is your life so blessed?” I was shocked that through just a few conversations with me, she had this revelation. The truth is, I was so taken aback by her direct question that I did not know what to say. My immediate reply to her was something like, “I am truly blessed because of God’s grace. It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with God.” And while this response was true, I began to inquire of the Lord as to the specifics as to why I have such a blessed life and how I could help others obtain it. In my search for truth I stumbled upon Proverbs 13:12 which tells us that God-loyal people get a good life.
Through my teen years, I applied my loyalty to the wrong crowd in order to obtain acceptance and security. When I let go of this wrong association and grabbed onto the Right Association – Jesus Christ, I became God-loyal. Instantly, I began walking down the path of a blessed life. I remember sitting on the lawn of Asbury College one afternoon and hearing a still small voice say, “Tracy, you have been through much pain, but your future will be filled with much joy.” That promise has come true for me and I am more in love with Jesus than ever before.
So with this discovery in God’s Word, I declare to you today that I am blessed because I am God-loyal. Period. I will be the first to tell you that I am far from perfect, but notice that being God-loyal doesn’t mean perfection, but a quickness to repent. I have found that when I am quick to repent it keeps me on the track of a blessed life. Proverbs 14:6, Message Translation states that, “The lives of God-loyal people flourish.” Ahh….isn’t this good news? When you are God-loyal your life will flourish!
We are all loyal to something or someone. To whom do you give your loyalty to? If we give our loyalty to a wrong association, it can literally lead us to destruction. But if we are continuously God-loyal, we are promised to have a blessed life that even the wicked will respect (Proverbs 14:19).
“Lord, I want a blessed life, therefore I choose to be God-loyal. I choose to let go of wrong associations, thoughts and actions and I give You my loyalty. I declare that my life is flourishing and blessed because I am God-loyal. Amen.”