Several months ago I watched a Graham Cooke sermon. He was speaking about the fruit of the spirit. What I remember about this sermon, in particular, was him speaking about God always developing a particular fruit of the spirit within us.
He mentioned that we can tell which one by what we are going through in our lives currently.
I cannot say for certain if God is working on faithfulness in me but it sure feels like it.
He knows I need some work in this area. There are times when I doubt whether God will come through for me. In those moments I am not exercising faithfulness. I know in theory that he will and I do believe that all things will work out for my good but sometimes I doubt him.
God’s faithfulness to the Israelites is an example to us of his faithfulness towards us. He never forgot them even though their faithfulness was inconsistent at best.
The greatest demonstration of God’s faithfulness is probably reflected in him keeping his promise from Genesis 3: 15. It says, And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” God promised to send his son to save the world from its sins and he did.
As much as us believers are expected to live in faithfulness, it is God that works in us to cause us to do what he wants us to do. The Bible says “for God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. (Philippians 2:12)