The Brotherhood – part 5

The Brotherhood of the Second Cross was established on Father’s Day 2005 where 160 men stood before their wives and children to pledge themselves to purity, self-sacrifice, loyalty, and excellence.

Who can you count on?

For most of us, finding the answer to that question is a pretty big deal. I know I want to be surrounded by people I can count on, whether the setting is my work, at home, or even on the ball field. Knowing I can depend on the person beside me allows me the security I need to give my best to whatever task is before me. When I can count on those people, I know they care about the things I care about and that they will give their best too.

I wonder if God looks at us with the same desire. He tells us what He’s passionate about and lets us in on His specific plans and purposes. My guess is that He’s looking for us to choose whether or not we will be faithful to such things–whether or not He can count on us.

Around church, we hear the word “faithful” a lot. Someone might say that being “faithful” to church means you attend a certain number of times. But the core issue is really dependability. Can God count on me? If so, then I could be labeled “faithful” to Him.

I want my friends to know they can count on me. That means I really want to be strong for them. I won’t let them down. And I certainly want to be that guy for God even more!

I want to care abut what He cares about and then be ready to deliver on any way I might discover that I can make a difference for Him. I want God to know that He can count on me to always give my best to His heart because every day, that heart is becoming my heart too.

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