Loyal is defined by Google as - giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution. It's synonyms are -faithful, true, steadfast, devoted, reliable, trustworthy. It's antonym is treacherous.
As I read through all of those words I was evaluating my faith walk. Have I been loyal? Have I been true, steadfast, and devoted to God's word? Have I been faithful so that others know where I stand without me having to say anything? Have I been reliable when someone needs prayer, encouragement, or any kind of help I am able to give? Have I been trustworthy?
Yes and no. Those days when I have stepped out of being loyal in my faith walk things do get treacherous! The waves of temptation and chaos can swallow me up of I lose that focus on being loyal to God. He is the one that can calm the storm or just calm me in the midst of it, but only if I am loyal in keeping my focus on Him and keep communicating with Him.
This was an eye opening word for me. It forced me to see where I am right now and where I need to be. When you think of the word loyal what does it bring to your mind?
Love Adonai , you faithful of his. Adonai preserves the loyal, but the proud he repays in full. ~Psalm 31:24