The sun rises every morning, and it sets every evening. Why? Because that is how God designed it, and it does so with consistency. It reflects the consistency of our God who is faithful in every regard. Psalm 33:4 For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.
The work God has called us to in ministry, requires consistency in order to be faithful. As soon as you conclude a sermon you are preaching, you must be looking toward the next one. You made a ministry contact today? Great, there will be many more tomorrow. You completed a ministry team meeting? Excellent, the next one is coming. You had the opportunity to lead someone to Jesus? Wonderful, there are many more who need to hear the Good News. You get the point. This labor of ministry is continual.
Consistency begins in your relationship with God. Discipline in prayer and the Word are essential, and will be necessary tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after that. Just as it was today, and yesterday, and the day before. We draw strength by consistently in abiding in Him.
I was challenged this summer by a bus driver. On a mission trip internationally, I roomed with two bus drivers, one of whom is a close friend of mine, and another whom I had just met. I quickly noticed something about the second driver. Very early in the morning, before anyone else was up, he was over by the window, in a kneeling position, looking out the window with his Bible open on the windowsill, praying. He did this every morning. At night, once everyone else had gone to bed, I could see his silhouette over in the window. He was again, in a kneeling position, praying, for at least an hour.
In talking to this brother I found him to be sincere in his faith, and diligent in His walk with God. He challenged and encouraged me, and I told him he reminded me of Daniel in the Bible. I pray that God would give us that kind of consistency in all that we do for His glory. Do not underestimate the power of consistency!