“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Faithfulness, like any fruit of the spirit, is something that must be grown. To be faithful means to be true and devoted. Faithfulness is more than just “being there for someone.” Fully developed faithfulness is total commitment and loyalty to God that flies in the face of human reasoning. It’s the difference between simply believing in God and believing his teachings enough to change our lives. Does this seem impossible? It does to me. Complete faithfulness is impossible for us by our own power. But the good news is that we get to partner with God in asking for the grace and strength to remain faithful. As we use the power God gives us through the Holy Spirit to obey and build a relationship with Him, we grown in faith.
Faithfulness starts with what is right in front of us. As we allow our belief and trust in God to shape our thoughts, words, and actions toward God and others, we automatically begin to attend to the people and situations in front of us. First, Ask yourself: Does my faith place God as the first priority in my life? How? What areas of my life are not completely faithful to God? How can I change them?Ask for help! Then, ask God to grow you in faithfulness in those areas of your life where you aren't being faithful. Ask Him for the grace to remain true.
What can you practice faithfulness with today?
God, thank you that we don't have to do it alone. Highlight to us what areas of our lives we should be more faithful in. Show us how. We love you, Amen.