Faithfulness means being reliable, trust worthy, and constant. It means adhering to truth and being true to your word. These characteristics are not natural. These are characteristics that we know because of our constant, trustworthy, and always perfect God. He is unchanging and has proven over and over again the extent in which we can rely on Him. He deserves our faithfulness, in fact, He demands it.
2 Corinthians 5:7 -- "For we live by believing and not by seeing."
There is a saying that I have loved for years: "Seeing isn't believing, Believing is seeing." Even ones who witnessed the miracles Jesus performed first-hand had hardened hearts and did not understand that this was God, on earth, sent to save His people. However, when we, by faith, believe that God is ever present in our lives, seeks out a personal relationship with us, and still works miracles everyday, we see God in everything. It is when our faith outweighs our doubt that we can see God's hand in everything because He is always there.
Proverbs 28:20 -- "The trustworthy person will get a rich reward, but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble."
I will only put my faith in the Lord who always guides and guards me. But I do seek to be a faithful person - I want to be reliable, trustworthy and constant. I want to be someone that others can count on and come to for encouragement and support.
Over time, our faithfulness grows. We cannot expect others to trust us immediately, we must earn respect. Even from God, we must be diligent and obedient in the small things before we can do something great. Over time we can prove that we are reliable, trustworthy and constant. As we show these characteristics in the small tasks, we will see greater opportunities and tasks to overcome.
Day 1 - Introduction
Day 2 - Love
Day 3 - Joy
Day 4 - Peace
Day 5 - Patience
Day 6 - Kindness
Day 7 - Goodness