5 ways to show faithfulness to the Lord


God is very faithful to all of us, and it is by His faithfulness that we can continue living as His sons and daughters in this world. For our part, we should strive to be as faithful as we can be to Him who loves us. And although it is admittedly hard to do, given our weaknesses and limitations not to mention our hard-headedness and stubbornness at times, we can still be faithful to Him in our own little ways.

Are you hoping to be a better child to our heavenly Father? Here are some ways you can show your faithfulness to the Lord.

1. Be unwavering in your belief in Him

No matter what happens, we must stay strong and immovable in our belief in Him who made us, saved us, and called us His very own. It is best that we establish ourselves in the truth of God's Word and choose to believe who He is and what He has said no matter what trials, deceptions and challenges we might face. (see Matthew 24:13; 1 Corinthians 15:58)

2. Separate yourself from the world's thought patterns and practices

Being a citizen of heaven, we must set our mind on things above, on the very things of heaven. Study the Word and find out what pleases the Lord, and do them. Do not be conformed any longer to the pattern of the world. (see Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

3. Choose to do what is right all the time

Even if it hurts, choose to do what is right and God-pleasing all the time. When we are faced with making decisions, choose the one that's not sinful and is pleasing to God, even if it means being ridiculed and made fun of. Remember, the Lord Jesus Himself was persecuted, and this means that we should be prepared and willing to face some too. (see Matthew 10:22-33)

4. Obey what God said in His Word

The Lord Jesus said that if you love Him, then you should do what He says. (see John 14:15)

Loving God with our mouths alone is like saying your wedding vow today then divorcing or separating from the spouse of your youth the next morning – it has no weight. You have to show your love to Jesus by obeying His commands, which according to Him, is light. (see Matthew 11:38-30)

5. Love your neighbours in obedience to God

The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 25:40, "And the King will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!'"

God is watching over our lives and He sees how we treat our brothers and sisters in Christ, as well as those who are not of the flock just yet. He sees all our actions, and because He loves everyone in the world (see John 3:16), it matters to Him that we love our neighbours, too.