What does it mean in being faithful to God…
I think the biggest misunderstanding about following God’s Path, is that we had to have led sinless lives. What many forget is that upon the introduction of sin by Satan at the Garden of Eden; we, as human beings fall very easily to sin. However, what separates God’s People who enters His Paradise, to those that may not enter, is one thing…the purity of their love for God, in their hearts.
Love is such a powerful thing. The most underestimated thing that exists. It has the power to make the coldest of hearts, thaw out. Love can have the power to forgive and show mercy; amongst many other things. It can purify a heart, once its true meaning, in the divine sense, is known.
The final point made in the previous paragraph is what is most important to understand. Once you have understood even a portion of God’s Unconditional Love, you will realize that despite the evil that is constantly being thrown at you, in trying to sin…that God can forgive all sin, as long as you go back to the Father of Creation, with a humble heart, and ask for His Forgiveness. You see the faithfulness that God seeks of you, is building that relationship with Him, on a daily basis. Just like how one would invest in developing a relationship with anyone here, you should also spend that same amount of time, if not more, with the Father of Creation…Yahweh…Jehovah…Abba…Devum…God. You can laugh with Him….cry with Him…get angry…and sad with Him. He just yearns for us to know of His Existence; to recognize that He is there in all those moments in our lives, and will be there to either comfort us…or to share the moments of joy with us. By travelling with Him through our life jourenys, He will guide us through our paths…revealing to us, what He wants us to understand of His Love.
When we realize His Existence in our lives, we will see the value in things that He values….and see the true value of the things of this world, in comparison. We will begin to see our hearts slowly transform. And feel our hearts yearning for God and His Ways more and more. Being faithful to God, is a path that requires personal growth. This path may not be straight forward…and there may be huge bolders put into the path by Evil, to try to distract us off of the path. THE KEY IS….to get right back on to the path.
Remember we are fighting a spiritual battle. And it is not going to be an easy battle to fight; because neither side is willing to give us up. It all comes down to the side we CHOOSE to fight for, to end up on. Jesus Christ has said through His Teachings, that the path to Heaven narrow; and very few travel it. So God already knows that the journey will be hard. But He also does not want to give up on us. That is why He sent down Jesus Christ to die on the Cross, as the Salvation for all of Mankind.
I think as human beings, we look for God to give us answers, which correlate to what we had in mind for our lives. We have to remember that God’s Logic is not in accordance to what we want for our lives; but with what He wants for our lives. And in being faithful to Him, is trusting in Him for the answers that He provides. This is what it means, to be faithful to an Unseen God. Doing this requires an immense amount of strength. But have you have had “gut feelings” about things within your life? Looking back on all those “gut feelings”…how many times were they correct or right? How many times did you listen to them? I can tell you from personal experience that 99.9% of the time, they were correct…and how many times did I follow them? 50-60% of the time. I truly believe these “gut feelings” were God’s nudgings. We all get them; but the question is how many of us listen to them. Remember such nudgings should always be in line with God’s Teachings of Unconditional Love.
Evil will always try to convince you that in order to enter God’s Kingdom, you should have led a PERFECT life. Not true at all. If you look at all those that Jesus Christ forgave for their sins, along his life of ministry while living on this Earth, they were all those considered as sinners by the law of the land. But Jesus always had one answer for ALL of them, that sought out for His Forgiveness, and knowing that He, as Jesus, had a special connection with God, to relay how sorry they were for their sins…”By your faith you are healed”; “Through your faith you will enter paradise…”
So what did Jesus Christ mean? He simply meant, by the purity in your faith in the Father of Creation, you are healed from your sins. By the purity of your faith…you will enter God’s Paradise, to which He has promised all. The purity of one’s faith is based on developing a daily relationship with the Father of Creation. By developing this relationship with Him, You will become more in tune with His Ways of Love. You will realize that nothing of this world gives you greater joy than to do things that are in line with God’s Unconditional Love. This means to change from the ways that were not inline with God’s Unconditional Love, and moving on from them. As humans, it may take us a couple of times to change from them. But the ultimate lesson that Jesus teaches us is that we have till the very last breath in our earthly bodies to make things right in the Eyes of God. But the sooner we turn from each sinful way, the more time we have to focus on other things that we need to change within us, that are not inline with God’s Unconditional Love. It is a journey of constant refining.
What many fail to remember is that God is everywhere. He sees all things. Whether you believe you can hide your flaws, the truth is that you can not hide them from the Father. He has already seen it. It is up to you to fix it. This is what will separate a Believer from a Non-believer, at the end. This is what will determine if you were faithful or not to God…..