Faithful: adj. to be consistent/constant to; to be true/adhering to a standard.
Today’s question will be addressed through a “Perspective” episode. These are episodes where we discuss a topic and try to present its different perspectives to help our audience appreciate the complexity of the subject and hopefully give guidance on finding biblical truth in a world of misinformation and information overload.
Roy, Patricia, and Krista join Peter in discussing today’s question: What does it mean to be a faithful Christian?
Whether you grew up in a Christian home or you’re a new believer, you’re probably wondering how you can meet this requirement or “ultimate goal” of Christianity.
As Roy talks about the misconceptions we can have on how to be faithful (3:44), Patricia reminds us that the enemy wants to keep us from becoming faithful (7:10), and Krista shares advice on consistency to grow (10:00), it’s important to ask yourself another question.
Are we just checking boxes so that we can be faithful?
“A husband doesn’t go through his day thinking, “I need to be faithful to my wife.” But when a husband enjoys a solid relationship with his wife, he does things to spend time with her because he enjoys it, not because he has to “check the boxes.”
To be faithful to the Lord, we need the Lord’s help.
“for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”
What has been something that the Lord has used in your life or shown you in Scripture to encourage you to be a faithful Christian? Do you have an area you’re struggling in and have a question? Leave a comment, or reach out to us through our contact link. We’d love to share some of the Patterns in Scripture that God has provided for each of us to grow in our walk with Him. If you liked this podcast but want to go a bit more in-depth, check out some of our posts related to Spiritual Growth!
**Link to Growing our Faith Parts 1-3
**Link to How to Grow Spiritually 1-5 but highlight 5