Faithful?

Am I faithful? If I don't show up to work 3 days out of every month, just because, would I be considered faithful? If my car started once out of every 4 attempts, would my car be considered faithful? What about my faithfulness to God? What does He consider to be faithful?

Being faithful is not about going to church, although that is important. Rather, am I faithful to listen to the message that is being taught and open my heart to God? Being faithful is not about praying, although this is also important. Do I only pray before a meal, or do I faithfully talk with God throughout my day? Being faithful is not about reading the Bible, although this is also very important. But do I faithfully apply what I read into my life, daily activities and relationship with God?

James 1:22-25 "But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it."

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