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Living Christianity Sincerely and Faithfully

Psalm 51:6

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.


Today, I wish to write about two virtues that are fundamental yet profound: sincerity and faithfulness. As believers, our actions, words, and thoughts should reflect sincerity — genuine and without hypocrisy. It is through sincerity that our worship becomes pure and our relationship with God becomes intimate and personal.


Consider the example of our Saviour, Jesus Christ: he did not merely teach love, kindness, and forgiveness; He lived them sincerely. He was the embodiment of sincerity and truth, and He calls us to follow in His footsteps.


Now, let us consider faithfulness: written in Proverbs 28:20 we read, "A faithful man shall abound with blessings." Faithfulness is remaining steadfast in our devotion to God, in our love for our neighbours, and in our commitment to righteousness, no matter the circumstances.


Think of the story of Joseph: despite enduring betrayal, slavery, and imprisonment, Joseph remained  faithful to God. He did not let his circumstances shake his faith, and because of his faithfulness, God immensely blessed and used him to save an entire nation.


Sincerity and faithfulness are two sides of the same coin. When we are sincere, our faithfulness is not just an outward expression, but it stems from our innermost being. They enable our hearts to be fertile ground for the seeds of the Word of God to take root, grow, and bear fruits.


Embrace sincerity in your prayers. Do not merely utter words; pour out your heart to God. He knows us intimately — our joys and fears, our hopes, and anxieties. We cannot hide from Him, the truth is writing on our hears, so let us open ourselves completely to Him.


Cultivate faithfulness in your actions. Be reliable and trustworthy in your relationships and responsibilities, whether big or small. Remember that faithfulness in little things leads to faithfulness in bigger things. In Luke 16:10, Jesus said, "He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much."


Dear ones, sincerity and faithfulness are not just virtues to aspire to; they are lifestyles to be lived. They are the key to transforming our spiritual journey from a religious obligation to a divine relationship. As we strive daily to walk this virtuous path, let us look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who is our perfect example of sincerity and faithfulness.


Heavenly Father, we ask for the grace to live a life marked by sincerity and faithfulness. Fill our hearts with genuine love for You and our neighbours. May our worship be true, our prayers sincere, and our actions faithful. In all we do, may we reflect Your image, bringing glory and honour to Your name. In Jesus' name, Amen.