Is it to be perfect? No.
Is it to be holier-than-thou? No.
The Merriam-Webster online dictionary tells us faithful is having or showing true and constant support or loyalty, deserving trust. I had the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with the person in my life who best exemplifies being faithful, my Grandma. She is entering the last stages of her life on earth and has been faithful to Christ and her family. She is a woman of prayer and a woman with strong faith in her Savior Jesus Christ. Even in difficult circumstances, she lives her faith in a way that gives strength and assurance. What is the source of her strength? She has a faithful Savior. In her later years she has adopted Isaiah 41:10 as a verse that is written to her. It says, Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (KJV)
If Christ is your savior, you also can have the same kind of trust my Grandma has, an unshaken confidence that God will keep His promises and will be your strength and help.
Before we left her after Thanksgiving, she told me that all she wants is to be faithful to the end. I am confident that with her faith and trust in Christ, she will.
In Christ Alone,