Faith and a sincere heart are all that is needed; not an understanding of deep spiritual mysteries. Our great human curiosity which moves us to probe and seek in order to know more, to understand more, is a wonderful and useful tool but one, we must expect, whose use will be perpetually frustrated because of our limited capacities. You do not ask us to try to fathom the depths of Your being. You have never said that Your love depends on how much we know. Church involvement and devotional trappings are nor guaranteed signs of our love for You. Faith and a sincere heart are all that is needed; all else flows from that. If we believe in and accept You we will want to seek You and know You through every means possible – it just follows; but it’s not necessary. All the baloney of popular culture and styles of life are pushed aside if our hearts are true and sincere in embracing You.
God must find it easier to forgive all our attachments to the superficialities of life when our hearts sincerely accept and believe in Him. Saying this may smack of reformist theology but it cannot be argued that the faith of a sincere heart generates acts of love, devotion and searching. This is at the core of every relationship with You. It is elemental. While love may be the single most important principle of Christianity, it sprouts from the seed of faith and a sincere heart. Love grows and blossoms from the openness and acceptance of a sincere heart.
The faults and sins of my life are many, but I hope You look at the sincerity of my heart when I say I believe in You and desire to please You even if I don’t.