Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Hebrews 11:1- "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Faith is "now" assurance and confidence of that which we do not see.
Faith= Belief, trust, confidence and loyalty to a person or thing. Faith in God means that we are convinced that there is a God, He is God and that He knows best. We believe He is who He says He is. God declares that does exist and that He rewards those who seek Him. Our unique relationship to God through the Holy spirit is is one of love and obedience that is expressed in disciplined lives and service unto to God through our service to others.
Repentance and obedience to God's word is an act of faith.
Believing by faith that God exist is the first step to knowing Him personally. Once we believe by faith that God is who He says He is, our Creator, maker of heaven and earth, the Sovereign God, then we must seek Him, knowing with confidence that we can trust Him to not only reward us for our faith, but that we can rest assured that He hear and will answer our prayers.
Apart from faith we can not please God! Apart from God's Word, we can not serve nor please God.
Faith in God causes us to wait on Him with expectation and anticipation. Faith gives us the ability to see beyond the right now into the future with certainty that God will do just what He says He will do. Being sure of what we hope for and certain of that we do not yet see.
What are you waiting on God to do for you by faith on today? Has He made you a promise? Do you believe Him? If you believe without wavering, it will come to pass.
By faith Noah built an ark, by faith, Abraham was willing to sacrifice Isaac, by faith the walls of Jericho fell, by faith, Rahab hid the spies. Where has your faith lead you on today? Is it to believe and trust God in your life?
We must trust God, even when fear rises it's ugly head. We must use faith to conquer all of our fears.
2 Timothy 1:7 -7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Regardless of where we may find ourselves on today, regardless of our situation or circumstances, it is only faith that God is moved.
Will you believe Him and take Him at His Word on today? He loves you and by faith He is willing to receive you as His own. Will you come to Him by faith? He is calling you and waiting on you to "come' unto Him.
If you come to the Lord on today you will be able to boldly profess these words that are found in Psalm 34:8 - 8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. You will also be able to confess these few words from an old familiar hymn that goes like this: He's sweet I know He's sweet I know Dark clouds may rise And strong winds may blow But, I can tell the world Wherever I may go That I have found a Savior and He is Sweet I know!
Who is like our God? None can compare to Him!
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for without faith it is impossible to please Him.
I love you all with the love of Christ.