-But without faith it is impossible to please him (Hebrews 11:6)
As I was making dinner a few weeks ago, my youngest son, Hubie, who is now 11, and also the ‘king of inquisitive’ asked me, “If there was anything that You could be or do…what would it be?” Well I hesitated for a moment, because as a young girl, I had always hoped to be a wife and a mother, above all other things. Having accomplished those feats in my life- and after 26 years of marriage and having raised 4 children, three of them now adults- My answer now is that I just want to spend the rest of my life pleasing God!
I don’t think that was quite the answer my son was looking for, yet After thinking it over, He amazed me because he agreed that that was also the thing that He also strives for!
Well, how do we go about pleasing the Lord?
The great thing is…this is not a difficult or complicated task. After all, Jesus has already accomplished every imaginable feat and has sent his Holy Spirit to help Us with our daily walk, but He just asks Us, as believers, to trust in Him and His Word!!
The Writer of the Book of Hebrews reminds us that ‘without Faith, it is impossible to please the Lord!” But what exactly is Faith? Well again, in Hebrews we learn:
NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. (Hebrews 11:1)
Now that’s scripture from the Amplified Bible, which may still be a little difficult to break down, but what the writer is telling Us is that Faith is trusting in God and the declarations of His Word…and because we believe that He exists and that His declarations are equivalent to promises to the believer- although not visible, we take spiritual hold of them as Truth…while we pray and wait for the physical, proof to manifest itself.
I remember Dewitt and I were a very young married couple when we began to get serious about investing in real estate. We finally accepted the Lord’s will for our lives and began to follow his Lead. We would seek out properties to rehab and when we found the right one, we would drive by there every night and sit out in front of the property declaring what our intentions were for cleaning, painting, and repairing, although our offer had not yet been accepted by the sellers. We called it a ‘claim-by!’
We believed The Lord for our House!! And We just carried on as if we had already held the keys to the front door in our anxious little fingers. We believed buying that house was in-line with God’s plan for our lives and We trusted that God was preparing those who He loved to come and talk shelter in our home and to receive His blessings manifested through our hands into theirs.
What Are You Believing God For?
Is that ‘thing’ in-line with God’s Word?
Are You Believing God and Claiming that ‘thing’ as Yours- Before it Arrives?
Are You Believing God’s Word for your healing- Before the Test Results come Back??
Are You Believing God for a Spouse- Before You Start the Wedding Preparations??
Are You Believing and Expecting Your Prodigal Child to come home- Before you actually hear the knock on Your Door?? I Am!! Lol!!
If So, God is Well Pleased with you Neighbor!! –
-You are My Son, My Beloved! In You I am well pleased and find delight (Luke 3:22)
So Just Keep the Faith and Carry on with God!!
Your Blessing is Forthcoming and It will Eventually Come To Pass, because He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him out!!
-For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out (Heb 11:6)
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