But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
—Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)
Your faith is what pleases God. He rewards those who diligently seek Him with all their heart. And persistent seeking of His truth rewards you. The truth of His Word takes root in your heart and comes alive within you. You believe without seeing because you believe His promises.
The Word is powerful within you when you act upon it and choose to live its truth—even when what you experience is not seen, heard, or felt. When you take what God has given in His Word and make it your own, your attitude about your life changes. You see beyond what you experience.
Just wishing that God’s truth is yours does not make it your own. Wavering in believing what God promises fills you with fear and doubt. Fear robs you of a sound mind and makes you question if God loves you enough to meet your need. God meets your need. It is met in His truth and in His way. You take possession of His truth and make it your own truth. And then it becomes powerful in your life.
When you believe God, you see with faith what has not been seen or experienced. Believing His truth pleases God, and He rewards you according to what you believe (Matthew (9:29). If you believe His Word and envision His promise, you receive its benefit. If you don’t believe, then you miss the abundant life Jesus died to give you.
To be carnal or naturally minded is death to your faith. To be spiritually minded is life and peace (Romans 8:6). Draw a line in the sand, and choose to believe. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God—not with your mind but with your heart (Romans 10:17). Walk by faith and not by what you see (2 Corinthians 5:7). If you doubt, you will never receive what God promises (James 1:6-8). But when you believe, nothing is impossible with God (Mark 9:23). Reach out believing—without doubting—and seek Him with all your heart. You believe before you receive.
Do you believe that God loves you and rewards those who seek Him? As you think in your heart, that is what you believe (Proverbs 23:7).
© 2022 Lynn Lacher