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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Believe with Your Whole Heart


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 (Jeremiah 29:13). And persistent seeking of His truth rewards you. The truth of His Word takes root and comes alive within you. You believe without seeing because you trust your Father who has revealed Himself to you. You know His promises are true.


The power of the Word is realized when you believe its truth—even when what you experience is not seen, heard, or felt with your natural senses. When you take God’s truth and make it your own, it becomes the foundation for what you believe. Your attitude about your life changes. You see beyond what you experience. 


You cannot understand God’s Word with your natural mind. It seems foolish to you. His truth can only be understood spiritually by the Holy Spirit revealing it to you (1 Corinthians 2:14). God’s truth becomes real to you when it becomes yours. When the Holy Spirit reveals something in God’s Word, you have to choose to take possession of it and make it your own. His revelation renews your mind again until it is rooted in your heart (Romans 12:2, 10:10). Then God’s truth becomes what you believe no matter what you see or experience. Now it is your truth. It is real and powerful in your life. 


When you believe in God’s promises, you see what has not been seen or experienced. Believing His truth by faith pleases God, and He rewards you according to what you believe (Hebrews 11:6, Matthew 9:29). When you believe His Word, you receive its full benefit. When you don’t believe, then you don’t live the abundant life Jesus died to give you.


To be carnally 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 God’s promises. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God—not with just 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 won’t receive God’s promises (James 1:6-7). But when you believe, nothing is impossible with God (Mark 9:23). 


Do you believe that God rewards you when you seek Him? To receive the benefits of His truth, you believe it. Reach out believing—without doubting—and seek God’s truth with all your heart. You will find it (Matthew 7:8).


“You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13, NKJV).


The blind will see. The lame will walk. The dead will live again (Matthew 11:15). The Lord rewards those who search for His truth and believe it with their whole heart.


© 2022 Lynn Lacher




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