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 and comes alive within you. You believe without seeing with your natural eyes because you believe in who He says you are in Christ. You know His promises are true.
The power of the Word is real within you when you act upon it and choose to live 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 is real for you when it becomes yours. When the Holy Spirit reveals something in God’s Word to you, you have to choose to take possession of it and make it your own. It must renew your mind again and again (Romans 12:2). God’s truth then becomes what you believe. Now it is your truth. It is real and powerful in your life.
When you believe in God's truth, you see with faith 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). If you believe His Word and envision His promise, you receive its benefit. If you don’t believe, then you don’t live 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 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).
“And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13, NKJV).
Do you believe that God rewards you when you seek Him? To receive the benefits of God’s truth, you have to believe it. Reach out without doubting. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17). Seek God’s truth with all your heart. You will find it (Matthew 7:8). Believe the truth you find. Make it yours by faith. You can do it. You believed by faith when you were saved. You believe His truth the same way.
“According to your faith, let it be done to you,” Jesus said to the two blind men, and they received healing (Matthew 9:29).
The faith of Jesus is faith that believes. Believe Him. He rewards those who seek Him and believe His truth. Faith is not found in anything we do. It is only found in Jesus. Faith alone in Jesus is what is needed to believe.
© 2023 Lynn Lacher
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