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Friday, January 19, 2024

Faith to Believe



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. 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. Taking God’s truth and making it your own 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). When the Holy Spirit reveals something in God’s Word to you, you must choose to take possession of it and make it yours. It must renew your mind again and again (Romans 12:2). God’s truth then becomes what you believe. Now it is your truth, and 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, Matthew 9:29). If you believe His Word and envision His promise, you receive the benefit for which the Word was sent.  If you don’t believe, then you don’t open your heart to 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 believe His truth. 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 miss out on what God wishes for you (James 1:6-7). But when you believe, nothing is impossible with God (Mark 9:23). You choose to believe by faith the truths you have received in Christ. 


Do you believe that God benefits you when you seek Him with all your heart? To receive the benefits of His truth, you have to believe them. Reach out without doubting. Seek God’s truth with all your heart. You will find it (Matthew 7:8). Believe His truth you find. Make it yours by faith. You can do it. You believed by faith when you were saved. You can believe by faith in what His Word reveals to you. 


Faith is not found in anything we do. It is only found in Jesus. Faith alone in Jesus is what is needed to believe. If you seek Him with all your heart, you will find Him (Jeremiah 29:13).


© 2024 Lynn Lacher






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