Saved by Faith
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.Hebrews 11:6
Faith is important because without faith we can please God; therefore what faith pleases God? And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 113:13) Our faith is based on knowing God and his love, and placing our hope is Christ.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; (Ephesians 2:8) We are saved by faith, because our faith reveals how we trust the Father and the Son. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. (James 1:6) If we doubt, it is because we don’t depend on the Lord, and we need to pray that the Lord takes away any doubt, because Satan is always wanting us to doubt Christ.
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:17) We live by faith even if things don’t go the way we expect, because we cannot always understand the God’s ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:9) We always trust the Lord even if things don’t go our way, and we trust the Lord’s will over our will – that’s the faith that pleases the Lord.
When our faith pleases God, it shows we know Him and trust him more than we trust ourself; after all he is God and loves us more than we can imagine. When our faith is pleasing to God, we will have great peace, because we have stepped off the throne and given all our dependence to Christ. This is the life that sets us free and brings us closer to Christ.
Today pray that your faith is pleasing to God, and if not tell Him to change you and make your faith pleasing to Him. This will surely make your faith pleasing to God and not based our own understanding.
Prayer: Father, make my faith pleasing to You so I can be free, and totally depend on Christ. In Jesus name, Amen