The Importance of 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 it shows that we know God and trust him completely, and that is what pleases God. We live to serve Christ and no matter what happens in our life, we always put our faith in God.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6) We fully trust the Lord even if we do not understand his way: but we trust God, because his ways will lead us to Heaven. Always trust God because we cannot fully understand His ways.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13) It amazing the peace we can obtain when we know God and fully trust His ways over our ways. The key to faith that pleases God is know Him, and meditation with deep thoughts helps us to know God; and God gets bigger in our mind and we get smaller in our minds. We fully depend on Christ in everything we think, speak, and our actions.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26) Think deeply when Jesus tells us that with God all things are possible. Jesus words are accurate because He knows the Father and was with the Father during creation.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1) God spoke the universe into existence with a design of more details that we can imagine. And God knows the thoughts of every human that ever lived. God is sovereign over all creation, and every person that ever lived on this planet will face judgment, which is based on living by the word of God.
God’s number one priority for our life, is for Christ to guide us through life and into Heaven. Christ guides us through the Holy Spirit, and the more we know the Word, the more we pray for guidance by Christ, the more we will be guided by Christ. The Word is the language of God and it is critical we know the Word to hear the Spirit.
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28) Our body comes from the earth and will return to the earth. That is why our body craves things from the world, and that keeps many people from finding the narrow road to Heaven. They seek to please the flesh with little awareness of their eternal spirit. We never die because life in the spirit and not in the flesh.
Today live by faith and spend time thinking about the attributes of God. Live by the Spirit, because those who live by the flesh don’t know God.
Prayer: Lord I pray my faith is pleasing to You, if not change me to where my faith is pleasing to You. In Jesus name, Amen