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Monday, May 1, 2017

EXERCISE YOUR FAITH

“And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.”    Hebrews 11:6 New Living Translation
     Faith is believing what cannot be seen as if it can be. Seeing thru the eyes of faith is what pleases God the most for it means you are receptive to his existence and his leading in your life. To believe in the existence of God is only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. It’s that belief that bneeds to lead you into a deep, dynamic, personal relationship with the Lord. 
     Simply believing is nothing special because even the demons of hell believe (James 2:19-20) as they tremble and quake at the mere sound of his name. Seeking the will of God for your life is the desired result of your faith. If Christ never went to the cross for our sins, mankind would have no hope of redemption. In like manner, if we acknowledge him in our mind alone, yet do not allow him to change our hearts, we will also have no hope of redemption. Mere acknowledgement means little in the face of the great price that was paid. Christ didn’t endure a brutal death just so man could believe in God. What would be the point of that?
     Having faith will likely make little sense to those who do not believe. In this ‘show me’ society, having faith can tend to be nothing more than a buzzword - merely a fashionable thing to say. Just like someone saying they are not religious, they are ‘spiritual’. What does that mean? What we are talking about here is not religion, but a relationship of the most intimate variety. Regardless of your standing with God, draw closer, for you can never be too close to the Lord. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!

Resource: The Life Application Study Bible.

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