Without faith it is impossible to please God, but what is faith?
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 New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
Without faith it is impossible to please God, but what is faith? Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. NOT the HOPE, but the evidence! Where does that evidence come from? God’s Word is like my confirmation number that I have a hotel room when I travel. I can’t see the room, but I have a number, a word that says I have a room. Faith, comes from the Word of God, from what God’s Word says about the situation, about you, about your health, about your prosperity, about your deliverance, about your joy, about it all. No matter what you see in the natural, no matter what you feel in the natural, no matter what the doctor’s are saying about your health in the natural, faith is believing what God’s Word says about the situation! Faith is NOT HOPE, it is the evidence found in God’s Word about your situation. Faith is believing and walking and living by what God’s Word says, not the natural senses. This is not denial, I’m not saying that you deny you are sick, or poor, or depressed, or even oppressed. No, what I am saying is that instead of denying, or instead of repeating what you are told, you say what God’s Word says about it. I don’t say I’m not sick, I say, “By the stripes laid on Jesus I am healed!” This is living by God’s Word, by calling forth what He has already declared in His Word for us. By calling that which is not as though it were until it becomes true!
Almighty God, Most Holy Lord, I thank You for giving me a measure of faith that I can plant in my heart and cause to grow. Thank You Lord, for Your steadfast love and enduring faithfulness even when I falter. I thank You for Your grace and mercy that follow me where ever I go. I thank You for Your might and power displayed in and through my life. I thank You for Your awesome holiness. I thank You… for being You and choosing to reveal Yourself to mere mortals like me. I Thank You Father for loving me so much that You sent Your Holy Son Jesus to bear my sin, my punishment, my sickness, my disease, my poverty, my depression, and my lack of fulfillment in the law, that through His sacrifice (His shed blood) I might have life and life more abundantly. In Jesus’ name, your Word made flesh, I pray.