Hebrews 11:6 – And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Faith as a Christian is not just a “form of spirituality” nor is it a ticket to a life of luxury. Faith is not blind, but a reasonable belief in God based on his creation and character that he has made known to us. Absent of faith we can’t please God. Based on our faith, we are to place our trust in the finished work of Jesus on the cross and walk closer to Him. God desires us to have a relationship with Him that requires faith. As we see from the heroes and heroines of faith, God rewards all who seek Him in various ways.
I am called to live a life of faith daily. I must live out my belief confidently that God exists, He loves me so much that He sent Jesus to pay for my sin so I can be reconciled to Him. God wants to have a relationship with me in the many circumstances which I face in my life. In order to do this, I have to trust God that His ways are better than mine and have faith that His path is right not mine. I must seek to draw near to God and follow His will for my life in faith.
Thank you for creation, making yourself known and wanting to have a relationship with us. Help me to live confidently in faith and seek to follow your will for my life.