Monday, October 3, 2016

God is the Reward!

Faith makes us sure of what we hope for and gives us proof of what we cannot see.  It was their faith that made our ancestors pleasing to God.  Because of our faith, we know that the world was made at God's command. We also know that what can be seen was made out of what cannot be seen.  Because Abel had faith, he offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. God was pleased with him and his gift, and even though Abel is now dead, his faith still speaks for him.  Enoch had faith and did not die. He pleased God, and God took him up to heaven. That's why his body was never found.  But without faith no one can please God. We must believe that God is real and that he rewards everyone who searches for him.

Hebrews 11: 1 - 6

Do you believe that God is real?  Or is God, to you simply a “concept” rooted in your need to look to a higher power?  God is not an idea formed in the mind of man.  Actually, you are an idea that came from the mind of God!  God has always existed and will exist forever.  You, on the other hand are a creation of God Himself and you only exist because God has willed it so!

So how does the “creation” make the “Creator” happy?  These verses in Hebrews 11 clearly state that the only way to please God is to have faith in Him!  Without faith it is simply impossible to make God happy!  The specifics of having faith in God include, believing that He is real and that He rewards everyone who searches for Him.  

The believing part is relatively easy, in fact the Bible says that even demons believe in Him and tremble in fear of Him.  But they do not search for Him!  To please God you must believe that He rewards those who search for Him.

Are you searching for and seeking to know God every day?  Are you looking for Him to show up in every conversation you have, every thought that you ponder, every path you go down?  You can know for certain that there is a reward for seeking and searching for God.  And that reward is simple and priceless.  The reward for seeking God is finding Him!  There is no greater treasure than the reward of finding God.  He is the treasure at the end of a rainbow, and the reward at the beginning and of course the rainbow itself is from God.  The reward of seeking God is God Himself!

“Lord Jesus, help me today to believe that God is real and give me the strength to search for Him in everything I encounter today.  May You Jesus, be praised forever.  Amen.” 

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