Thursday, March 8, 2018

Believe that God is Real!

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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

The life of faith is really quite simple.  A man of faith believes that God is real and that He rewards everyone who searches for Him!  Once you have those two things firmly in your heart and head, you will find the rest actually quite easy to comprehend.  If you do not believe that God is real, nothing else makes sense.  Without a firm assurance in your heart that God actually exists what difference does the rest make?

And if you do believe that God is really there, the only other step of faith is to accept the fact that He will reward you for searching for Him!  And of course every search for God finds itself squarely focusing on Jesus Christ!

Even believing in Jesus makes no sense if you don't first believe in God!  Jesus, without the Father would be just another charismatic leader trying to make a name for himself.  But, as the Son of God, our Lord Jesus is the Christ and the only way to the Father! 

If you don't believe in God a good place to start is to stand outside and look up at the stars on a cloudless night!  As the Scripture says "the Heavens declare the Glory of God!"

"Oh Lord, nothing on this earth makes any sense without believing that You exist.  And when I believe in You, everything makes perfect sense.  Thank You Lord!  May Your Name be praised now and forever.  Amen."

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