But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 – KJV)
Faith, and the need for it, should be Christianity 101 for every believer. How can one say they are a devoted follower of Christ and not know that God requires faith? To live for and serve God, there must be a desire to please him and it takes faith to accomplish that. Now someone may say, ‘I don’t have any faith’….I have an answer for them. YES you do!!!!!
We all have faith—the Bible says we do! Romans 12:3 (KJV), tells us that God has “dealt to every man the measure of faith.” We exercise our faith every day in many ways. We will sit in a chair confident that it will hold us. We will take an umbrella with us because either it is cloudy or because someone on the TV says it will rain. Finally, we will accept a job and begin to work because someone promised to pay us. This is not hard to see because everyone with a job understands that they must work before getting paid….that’s faith.
Therefore, it is important to note that if we can have faith in people and non-living objects, like chairs, surely we should have faith in God. To trust God is not hard because He has a track record better and longer than anyone or anything. Hey, He made everyone and everything!
It is imperative to understand that God has provided for us everything “that pertain unto life and godliness, through…exceeding great and precious promises;” (2 Peter 1:3 – KJV) and we must trust and have confidence in Him and His willingness to give us His best at all times and in every circumstance.
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