Lady V’s Devotional Episode
Hebrews 11:6 (NIV), says:
“And 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 (NIV)
When I was younger my dad would have my older sister and me sit at the kitchen table to read Bible verses. I didn’t quite understand what I read in scripture, but I believed God was real. And I believed in Jesus.
As I grew older, I began to see things happen in my life that I couldn’t quite explain. Things I hoped for began to happen for me.
I didn’t quite grasp at that time that God knew the secret petitions of my heart, and most importantly—He knew me!
Nothing was kept from Him and everything was right in front of Him. He cared about whatever concerned me.
As time went on, I learned how to seek God through His Word and prayer. I learned that His Word is His promises to me and those that believe.
I believed God, not because of answered prayer alone, I believed God because He saved me. Time and time again, I would find myself in trouble I made for myself. But, God in all His mercy and grace still blessed me even though I did not deserve it.
He loves me! He knows me! He cares about me! And I believe that my faith in who He IS drew His unmerited favor towards me.
I had faith in God, even though it may have started small—it was all I needed to get started at all.
I didn’t realize the reward of faith in God. His goodness and mercy have followed me all the days of my life—and counting!
Also, it’s important to know that faith is something that our senses will never comprehend. But it is BY FAITH that we receive from God.
Faith encompasses believing and trusting God ANYHOW in the midst of matters of life that don’t make sense!
It takes faith in God to defeat those giants in life that others run from. ONLY BELIEVE!
It takes faith in God to conceive a child well past the age of child-bearing. ONLY BELIEVE!
It takes faith in God to build something that others say will fail. ONLY BELIEVE!
It takes faith in God to receive healing when your body paints another picture. ONLY BELIEVE!
It takes faith in God to love again when your heart has been broken many times before. ONLY BELIEVE!
It takes faith in God to trust that He is able to make what looks impossible become possible. ONLY BELIEVE!
And, most importantly, it takes faith in God to believe in His great love for us. He sent HIS Son, Jesus, to die on the Cross to take away the sins of the world; if only the world would just BELIEVE.
Beloved, it’s time for you to believe God, and receive every good and perfect gift from the Heavenly Father. HIS Word is reliable, and HIS trustworthiness has no end.
Stay in the Word of God and see what He has promised, seek HIM and— BELIEVE!
Father God we come to you in the Name of Jesus. We thank YOU for our belief in Jesus, which was the beginning of all things new in our lives. We thank YOU that, our faith in Jesus sets the stage for the rest of our life and eternity.
Father God, we know that without faith it is impossible to please YOU. Help our unbelief! Help us, Father God, to trust in the LORD and rely confidently on Him with all our heart. Help us to not rely on our own insight or understanding, Help us to always acknowledge and recognize YOU Lord as the WAY to making our paths certain and smooth. And we thank YOU, Father God that you remove any and all obstacles that block our way.
Thank YOU, Heavenly Father that you reign in every area of our lives. We welcome you Father God to make any necessary changes in us to equip us to live according to your Word.
Father God, I pray right now that all who are listening or reading this prayer in agreement with your Word, let it be like an echo in their spirits the words of Jesus recorded in Mark chapter 9 verse 23,