" . . . .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."
Well, I have never had a problem with my belief in God. I honestly can say I "earnestly seek Him" each day. But then someone asked me,
Do you believe God?
This is an entirely different question, and, while I wanted to answer with an immediate "YES!" I had to sit back and reevaluate!
Do I really believe God and what He says?
God wants us to believe Him and put all of our faith in Him knowing He has amazing power He can use. In Mark 9, we read of a father who told Jesus,
I do believe, help me to overcome my unbelief!
This man, I believe, struggled with what a lot of us struggle with. We believe in God but sometimes have a hard time believing God. I want to 100% fully believe God and place my trust in His word.
Increase my faith!
- Luke 17:5
When we do believe in God, He will give us His strength. I want to believe in the hope that God promises to all His saints.
I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened
in order that you may know the hope to which He has
called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints.
and I want to tap into that same power that raised Christ from the dead.
and His incomparably great power for us to believe. That power is
like the working of His mighty strength which He exerted in Christ
when He raised Him from the dead.
- Ephesians 1:18-20
I want to start now to walk with God in "steadfast belieft" and not just run to Him for "temporary belief." (Beth Moore)
Lord, I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief
increase my faith!