It is impossible to please God without faith.
Thatâ€™s a scary statement. To know that nothing I do, think, or say is of value if I donâ€™t start with faith.
It makes since â€“ faith is knowing something is true without having proof. Faith is resting on God even though the evidence is not there â€“ yet. Faith is believing before there is something to believe in.
It doesnâ€™t make it any easier.
There are things in my life that I have felt led to do but have avoided like the plague. Pare of the reason was my own selfishness â€“ I didnâ€™t want to give up doing what I WANTED to do even though I knew the things I was suppose to do would make my day much better. Part of my hesitation comes from my own fear â€“ of what has happened in the past even if the end turned out to be a blessing.
There is no excuse for me not stepping out in faith. God has proven Himself in my life time and time and time again. I know He is faithful. I just have to close my eyes and choose to believe what I donâ€™t see.
Thought for the day: With God, there is nothing that is impossible.
Mark 10:27 â€œJesus looked at them and said, â€˜with man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.â€
Suggested Reading: Hebrews 11
Lord, help me remember that there is nothing in my life that You will direct me to do that YOU won't complete. Grow my faith to step out boldly in obedience to Your will.