For we walk by faith, not by sight …2 Corinthians 5:7
Faith is an action word. Every day we put our faith in action in believing that when we drive our vehicle that it will get us to our destination. We believe that as we sit in a chair we have faith that it will hold us. We also have faith that when our payroll check is direct deposit into our bank account, that it’s in our account, and we will take funds out of it by writing a check or by using our debit card. So why do we lack faith when it comes to God? Abraham had faith in God. God told him to leave his country and from his family unto a land where he would show him. How did Abraham show his faith? By doing just what God told him to do. He gathered up his belongings, his wife, and his nephew Lot and left. I can imagine if God had told some of us to do this, we would be questioning him by saying, “Is that really you God speaking to me?”
To have faith, we must see with our spiritual eyes and not with our natural eyes. We have to use our “Now Faith” and have confidence in the things we hope for even though we cannot see it in the natural. Unless we have faith, it’s impossible to please God. For us to be able to approach Him, we must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ? John 4:29
Here is a woman who was out at the well getting her water at the hottest time of day. Little did she know that she had appointment to meet with God this day and this very hour. She was a woman who was an outcast and a misfit because she was thirsty for love in all the wrong places. She was ostracized and avoided by the women of this town because of her lifestyle living with a her fifth man who was not her husband. Today was the day that she would be set free in her soul and in her mind. Today she was to receive water that would cause her to never thirst again because it came sprung from the well of everlasting life.
Are you thirsty? Are you thirsty for love or looking for satisfaction in your life? Do you want a drink from this well and never thirst again? Jesus says if anyone thirst, let them come unto Him, and He will give them drink. If you will trust Him and accept Him as your Savior, out of your belly (your heart) shall flow rivers of living water. He will wash and cleanse your heart of all sins and His Spirit will come and dwell within you.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
We say we are his people. Here is the answer to all of our problems.
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. — Colossians 3:1-3
Our desire is to please God in every area of our lives. No longer do we seek to please our fleshly appetites, because our mind is being renew and transform each day. We no longer think the same way. Our affections are not on things of this earth (a lavish lifestyle: cars, houses, money, and prestige), but above (heavenly minded) in how we may be pleasing to God by our thoughts and by our actions.
God loves us:
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31:3
God has good thoughts of us:
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11
God wants to give us peace:
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
God wants to fight our battles:
And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chronicles 20:15
God wants to be first in our lives:
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. — Psalms 63:1-4
Lord I worship you. I bless your holy name. I lift up my hands in adoration for you. You are worthy of all the praise and glory.
Seek the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near. Isaiah 55:6
When we have lost or misplaced something that is important to us, we will stop whatever we are doing to find it. It may take hours and sometimes even days before we find it. Is not seeking God just as important? We should seek Him with everything that is within us while he can be found. If you do not have a personal relationship with God, now is the time to seek Him. Don’t wait because the scripture even says “while He can be found” and “while He is near” because He is giving us time to turn our life around. There will be a time He will no longer become accessible to them who have not repented. Today He is our Savior, but the time is coming He will be our righteous judge.
And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Revelations 22:12