God has given us all a measure of faith. In this manner it is impossible for us NOT to please Him if we exercise faith. It is truly not the AMOUNT of faith that God is looking for, it’s what we do with the measure He has dealt to us.
Sometimes it seems a new Christian has the ability to believe God for anything and God answers their prayers almost instantly. Yet for others, there sometimes seems to be a struggle to receive answers to prayer. Could it be that perhaps the new Christian is exercising pure faith, that which has not been defiled by experience or perhaps by feeling they’ve somehow earned His attention and action on their behalf? The new Christian simply believes that He is and God rewards their diligence in seeking Him with zeal and enthusiasm as a result of their new-found love.
“And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22)
Oh, that we would all walk once again in the purity of simple faith by revisiting the basics of our relationship with the Lord. Simply believe and receive. No pride. No haughtiness. No questions. No doubts. No fear. Nothing other than pure and simple faith, undefiled and pleasing to God.
Dear Lord, again I find myself at a loss for words. Help me to remember that faith in You is what is pleasing to You. Help me also remember that faith is not something I need to pump up or that Your response is not something I need to earn. Teach me once again, Lord, the very basics of simple faith, diligence in seeking You and ultimately bringing glory to You. It is my desire, Lord, to please You in all I do, every day in every way. Amen.
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