Faith Pt.7 - Hebrews 11:33-34
Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Do you have faith? Well yes, I have faith. I believe in God. I'm pretty sure anyway that someone or something made all of this. In fact, I am pretty sure that I believe in the Christian God. You know Jesus, the cross, the bible etc. That's a start, but its not what this is talking about. Faith is much more. It is the complete and total trust in another. It is the abandonment of self-accomplishment and self-effort. It is a whole-hearted clinging to the work of Jesus Christ for your salvation. It is coming to Him as a sinner, unworthy of entering His presence, worthy instead of judgment, and laying yourself, completely bankrupt at His feet and asking for His help. And, here it is, trusting or having faith, that He will help you, forgive you, and accept you through what Christ has done on the cross. It is letting go of all that you thought would please God doing good things, putting money into the basket at church, using less profanity and recognizing that the only way to please God is by faith. This is an all out dependence on Him in every part of life. It is trusting that His ways are best. It is having such a firm belief in what the Bible teaches that even though you cant see Him, touch Him, or talk to Him face to face, you have a fixed hope and grounded convictions that he will not let you down.