- God is who He says he is.
- God can do what He says He can do.
- I am who God says I am.
- I can do all things through Christ.
- God’s Word is alive and active in me.
God doesn’t just want us to believe in Him; He wants us to BELIEVE Him! His Word says that without faith it is impossible to please God. He declares it is the avenue to His pleasure.
Isaiah 43:10-11 (NKJV), “You are My witnesses,” says the LORD, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me. 11 I, even I, am the LORD, And besides Me there is no savior.
Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV),“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, AND that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
He not only desires but needs us to live by Faith! He can’t accomplish His many purposes and will until His children begin to act like His children. When we learn who He is, what He can do, and then, in turn believe it and operate in it, we will soon come to the conclusion that I am who God said I am and I can do what God said I can do. We, then, will look like and act like the children of God. All of this stems from one heart action – Faith.
Hebrews 3:16-19 (NLT),“And who was it who rebelled against God, even though they heard his voice? Wasn’t it the people Moses led out of Egypt? 17 And who made God angry for forty years? Wasn’t it the people who sinned, whose corpses lay in the wilderness? 18 And to whom was God speaking when he took an oath that they would never enter his rest? Wasn’t it the people who disobeyed him? 19 So we see that because of their unbelief they were not able to enter in.”
If we don’t believe, we can’t enter into our land of promises, purpose, and perfect will. We simply speak empty words, proclaiming a powerless gospel, never living up to our proclaimed potential of being co-heirs with Christ. We must BELIEVE the one we claim to believe in. Continue reading ““Believing God” **part one**”