On page 17 of her book, "Sometimes He Whispers, Sometimes He Roars", Marilynn Chadwick relates how she had been meditating on Hebrews 11:6 most of the day. As she was meditating while drifting off to sleep, she sensed God telling her, not in a whisper, but in a roar, "Most folks don't think I'm real."
My wife was reading Marilynn's book and she related that story to me. It struck a chord with me, yet seemed so hard to believe. "Most folks don't think I'm real", God said? I thought, c'mon of course most folks, at least Christians, think God is real. But, do they? Really?
My observations have seen that so many who say they are followers of Christ, have no problem believing in Jesus by faith. Yet, when it comes to living in the day to day, they fall back and try to please God by works.
But, in Hebrews 11:6, is a very powerful statement. "And without faith it's impossible to please God. For He who comes to God must believe that He is.
Let me ask you. Do you really, I mean really, in the depths of your heart and soul, believe God is there? Really? Do you believe to such an extent that your life isn't lived by professing a belief in Jesus but living as a practical atheist? I hope and trust you do. But, if after searching within yourself, you find that you're not sure that God is really there and is a living being, ask Him to reveal Himself to you. In my next post, I'm going to reveal how God did just that for me.
You can't please God while walking in fear, but He is there. That is your first step in your walk toward faith. Believe that God is.
There are many who believe in a nebulous idea of an impersonal universe that rewards. That makes no sense whatsoever. An impersonal universe doesn't have the ability to reward. But a real, living and loving God does.
In your heart of hearts and deep in your soul believe in a God who is personal, real and loving. That is your first step from fear to faith.