Faith is Believing

“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.” ~ Hebrews 11:6

This verse brings back a wonderful memory…

When David and I were barely “Mr. and Mrs.” we decided to memorize scripture together.  Hebrews 11:6 was our first verse.  Sadly, we let the busyness of life and ministry sidetrack us and we didn’t follow through on this plan, but I have never forgotten this verse.

Out of all the verses in God’s word that we could have chosen, this one is a gem.  As I read it now almost 39 years down the road, I can see how it has marked our lives and shaped us into who we are today.

Have we always done everything right? No.  Have we wandered away from the path of righteousness?  Yes… a time or two (or three or four!) 🙂  But through it all, our lives have been grounded on the belief that there is a God in Heaven who loves us; who sent His Son to die for our sins and His Spirit to dwell in our hearts.

Have we dropped the ball and wished for a “magic eraser” so that parts of our story could be re-written?  Yes.  But day after day, year after year, our hearts have been drawn to the only source of true wisdom and knowledge – God’s holy word.  We have sought Him diligently and it has made all the difference in our story.

We often hear “seeing is believing.”  But I ask you to consider an alternative… “Faith is believing.”  And the only belief that will alter the course of our destiny and change the dynamics of our family’s story is believing in Jesus Christ and pursuing His presence day after day.

This will not only please God, but will bring with it a reward greater than we can begin to imagine.

By faith,