The BIBLE says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of GOD, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear…Without faith, it is impossible to please GOD for he that cometh to GOD must believe that HE is a rewarder of them that diligently seek HIM.” (Hebrews 11:1-5) Perhaps yesterday or last week, you were miserable and ready to throw in the towel. But something happened and you decided to press your way – hoping for a change. Well, here is the change and thanks be to the Lord GOD as HE is, “WORKING IT OUT!”
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
Why is it so hard for us to believe there is a Higher Authority over the extended Universe? We are all peons (laborers in the vineyard and some of us are wayward laborers) who from time to time get off the right pathway.
Honey listen to me!
(1) Now faith:
The meaning of this word is apparent as right now and/or immediately you are looking for something concrete to happen. Whatever your expectations, the substance is hanging in the balances somewhere between Heaven and Earth. Do you want blessings from the Lord GOD? If so, you’ve got to change the way you look at thangs! If you cannot understand this, take a look at the ancient people in the Bible who persevered through heavy, heavy, heavy trials and tribulations.
Like many of the ancients, we get mad and stage tantrums as if we are two years old! We hurt others who love and mean us well….we say things which pierce the hearts and souls of people who care for us. When we do ugly things, the Lord GOD retrieves His blessing which are on the way to us. In other words, HE calls back that job, financial blessings, better housing, new car, healing, life partner, new girlfriend or boyfriend, or whatever your prayer request is! After we behave as fools, old man guilt sets in and look out (my sisters and brothers), we cannot look in the mirror at ourselves. Then we say, “…why did I do it…the devil made me do it!“
(2) Without faith:
It is impossible (without trust and faith) to please GOD. This speaks for itself but let’s look at an example. If a man marries a woman, he is saying, “I love you, Baby, and I want you to be my soul mate!” The wife expects the man to be true and the man expects the same. If the man or wife cheats on the other, the marriage is compromised! Frankly, their relationship may never be the same again.
Without love and commitment, there is no marriage and the Lord GOD is married to us even to the backslidder. Likewise, GOD says, “…without belief and trust, you cannot please ME….” If you do not believe the Lord GOD, then, why pray? If you pray, then, BELIEVE in HIM for the things you’ve asked of HIM. How can you work something out if you don’t have the right plan? Your plan is not like the Lord GOD’S plan of action. You may destroy a soul and his/her blood will be required on your hands! For this reason and so many more, you’ve got to trust in the Lord GOD and do not lean to your own understanding!
GOD does not expect us to be perfect because we are humans but we must obey His Word. However, we live, move, eat, sleep, work, dream, play, run around (etc.) and exist in HIM. Whether you realize it or not, “Without HIM, we are nothing!” For all these reasons (especially on Judgment Day), we’ve got to get right and stay right. How is this done? We must put ourselves under the Wings of the MASTER because HE is “WORKING IT OUT!” for the good of them who love Him (according to HIS riches and glory)! Perhaps you may be rich but you are not as rich as God! And for sure, you ain’t got no glory as it all belongs to the Lord GOD!
Let the Lord GOD iron out the kinks in your life and get away from the people who are causing you turmoil (through various temptations and lusts). When you put the Lord GOD first, He will move on your behalf!
Have a Blessed Day!