“And 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 seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 NASB
Without faith it is impossible to please God. Hebrews 11:1 tells us what faith is, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11 then gives us several testimonies of individuals that faced a variety of circumstances in their lives. They all had one great attribute in common, “For by it, (faith), the men of old gained approval.” (Hebrews 11:2).
When we have faith in God we must have full assurance that He is. Alongside this assurance we need to have full conviction the He is with us if we are His children. An amazing truth that we often overlook is when Jesus was conceived we were reminded of who He is; He is Emanuel, God with us. Another amazing fact that is often overlooked is the words of Jesus just prior to His ascension, “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” From His conception to His ascension He has promised to be with us. However we must believe with assurance and conviction; that is faith.
Although the bible assures us that God will be with us, the Word of God also tells us time and time again to seek Him. This particular verse tells us that God rewards those who seek Him. As Christians our lives are powerless without the presence of God. We should seek Him from the time we wake up in the morning to the time we lay our head down at night. We should even desire to dream about Him. It is only through the presence of God within our lives that we have true victory in life. However, we don’t seek victory, or blessings, or gifts, or power, or wisdom, or might, or anything else within our lives. What then do week seek? We seek Him. God has promised us a reward when we seek Him. What is the reward? He is our reward! He is all we need! He is victory, He is the ultimate blessing and the giver of blessings, He is the greatest gift and the giver of great gifts, He is power, He is wisdom, He is might, He is anything and everything we will ever need. When we seek Him we are rewarded with Him. What a great reward!