God exists and rewards those who diligently seek Him. This sentence sums up the writer of Hebrews sentiments in chapter 11 verse 6 of his letter to Christ’s church. The invitation to believe and be rewarded is one given to ALL mankind. God loves every single one of us regardless of race, position or socio-economic status. God loved the entire human race so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die for the sins of all humanity! God loves us.
“Without faith it is impossible to please God. For anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who diligently seek Him.” — Hebrews 11:6
There is so much divisiveness in our world. So many divisive actions and words. People are looking everywhere for answers and a remedy to the worry they feel in their heart. While this search goes on the church find herself on the sidelines offering little more than “self-help” hours on Sunday morning. There is no power in the pulpit or pew and the world has taken note of its absence. God can fix this!
On Tuesday of this week there was an “inter-faith” memorial service for the five slain Dallas officers in downtown Dallas. Tragically most don’t bat an eye at the absurdity of the thought that all faiths are equal and should be represented so. Most of the hearers recognize no real difference between any of the prayers lifted. So many now think we all serve and follow the same god. The Jewish representative at the service said as much! But how can the Christian show His God to be the One true and only God when he believes so little, demonstrates such small faith and lives life in the absence of Holy Ghost power?
We moan, groan and complain about our country and the speed at which it seems headed for destruction while offering little opposition to its course. The institution of the family is being destroyed, the church is cold and the government run by Godless men and women hell-bent on their own aggrandizement. We stand as spectators to these events as though in shock. Somewhere we have failed to understand that we are the adults and onstage. It is time we play our part and do our duty. It is time we rise up and be the people of God for this generation.
I recently spoke with a lady who lived the events of World War II as a young woman. She spoke of the shock on the morning of December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The shock was soon replaced by the determination to fight and win the war. Herein is the problem with the church today; we look at our world with shock and disbelief and forgotten we are involved in a spiritual war. We have abdicated our responsibility to fight and the enemy is wreaking havoc on our nation and world. Even those who understand we are in a spiritual war have either never been taught or forgotten the weapons of our warfare. So few fast and wrestle in prayer for the soul of our nation.
The world says our prayers aren’t enough and that it is time for action. The “Daily News” out of New York plastered its front page with the headline “God’s Not Fixing This” after the recent San Bernardino shootings. The reason for such sentiment is simple; the world has yet to see real, diligent prayer lifted to the one true God in the name of Jesus Christ. I hardly know what such prayer looks like but I would like to know. I am determined to believe and seek Jesus and see the reward for such. That reward is ultimately more of Christ for me and more of Him for the world in which I live. The reward is a revival in which we see God “fix this.”
“Dear God might we see your church on her knees diligently seeking You!”
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