While I was on my study on one of the days, this topic got impressed on my heart and I kept on pondering on it. I just had to pen it down. The text I read preceding the nudge is:
But without faith, it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.
HEBREWS 11:6 (AMP)
The focus is on the “b” part of the stated text. They who come to God must BELIEVE that He EXISTS (He is real, true and everlasting, etc.) and that He REWARDS those who SEEK Him. 🔥
This is a graceful message for me I must say. For us to receive all or better put, possess all of His plethoric blessings unto us as His children as read in:
[I always pray] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may grant you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation [that gives you a deep and personal and intimate insight] into the true knowledge of Him [for we know the Father through the Son]. And [I pray] that the eyes of your heart [the very center and core of your being] may be enlightened [flooded with light by the Holy Spirit], so that you will know and cherish the hope [the divine guarantee, the confident expectation] to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints (God’s people), and [so that you will begin to know] what the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His [active, spiritual] power is in us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of His mighty strength which He produced in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places,
EPHESIANS 1:17-20 (AMP)
Sorry the referenced text is a long one but it summarily explains the extent of the goodies (blessings; release etc.) God has for us as His Children – unto them who receives and also believes, as read in:
But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the right [the authority, the privilege] to become children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name–
JOHN 1:12 (AMP)
This blessing is unto them that BELIEVES!. Who are His Children (Sons and daughters of the most high God)?
So do you want to be a partaker of this innumerable blessing of God?. And as a believer, grow to unlock more of His blessings in your life?.
Then Christ is the way (Accept Christ Jesus into your life and believe that He is God alone! and the only way to Life (John 10:10; AMP) – For the unbelieving.
Studying His Word (to get to know more of who He is) – For the one who has accepted but lacks the physical evidence of His presence.
As we perish (lack so much) because of our lack of knowledge of who He is:
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge [of My law, where I reveal My will]. Because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge…..
HOSEA 4:6a (AMP)
….. and all that He is capable of doing in our lives. If only we know that He is so much more and LIMITLESS!.
My prayer for you and I is that we will absorb these verses and really brood on them, letting the light (the understanding of it, shed light on our individual paths). May the eyes of our understanding be truly enlightened. Amen!. 🙏
Have a pleasant new week basking in His many blessings. 💃