๐ŸŒธ BELIEVING PRECEDES RECEIVING ๐Ÿ’ฎ

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. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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 (Godโ€™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 1:17โ€ญ-โ€ฌ20 (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.

And

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!. ๐Ÿ™

Have a pleasant new week basking in His many blessings. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

๐ŸŒธ#HCCounsels#๐ŸŒธ

40 Comments Add yours

  1. Dawn says:

    Amen little sister! We must believe to receive. No need to apologize for the long text. The verses and words you shared are good food for us. I pray the Lord would help us not to be afraid to believe Him for all He desires to give us and that we would open our hearts to receive. โค๏ธ

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    1. Yes sis. Smiles. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

      Amen!. Fear can cost us a lot. ๐Ÿ™‡
      Amen!

      Thanks big sis. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Dawn says:

        Youโ€™re welcome!

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  2. Nice one! Especially that of faith in God… Our God is faithful indeed.

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    1. Thanks Michael.

      Yes He is. An amazing father He is
      Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. jlp260 says:

    Beautiful prayer …letting the light (the understanding of it, shed light on our individual paths) and our understanding to be enlightened [flooded with light by the Holy Spirit] today.

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    1. Thanks a lot. ๐Ÿ™‡
      Yes ma’am. We need His illumination!.
      ๐Ÿ’—

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  4. Hephzibah says:

    Amen! Very encouraging!! I think this is what is missing in mostly many believersโ€” lack of faith. As far as prayers are concerned we are very faithful. But how much is by faith/believing us the real deal.

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    1. Thanks sis. ๐Ÿ’—
      Yes, we need faith.

      True. Food for thought!
      May God help us. ๐Ÿ™

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  5. Hephzibah says:

    *how much of it is by faith/believing is the real deal

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    1. Hmm
      Our faith is really our access or key!

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  6. He that comes to God must believe that He exists and rewards those who diligently seek Him. Ephesians 1:17-20 has become a daily prayer in my home. I love those verses!๐Ÿ™ Great post!

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    1. Truly sis. Hmm, love that. ๐Ÿ’—
      We need to hold fast to our believe – it is key!.

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  7. Israel says:

    Thanks

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    1. You are welcome Israel.

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  8. Sarah Ahusimhere says:

    You must believe to recieve,without faith it is
    impossible to please God.Thnx for sharing my beloved sis,more grace.

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    1. Yes sis. We need faith!

      Glad to. You are welcome. ๐Ÿ’—
      Amen ๐Ÿ™

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  9. DeborahMarie says:

    Yes, he that comes to Him must believe that He is! God bless you!

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    1. Yes ma’am. Thank you so much. ๐Ÿ’—
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™

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  10. bukolaorry says:

    Amen โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ. We must believe to receive. My children believe everything I say. And when I tell them I’ll be buying something for them, their faith is always strong. Many times I wonder why we find it hard to believe or trust our heavenly father who cares and loves us more than our biological parents. God is definitely a rewarder of those that diligently seek him.

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    1. Chocoviv says:

      Same here…. I tell them to tell me what they want me to buy…. and I will remember to look for deals… and I usually do so they donโ€™t need to whine…

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      1. bukolaorry says:

        ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—Good job momma๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพโค

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      2. Smiles. The child’s trust is really graceful. They have such a good heart – full of hope and trust. They are really blessed.

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        1. Chocoviv says:

          Thank you ๐Ÿ™

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        2. You are welcome. ๐Ÿ’—

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    2. Yes big sis.
      Smiles. Children and their graceful hearts.

      Yeah, I sometime pray that I have that heart of theirs in this aspect. So full of hope and love.

      Yes Sis. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

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  11. Precious One says:

    Ditto here with Dawn

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  12. Chocoviv says:

    Exactly to believe!!

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  13. For every believer, our receiving is locked in our ability to believe God, even to the littlest of things.

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    1. Hmm. Apt!

      Very true sis. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Thanks for this. โ˜บ

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    1. Wow. Thanks a lot. Hugs.
      I appreciate it.๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

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      1. Smiles… It was a blessing.

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        1. Thanks ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

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