But 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 diligently seek Him.
This verse speaks to me in a couple of ways. First, I look at the time I spend in prayer as a way of defining “those who diligently seek Him.” It says to me that as a man of prayer, that my petitions to God, offered in faith to the Creator of all things, will be pleasing to God because He promises to reward me as I diligently seek Him. What better way is there to establish and nurture a relationship with God but by prayer. A conversation with God. I love my time in prayer.
Secondly, it means that as my faith increases the more I spend time with God in prayer and in His Word, His rewards are poured out upon me as I trust in everything His Word promises. It’s a submission kind of thing. As I grow in my relationship with God, my trust also grows. There were things in my past that I struggled with since early adulthood. But when I began to understand what submission to the Lord really meant, those things of the past, the suitcases of heartache and pain, became more and more unimportant. I’m finding that I go back to look for that luggage less and less. Praise the Lord!
Friend, the promise here is really simple yet so profound. God is our rewarder. Believe it. The God of all creation will reward you as you seek Him. God is and He will reward. Hallelujah! Put this promise in your daily “Self-talk” to encourage you in the Lord.
Heavenly God, thank You that our belief begins with “God is” and You reward us as we seek You. Lord, help us understand submission in accordance with Your Word so that Your Word becomes a lamp unto our feet and Your promises become a reality in our lives. Lead us, Lord to times of intimate prayer with You so that we clearly hear Your voice and direction. May our prayer give honor and glory to You. In Jesus Name. AMEN.
Don’t believe me, believe God!