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. Hebrews 11:6 NKJV
Jesus did not come to live among the rich and famous. He chose to live among the meek and humble. He draws near to the broken hearted. He seeks people who need Him!
We are not told very much about Jesus’ childhood. That is because He lived a very ordinary life. Jesus chose to live in obscurity and poverty. It was not the poverty of hopelessness and despair. It was a poverty of simplicity and beauty.
People who believe they can avoid hardship and trials if they have enough faith set themselves up for discouragement. People who believe sickness is always the result of sin set themselves up for self-condemnation and doubt.
God wants to prosperous us. That does not mean we will all be rich and famous. People who believe financial success is always an indication of God’s blessing miss the point.
Would you give your child a meal of chicken with a side of Hershey bars? Of course not. You would serve a veggie with that meal. You would not give your child something he wants to replace something he needs. God is a better Father to us than we are to our children.
God wants to give us the true riches of His Kingdom. Some of us will be called to lay down our greatest desires to serve Jesus. We are all called to take up our cross and follow Jesus daily. Some of us will gain earthly wealth. We should use it to glorify God!
God wants us to be people of great faith. He wants our faith to be in Jesus!
Turn to Jesus in your time of need. Turn to Jesus when you are fearful and overwhelmed. Turn to Jesus in times of sorrow. He will be the lifter of your head. Jesus will see us through all of our trials and hardships. He will never disappoint us!
God will bless You. He will provide for every one of your needs. He will bless you with eternal rewards that will never disappoint lose value or disappear into thin air if you trust Him with your life!
Jesus is not looking for people of great faith. He is looking for people with faith in the Great God of Heaven and Earth. It is impossible to please the Lord without faith. With God all things are possible.
Seek Jesus with all of your heart and mind. He will reward you with all of His love!
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