Topic: The Doorway to Spiritual Rewards
[Seeds of Destiny 1 June 2019 Devotional]
SCRIPTURE: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The Word of God is profitable when it is mixed with faith.
There are rewards for believing and trusting in God. This belief or trust in God is what is summed up as faith; that is faith in God. Faith is, therefore, the doorway to spiritual rewards and profits. It is important to know that we do not believe God or seek Him in vain (Isaiah 45:19). It is not a waste of effort to believe or put our faith in God. As a dedicated Christian, when people tell you that you are wasting your time by going to church, tell them that there are rewards for putting one’s trust in God (Isaiah 45:19).
Now, I would like you to take note of the following key thoughts on the profitability of faith in the life of a Christian:
1. Faith Attracts Substantial Evidence of the Reality of God into the Life of the Believer
The Bible said in Hebrews 11:1-3 ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen’.
Faith is substance; it is evidence; it attracts substantial evidence of the reality of God into the life of a Believer. In case there is anybody who says God does not exist, when he sees the life of a man of faith or a woman of faith, they will see the evidence of the reality of God.
2. You cannot be in Faith and be Without Proofs; you cannot be in Faith and be Without Evidence
Since faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1), it means that the lifestyle of faith must attract proofs or testimonies to the life of a Christian.
3. Faith is What Makes the Word of God Profitable
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The Word of God is profitable when it is mixed with faith (Hebrews 4:2). It is possible to have religion without reality but you cannot have faith without reality.
Beloved, my counsel is, make up your mind to live a lifestyle of faith in order to attract the practical proofs of God’s reality and faithfulness in your life.
Remember this: The Word of God is profitable when it is mixed with faith.
1.Make up your mind to make the study of God’s Word a consistent habit.
2.Believe every revealed or spoken Word of God by taking relevant actions of faith to see the proofs of God’s faithfulness in your life.
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask for the grace to study Your Word continually in order to access light for faith in You. Make my life an evidence of Your faithfulness as I put my total trust in You, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.