Faith Pleases God
HEBREWS 11:6 NKJ
6 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.
Our experience does not always agree with what the Bible says.
For example, the Bible says that God will supply all your needs in
Philippians 4:19, but it may seem like your
needs are not
The Bible says that God always leads us in triumph, but it may seem like you
When our experience does not agree with the Bible, it is an
opportunity to keep our faith in what God said, or to give up
on that faith.
Circumstances are subject to change. But God will never change what He has
said. When we hold on to our faith in God's Word, circumstances will change.
Believing what the Bible says when the circumstances disagree can be very
difficult. It's a great temptation to give in and forget what God said.
But what greater purpose could your life have than to please
Many people strain and sacrifice to please other humans. How much greater of
a goal it is to please God!
Resist unbelief! Keep your faith in God! You will be rewarded!
I will believe God's Word regardless what
circumstances say, because faith pleases God.
REVELATION 3:20 NKJ
20 "Behold, I stand at
the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come
in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
Most people think this verse is directed to non-believers. Not
so. Jesus was talking to those already in the church.
This is the Lord, the Head of the church, speaking to His own
people. "If you will open up to Me, we will enjoy times of
God desires your fellowship. He wants you to spend time with Him. But He
invites -- He never forces.
We enjoy the presence of those who love us, especially when we also love
them. God loves you more than anyone else does. So, you shouldn't need to be
forced, or talked into, spending time in fellowship with God.
1 CORINTHIANS 1:9 NIV
9 God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus
Christ our Lord, is faithful.
God has called you. You must choose whether to answer.
Who would you rather know than God?
Spending time with someone is the way you get to know them. You begin to
know what they like and dislike, and how they think.
When you spend time with the Lord in His Word and prayer, you get to know
Spending time with someone is the only way to build a
SAY THIS: Jesus, I open up the door to You!
Speak To Your Mountain
23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, `Be removed
and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes
that those things he says will come to pass, he will have whatever he says.
"Talk to mountains? Do you think I'm crazy?"
Jesus talked to things, and taught that "whoever" could also
speak to mountains.
A mountain is primarily any obstacle that stands in your way.
Faced with obstacles, most Christians pray to God. But Jesus
told us to speak directly to the obstacle and tell it to be
There is nothing wrong with discussing things with God. You
should. But when something is blocking your progress -- Jesus said YOU
should tell it to get out of the way.
Most Christians just speak to God about the mountain, instead of following
Jesus' directions and speaking directly to the mountain.
Are you just talking to God about the problems in your life,
instead of talking directly to the problems and telling them to
MATTHEW 17:20 NKJ
20 So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for
assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed,
you will say to this mountain, `Move from here to there,' and
it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
According to Jesus, unbelief keeps us from speaking to our
What is the mountain in your life? What stands in the way of
your progress? What holds you back from going forward and
fulfilling God's plan?
Speak God's Word to that mountain!
Speak to the devil and his forces and tell them to get out of
Speak to sickness and tell it that it can't stay in your body.
Speak to debt and financial lack and tell them to be removed
from your life.
Speak to doubt, fear, and worry and tell them to be gone.
If you say, "I just can't believe it would do any good for me
to talk to problems," that's why you still have them.
Read what Jesus said again, and again. -
SAY THIS: I will speak to
the mountains that try to hold me back.
Jesus Is Lord
ACTS 2:36 NKJ -
36 "Therefore let all the house
of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified,
both Lord and Christ."
Many preachers tell people they "need to make Jesus Lord."
While I understand what they're trying to say -- it's too late!
Jesus ALREADY is Lord! God made Jesus the Lord almost 2000 years ago.
ACTS 10:36 NKJ
36 "The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace
through Jesus Christ--He is Lord of all--
What we must do is recognize and agree that Jesus is Lord. The Bible calls
this "confessing," which certainly involves more than just glibly speaking a
ROMANS 10:9 NKJ
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your
heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
We need to realize we're not the center of the Universe, but
Jesus Christ is, and therefore, we should submit to His
Lordship, instead of trying to run our own lives.
But we don't really "make Him Lord" -- we just yield to His
No matter what it may seem like at times, Jesus Christ is Lord. He is ruler,
boss, king: the One ultimately in charge.
It's true that Jesus has not yet exercised His prerogative and
taken charge of everything that's His by virtue of being Lord
of all -- but that's only a temporary situation.
PHILIPPIANS 2:10-11 NKJ
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and
of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue
should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Eventually, everyone will know the truth. You have the great
privilege of knowing it, and acting on it, today.
Jesus is Lord!
God made Jesus to be Lord, and I accept His
Lordship over my life, and over all creation.