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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Without Faith it is Impossible to Know Genuine Joy

Have you had your Joy Juice today? It pleases God when you drink in His joy.

            Is one of your desires to please God?  If you are a believer, then that should be at the top of your priority list. Our faith should be consistent and we must be committed in our spiritual growth process to seeking Him on a deeper and more personal level.   Hebrews 11:6 tells us:  And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”

            According to the Life Application Study Bible footnotes, “Believing that God exists is only the beginning; even the demons believe that much. (James 1:19-20) God desires more than a mere acknowledgment of his existence. He wants a personal, dynamic relationship with you that will transform your life. Those who seek God will find that they are rewarded with his intimate presence.”

            At times we acknowledge God’s existence, but we fail to live as if we think He is really there—seeing our sinful actions, watching us go to ungodly places, even knowing our hateful, vengeful thoughts.  We tend to seek Him when we need something…but are we simply seeking an answer to our problem, rather than seeking a deeper relationship with God?

            Though we know we will never achieve perfection, we can strive to draw nearer to God each day as we seek to know Him more.

             “Without faith it is impossible to please God.”  Seek Him and receive genuine joy.

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