Faith that has substance.

May 3, 2018 by Dr. Jack Graham

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.
–Hebrews 11:6
The Scripture says that without faith, we can’t please God. Or in other words, if you and I want to please God, we need to have faith in him!  
Faith is the essential element of your walk with God. Faith honors him. And when you sincerely seek him, he honors your faith and fills you with the substance of his presence. We truly need our faith to have substance so that it can withstand life’s battles.
I love the story about the great but deeply troubled prize fighter Mike Tyson. The boxer was preparing for a fight and his trainer said, “Champ, this guy’s got a plan to knock you out. He’s got a plan!” And Tyson said, “Everybody’s got a plan till you hit ‘em in the mouth.”
Now, you may not be a boxer, but you have an opponent who’s got a plan to knock you out. So when the devil comes along and deals you a nasty blow, you need something that’s going to get you back on your feet and back in the fight. What you need is faith!
In Mark 9:23, Jesus said, “All things are possible for one who believes.”
Believe in Jesus. Put your trust in him and prepare to see the impossible!


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