Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
When I "got saved" (I still hate that term), it was all about trying to please God. I knew that my behavior and attitude didn't please God, and I wanted to please Him. I didn't understand what it meant to have faith, but I did know that I could never behave well enough to please God. I knew that I needed to acknowledge Jesus as my Saviour. I'm still learning what that means. Sometimes I think I should know by now, and sometimes I even question the validity of that experience 20 years ago. But David said something at Foundation Stones a few weeks ago that has really stuck with me. "We are born again once, but we are saved every day." His mercies are new every morning! Why? Because every day I need them again. Because every day something in my human nature would take me away from Him if I couldn't cling to His mercies and know that they are for yesterday, today, and tomorrow. And because of His great mercy, nothing can separate me from the love of God in Messiah Jesus! Hellelujah!
Looking at day 2 of Believing God...
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