NUGGETS FOR LIFE by Barbra Burton

If one wants to please God he must have faith.  “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.” (Heb 11:6)   None of us would be pleased if our friends constantly made us a liar every time we opened our mouths.  Not one of us would feel like ever doing anything for those who did this.  The same is true with God.  He is a person and we should learn to treat Him as a person and not insult Him by questioning and doubting every promise that He makes.  God is under no obligation to answer our prayers if we do not have implicit faith in Him for what we ask.
Faith is simple. It is believing God without wavering, doubting, or questioning what He says.  It is taking God at His Word and believing what He has promised He is able to perform.  It is believing not only that He is able, but that He will do it.  It is the quality of counting those things that “be not as though they were.”  (Romans 4:17)  It is “the substance of things hoped for” and the first payment on things that we desire from God (Heb. 11: 1-3)
The way to get faith is by hearing the Word of God. (Romans 10:17)  The way to use faith is to take God at His Word and judge Him faithful in granting what is asked in the name of Jesus.  Ask and then believe that it is done.  Thank God for it as if it was already done.  Expect the complete answer whether you see it at once or not.  Forget symptoms, feelings, impossibilities, or anything to the contrary of God’s Word and it shall be done regardless of how impossible it may appear outwardly.  Faith laughs at impossibilities and cries, “it is done!”   It leaves all results and all answers with God as being God’s part.  He doesn’t need any help from us!  Our part then is to cooperate with faith and not hinder its working by doubting and unbelief and questioning the “how” and the “when” of the answer.
If a Christian will truly exercise faith, there will be no question as to the answer!
So just have FAITH IN GOD!!!

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