Faith Is the Way to Please Your Father

  • Hebrews 11:6 And 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.
  • Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
  • Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.
  • Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

This is one of the most important things you can learn as a believer – to actually believe God. If He gives you a promise in His Word, believe it. If He says He’ll take care of you, believe Him. Remind Him about it and thank Him for it. If He says peace, joy, love, etc. have been deposited in you when you became a born-again believer, just believe it and act accordingly. You are on dangerous ground when you let circumstances or your lack of faith change the Word. When you allow doubt and unbelief to have a voice, you give the enemy a foothold in your life. The faithful thing to do is to take captive every thought that does not line up with the Word of God and just stay the course by actively trusting Him, that is by thanking Him, meditating on His Word and rejoicing at His promises.

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How to please your Father with your faith:
  1. Simply believe Him. If it’s in the Word, let it be your final authority. There is no need to consult anyone or debate it. The Bible says it and that should settle it for you.
  2. The Word says that faith comes by hearing the Word so read it daily, listen to it, nourish your spirit with it. Faith will come and that will please your Father.
  3. Meditate on the Word so that it can take root in you and the Holy Spirit can give you revelation. It will help you to believe in God’s promises and not be moved by circumstances.
  4. When doubt or unbelief rear their ugly heads, come against them by commanding them to go in the Name of Jesus or by binding them in His Name. God says that if we shrink back, He will not be pleased with us (Hebrews 10:38).

Call to action:
When you read something in the Word, know that your Father doesn’t lie. Believe His Word. Believe His promises. For example, if He says that by Jesus’ wounds you have been healed (1 Peter 2:24), believe that Jesus took all sickness, disease, and infirmities on the cross for you.