And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 NLT)
Believing that God exists is only the beginning; even the demons believe that much (James 2:19-20). God will not settle for mere acknowledgement of his existence. He wants your faith to lead to a personal, dynamic relationship.
But does faith make sense, really? Do you believe because faith makes sense, or because faith doesn’t need to make sense? Some Christians think people cannot understand God and should not try. Others believe that nothing true is irrational, including true faith. The truth is, God gave us minds that should be developed and used. To ignore intellectual growth is to live a stunted and naive life. God wants our trust and have faith, even while we ponder and wonder about so many matters mysterious to us. Even so, we do not believe in a void nor leap into the dark. Faith is reasonable, though reason alone cannot explain the whole of it. So use your mind to think things through. But leave room for the unexplainable works of God.
Sometimes we wonder about the fate of those who haven’t heard of Christ and have not even had a Bible to read. God assures us that all who honestly seek him—who act in faith on the knowledge of God that they possess—will be rewarded. When you tell others the Good News, encourage them, to be honest, and diligent in their search for truth. Those who hear the Good News are responsible for what they have heard (see 2 Corinthians 6:1-2). (Tyndal Study Bible)
“Faith is a strong belief in God or the doctrines of religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.”
Do people realise how big God’s reward is? I grew up with everything my heart could desire. My parents had a good go at teaching me about God. However, I never had a relationship with God, that only happened in April 2012. What an experience, I know share in the gifts of heaven. I don’t think non-believers realise the value. The thing for me apart from all the gifts is the peace that received when I took that step. You know those times you can’t sleep because of stress or worry about something. That rarely happens know, because I have Faith in God. He does not say that you don’t have to do your bit, you can’t just sit back and do nothing. It’s about learning and growing. All that wisdom is in the Bible.
Like I said before most people know there is a God because at some point in their life they will call on Him. Why don’t they just accept God and his teachings? I have many friends that are really good people. In some areas, they fail. Just like before I pose the question, why not just accept the teaching of God and believe that Jesus died for our sins.
” Lord I pray that you touch people and that they will open their hearts and sincerely seek you. I pray for strength and wisdom to tell people about You God. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.”