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Solid Faith: Day 4

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      
  Hebrews 11:6

No matter what your worldview, there are details about the original creation beyond absolute confirmation by either science or Scripture. As an old preacher said, “Nobody can say for sure how it all came about. Only one person was there when it happened.”  Fortunately, we know something about the “one person.”

Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that Has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it…He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. He came to His own, but His own did not receive Him. Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave  the right to become children of God—children born not of natural decision, nor husband’s will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

In Christ, light more powerful than any darkness came into the world. Through Him, we can know grace, truth and eternal life. We can experience it, live in it, be led by it.

How do we experience it? We believe that He exists and we seek to know Him. The problem is that a lot of people offer lip service to this search, but get out of bed, put on their shoes and go through their day looking to something else for enlightenment, truth and future meaning. When we believe money exists, we work for it and spend it, when our life is defined by relationship, we cultivate and prioritize them, and when we believe in our own abilities, we seek education and a career.

Often it is only when these fail us that we look to God—sometimes for an answer, sometimes to fix blame. And He will graciously meet us at our point of need. But it is only the consistent and faith-centered seeker after God who experiences His pleasure, His presence and His rewards.

Nancy Shirah

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