Monday, April 16, 2012
Since March 18th we have been fasting, worshiping and praying as a church family... and what a time it was! I have heard SO many stories of the things God did during these days...
I know in my our life I was MORE than amazed at the LORD's kindness and grace expressed to me as I worked at meeting with Him.
This verse became important to me fromHebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God (that is us) must believe that (two things)
1) He is, and
2) that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him
Barnes notes says about the "he is" part... "That God exists. This is the first thing required in worship. Evidently we cannot come to him in an acceptable manner if we doubt his existence. We do not see him, but we must believe that he is; we cannot form in our mind a correct image of God, but this should not prevent a conviction that there is such a Being. But the declaration here implies more than that there should be a general persuasion of the truth that there is a God. It is necessary that we have this belief in lively exercise in the act of drawing near to him, and that we should realize that we are actually in the presence of the all-seeing Jehovah."
Barns says about #2 "This is equally necessary as the belief that he exists. If we could not believe that God would hear and answer our prayers, there could be no encouragement to call upon him. It is not meant here that the desire of the reward is to be the motive for seeking God - for the apostle makes no affirmation on that point; but that it is impossible to make an acceptable approach to him unless we have this belief."
I look forward to hearing of the other things that we prayed about come to pass...
Keep seeking the LORD.. there is so much more to discover in HIM