Faith Makes the Father Smiles
Yesterday we learnt from Jesus’ statement, that there are those things that please God; remember He said “I always do those things that please Him”. Top on the list of ‘those things that please Him’, is faith. Without faith, it is impossible to please Him, says the scripture.
The scripture did not say, it is difficult, or challenging, it says it is impossible without faith. Don’t even talk of pleasing Him, if you are not ready to do it by faith. Faith puts a smile on the Father’s face. It gives Him pleasure, to see His children walking and living in faith.
The issue of faith in pleasing the Father, cannot be overemphasised. In fact, the Holy Spirit was found repeating, and transferring the same phrase of faith, from one book of the Old Testament to three books of the New Testament. He says, in Habakkuk, “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.
In the New Testament, He says, in Romans, For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” He moves to Galatians and says, But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God [is] evident, for “the just shall live by faith.”
Then in the book of Hebrews He says, with a clear emphasis on pleasing the Father, *“Now the just shall live by faith*; But if [anyone] draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.” The journey of pleasing the Father begins with a step of faith and continues with walking in faith.
Faith must be a lifestyle for the one, whose aim is to please the Father. We know faith comes by hearing the word of God, so the word of God must become our daily delight, as we pursue the agenda of pleasing the Father.
Let’s Talk About It:
How can we trust God with every aspect of our lives on a daily basis?
What can we do, to keep our faith high in the Lord every day?
Father, I receive the grace to live a life of faith, every moment of my day in Jesus’ name.