PowerPoint - Apr. 14, 2010
Faith that has substance
April 14, 2010
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
The Scripture says that without faith, we can't please God. Or in other words, if you and I want to please God, we need to have faith in him!
Faith is the essential element of your walk with God. Faith honors him. And when you sincerely seek him, he honors your faith and fills you with the substance of his presence. We truly need our faith to have substance so that it can withstand life's battles.
I love the story about prize fighter Mike Tyson. The boxer was preparing for a fight and his trainer said, "Champ, this guy's got a plan to knock you out. He's got a plan!" And Tyson said, "Everybody's got a plan till you hit ‘em in the mouth."
Now, you may not be a boxer, but you have an opponent who's got a plan to knock you out. So when the devil comes along and deals you a nasty blow, you need something that's going to get you back on your feet and back in the fight. What you need is faith!
In Mark 9:23, Jesus said, "All things are possible for one who believes."
Believe in Jesus. Put your trust in him and prepare to see the impossible!
DOES YOUR FAITH HONOR GOD?
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
So please request your copy of Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out when you give online today! --Jack Graham