Jesus replied, “Have faith in God [constantly]. Mark 11:22 Amplified
Sometimes it’s the smallest of scripture that tugs at my heart until I pay attention. Yesterday, I mentioned this verse to my mom on the phone. I was reading my actual paper bible and had it laying open while talking with her. I asked her why she thought that it was important to have constant faith in God. Her answer, “Because without faith, it’s impossible to please Him.”
But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 Amplified
Is that you? Is that me? Do we walk with God daily? Do we commune with Him? Not because we’re in trouble or desperately need a bailout, but because we actually enjoy His presence. As Adam walked with God in the garden as His friend. As Abraham journeyed with God. As Moses saw His glory. As David danced. As Jesus died and rose again, making intercession. As Paul stood in sewage writing what God revealed to Him.
That constant faith is what keeps me trusting when things look chaotic and troubling. When there’s a storm brewing on the horizon and I’m unsure of what the outcome will be. That faith in the One who created it all and still holds it all in place. Who conquered death, hell and the grave, healed the sick and raised the death so we would know what that life looks like and can replicate it as He told us to.
Constant faith. Unwavering. Steady and secure. Firmly anchored in a sure and immovable foundation. Holding on for dear life until the next step is our last step from earth to heaven, our final dwelling place. And until that day when Jesus welcomes me home, I will look forward to what I can do for Him, today, tomorrow and everyday.
I will enjoy His presence, His peace and assurance, that He who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it. In this place, I will discover the many facets of His power and goodness. I will stand still and see His salvation. In this place I will find Him, for I seek Him with all my heart. I just can’t stop loving Him. I just can’t stop writing about Him. He fills my heart with singing and I rejoice in my friendship with Him.