What if we lived like we believed “God rewards those who earnestly seek Him?” (Hebrews 11:6).
Sometimes I think we forget this:
- When we react to the day’s economic news just like our unbelieving neighbors, do we not forget that God rewards those who seek Him?
- When we fall apart at the loss of some money or possessions through theft or disaster, do we not forget that God reward those who seek Him?
Hebrews 11 is God’s “Hall of Fame”. The list of great people of faith is impressive: Abraham, Moses, Noah, David, Gideon?
- By faith they left homes, possessions and comfort for God’s plan.
- By faith they fought giants, armies, and invaders.
- By faith they left the comforts of life “regular people” seek to go after God’s incredible plan for them.
- By faith others were killed, sawed in two, destitute, beaten, and imprisoned (see Hebrews 11:36-38) They would have laughed at the idea of a “prosperity” gospel.
Shouldn’t my life be different in light of the city God has prepared for me? Shouldn’t my actions and reactions to the events of this life reflect that I believe more strongly in the life to come? Shouldn’t it be so obvious that my neighbors notice and start asking questions? Shouldn’t MANY people think me strange for how I handle money, time, trials, death, and other people?
The American church is often guilty of one thing: We settle for far less than God’s intention. We settle for this moment in eternity, trying valiantly to hold on to what we have and attempting to grab even more. All the while we fail to realize the culture has successfully squeezed us into its mold (Romans 12:2 MESSAGE).
Here’s a thought: Live today as if you REALLY and TRULY believed God exists and rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
What would change?
How would your attitude adapt?
What would do differently you right now?
Why not try it?