Recently a friend turned me on to some interesting facts reported by Science World. Did you know that you and I have 20 square feet of skin? We eat 430 bugs each year. (Not sure who is counting.) We swallow a liter of snot every day. (Not sure of a better way to say that.) We see better when we are scared. And we weigh less when we are on our way down in an elevator. (I am permanently placing my scale in the elevator at the doctor’s office.)
Speaking of facts, have you read the words of Hebrews 11:6 lately? It says: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”
“Without faith it is impossible to please God.” It is a fact. And it is very hard to accomplish on a regular basis. It’s easy to demonstrate our faith at a revival meeting or while whole heartedly singing all six verses of the old hymn, “It is Well with My Soul.”
It is much harder to display our faith when the doctor says “It’s cancer.” Or when our husband says “I don’t love you anymore.” Or when our child returns from college announcing his or her new faith.
But it is still a fact to be reckoned with…without faith it is impossible to please Him. We MUST live our lives in such a manner that requires our confidence to be in Him and Him alone.
That verse gives another couple of facts. It is a fact that we must acknowledge He exists and that He rewards His believers. Once again, it is tough to do during some circumstances. When we are on top of our game and thinking we are fully in charge, it’s tough to stop and acknowledge that this is our Father’s world (not ours).
And when we are skimming along with some poor choices, it is difficult to see how the Lord could ever reward us. But it is a fact. Because of His grace and mercy, rewards are ahead.
If you have not already memorized Hebrews 11:6, this week would be a great time to do so. And remember the facts…The just must live by FAITH and when we do, our heavenly Father takes note.
By His Grace and For His Glory,
Sherry L. Worel