Question of the Day
When Kenneth and Gloria started their journey of faith they had questions too—lots of them! So, we've compiled the most frequently asked questions by people like you—people who earnestly desire to find God's answers to the practical, real-life challenges of everyday living. We have a new question every day, so check back often!
A new and exciting life plan especially designed by God is part of the inheritance you receive when you make Jesus the Lord of your life! Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
That grand plan is impossible to accomplish in your own strength. The only way to do it is through faith. Hebrews 11:6 says, “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” Now don’t get intimidated by that verse, wondering if your faith is good enough to receive from God. The great news of Hebrews 11:6 is that it is not impossible to have this kind of faith. In fact, the kind of faith God is looking for can be boiled down to two main characteristics:
1. It believes God is.
2. It believes God rewards those who diligently seek Him.
You don’t need extraordinary abilities to receive from God. You simply have to believe that God really exists and that He will reward you as you seek after Him!
Hebrews chapter 11 is filled with stories about people who simply believed God and trusted that He would reward them if they followed His leading. We encourage you to read this chapter in your Bible and take note of the people that fulfilled their life purpose by trusting in God. Then, read about their lives in more detail in the Old Testament. Here are some of those Old Testament men and women who trusted God:
Abel (Genesis 4); Noah (Genesis 6-9); Abraham (Genesis 12-25); Sarah (Genesis 17-21); Isaac (Genesis 17-35); Jacob (Genesis 25-37); Joseph (Genesis 37-50); Moses (Exodus 1-40); Joshua (Joshua 1-6); Rahab (Joshua 2-6); Barak (Judges 4-5); Gideon (Judges 6-8); Jephthah (Judges 11-12); Samson (Judges 13-16); Samuel and David (1 Samuel 1-2 Samuel 24); Daniel (Daniel 1-12).
Like all of these great men and women, you can have the kind of faith that pleases God. And you don’t have to do it all on your own! Success as a Christian is not about having “big” faith, but rather about having faith in a big God.