Each year, as I make this pledge for the month of September, to abstain from dairy and sugar, and allow God to have my cravings, I’m never disappointed.
The Helper has repeatedly wiped the grime from my apathetic heart. He clears my vision to see Scripture and apply it to my every day life. In my last post: “I Live For _________,” I was reminded how sin can so cunningly target my heart secretly planting amongst my innocent daily activities. Later as I was reading from The Kingdom of God Visualized, by Ray E. Baughman, a torpedo pierced my heart. I read: “The Life of Faith is the only one that will please God.” Why did I feel so convicted from reading that statement? I knew the Bible verse, “Without Faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:5).
I had read the Bible verse numerous times, but for some reason Baughman’s statement really hit home what Hebrews 11:5 reported. “The life of faith is the only one that will please God.” I began thinking about the life I was living. Did it look like a life of faith? Or, did my life look like one of worry, or maybe a life of complaining, and what about a life of wanting, wanting sweets? I didn’t feel confident that my actions were exhibiting a life of faith much less my thought life!
A life of faith is rooted and grounded in the truth of Scripture. So, I live by faith when I believe Scripture is truth. God says:
The life of faith is the only one that will please God, period!