But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
The author of Hebrews is telling us here that we must have faith in God. We know this is true but what does it mean to believe that He is. Well, we know that when God visited Moses at the burning bush he told him his name is, I Am. When they came to arrest Jesus He said, I AM. So He Is, is another form of the name I AM. To believe that God is, is to believe that he is the sum total of all that you need to be everything He called you to be. If we are going to come to God we must believe that He is the answer and that we are not. We can't come to God with all of our own ideas of how to do things and ask Him to bless them and expect to be rewarded. He says that He rewards those that diligently seek him. That means we have to set aside our own ambitions and seek the will of God for our lives. God does use our talents and abilities for His glory but we must first submit them to Him and allow His Spirit to humble us and receive the grace that comes from knowing He is. So today, put your faith in God and what He can do, not in your own abilities.
Guthrie Church Of Faith