The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.
Faith in God is not static. It’s not an intellectual ascent to a religious belief system. It’s a dynamic relationship with the Diety.
Now… of course you must believe that He exists and that He Is Who He says He Is. in verse 6 of the same chapter, we are told that “ he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.”
While He loves us all the same, the ones who diligently seek Him are the ones who discover the active dynamic faith. David Trementozzi mentioned yesterday about the sacred and the secular. It puts a basically unbridgeable gap between us and God as much as the separation of church and state. ( Which was instituted to protect the church not the state).
Our every day lives should be lived in vibrant union with Him. Listen to this from Romans.
12 1-2 “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”
Personally, going through all we are going through right now without God is unimaginable. But it’s not only the difficult times but all the time that God desires oneness with us. Why? Because He loves us and wants a relationship with us. Unfortunately we usually only like for Him when things are not going well
He is a rewarder if those who diligently seek Him. May you be a diligent seeker today