I’ve met many people who have difficulty following Jesus because when they think about a Heavenly Father, they think about their earthly father and the emotional scars he caused. Nothing they did was ever good enough, and they only wanted the love and affection they never received. To trust a God they can’t see is difficult. God requires one thing, faith. Put your trust in Jesus, and you will please Him. Without it, it is impossible.
“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”
Seek His Son
It is so easy to misinterpret this verse. So many people I know think the bigger the faith, the more God is pleased with you. Wrong! Reread the verse. It is impossible to please God unless you believe in Jesus, period! God is a rewarder of those who seek His Son. That pleases God, not some gigantic vision or bold step of faith. It is those who are devoted to Jesus and do not waver when things get tough! If you don’t believe in Jesus, you will never please God.
Jesus is God’s plan of redemption. When sin entered the world, there was a need to appease God’s wrath and for justice to prevail. Jesus stepped into the world and took your place so that your sin could be atoned for and the relationship between God and man could be restored. It pleases God when men and women put their faith in Jesus because that is the only way to bridge that gap.
God Requires One Thing
God wants to reward His children. Not in a prosperity kind of way, but in a blessing way. He loves to shower His love on those who draw near to Him. Devotion and worship are the two primary roles of a disciple of Jesus Christ. You don’t worship to get more but instead because of all God has already given you. Your devotion is a response, not an effort, to the redeeming work that Jesus has done in your heart.