Please

As in “God-pleasing”.  I uncovered some old sermon notes in my journal with the date “8/7/99” written in the top corner.  I have no recollection who preached the sermon, but reading this description of faith over again makes me realize why I kept them.   And 11 years later (almost to the day!) they still excite me.

God Pleasing Faith

BELIEVING when you don’t see.

OBEYING when you don’t understand.

PERSISTING when you don’t feel like it.

GIVING when you have nothing to give.

THANKING God before you receive it.

TRUSTING even if you don’t “get it”.

LOVING God no matter what.

(And to whoever originally wrote this, I’d give you all the credit if I could remember who you are!  But for right now, we’ll give God the glory.)

But without faith it is impossible to please God.  For he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is the rewarder of those that diligently seek Him.  Hebrews 11:6