“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” – Hebrews 11:6
Faith is the foundation upon which the greatest gift exchange to ever occur, is built. As we seek Him with faith, we are giving our heart, mind and soul to our Maker. When we do, He rewards us with the incomparable gift of salvation and the permanent presence of His Holy Spirit.
This treasure who was entrusted to us, first as a baby, then as a mighty man (simultaneously being both spirit and flesh), who served and sacrificed for the sake of the seekers; went on to carry the cross to Calvary, and died our death, so that we might live. As He ascended into heaven and took His place on the throne, He sent His Spirit to be our Counselor, our Conscience and our Comforter. This holy exchange occurred so that we could one day dwell with Him forever.
Faith is found in the seeking, and the great exchange ensues as we surrender all to Him. What a treasure too, that we, as broken and sinful souls, might come to please God, the Creator of the universe, as we are called clean through our believing and receiving of Him! Our gift from Him, is far greater than anything we could ever give, yet He accepts what we offer, and is pleased.
May we each sit and soak in His sweet presence as we prepare our hearts for the remembrance of His most holy arrival.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that as we seek You, You grow our faith and grant us the greatest gift ever given – Yourself; the promise of Your presence now, and the hope held in heaven forever with You. Forgive us for our busyness that bypasses the building of our faith. Teach us to sit in sweet surrender unto You, as each day in You, is a glorious gift. May our assurance in You, present peace to a world pressed by panic and pain. Let our hearts lead the lost in love to a relationship with You that lasts forever. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present