I've been feeling a little parched in my faith life lately...feeling like the Lord is far away. To be precise though, that I'm far away from Him. I decided to delve into a study called Thirsty and the first day has already challenged me.
Hebrews 11:6. "Without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who earnestly seek Him."
Wow...it is impossible to please God without faith?! You mean if I feed the hungry and give money to the poor and have no faith, the Lord doesn't care? That's pretty powerful...and humbling to think the Lord is completely concerned with our faith. I must believe who He is. The thing is, I can't believe who He is, until I learn about him. I have to be honest...I don't always feel like spending time reading the word. And yet, this scripture tells me I need to know who He is. How else do I do that...except to devote time with Him.
It's always a relationship. Relationships are hard even when they're good. I realize in my marriage that I love and adore my husband, but it requires more than saying I love him. It requires me to know him, to spend time with him, to grow with him. If not, we're not going to be happy in our marriage, and we're definitely not going to grow together.