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"
I find this scripture interesting because it contains more than what it appears on the surface. What we eventually learn from these words is that our entire spiritual journey is not only built upon our faith, but also is the means by which we exist spiritually from one day to the next. The quality of our spiritual life ultimately depends on HOW we embrace faith- on a Daily Level. As we learn to live a life of faith, we realize faith is not conditional. There are not times when our faith guides us, and times when it doesn’t. It becomes a part of our core where decisions are made, therefore our faith cannot be turned on and off at will. Either we are spiritual and live by faith, or we are not. There is no in-between. Living by faith is a maturing process. We soon learn living by faith means trusting God in every situation whether it is to our liking or not. When we live with conditional faith, we soon discover constant disappointment with God which will plague our spiritual growth; because God does not work in human terms nor in human ways. He works His work on His terms, which are much different and wiser than ours. The sooner we recognize the futility of bargaining with God in matters of faith, the sooner we will begin enjoying our faith journey. What God does in our lives is ultimately to His glory, and to our greater good as His children. So, let’s stop resisting the work of God in our lives and see it for what it is; Him moving our hearts through our struggles into the heart of Jesus - so we can bring glory to Him. Therefore, as you embrace your spiritual struggles, you will see the work of God unfold in your life.