In my last post I spoke about our living in a sci-fi reality which turns out to be spiritual fact rather than fiction. We live in the Reality of an unseen realm. We’re called to suspend our earthly reason and logic to believe in something fantastical. And today I want to go into why this pleases God. Why does our God make our living reality something unseen rather than seen? And why is faith required to please God and nothing else?
The Faith to Please God
Since the beginning faith has been required, so that we would believe that God is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. There has always been another realm that carries a greater weight than our temporal seen realm. Every man and woman of faith had to trust despite the evidence to the contrary. And this reality brings God pleasure.
It’s impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that He exists and that He cares enough to respond to those who seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6 Phillips
Why? Why is this difficulty required to satisfy God and bring Him pleasure? Abraham had to stand on the brink of sacrificing his precious promised son, why? Why did God require the Hebrews to cast off all restraint and enter the desert, led by Moses, a mere man? Daniel stood in faith for that which he saw in heaven while everything opposed his stance. And the list goes on and on. Every man or woman of God followed in faith or they didn’t follow at all. They had to believe in another realm even as things on earth ran contrary to that belief. Quite frankly, if we can’t believe in the fantastical we will never believe there is a God at all.
Faith of a Child
It is impossible to please God without faith because faith is being a child. Only a child abandons all hope to embrace the mystery. Receiving the mystery is to choose God, His Life and His reality above this world. To put our trust in this world is to love this world. And to love this world is to reject God.
Every fiber of our bodies desires to know a mystery. We have to kill ourselves to resist this. And each of us is without excuse if we choose not to seek the mystery of God. We were undeniably knit to Him in reality. My form breathes in His DNA and is sustained by His every thought. My only leap is to believe, and this is done through faith.
While our shell of a world fervently attempts to persuade us of the truth of its importance, it is but a three-ring circus in a tent of delusion. Our True Reality is Christ—the only Reality which is true and eternal.
Faith Brings God Pleasure
My faith brings the Father pleasure because it proves my preference. Do I value a tangible moment or an eternal mystery? Earthly circumstance only reveals my heart. It exposes me to me and faith chooses Him above situation. If I can believe by faith in the other world, in the heavens where I am seated, then I please God.
It is my greatest desire to make God smile. I know that His Son’s Life is the only acceptable life, and so I access His Life. And through faith in Christ that smile rests on me.
We have been made right with God because of our faith in Christ…
Galatians 2:16 NLV
And my present life is not that of the old “I”, but the living Christ within me. The bodily life I now live, I live believing in the Son of God, who loved me and sacrificed himself for me.
Galatians 2:21 Phillips