How many of you know people who claim to Christians but only go to Him when they’re in trouble and need help? God is more than a bail-bondsman! Sure, He wants to help us but there’s more to it than that. We have our part to do.
Heb. 11:6 says that without faith it’s impossible to please God. So, why would a person – a Christian – choose to live their life void of pleasing God and then expect Him to “jump” when they snap their fingers? This is a good question because there are multitudes of people in this category.
As you know, God is not a respecter of persons. He doesn’t choose one over the other at His whim. He is a faith God and He responds to faith. That’s how He has set it up and that’s how it will be throughout all eternity.
People who “do their own thing” without regard for God and His Word, shouldn’t wonder why their prayers never get results. You can’t live and act and go about your life ignoring God and His Word and then shoot up a prayer when you get into trouble. No wonder you don’t get your desired results. God is not obligated to answer the prayer requests of those who aren’t committed to Him.
Am I saying that you have to be perfect? No way! We aren’t perfect and never will be this side of Heaven but we can have a heart toward God and walk by faith and not by sight.
Remember, brothers and sisters, with God it’s always a heart issue! We can fool others but no one, and I mean no one, can fool God!
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Romans 2:11 (KJV) 11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV) 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)