Verse of the Day:
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. - Hebrews 11:6
Thought for the Day:
There’s an exciting relationship with God that we can all have. The good news is, it doesn’t take you being any kind of special person to walk in that relationship. You don’t have to be the best Christian, or do everything right. It just takes faith in God.
But what does it mean to have faith? That word can seem a little hard to grasp. To help understand, if we look the word up in Greek, we see that faith can be defined as belief, confidence, or trust. So faith is confidence and trust in God. That means we trust God in every area of our lives. When we feel scared about the future, we can trust God. When we don’t know what to do or feel overwhelmed, we can be confident knowing that God has the answer we need.
Hebrews 11:6 talks about it being impossible to please God without faith. But I love the idea associated with that. Because I’m not good enough. I’m not that special, but that doesn’t matter to God. He just cares that I love Him, trust Him, and look to Him in every circumstance that I face.
If we want to have a close walk with God, we’ve got to choose to live our lives full of faith, confidence, and trust in God.
So today, challenge yourself to put faith in God. Know that faith is what impresses God, not us being awesome, but our simple faith in Him each day. Determine to focus your attention on God today rather than your problems. Yes, the world isn’t perfect, yes, your life isn’t perfect, but God loves you and simply wants you to place your trust in Him.
Good luck on your finals this week! Prayers for sharp minds and calm nerves, you've got this!
Our boys varsity team advanced to the D5 Central Section Championships! They will play on Saturday May 28th against the Kennedy Thunderbirds. The game will begin at 2pm at the Valley Strong Ballpark (home of the Visalia Rawhide - 300 N. Giddings St. - Visalia, CA 93291). Get your tickets online at GoFan.co - hope to see you all there cheering on our Eagles!