Home > Encouragement > Faith and Fireworks in Your Life September 5, 2013
He gives us Himself as Our reward, when we seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6 states, “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him”  (NAS)
Pastor Larry has been interweaving and discussing this Scripture over the last few weeks.  He has focused on the concept that the “reward” received by those who seek Him is a portion, a revelation, a manifestation or increment of God, Himself.  He gives us Himself as our reward.
  
There are only seven words in that statement.  But they can be revolutionary.

Hebrews 11:1 starts the chapter by stating, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (NAS)  So a stretched-out version of Hebrews 11:6 could read, “And without the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”

 The “assurance of things hoped for” and “conviction of things not seen” describe realities without boundary, resources without end. They don’t intrinsically belong to us, but we, as joint-heirs with Christ and partakers of the Divine nature, (Rom. 8:17, 2 Pet. 1:4) are invited to utilize and bring the reality of those resources into this world.  Romans 8:19states, “For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.’ (NAS)  Whoa –Ka-ching!

Evangelist Heidi Baker documents this experience in Mozambique, while living in a one-room house with 50 orphans:  “A woman from the U.S. Embassy brought dinner to us:  chili and rice, enough to feed our immediate family of four.  ‘We have a very large family,” I told her, thinking of all the orphans who were living with us.  ‘Oh, this is only enough for you and your two children,’ the woman responded.  Not feeling particularly full of faith, I asked her to pray over the food.  Then I directed all the children – several dozen of them – to sit down, and we began serving the meal.  Amazingly, everyone ate until he was full!  But what was perhaps more amazing was that we never ran out of the plastic bowls we were serving the chili in or the utensils we gave the kids to eat it with.”  (Heidi Baker, “Step into the Glory Realm.”)

 I encourage you to continue meditating on this thought – He chooses to give us Himself as our reward.  Do you hear some fireworks going off as the seeds of His revolution start to root and grow in your life?