What attracts God to us is us doing His will.
I looked at the lives of Daniel, Apostle Paul, Simon, Abraham and as you can see, I selected them from the Old and New Testament in the Bible and the key feature of all these men as their faith in God and their obedience to Him.
For Daniel, it was his trust in God; meaning having faith.
For Apostle Paul, it was obedience; again having faith to wherever God told him to go.
For Simon, it was obedience; again having faith in what Jesus told him to do.
And for Abraham, it was obedience; it was having faith in what God said.
Hebs 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
When Daniel was cast into the lions den, he did not try to protest or defend himself. He had confidence in the God he served and waited to see what God would do. As it turns out, Daniel told the king in the morning, that God had sent an angel to shut the lions’ mouth. Dan 6: 22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
Apostle Paul who used to be known as Saul of Tarsus and he persecuted Christians and believed he was doing so in the name of God, until he had a divine encounter with God on his way to Damascus, to bring Christians back in order to imprison them in Jerusalem. After his conversion, apostle Paul spent his life proclaiming the risen Christ Jesus throughout the Roman world, often at great personal peril, 2 Corinthians 11:24 Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; 26 on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, … He suffered for Christ and had a strong faith.
Simon a fisherman, had been out all night doing his work but unfortunately that particular night, he and his colleagues had caught nothing. So, they came back to shore empty-handed in the morning. Jesus then steps into his boat, in order to teach the people. When he had finished, He instructed Simon to launch his net. Simon replied in Luk 5:5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. 6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. Faith in what God to him to do, the key words are ‘nevertheless, at they word’…
Abram was with his family, minding his business and one day God appeared to him and told me to leave his people. Gen 12:1 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 4 So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. How many of us, would leave our home and people and go and live somewhere we did not know at the age of seventy five? I know I would be extremely reluctant. But Abram obeyed and had faith in God.
As I stated earlier, if we do not have faith, don’t believe God, it would be difficult for Him to partner with us. The key to working with God is believing that He is and obeying Him. Hebs 11: 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.
PRAYER POINTS: Lord I believe, help my unbelief; Lord increase my faith in you.