Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
God rewards those who earnestly seek him. If you believe God is a good God, he will be good to you. If you believe God is bad, he will be bad to you, just like in the parable of the talents in Matthew 25. The servant who buried his one talent in the ground believed the master was harsh and it affected the way he acted so the master was harsh to him. He didn’t have faith that the master was good. The servants who believed the master was good behaved in a way that caused the master to be good to them. I do admit, however that God is often good to people even when they are bad, but I think you see the point I am trying to make here.
The Children of Israel left Egypt under the leadership of Moses and were promised a land flowing with milk and honey. God wanted them to take that land and live there in houses they did not have to build and enjoy the abundant fruit and other food. It was almost heaven on earth. But the Israelites decided to stop before they entered the promised land. They believed God would not help them defeat the giants in Canaan. They believed God was not good to them. Because of their belief that God was mean, God acted mean to them. He allowed them to wander in the desert for forty years.
Our belief makes reality happen.
When we believe our spouse is unfair we begin to act in a certain way towards that person and soon, that person will act negatively toward us. If we believe our boss is mean and unfair, we begin to give nonverbal signals that cause our boss to be mean and unfair. It is said that more than 80% of communication is nonverbal. In other words our expression, our mannerisms, our demeanor in general communicate what our belief is. When we believe something, it tends to make it come true.
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