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.
It is a comfort to know that seeking God is not something we do once, and it is done. It is not an event we choose to do and then finish or do not finish. Seeking God is a lifelong endeavor. We have faith in God because we see and feel his power, although we have not seen God Himself. When God responds, sometimes we consciously know this to be the case. Our faith in Him grows as we draw nearer and nearer in understanding.
Father God, sometimes I wonder why it is necessary for you to be so mysterious! But seeking you daily does strengthen my faith. Each time I learn or realize something new about you through your Word or through learning with others, I feel closer to you. That is reward. I am so thankful. Amen