"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." Hebrews 11:6
God makes it very clear what pleases Him.
Faith pleases Him!
Do you want to please Him?
Last Sunday I described how faith operates. Faith believes the best predictor of what God can do is knowing what He has already done (His credentials). And faith believes God is still the same now as He was then (His character). Faith believes in God's credentials and in God's character and factors it forward by believing He is capable of doing anything He wants done today!
That is what the Heroes of Faith did! That's how they pleased God.
When Abraham was confronted with what sound like an impossible challenge he surely looked around at the majesty of God's creation and thought, "If God can do that, He can do this!"
When Noah was called to build something he had never built (a ship) to prepare for something he had never seen (rain) he surely thought, "If God can do that (creation), then he can help me do this!"
When Moses stood at the Red Sea with the command to trust God to deliver him and God's people Moses had to factor, "If God can speak through a burning bush, and if God can use supernatural plagues to defeat Pharaoh then He can do this!"
So, when life threatens you with overwhelming circumstances you know what to do! Follow the example of these Faith Heroes and remember what God has already done! Then you can factor it forward! "If God saved me from sin, He can do this!" or, "If God can raise Jesus from the dead, He can do this!"
The best predictor of what God can do for you is what He has already done! Factor faith forward!
When you believe in His credentials and trust in His character you can believe He is capable to meet your need!
That will please Him!