Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My Faith & me are intertwined....because I believe.

I hear these people asking me
How do I know what I believe
Well, I'm not the same me, and that's all the proof I need
I felt love, I felt Your grace
You stole my heart that day

These are someof the lyrics to "All this time" sung by Britt Nicole
 
 
Faith & Believe.....


To me they are intertwined....they each exist within each other & because of each other. It's like me, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe that God sent His only Son to save me, because the Bible tells me He did, and I have faith that the Bible is God's living breathing Word. It's alive & active.....it helps me build my relationship with God & in the process teaches me about Him.....His Word is a lamp on my path....

Until about 8 years ago I didn't really have a relationship with my Savior, I pretty much lived for me.....lived in the world. Behaved like the world, didn't think much about God at all. Then we hit bottom....yes the same old story, no where else to turn. Lots of us find Him this way.....it's ok, it's really ok, God meets us right where we're at....way down at the bottom of the slimy pit...it makes no difference to our Amazing Lord! I know this is a fact, He found me!!

I used to feel a wonderful feeling when I would hear about God, or someone would share His Word, but since I was in the world, I thought it was unimportant. I used to say "life doesn't come with a manual".....but it does. I have learned this more & more as I've accepted the FREE gift of Salvation in Christ!! It's the Bible. It teaches me what He expects of me, has for me & if I will just be still, & believe, He will always fight for me. It's teaching me that if I lay myself, life, sins, problems, worries, EVERYTHING, at His feet, I have His peace, a peace UNLIKE any in this world. 

Now, I have doubters. I have people who think I'm nuts, out there....just outright  unbelievable. God tells us in....

1 Corinthians 1:18
 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
 
 
I pray for my doubters. I really pray that they will see God in me. I want everyone I know & don't know to have eternal life, not eternal hell. I simply believe because I have seen what God's doing in my life, family, home  & marriage.....He is moving mightily in these areas, constantly. He is our provision, He is our Wonderful Councelor, He's my EVERYTHING. In His Word I have learned that God is always in me, He'll guide me if I listen. He has many many times in my life. I've seen miracles, I know He can do all.
 
I believe with ALL my heart, soul & mind, that God's Word, the Bible, is real. When I'm sitting there trying to explain to someone how much God's done & doing for me. How I don't have to worry about anything, that He's moved mountains in our family since we have begun to pray & believe. If my life isn't enough proof, I understand. God clearly states it in.....
 
John 20:30-31
Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book.  But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
 
 
So, since accepting the FREE GIFT of Salvation......He's been growing my faith, perseverence, & in the process I have found I really believe.  Believe in God, His Word, that I am Saved......
 
My faith & me are intertwined....because I believe....