Monday, June 27, 2016


Sometimes we may hear someone say, "It doesn't matter what you believe, as long as you believe."

This has got to be one of the most nonsensical statements I have ever heard.  Balance that with the statement I heard a minister make yesterday, "What we believe effects every aspect of our lives."

Now that statement is full of sense.  What we believe, and in Whom we believe, will color everything we think, everything we do and everything we are.

If, for example, we believe that there is no God, we will act and think and as a result be something totally different than if we believe there is a God.  If we believe that God is intimately involved in every aspect of our lives we will think and act and subsequently be different than if we believe God is only a part of our lives when we read the Bible or pray or do something we perceive to be spiritual.

The truth of the matter, according to the Scriptures (which is the only truth which counts,) is that "in Him we live and move and have our being."  

We cannot escape God.  His Spirit works in our world to call us unto Himself. His creation surrounds us to declare "His eternal power and Godhead" to us all.  Whether we believe Him to be or not does not change Who and What He is. It reminds me of a saying I once heard, "Your unbelief does not alter the facts."

It is important that we not only believe, but that our belief be founded in spirit and in truth.  There are many false teachers who would have us to believe what they say for their own self promotion and gain.  There are enemies who seek to distract, deceive and discourage us by leading us to believe things which just aren't true.

But there is One, and only One, who is worthy of every belief we have.  There is One who will never disappoint us.  There is One Who will never leave us.

Let us make sure our faith and our belief is centered on the One who loved us enough to die for us.

"In the last day, that great day of the feast, 
Jesus stood and cried, saying, 
If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.  He that believeth on me, 
as the scripture hath said, 
out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water."  John 7:37, 28

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