Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Faith in God

Lately my mind and heart has made to focus on truly believing God and all He says. And it really is not that easy to do. I think it is because we have been taught by the world to not trust what people say. We are wary of promises. That is probably why Jesus had to say, "I tell you the truth," so many times in the Gospel. We are not used to the truth; we are used to lies. Coming from others and ourselves.
What started this was I was a bit depressed the other night and looking for encouragement when I flipped to Matthew 18. Verses 18-20 popped out at me because I already have them underlined. They say, "I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again I tell you that if two on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them." See He promises that He is telling the truth and that He hears our prayers when two or more of us ask for it. But do we actually believe that? With a true faith? Do we live like we believe that? Those are the questions that pricked my heart. I mean, sometimes I doubt what He says in my actions. I don't live like I believe that all the time. Am I then calling my Lord a liar? Ouch. But then I flipped to the next page and saw Matthew 19:26, "Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.' " He says anything is possible for Him. Further proof that I have no reason to doubt Him.
So I am now trying to live a life that does not say or look like I think my God is a liar. And one great thing about God is He doesn't expect me to be able to do it by myself; He promises to help me, even in believing and trusting that His promises are true. He knows what we are able and not able to do and He loves us in spite of ourselves.


Porkchop said...

Dessa: When am I going to hear about the new love of your life?

Porkchop: You mean Sam?

Dessa: Yes. The one who you "traded in for your old boyfriend."

Porkchop: Oh, I will next time. I promise.

Dessa: You better or I am going to be upset.

Me said...

I agree with you....nice post...

Chris said...

Awesome thoughts! George Muller lived his life to prove God to be true. Check out his bio if you can.


P.S. Who's Sam?