Do you believe in God? Do you believe in any higher being? Some of us believe, some don’t. Do you believe the Bible is true? Is it historical facts? Do you believe in gravity? How does that relate? Well, we can’t see gravity, yet we feel it’s effects. It is a law that cannot be denied. The Bible is proven to be historically factual. So then that would make the God of the Bible to be existent.
Whether or not we believe in gravity, it does exist. Whether or not we believe in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, it does not change who they are.
In reading the book of John in the Bible, I see Jesus making declarations of who He is and what He came to do. He says: I am the bread of life; I AM the living bread; I AM the light of the world; before Abraham, I AM; I AM the door of the sheep; I AM the good shepherd; I AM the Son of a God; I AM the resurrection and the life; I AM the way, the truth and the life; I AM the true vine. We can believe what we want to believe. We can say what we want to say. It doesn’t change who He is.
He came into the world from God the Father. He came doing the works of the Father. He came to be in the world but He wasn’t of it. He came revealing truth. He came to show us the Father. He came to lay down His life. He came to raise His life up again. He came to be a ransom for any man who would believe. He went to the Father so that where He is, we can one day go.
You can say and believe what you want but He is the only way to the Father. The only way to heaven. He is the door. He came to be our sacrifice for our sin, once and for all. He lived, He died, and He rose again so that we can have life eternal with Him. He did it all for us! Our part is believing in Him, accepting His forgiveness as we confess our sin, and turning away from that sin to follow after Him.
We will all stand before Him one day. Those who have received Him will be with a Him in Heaven. Those who reject Him will be cast into outer darkness forever. What do you choose today? What will you do with Him?
It always amazes me that people think they can figure out God’s time table on His return. II Peter states that 1 day is like a 1,000 years and a 1,000 years are like 1 day. BUT one thing is sure, He will fulfill His promise of His return. He will not delay as we understand delay. He is being patient with you so that you will that you will not die in your sin but come to repentance. We shouldn’t take this for granted, however,because He will come just as He promised. When He comes, he will come as a thief, when no one expects it.
Are you ready? Do you believe in Him? What is keeping you from being a follower of Christ? He is waiting for you. BELIEVE, CONFESS, and RECEIVE His forgiveness and love.
Kids are great aren’t they? Have you ever thought about the simplicity of children? It really is amazing.
They come into the world completely dependent on us, their parents. They are incapable of doing anything for themselves so they rely solely on those who are caring for them. As they grow, they are acutely aware of what they are and are not capable of doing and quickly ask for assistance.
Kids are very trusting. It is their very nature. They have this sense about them and they know they can trust us with everything. They truly believe what you are saying is true and do not question one word. It is a little scary isn’t it? Knowing that they hang on our every word? Good or bad?
Humility comes easy for children. They are not puffed up with pride. They are very meek or submissive. It is really astounding how natural this trait is in them.
Kids are content with the simplest of things, aren’t they? They could have room full of toys and choose to play with a cardboard box or pots and pans. It really doesn’t take much to please them.
Children have this innocence about them. So untainted by the world. So free from ideologies. Virtuous really.
Loving….Kids are so loving. They hug you so tight. They love without strings. They very quickly receive our love.
With these qualities in mind, let us visit Luke 18:17. Jesus tells us that those that do not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter into it! Adults complicate things. We analyze and we want to be shown! The gospel message of Jesus Christ is made simple for us! You see, Jesus made the way to enter the kingdom of God. He paid for our ticket with His blood. How do we get there?
LIKE A CHILD, we simply BELIEVE in who He is. We freely RECEIVE His forgiveness as we confess our sin. We fully TRUST in the power of the cross, His death and resurrection. We receive His LOVE and rest in His peace. We become solely DEPENDENT on Him.
Lord, help us to come to you like a child with faith that moves mountains, with a belief so big that it leaves no room for doubt, with a trust so strong that it cannot be broken and a dependency on You that leaves us resting in Your arms.