Monday, June 1, 2009
In John 3:14 of The Message, it says, "In the same way that Moses lifted the serpent in the desert so people could have something to see and then believe, it is necessary for the Son of Man to be lifted up—and everyone who looks up to him, trusting and expectant, will gain a real life, eternal life."
"...so people could have something to see and then believe..." How often do we demand a sign before we will believe? Or how often do we say we have faith, but we demand a sign of proof to assure us that our faith is not in vain? Doubt seeps in wherever it can.
Faith - true faith - can be defined as "being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1 It is not believing in the absurd, it is trusting in the character of God, the Truth. Hebrews 11 show many examples of faith in action.
Be encouraged this day, God will do what He says. Do not doubt it. God is faithful, so should you be.
Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. ~John 21:4
Who believes in you? Who do you believe in? I have always had trouble with this phrase. I mean, what does it mean to "believe"...
I didn't think much of it when it happened, but it did and here I am. What was it that led up to this event? I can barely recall. It doe...
I suppose I should write something. I have been reading over my blog posts of late and noticed that I have not been so "revealing"...