Personal question for reflection: What do we (really) believe and why?
I just wanted to share something that was discussed at my
church last night during bible study. In today’s culture as so many
things are changing and becoming more and more acceptable, we are and will be
placed in some uncomfortable positions and situations. We will ultimately
be put in a place where we will have to defend our faith and our beliefs.
The way we live our lives is a direct reflection of what
we believe to be true. When I was not a Christian, which was 7 years
ago, I really didn’t know what I believed. My parents did not raise me
and my sisters in church. I held a lot of insecurities and a lot of
misconceptions about myself and others. Most of my life I was a people pleaser
and went along to get along. THANK YOU Jesus for the truth.
The world/society has a saying, “the truth will set
your free.” However, the bible, “God breathed” says it this way:
John 8:32, 36 “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples
of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free…So if
the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed..”
There is so much to learn from studying God’s word and yet,
we will never fully understand HIM. But, we can choose to develop
a relationship with Christ or we can choose to indulge in the world’s
views and way of thinking.
We are each responsible for our own actions and whether we
realize it or not, we have a sphere of influence that follows us even when we
are not in “uniform” and serving the public. Our friendships, family,
neighbors and communities watch how we do “life” and how we react and respond
to life’s challenges and circumstances.
If there is no one in your life to hold you accountable, I
pray that you ask God to send you wise counsel and that YOU ultimately
seek His will and His instruction. We were not meant to do this life on
our own and we were created for fellowship and that comes from the willingness
to be vulnerable and the willingness to let others speak “truth” into
Whether we are being "video taped" or not, God is always watching.