04 Nov Heart to Heart with God: Day 154_Our Beliefs
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015
Day 154- Richmond, Virginia: Our Beliefs
What is it about us that allows us to endure the difficulties of life, with a smile on our face? Is it the hope of what lies ahead in our lives that pushes us towards the finish line? Is it the happiness that we enjoy as a result of living out a life filled with the joy of helping others reach their destination? Is it the faith that we have in Jesus Christ that makes us realize the true value of our lives? Whatever the reason we may have, at some point we come to realize that our beliefs matter.
In John we learn the following from Jesus about those who believe and those who do not: “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray Him”. God speaks to us every day and we can choose to ignore the truth or we can let the Holy Spirit fill us with hope and love. Our beliefs are what define the decisions that we make. Do we question our faith more than we should or are the questions that we ask within ourselves valid in helping us determine the truth behind what we actually believe in?
If we have faith we understand the importance of making the sacrifices that allow us to follow God. However, if we have doubt we may fall away from the truth and follow the smoke screens placed in front of us that lead us astray. Our beliefs change along the journey and at times we seek to fully explore our faith in order to substantiate what we believe. There is nothing wrong with asking God those difficult questions in order to fully grasp the Word of God as fact. It is when we question God for the wrong reasons that we have a shift in our desires to stay in the light. This can be an error on our part when we allow propaganda to dictate what we believe in based on pressure from others. We must stay strong in what we believe in, because our beliefs may be all we have in this world that is worth anything of true value.
Reflection Day #154
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: