Do You Have Faith in God?

Hebrews 11:1—Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Romans 10:17—So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.

2 Corinthians 4:16,18—Therefore we do not lose heart…We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Romans 1:16-17—For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for anyone who believes, for the Jew first and also the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

Faith is when we believe in God the Father, His Son Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Spirit; even though we have never seen this Holy Trinity. Faith is a spiritual preference. When we have a true faith in God there is no room for doubt. This is where our hope comes from. Faith is having joy in your heart all the time even when things are not going well. You either believe or you don’t. He implanted faith in us and He will help us grow in our faith when we choose to believe and accept Christ.

I have the Christian Faith. I believe that Jesus Christ is my personal savior. I believe He died on the cross for me. He also did this for you. I have faith that the Bible is the truth—they are the inspired words from God. In the Scripture –2 Timothy 3:16 God tells us—‘All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.’ This is all I need for proof because in my heart I believe God is all truth-He cannot lie. He is holy and pure and everything good—there is no evil in Him.

Faith is not just head knowledge, but believing with your whole heart. I have faith in God and I trust Him. I do not see His faithfulness, but I believe He always is because I know He is always there for me no matter what. He has promised that He will never leave nor forsake us. By faith, I believe He is always present (omnipresent)—everywhere at the same time. Also, He is all-knowing (omniscient)–He knows when our life will begin and when it will end, and He is all-powerful (omnipotent).

God can only speak truth, so when He says He will fulfill all His promises, I believe that He will. Faith in God helps me not fear death because I know I will be going to heaven when I die.

John 8:32—And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.

His ways are the best ways, His ways give you freedom to live a righteous life and you may have confidence in knowing in your heart that you will go to heaven when you die. So what is there really to worry about? If we die in Christ, we will live where there will be no more pain, or sadness, or evil, or danger. I’m not afraid to die, are you?

John 4:24–God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and Truth.

Do You Hear His Knock?

Listen!

Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart.

He wants to come into your life (home).

Jesus is waiting for you to answer your door.

He is waiting for you to ask Him into your heart and life.

When you hear His voice,

Answer him with a sincere prayer of acceptance.

Jesus will enter your home (heart)

And He will never leave you nor forsake you.

When you ask Him into your heart

The Holy Spirit will reside in you.

And He will dine with you and pray with you.

He will teach you the mysteries of God

And help you to love others.

The Holy Spirit will teach, guide, help, comfort, and empower you,

So why don’t you answer Jesus’ knock?!

He is a gentleman; Jesus will not enter your home without your invitation.

After awhile Jesus will stop knocking.

It will be too late for you

Because your life has ended.

(So answer while you still have the chance!)

Revelation 3:20–“Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears my voice, I will come into him and dine with him and he with Me.”

John 10:9–I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

(Read John 10:1-16–about the Good Shepherd)

John 14:16-17–16) And I will pray the Father and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever 17) the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

(Read John 14:16-26)

John 16:13–However, when He, the Holy Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth, for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you of things to come.

Romans 8:11–…He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

Do You Want to Take a Spiritual Journey?

(A Poem)

 

Proverbs 3:5,6(NKJV)—Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

 

Look deep within yourself.

Do you see who you are?

Is it a pleasant surprise?

Or is it someone you don’t know?

Do you hear a soft, gentle voice?

This is your place of your conscience,

God’s Holy Spirit’s dwelling place.

 

This deep intensity

Is the region you must search

To start your Spiritual Journey with God.

If this area is hard for you to locate,

Maybe it is because you haven’t

Asked Jesus to come with you

On your life’s Journey.

 

First you need to have a close relationship

With Jesus as your personal savior

So that you may ask for directions

To stay on the straight road.

Your Journey is Spiritual with Him.

Without Him, it is just

A selfish and lonely trip.

 

He will show you a safe,

Loving path to follow

So that you may enjoy

Your life’s Journey of Sunrises.

Enjoy your trip that so few want to travel.

The other route has too many curves.

He will make sure you reach your destination.

 

There will be a lot of

Learning stepping stones

Along the way.

You will have free will

To choose between good and evil.

It wouldn’t be a Spiritual Journey

Without listening to His wisdom.

 

His destination is like an awesome

Rainbow for those who follow his directions.

Reading His map is

The guardrail of guidance.

This is so important to follow

So that your life’s Journey

Doesn’t have any major accidents.

 

Jesus is a wonderful companion.

He promises to always be there

Throughout this Spiritual Journey,

In case of any detours that seemed

Easier and faster at the time,

But then we figured out

His road was always the best route.

 

As the Spiritual Journey comes to an end;

The few who chose to follow

And stayed loyal to God,

Will see the Most Brilliant and

Magnificent Sunset at

The end of the Rainbow

Where our Heavenly Father’s Son, Jesus,

Will greet us with open, loving arms

And take us home with Him.

 

Proverb 16:9(NKJV)—A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.

 

Hebrews 3:7(NKJV)—Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you will hear His voice.…”

 

Hebrews 13:5(NKJV)–….For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

 

 

God’s Creation

When I started reading the Bible, I was in awe of our Lord.  There is so much to learn about our God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.  He reveals new treasures about Himself in every chapter of the Bible.  It is a pleasure and honor to learn about such a wonderful God.  The book of Genesis teaches us that He is our Creator.

If it wasn’t for God’s awesome love and grace, we wouldn’t be able to live with Him in eternity.  It is so awesome to know He loves us so much that He sent His only begotten Son into this world to save us from eternal death. (Read John 3:16).

1John 4:9-10(NKJV)–9) In this the love of God manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into this world, that we might live through Him.  10)  In this is love, not that we loved God but that He loved us and still sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

God,  our Creator, is an incredible, interesting and pleasurable companion to be with on our earthly journey.  Bring Him along wherever you go.  Without Him nothing will exist–not even the earth.  It is hard to imagine not being in existence.  We wouldn’t know though because we would have never existed.

John 1:3 (Amplified)–All things were made and came into in existence through Him, and without him was not even one thing made, that has come into being.

God’s intricate design of our unique bodies is so complicated and bewildering.  There is so much to learn about our complex inward parts that He formed in our mother’s womb because we are fearfully and wonderfully made.  (Please read Psalm 139).  Our bodies intrigue and perplex doctors and scientists.  God procreated doctors and researchers to find cures and medicines to help people.  These are some of the people who He works through to help others.  God gives them knowledge to be placed in such privileged positions.

Inventors are another group of people God uses.  God gave the inventors the wisdom to devise new items.  God should get all the glory because nothing would be possible without him.  It pleases him to give us all of these gifts.  I don’t understand why people used their free will to destroy so much of God’s creation.  This makes our generous and awesome God sad and angry.

I am in awe of God’s whole creation.  His beautiful rainbows remind us of His promise of never flooding the whole earth again; waterfalls show His powerful might, magnificent sunrises and sunsets that He gives us for our pleasure; and the weather and change of seasons are to name only a few things that only our Creator, God, could have placed into existence.