Do You Believe?

dsc_0173Do you believe in God?  Do you really believe in God?  Do you believe that He is Who He says He is and is capable of all of the things that we say He is capable of?  If we really believe in God, then we must see life in a radically different way than the person who does not believe, and this should change the living out of our lives in a big way!

There are a lot of people that say they believe, but very few really believe – believe in such a way that it changes them and their lives.  To really believe – means that you look at life differently and live life differently.  Our values are influenced and shaped by what we believe.

If we really believe in God, then our belief must make a difference in our lives and our lives should make a difference in this world.  Do you really believe?  Here are just a few thoughts to get your motor running today:

What can compare to our God or what can you compare our God to?  The answer:  NOTHING!  I mean, I can honestly come up with nothing that even comes close!  Our God is incomparable and just acknowledging this truth changes everything!

God is in the TRANSFORMATION business!  I love this time of year, because we are watching things that were dead, come to life.  This is the business of God!  God takes people that were dead and makes them alive!  If you really believe, then stop walking around like a dead man!

God is VICTORIOUS!  And if you believe in Him and have a relationship with Him – you will be victorious!  Can you think of one battle that God has ever lost or will lose?  Take some time today to think about God.  Take some time to REALLY BELIEVE!  And let your real belief change your life!

P.S.  Just one more thing I want to remind you of:  God Believes In You!

Who Has Your Back?

I used to love playing out in the woods when I was younger.  My friends and I would head out into the woods for all kinds of adventures.  We once built a dam to block the creek in a bend and ending up building it high enough to have a six foot deep swimming pool.  We had a big time jumping in and cannon balling, until we saw a snake swim across our pool.  All of a sudden, no one wanted to swim anymore!  My fried Dennis said:  “You jump in – it’s no big deal!”  I said:  “If it’s no big deal, then you jump in!”  We finally convinced his little brother to go for it and our swimming resumed!

I remember once we discovered a vine that hung over a valley.  We could run off of the edge of a cliff, grab the vine and swing like Tarzan.  It was a lot of fun until part of the vine broke and then it became a bit more of a risk.  Your jump had to be longer and your grip stronger or you were going for a rough tumble.  Everyone wanted to do it and no one was willing to do it.  We were all capable.  If one of us would just take the jump and grab.  I decided to go for it!  I took several steps back, bent down and blasted off with all of my strength.  I went off of the edge of the cliff and flying into the air, my hands made perfect contact with the vine and for just a moment I felt like I was Superman!

I jumped that day because my friends were there with me and I knew that they had my back.  If anything happened, they would go running to get my MOMMA and my MOMMA would make everything alright.  Dennis’ little brother jumped in the water that day, because he knew that we had his back.  If anything happened, we would go running to get his Momma and his Momma would make everything alright!

God has some amazing things in store for you.  It may be a little scary standing there on the edge, but know this:  God and the people that He has placed around you – have your back!  The Bible says in Romans 8:28  “All things work together  for good for those who love God and who are called according to His purpose.”   What is it that God is calling you to do?  How can you live your life and fulfill His calling?  You are not by yourself and you are not alone!  God loves you and has an amazing plan for your life.  It does not matter what mistakes you have made or how bad it might all be messed up.  Love and trust God and allow the friends that He has put around you to help you to succeed!