23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
Our actions, whether they be good or evil, are motivated by our beliefs. These beliefs can stem from: things that were told to us by others, thoughts that spring up from within us, and/or past life successes or failures.
As we look to the Word of God, I am reminded of David, the man after God’s own heart. David’s belief was firmly placed in God’s ability to enable him to defeat Goliath. Later, when King Saul sought to kill him, David’s belief that he would dishonor God, motivated him to spare Saul’s life on two occasions when he could have easily killed the King. However, as many of us do so often, with David’s successes came a weakening in his beliefs, when he becomes King and encounters Bathsheba.
He believed that, as King, he was entitled to have any woman he wishes, and then when Bathsheba became pregnant, David believed he could cover up his actions by attempting to make it seem that the baby was by Bathsheba’s husband Uriah; And then he believed he could get away with having Uriah killed. Fortunately, when confronted by the prophet about his actions, David does repent and receives God’s forgiveness.
Our beliefs will determine whether we choose to: remain faithful to our spouse or try to justify committing adultery, hand a lost wallet into the Lost & Found or keep its contents for ourselves, spend quality time with our family or put our career aspirations first, place our faith in Jesus Christ or rely on our own abilities.
Whether a person believes in Satan or not, he is a real enemy of mankind. The Evil One uses every trick in his arsenal to deceive men and women into believing one of three things:
1. The God of the Bible is not real or not the true God.
2. God is unjust
3. Jesus Christ is not the only route to Heaven.
When we choose to believe that we can make it without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, we set ourselves up to be an easy prey for the Evil One, and for an eternity of regret when this life is over.
The fact of the matter is that God is our Creator, and He loved each of us enough to send His only begotten Son to die on the cross for our sins; and rise from the grave for our justification. When a person realizes this, and places their belief and love in Jesus Christ, we gain a wealth of significance that will never fade away. Furthermore, we recognize that we will be held accountable by our Creator for our actions when we stand before Him someday, however if we repent of our sins and turn away from willfully sinning; He is faithful and just to forgive us, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Do You Believe?
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Do You Believe?
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Do You Believe?
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Parents, Do You Believe?
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Men, Do You Believe?
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
Women, Do You Believe?
10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
Children, Do You Believe?
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Do You Believe?
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I believe in my heart that the Word of God is true, and that God is a promise keeper. I know what He’s done in my life, and in the life of my family and friends. I believe that He will do the same for you, so if you do not know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I invite you to pray the prayer below, and receive the Lord into your heart today.
Lord Jesus, I believe that You died on the cross for my sins, and rose from the grave for my justification.
I confess that I have sinned against God, and now I repent of my sinful ways.
I choose to allow You to be the Lord of my life, from this day forward, and throughout eternity.
Thank You, Jesus for saving me.
If you truly believe the above prayer, then you are now a part of God’s family, and have reserved a home in Heaven when this mortal life is over. Begin reading God’s Word, starting with the Gospel of John. This will help you to build a strong foundation for your relationship with the Lord. I also pray that the Holy Spirit will guide you to a true Bible believing, God honoring church with other sincere “born again” Christians.