Do you believe in the bible?

black and white cemetery christ churchListening to a podcast tonight a pastor asked us to truly reflect on the question “Do you believe in the bible?”

Like you, my natural response was “Of course, absolutely”. But HE didn’t stop there. He spoke about his personal challenges in that question which led me to truly reflect.

You see, I absolutely believe in the bible but I don’t fully live out that belief.

His first bible example was Luke 14:26,33 “”If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple…So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.”

He apologized to his church for not following these verses in his life. His father had passed away and there were other things that needed to be done in the kingdom but he focused on his father instead of the kingdom.

For many of us we will listen to him and state, that there is no issue with that. But he was right… If we believe in the bible, then we will seek Christ first in all things. Jesus stated in Luke 9:59-62

“And He said to another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.” But He said to him, “Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.” Another also said, “I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home.” But Jesus said to him, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.””

This all spoke deeply in my heart.

I pray it does for you as well.

Reflections

Food for thought: Like marriage, our relationship with God is a long time covenant. God call us seek him first and bring HIM all the glory. The words of the bible was written to guide us in all areas of our lives. So reflect, do you believe in the bible? I pray that this blog inspires you to reflect, seek forgiveness and follow HIM.

Prayer: Holy God, as I reflected on the words of your messenger I realize that even though I love you, I truly don’t with all of my heart and soul. There are many times that I choose family over you. Forgive me. There are times I am so focused on my possessions that the idea of not having running water, functional facilities, a shelter over my head, or food in my pantry is something I don’t want to fathom. Forgive me. Lord, I want you more than all of these things. Forgive me for not living out 2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;”… Thank you for your continued gentle reminders. Amen 

May God’s grace, mercy and peace be with you.

Published by godlywoman911

I became a Christian at a young age and baptized at the age of 13. My journey has been bittersweet. A majority of my life I have been a Christian. But not a Godly Woman. After many failures, tears and tribulation I realized that something in my Christian life had to change. No longer can I profess that I am a Christian but don’t show daily that Christ lives in me! No longer can I claim that I am HIS child when my thoughts, actions and deeds were not overflowing with HIS love. No longer could I live the way I was living and not seek him daily in prayer, scripture and worship. As the Lord blessed me with that knowledge I felt him also calling me to write my journey and share my thoughts, learning and mistakes with others. Hence the reason for 911. Not only was it a crises in my life to become a Godly Woman but as I delved into scripture to understand how to be Godly, I realized that we are living in crazy world where the desire to be Godly was no longer important. Many boast that they are a Christian and weekly attend Church, but lack the Godly qualities that Christ seeks in ALL of his followers. My deepest desire is to serve Christ faithfully, obey HIM joyfully, trust HIM always, seek HIM eternally and become his close friend so that I can share in his truth and knowledge. I pray that this blog blesses you and provide you with the strength, courage and wisdom to be a Godly Man or Woman.

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