Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Why I Believe...

...because the Lord has captured me, heart and soul, with His love. Love is not love without Him.

I believe because apart from the Lord Jesus Christ I've found there is literally no other hope. No one knows me as God does, and still, He accepted me. I believe because I know God could never accept me unless He first sacrificed His only begotten Son on my behalf, and I know His beloved Son personally. I believe because Jesus offered me a gift that was free for me, but cost Him a very high price, so I accepted it, and it literally saved me. I believe because I know I can't come to God because of the sin that I was born into is unavoidably in me, which makes me a sinner, and I know sin literally cannot be in God's holy presence. But God is literally in me today, so I believe Jesus came and took my sin upon Himself, and thus, He paid the price that was meant for me: death and separation from God, therefore, because He had victory over that death and was once again united with the Father in eternity, I am the one that received victory because Jesus literally cleansed me of my sin and made me holy, thus allowing the Holy God to literally dwell in me now and me to literally dwell with Him when I physically die one day. I asked Him to forgive me for my sins against Him, and this great and awesome God...forgave me. Forgiveness is not forgiveness without Him.

I believe because I've found no other proof of a god or reason for our existence, except for what is explained in the Holy Bible, so I trust it and take it literally. He says HE is Truth, and then inspired over 40 writers in the course of approx. 1,500 years to write a Book to prove (not because He needed to, but because He loves us) He is Truth. There is a reason there are literally billions of copies of it out in the world today. I believe because no human mind could ever come up with a plan like this, and I mean that literally, because no human would or could do what Jesus did. Read the Bible to find out why. Truth is not truth without Him.

I believe because I have been in turmoil and still been in joy. I have been is desperation and still been in contentment. I have been in pain and still been in comfort. I have been in uncertainty and still been in peace of mind. I have been in sorrow but still had happy peace that passes all human understanding. I stay close to Him through the trials of this life because I know He holds me close like a loving mother holds her little baby close. Peace is not peace without Him.

I believe because HE has made me so incredibly happy that I could never express the depth, height, and length of how much joy I have! I am unhappy when I am far from Him. I am the happiest when I am the closest to Him! I want more of Him and He is more than giving of Himself! I love nothing more than simply being with Him in prayer! I believe because I know and literally can feel that I am loved by Him. He is the life within me! I believe because I live and I live because I believe! He has made me inexpressibly happy!! I believe because I've come to know the joy of having Him live within me. Joy is not joy without Him! 

"God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins." 
1 John 4:8-10