In a time that feels full of
and uncertainty to an extent rarely felt,
I felt a need to consider
what my beliefs were and
that resulted in what I choose to call
“Foundational Inner Thoughts” (F.I.T.)–
FIRST (and I believe the most important
aspect of my “faith”) —
I BELIEVE GOD . . .
I don’t just believe there IS a God . . .
I don’t just believe IN God . . .
I want to believe God like the Scriptures say
Abraham believed God . . .
Even so Abraham believed God, and
it was reckoned to him as righteousness.
Galatians 3:6, Romans 4:3, James 2:23
FAITH — confidence or trust in a person or thing;
belief that is not based on proof
November 25, 2016 at 7:45 AM · Searcy, AR ·
In a time that feels full of difficult thoughts, harsh words, fear, and uncertainty to an extent rarely experienced, I felt a need to consider what my beliefs were and that resulted in what I choose to call “Foundational Inner Thoughts” (F.I.T.)–Part 2
SECOND (and I believe a vital step in the development of my “faith”) —
I SEEK GOD . . .
I am told repeatedly to seek God . . .
I want a relationship with God . . .
I want to know God
like the Scriptures say Moses knew God . . .
Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses
face to face,
just as a man speaks to his friend . . .
(Deuteronomy 34:10; Numbers 12:8)
SO, if I seek God, I must ask myself some important questions:
–WHERE is God?
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
SO, if God is invisible,
–HOW do I seek God?
O God, You are my God;
I shall seek You earnestly;
My soul thirsts for You,
my flesh yearns for You,
In a dry and weary land
where there is no water.
–WHAT does a relationship with God mean?
–what are my expectations?
the Lord, the Lord God,
compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, and
abounding in lovingkindness and truth
dictionary.com: RELATIONSHIP — sense or state of being related
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called sons of God.
Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the
kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”
Psalm 36:7 How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.