Do You Believe in God?

Do You Believe in God?

When asked the title question, I expect everyone reading this would answer, “Yes, I do!” But does your life reflect what you profess to believe?

It’s easy for the majority of people to believe in God. James 2:19 tells us that even the demons believe … and they tremble! I don’t see many people trembling as they go about their self-indulgent, self-focused lives. This makes me wonder, Do you believe in God?

This is suicide awareness month. Before I knew that, my heart had begun to break for the increasing number of people who are depressed and suicidal. I understand that life is hard, and sometimes death seems like an easy way out of the pain and heartache that we often have to deal with, but we serve a God who can comfort and strengthen and give the grace you need to face another day. Do you believe in God?

Life is short and getting shorter every day. God has put us here for a reason, which is primarily to glorify Him and to make Him known to those around us. Are we doing that? Do your co-workers see you joyfully serving Christ and those around you as you go about your mundane tasks? Do they see you refraining from joining in on the gossip and dirty jokes? Do they know that you believe in God?

Don’t fool yourself into thinking you are in good standing with the Lord because you profess to believe in Him. Evaluate your life. Does it reflect His ways? Do people see His love flowing through you? Are you radiating with His joy? Are you trusting Him for each tomorrow? Do you really believe in God?

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Sony Elise

Sony has been an avid southern gospel fan since she first heard The Happy Goodman Family on a cassette in the mid-1980s. She is the co-founder of Family Renewal and the owner of Sony Elise Editing Services.

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  1. Reply September 22, 15:06 #1 BabyBlueTarh33l

    Amen Sony! It’s such a shame to hear & see those who claim to know JESUS, but what they mean to say is they know of HIM, which is a huge difference compared to having HIS indwelling SPIRIT & having a personal relationship with JESUS with HIM as the LORD, MASTER, & SAVIOR of your life. As I John 2:3-6 states….
    3) “And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
    4) He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
    5) But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
    6) He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.”

    • Reply September 29, 14:33 Sony Elise

      That sums it up so well. The perfect litmus test.

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