I am dedicating my 200th post to my faith in God and in Jesus Christ.
What I write will not really be from a theological viewpoint but only as I have experienced his love and what I believe. Because of a personal reason I have been examining just what that is and how I would explain it.
I believe God created the world and everything that is in it and in the heavens and universe. I’ve not read the Bible from cover to cover…maybe some day I will but haven’t managed to yet. Having said that I have read a lot of scripture. I believe that the Bible is inspired by God ….through the Holy Spirit. There are many that question the validity and truthfulness of it but much of it…(probably more than I even know) can be historically proven to be correct. I have ventured to read some of this for my own knowledge and also to explain it to some of those close to me. For example there is evidence found in ruins of the location where the wall of Jericho was. I won’t recount all of these historical findings because to be honest when I read something I don’t retain it well and have to re-read it over again. Besides which this is not the purpose of this blog.
The real purpose is to say that it is totally by faith that one believes. Who in truth can explain what the Trinity is …in layman’s terms. I have heard explanations such as water…being water in different forms such as ice and liquid and yet still being water. That helped me to understand that God is Father…but He is also Jesus the Savior …but He is also the Holy Spirit…the comforter and who assists us in praying…. I say that just as one of the things I have thought about and accepted..as I said…by faith.
One of my favourite songs …if not my favourite…is “I Believe” and while many question the man’s faith who sings it so beautifully, Elvis Presley, he is the one that I listen to. Part of the song says “Every time I hear a newborn baby cry, I know why I believe.” That is the reason I cannot understand those that believe the world just came in with a ‘bang’ and everything and everyone was made. The human body is so intricate and each part of it plays a role in how the body works. And a baby and a small child has so much innocence within them…it is beautiful to behold.
I believe that the horrors of war and other infirmities of man are not purposed by God. He would love it…I believe…if we as His people would work together to alleviate the suffering that goes on. If we shared the wealth there would be no poverty…if there was no poverty then there would be no struggle for power as is so evident in some areas of the world. We are God’s hands to accomplish these things. Many would say that a loving God should stop all of this….but I say …then He has taken away the freedom He gave us to decide how to live and what to believe. Everyone has the choice to make their own decisions.
These are only my thoughts and beliefs and I don’t mean to over-simplify matters of the world. And I don’t wish to imply that my beliefs are everyone’s.
Throughout the years of depression..and there were many years I never lost the belief that even though I didn’t understand why I had to go through the experience that I did…God was along side of me. And now when I look back I can see some of the reasons things were as they were. And I have been able to relate to others who have gone through similar ‘waters’.
In closing, I would say that when I began blogging it was because …again..I believe… I had been praying for about a year asking God how I could do something for Him. Then came some information about blogging and I thought that I would just write about my current life, my struggles with depression, my life growing up and anything else that I felt led to. I didn’t know if I would ever have anyone actually read what I wrote but decided to do it.
So here it is, just over one year of doing so and I have encountered so many issues and met so many wonderful people….not all who agree with my beliefs…but that’s okay…they are very special to me regardless. I never would have thought that in one year I would meet and begin to care about so many and also in return to have received so many blessings and encouragement from them (you).
Here endeth my 200th post!