(Personal Photography Sunrise on Blue Ridge Mountains)

BELIEVE

We see this one single word used everywhere.  On plaques, on T Shirts, in gardens, and personal checks.  I think we can safely say everyone believes in something.  Even for those who claim that they don’t believe God exists still believe.  They have by their own choice to believe that there is not God.

What does it mean to you?  What do you believe?  There is no law against changing our stand on what we believe.  If you have grown up believing something that you parents believed, or what school teachers and church leaders believe and then find out that maybe, just maybe you don’t think the same way, can you chose what you want to believe? 

For some to change what they believe, especially when it touches our faith, we often find ourselves in a “crisis of belief”.  I think most people who fit into the Christian category of “believers” have or will come to a point of that crisis at least one time in their spiritual journey.   It can be very difficult to let go of what you thought was right and true and have to face that perhaps it isn’t really what God has said about it.

A very long time ago I believed in reincarnation.  It just seemed right and I began to read too much of what others who believed in it and I was persuaded even though I believed in God.  Or so I thought. 

“When we become advocates of a creed, something dies; we do not believe God, we only believe our belief about Him.” Oswald Chambers

That was exactly where I was in my early adult life seeking for a spiritual experience in the wrong beliefs of others.    

God in His Love, Mercy, and Grace brought me to that place of “crisis of belief”. It came through my searching the scriptures to prove what I believed that I discovered I didn’t believe God I just believed in Him. Then, when I discovered the devil himself believes in God, I knew I had to alter my belief system on spiritual things.

I wanted a deeper relationship with God beyond what the devil could never again have.  I am ever grateful for the Love of God that rescued me from darkness and brought me into His Light.

When the Light came, I could see more clearly.  The veil lifted and I found Jesus, my Savior and Lord.  I found Truth.  He is the Way, Truth, and the Life.  Today, I find that my journey is about deepening my relationship with Him.  So what do I believe?  I believe that when I seek Him I find Him and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, my Father, and my Lord.   My journey will continue as He leads me to my purpose and the destiny He has planned for me.

 ~~~~From my  Heart   to yours~~~~Andrea