Lately I’ve been watching these awesome videos the Bible Project has been creating.
The thing that really hit me about the book of Genesis is that God just wants us to Believe.
Jesus echoes this sentiment again and again, but especially in the book of John. All the people were so stoked after Jesus fed 5000 of them fish and fresh baked bread they said, “Hey we want to do the works of God too!”
Jesus looked at them and said, “You want to do the works of God? Awesome! Here’s how… This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.”
I looked up all the times God asks us to Believe in scripture and believe me… its a lot.
Here’s a few choice scriptures:
Numbers 14:11“How long will they not believe in Me, despite all the signs which I have performed in their midst?
2 Kings 17:14 “They did not listen, but stiffened their neck like their fathers, who did not believe in the Lord their God.”
Isaiah 43:10 “But you are my witnesses, O Israel!” says the LORD. “You are my servant. You have been chosen to know me, believe in me, and understand that I alone am God. There is no other God–there never has been, and there never will be.
Acts 16:31 “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.”
SO WHAT? What does that mean to me today, right now. I mean really.
Do I believe God?
Do I really?
If I really believe God would I worry or be anxious?
Philippians 4:5, 6 says, “The Lord is near so don’t be anxious or worried about anything. Instead pray about everything with thanksgiving and then the peace of God that transcends understanding will cover your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.”
If I really believe God would I hold a grudge against someone?
Matthew 6:15 says, “But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Colossians 3:13 “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
If I really believe God would I not share Christ’s love with my friend who doesn’t know God?
If I really believe God would I watch this movie, tv show…?
If I really believe God would I __________________?
Do I Believe God? How does my life reflect my belief?
This is where is all starts and where it all will end.
It is how my whole life should be governed by if I truly believe God.