Imagine you are back in school- and you hear that the new kid (who you have not yet met) likes you-
Then you see them- and there is definitely an attraction…
So the question is: What do you do now- are there things you would change about yourself to impress the ‘new kid’
(would you change your appearance/habits/actions?)
-But wait- I’m getting ahead of myself-
Let’s get back to the part about the ‘new kid’ liking you…
if you believe it- then everything changes.
Belief changes the whole thing- it changes the way you think about things, the way you feel about yourself and creates an entire atmosphere of possibilities that did not previously exist-
When we believe news reports they change the way we think and perceive- BUT when believe we are liked or even Loved- (sort of an intangible) the change is amazing.
Truth is.. you are Loved.
Jesus loves you (John 3:16 for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life)
Once you choose to believe this- everything changes-
Jesus did not say repent or do this and that- He said believe (in red-!)
Believe is where it all starts and its also where it stays simple-
the Gospel is simple. (not easy) God made it something we could do- believe.
Faith (your capacity to believe) should probably not be measured in quantity of percentage but instead on or off.
‘How much Faith’ vs ‘is your Faith on?’ (on/off is simpler)
Faith and Fear both rely on belief. Both can have great effects in peoples lives-So if you are wondering about ‘how much faith’ just think about ‘how much fear’ and you will realize your potential to believe- I am not trying to say that there is no need for fear- because there are things you really should be concerned about- and I do not want to say that Faith is as simple as a switch that we can turn on and off- But when you first decide to believe (when you begin to understand that in this whole wide unexplainable universe, you are somehow Loved by the creator of all life, who fully knows you and yet fully loves you) -when you begin that belief- its like a switch is thrown and all the lights come on- everything changes- everything makes more sense and there is hope and love and joy and even purpose- When you believe (even a tiny bit) you still get everything. Even if you start with ‘I believe there is something..out there’ etc. That is enough. God can work with that. And He will show you Himself. and you will know.
most people start all of their conversations with God by saying ‘well, God, it’s me…’ (truthfully most of us always say that to God when we talk to Him- even if we have know Him for decades)
God loves this about us, and He is there- and He really likes you-! (you can start with that)