I have no remarkable visitation from God, or dramatic conversion experience. I trust the biblical account of God’s work in creation and redemption and the cloud of witnesses written there, as well as the people I’ve met in person who also believe. Those who truly love and trust God (not just the ones who say they do) are the best kind of people to be around. I was taught from a child to believe in the truth of the Bible, and I do, despite the fact that there is much I do not understand. There is a growing realization within me that the concepts I find in scripture and the underlying principles of how the world is ordered give me power to move forward with confidence in love, which is the goal of all sentient beings.
I affirm that Jesus is the Savior of the world, that God the Father sent him to demonstrate his love for all men and women, that he died and was resurrected and his Spirit lives in me by faith.
It is certain that many of my other views are in error, and may subject me to foolish and evil thinking and living. Others can see that far better than I can myself. My life is certainly a process and I’m no paragon of virtue.
Because of my faults and because of the enemy of my soul, I may be ridiculed and mocked for my viewpoint, especially when trouble comes, but God give me the faith and courage to stand by it, and the wisdom and humility to admit when I’m wrong.
Let the devils tremble. The spirits that oppose God are real, although they are outmatched. I am redeemed forever through the sacrifice of Christ. I am his, and he watches over me like a mother over her sleeping child, throughout the watches of the night, when all is calm and in the deepest danger.
At this point in human history it seems more evident than ever that belief in something higher than ourselves is needed.
Our help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Our only true hope is trusting him.
Are you in?