Believe It!

I’ve been thinking about some stuff lately…like, how cool would it have been when to be around when Jesus was here on earth?  Think about it; being there when he was preaching the Sermon on the Mount, watching the miracles in person, and see the living God do his thing.  It would have been crazy seeing and experiencing all of that!  I would have been a set believer then…how could you doubt?

But, we live in the modern world. There is war, differences in religions, and the thought that we must be P.C. all the time.  We don’t have that guy that came to live with us, teach us, and mentor us.  But, we have the Word and the fact that Jesus is still living within us.  How cool is that?!  He can be our best friend, our love, everything.

John 20:29 says, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  I think this is such an important verse to know.  It’s right after Jesus rises from the grave, and Thomas won’t believe until he sees and places his hands on the marks from the nails.  Jesus is really encouraging when it comes to the people who still believe he was raised, even though they haven’t seen him.

I love this! It’s like, Jesus knew there would be doubters and skeptics in the world.  Jesus was taking us into account.  I love that Jesus was so cool and down-to-earth about everything.  Jesus was an actually man…he was human; the thing is that he resisted sin.  He was like no other human EVER.  Jesus was so cool…I can’t get over that! I absolutely love it.

Keep on staying in faith, and even if you doubt know that Jesus loves you. I’ll keep that in mind, too. Feel free to leave opinions, questions, anything. I’ll respond!

Love,

Paige

Luke 18:14-“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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No Doubt

No, I’m not talking about the rock band. I’m talking about what it takes to make it in this life.  I know for a fact that I have a lot of doubts; I have so many doubts I can’t count them on my fingers.  I have doubts about my future, my career choice, my life. And, I even used to have doubts about my faith.

You know, that is a hard thing to admit.  Growing up Christian, I was always around the faith and people with that faith.  But, it’s perfectly normal to doubt.  I mean, it’s a weird thing, religion.  Everyone gathers in one room and prays and sings and listens to the same sermon.  It was just strange to me for a period in my life.  I believed in Jesus and God and everything, but religion was just weird.

Then, I would think about how so many other people believed what I believed.  It helped me get through whatever doubts I was having at the time.  I remember reading the story of Doubting Thomas, where he doesn’t really think Jesus has risen, and when he sees Him, he doesn’t believe it is Him until he can touch the wounds. John 20:26-28 says, A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.’ Thomas said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!'”  He realized that Jesus had risen!

It’s so amazing to see how even though Thomas doubted, he saw the light and the good that Jesus is.  Even if you have doubts, go to the Word and the Lord and search and seek what you have doubts about.

Keep on being the positive influence on the world around you, and I’ll keep you keeping on.  God bless,

Paige

Matthew 14:31, after Jesus walks on water, talking to Peter– “Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?'”

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