Have you ever taken the time to look at the details of a flower? Or considered how a person can talk on the phone while breathing and walking, then reach up and scratch their head but never miss a heart beat or flow of blood? Who could think of, let alone orchestrate, the intricacies of human nature and the delicacies of our world? ...and how is it that in the midst of the craziness of life one can think on the goodness of a sovereign God and find peace that is unexplainable? These are questions that boggle the human mind but not the spirit of the believer in Jesus Christ because of the living Word in which we find clarity.
I have never explored religions outside of Christianity as base for my faith; however, I did study other religions for some of my college classes. I examined each religion with an open mind and a desire to genuinely understand them; and while the religions presented some essential moral values none of them offered examples of unconditional love, limitless hope, miraculous healing and life. When I think of how much hurt and pain Jesus took on my behalf before He died for my freedom, I can't help but be consumed with an overwhelming feeling of love (before I knew Him, He loved me with an everlasting love). As I read the scriptures from thousands of years ago and see how applicable they are to my life now and it solidifies my knowledge of the TRUE and LIVING God. When I pray, I am praying to a God who hears me and is able to perform on my behalf. He has plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me hope and a future, I didn't see these promises in other religions. So as for me and my house we shall serve the Lord!
~This blog is a part of the Blog Challenge hosted by Sierra Nicole~
SN: I believe the Apostle Paul addressed "other gods and idols" very well in Acts 17:24-29 which I think is very apropos.