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Words of the Week – Is Your Belief-System Working?
By Barbara Bryant, Contributing Writer
Published August 30, 2017

                                          Barbara Bryant (Courtesy photo)

I have no problem saying, “I don’t know some things about God.” But just because I don’t know some things about God, it does not mean, I don’t believe in God.

John 14:1 says, “…Believe in God.” What Jesus meant by believing in God, means believing everything that God has said about Himself. “Believe in God” means trusting that God deals with us not according to who we are, but according to who He is. “Believe in God” means to account God trustworthy, that God is faithful to God’s promises.

Is your belief-system working?   Most people don’t realize how their beliefs shape them and their life.  What we believe changes the way we perceive the world around us. What we believe impacts the way we think. What we believe influences the choices we make.


Your belief-system is powerful.  It is what causes you to feel the way you do. It determines your behaviors and actions.  Your belief-system is your “auto-pilot.”  Your “auto-pilot” makes you do what you do, believe what you believe and is the source of everything you do in life.   If God is not your “auto-pilot” you may need to change your belief-system.

You might say, “I believe in God.”  Are you certain that you do? We believe in our problems, our setbacks, our troubles, and our hurts because we cry over them, complain about them, and have pity parties with our test and trails. But are you certain that you believe in God? Do you really believe that God will do what He says He will do?

When you study the Scriptures, you clearly see God spoke, and later God did what He said He would do. That should strengthen your faith, knowing God will perform His word. No spoken word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.  For this reason, you’ve got to believe in God.

Everything we say about Jesus, everything we say about the Holy Spirit, everything we profess about the church, salvation, judgment, blessings, miracles and eternity all depend upon the God we say we believe in. So, let’s take a look at this God in whom we say we believe.

God is omnipotent. He can do anything He wants to do.  God is omniscient which simply means, God knows everything.  God is omnipresent. He’s everywhere at once.  So how do we apply this?  Believe it!  Why? It’s what the Scripture says.  It is what God has revealed to us concerning himself.

Bottom-line, when it comes to deciding what believing in God means, why not believe and act on what God Himself said?  When you do, your life will reflect it and God will perform the impossible in your life.


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