by John Doyle
Today’s devotional is a reminder of the key aspects of what *WE BELIEVE*
The God of all creation is made up of Father, Son and Holy Spirit – 3 in ONE! Its a reminder to us that we are made up of BODY, SOUL and SPIRIT – 3 in ONE and when we choose to place our Faith in the TRIUNE GOD by trusting Christ as Lord and Saviour we become United in God and with one another Eternally.
Can I ask you a question? When was the last time you had an extended, uninterrupted conversation with someone face-to-face? Without checking on your phone for text messages or taking a call? For many of us, we’d have to think for some time to come up with an answer. And even if you have enjoyed such a moment in recent days, you may still agree that there’s so much noise going on all around us and generally in the World today.
It’s hard to stand still when we’re all so busy. It’s difficult to stay centered when we’re pulled in so many directions. The same can be said of our spiritual lives when so many forces push for our attention and our affection. When our lives spiral out of control and we can’t make sense of the circumstances we are in, we often find ourselves longing for a solid place to stand, to find rest and make sense of it all.
In the song “We Believe,” we’re given a musical reminder of what it is that is essential to our Christian faith. When we find ourselves struggling with all that’s happening in these days of COVID 19 and the Lockdown we will come across so many that seem to have no hope. But when we remind ourselves and center on the life and death and resurrection of Jesus it greatly helps us to find HOPE, knowing and believing in the TRIUNE God that so Loves us. When we find ourselves arguing about things that don’t matter, we can remember that we are all united as children of the same Heavenly Father.
We believe in God the Father / We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit / And He’s given us new life
We believe in the Crucifixion / We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection / We believe He’s coming back again
These words to the song below provide us with the Focus we are to have in these difficult days and reminds us the Biblical Truths of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Placing these central truths in our hearts and minds will allow us to stand strong when the uncertainty of all that is going on attempts to move us away from what truly matters. The Holy Spirit at work within us will keep us strong, so its important for us to recall what is true about God and His work in each of our lives.
The beautiful opening to the first Psalm gives us a picture of someone who remains firm despite the major problems around them at that time.
“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.” Psalm 1:1-3
May we all become like a tree planted firmly, rooted in the deeper truths of God and His Word. May we remember and reflect on what it is that we truly believe and carry that in our hearts as we move on in Faith despite all that is happening in the world around us. Lets centre ourselves on the core of our faith and share this with others whom God sends our way and lets demonstrate His Love and His Grace that this World that so needs in these days we are living.
In the Love of the Lord Jesus,
John and Barbara
We believe in the Father, who created all that is,
And we believe the universe and all therein is His,
As our loving heavenly Father, He yearns to save all souls,
To lift us from the fall . . . We BELIEVE
We believe in Jesus the Father’s only Son,
Existed uncreated before time had begun,
A sacrifice for sin, He died then rose again,
To ransom sinful man, We BELIEVE
We believe in the Spirit who makes believers one,
Our hearts are filled with His presence, the Comforter has come,
The Kingdom unfolds in His plan,
Unhindered by the quarrels of man,
His Church upheld in His HAND . . . We BELIEVE
Though the earth be removed, And time be no more,
These truths are secure. God’s word shall endure,
Whatever may change, these things are sure . . . We BELIEVE
So when the mountains are cast down into the plains,
when kingdoms all crumble, God’s Kingdom remains,
Our faith is not subject to seasons of man, With our Father we proclaim,
We believe our Lord will come as He said,
The land and the sea will give up their dead
His children will reign with Jesus as head
WE BELIEVE, WE BELIEVE.