Let's keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word.
~ Hebrews 10:23
I was having a conversation with another Christian some time ago and we started talking about how you must preach the word of God in order to win a debate. I countered with my belief that if someone doesn’t put an ounce of trust into the bible, they will not understand and will discredit the argument based off of uncommon acceptance of the bible.
You see, just like that noble wordsmith from the 1980s George Michael…you gotta have faith.
Faith is something you can and cannot prove at the same time, depending on who you are talking to. No matter how hard I try, I cannot prove without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus existed and that God is the creator of the universe. I simple can’t.
However, I can see the effects of what godly people do to help the homeless, the sick, the battered, and the forsaken. I can see the wonders of this world—beautiful NW sunsets in the summer time. I can witness the birth of my children. I can see all these things and know in my heart there is something bigger at work here than myself.
I must have faith in God. I have to believe that He sent his son to die on the cross for my sins. Without faith in a bigger purpose—God’s purpose—I am merely floating through life aimlessly. It is a faith I hold on to dearly. I can’t prove my faith to you, but I can show you what has happened in my life because of my faith and attest to the Lord keeping his word.