Believe the best!
The message we received this past Sunday was about the sower’s parable, and the key question was: What do you believe?
As well, we were told that 2021 is a year of great expectations. When you believe something, it’s because you have first made a DECISION to believe that ‘’thing’’. It’s interesting to look at the process of believing. Mine starts with HEARING (could be reading too), then THINKING, then making a DECISION about BELIEVING or not, and finally ACTING – or not. It is so simple when you think about it! So, I absolutely decided to reinforce that I fully believe (fully trust in God, fully trust the Word of God) and that 2021 IS a year of great expectations.
Then, I asked myself, why not go further? Why not for the rest of my life? No matter what happens, if I think and decide to believe that God has great things, promises and gifts in heaven for me, isn’t having great expectations? When you believe that God is a Good Father, that He only has good plans for you, that His love is greater than anything you can imagine, why not believe all these great expectations for as long as I will live on planet earth? It’s a great decision to believe all this for that long! Thank you, God!
Also, I love it when our pastors talk about Enoch: this man was so close to God that God took him away.
By faith, Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: ‘’He could not be found, because God had taken him away.’’ For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God’’ (Hebrews 11:5).
This is so great! This man was so close to God. This is my deepest desire to be so close to God, and I know that it is only by believing, only by faith into action that I can get closer to Him. So let’s press on!! Let’s march on!!
– Pastor Carole, January 8, 2021