“What if…” – a standalone phrase that we say all too often. I want to challenge you to not brush it off this time…but to let it sink in and to allow it to revolutionize your life.
Let me state before I start, that this post is directed specifically for Christians.
So let us be honest with ourselves… let us pray in advance:
“Dear Lord, I love you and I want to remain teachable in response to your Spirit. I pray that the parts of this post that are applicable to my own life will stand out to me, and those that simply to not apply, will not condemn, but simply fall away. I trust and I believe in your unconditional love and I invite only you, Holy Spirit, God to work within me today. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN.”
Now, read through the post, even if you didn’t pray…perhaps you feel like it later, if not, then not. Allow me to ask some bold “what if – questions”. You might want to read them as though they are questions you pose toward yourself.
… I believed every word the Bible contains?
… I believed that God truly loves me unconditional and always has my best in mind?
… I believed that God is judge and that there is a hell?
… I believed the punishment for sin is eternity in hell?
Would I live differently? Would I then act differently? Would I stop to fancy sin? Would I fear God?
… I believed that there was a heaven?
… I believed God doesn’t want to see ANY person end up in hell?
… I truly believed that Jesus has died for every sin and is willing to forgive ALL my sins?
… I believed I am being forgiven in the same measure that I forgive others?
… I believed the Bible is a love letter from God to me?
… I believed that the great commission was given to me?
Would I read my Bible more? Would I love more? Would I forgive more? Would I share the Gospel more?
What if …
… I believed God truly knows the depths of my heart?
… I believed God is the same: yesterday, today and tomorrow?
… I believed submission to leadership is from God?
… I believed that there lies immeasurable power in prayer?
Would I allow God to purify me? Would I trust in His provisions more? Would I believe in miracles? Would I submit more instead of gossip and moan? Would I PRAY more?
As a Christian we answer to all these “what if’s” that we do. However does that reflect in our behaviour?
EVERY person on earth ALWAYS acts on what they TRULY believe.
(If you believe it will rain any second, you will not go outside the house unprepared – right?)
FAITH is only true and honest faith, if we act on it.
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN?
God bless you!