What You Believe About God

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What we believe determines how we live.

What we believe controls our thoughts, our emotions, and our actions. What’s crazy is that we don’t even need to have all the facts. We live by what we perceive to be the truth.

When it comes to our heavenly Father, I think it’s astounding how much in our lives are determined by what we believe.

“IF WE BELIEVE OUR FATHER IS LOVE AND HIS LOVE IS PERFECTED IN HIS GOODNESS, THEN WE WILL TRUST HIM. WE WILL LIVE IN THE EXPECTATION OF A FULLER, MORE POWERFUL LIFE.”

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Our days will be marked by hope and joy and peace, even when life is hard, sad, and violent. If we believe that His love settles every need and answers every question that aches in our hearts, then we will step out boldly and risk. Our lives will be marked by love and the dangerous favor of God. We will be radical responders, living in a greater revelation of our Dad’s love.

That said, if we are unsure regarding our Father’s good love, then we’ll find ourselves living on defense; our days will be marked by fear. Trust, hope, and joy will be fleeting; they will become principles that are impossible to maintain. In the good days we will be anxious, always waiting for the “other shoe to drop.” We will try our hardest but we will live defensive and life will become a reaction to perceived attacks.

“If we are unsure regarding our Father’s good love, then we’ll find ourselves living on defense; our days will be marked by fear.”

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I once heard a great analogy that best describes this kind of powerless life. Let’s say I have a million dollars in my bank account but I’m only aware of a thousand. If that’s the case, then I will live in the limitation of the thousand. Every decision I make will be restricted to the lie that I only have a thousand bucks. My needs will go unmet, my family’s needs will go unmet, and giving becomes virtually nonexistent. I live broke and powerless.

When we, by faith, choose to believe that our heavenly Father is always good, that His love is perfected in His goodness, and that He only has goodness and love for His us there is a great shift that takes place in our hearts. We are free and empowered to discover our authority. The authority Jesus gave us through His life, death, and resurrection.   “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. (Matt 28:18)

When we see God as our Father and become sure in His love, we are transformed, giving us access to our destiny.

“WHEN WE SEE OUR FATHER AND BECOME SURE IN HIS LOVE, ALL IMPOSSIBILITIES BECOME POSSIBILITIES—IT’S CALLED HEAVEN ON EARTH.”

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The fact is, whether saved or unsaved, what we believe about the nature of Father God determines how we relate with Him and directly affects how we live.

May you become surer in His always good love today.


Jason Clark
is a writer, speaker and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.

4 Comments

  1. Kath Wells

    Bravo… so true. Keep telling us these wonderful truths Jason. You are right. I have proven it.

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  2. Brendon Albiston

    Awesome stuff! Thanks! Keep it coming.

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