Keeping (or acquiring) the Faith.
The single most important word in existence, is faith. I understand why you and I, may have lost faith in large portions of mankind. I speak of our faith in people. There are those who are worthy of some faith, but all in all, it’s a painful experience to put too much faith in much of mankind. I mean, I myself would want anybody who has faith in me, to be watchful and cautious because I have let people down before. I have at times proven myself to be weak and selfish.
Actually, I was mistaken when I wrote the most important word in existence is faith, it is actually Faith. In caps.
A relationship with God, only works worth with and through Faith. He will not let your Faith go unrewarded, and He will not let you down. He knows what’s good for you, and for His Glory.
There are some good churches in this world, but our Faith needs to be placed in the one and only God, not in man and his ceremonies. Those ceremonies and the services they come wrapped in, may very well be godly and proper, but it is God and what His Son did for us on the Cross, and the Faith we have in that, that makes our lives full and rich, and above all, eternal. Nothing else. Religion will not supplant Faith. Faith is believing, and believing is Faith.
When to begin the journey into Faith? Right now? It is never too soon.
I will admit, Faith has been a slow and sometimes painful process for me.
None of us, is worthy of Heaven. We will sin and lose our way to Heaven. It is Faith, Faith in what God has told us He has and will do, in His Book called the Bible, that will guide us on our journey.
Believing brings Faith, and Faith will promote believing.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we live by faith, not by sight.
Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in Me will never die (spiritually). Do you believe this?”
For in the gospel, the Righteousness of God is revealed—a Righteousness that is by Faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by Faith.”
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on your guard; stand firm in the Faith; be courageous; be strong.
There was a book (yes the Bible) written a long time ago that accurately forecasts a time to come, of weather anomalies, and of wars and rumors of wars. Where this entire planet would be affected. We are there now. At least we are at the beginning, probably later. Unlike in the past, everything that happens today affects all of us everywhere. The internet (phones as well) alone is the carrier of all our information, including the sort that can save lives, and Russia controls much of it.
Whether this is the beginning, the middle or later, I do not know, but I wasn’t raised to be a fool. It’s time for each of us to wake up, but not be “woke”.
Make sure you know where you will spend eternity.
God Bless and keep the Faith,