Only Believe

“Be not afraid, only believe.”

If you stop and think about this phrase, you will realize how simple it is to understand but how hard it is to put into action.

We see this phrase in Mark 5:36. In this passage, we find the story of the woman healed from the issue of blood and the story of Jairus’s daughter being raised back to life.

At the time that this statement was spoken by Christ, He was telling Jairus that his daughter wasn’t dead but only sleeping. Jairus was told “Be not afraid, only believe.”

I saw this phrase in the morning service this past Sunday and I have thought about extensively and how it applies to my life.

Faith is so hard to act on. Faith is tough to comprehend sometimes. Faith seems impossible to have but without it, it’s impossible to please Christ.

The past few weeks have been some tough weeks for me spiritually, especially when it comes to my faith in Christ. I’ve been afraid. I’ve worried. I’ve stressed. I’ve been unsure.

But I saw those words and I felt like Christ was talking to me saying, “Caleb, Be not afraid, only believe.”

Any problems I’m facing, I know I can’t be afraid, I just need to believe.

Whatever you are facing in your life, just remember “Be not afraid, only believe.”

Remember God is in control of everything. He already knows what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year. Nothing takes God by surprise!

Have faith! Exercise faith!

BE NOT AFRAID, ONLY BELIEVE!!

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Are You Glad?

“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1

Just a quick thought on this Sunday morning, but ask yourself this question…especially if you are going to church today. “Am I glad?”

Are you glad, are you happy today that you have the opportunity to go to church and worship the Lord today?

Are you dreading church? Are you just going to check it off the list to say that you went to church this week?

Be glad that you have the freedom and the ability and the opportunity to attend church! I gurantee that if you go to church happy, you will enjoy a whole lot more!

Can you say today, “I am glad to go to the house of the Lord.”

Is Missing Church, Forsaking Church?

The question I have asked myself many times and even here in the last couple of months is this, “If I miss a church service for whatever reason, am I forsaking church?”

As stated in the previous blog, I believe church attendance is important! I believe it should be a top weekly priority for the Christian! I believe that going to church is needed for a healthy Christian life!

But the question is there, what if I have to miss a service because of this or that? What if I have to work on a Sunday morning? What if my kid is sick and I can’t make it? Am I disobeying Hebrews 10:25? The Christian’s go-to verse for church attendance!

“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I’ve heard it preached many times throughout my life that if you miss church for anything you are forsaking church! I agree that you shouldn’t miss church, I agree that you shouldn’t make it a habit of missing church! But to say if you miss church, you’re forsaking church or forsaking the assembling together is something I do not agree with!

Here’s why…

The word ‘forsake’ means to renounce or turn away from entirely! Let that definition sink in for a minute!

Now let’s look at a word in that definition above, ‘renounce’. This word means to refuse to follow, obey, or recognize any further.

I’ve asked myself before, even last week, when I have to work, am I forsaking church? Am I renouncing church? Am I turning away from church? The answer is no.

Now I can point to people I’ve known my whole life who at one point were faithful church members but at some point they forsook church. They renounced church. They have turned away completely from church.

Christian, do everything you can to attend church, it’s important! But just know that for you to forsake church it will take more than just missing a service here and there. You will have to renounce church, you will have to turn away from church, you will have to live a life that church and God is totally absent from to forsake church.

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