What I Believe – Things Past

THINGS PAST

I believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and was given by inspiration of God.  I believe it is to be used for correction and instruction; to equip man to do God’s work.  [II Timothy 3:16-17]

I believe that God exists in three Persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit [Isaiah 48:16; Matthew 3:16-17].  I believe these three are one God.  [John 1:1-2; Galatians 4:4-6; I John 5:7]

I believe God is eternal, from eternity past to eternity future  [Isaiah 48:16; 57:15; Psalm 90:2; John 1:1-2]

I believe that God created the universe [Genesis 1:1; John 1:3-4; Hebrews 2:10]

I believe that because of the sin of Adam and Eve, that all of mankind is born into a sinful nature.  [Genesis 3; Romans 5]

The penalty of that sin is death.  [Genesis 2:17; Romans 6:23]

Because of that sin, we are not righteous and fall short of God’s glory. [Romans 3:10, 12, 23]

I believe God is Holy [Leviticus 11:44-45; Psalm 99:5,9; I Peter 1:16]

Because God is holy, He cannot tolerate sin, which means we will not be accepted into Heaven without a payment for our sin. [Ephesians 5:5-6; Revelation 22:14-15]

I believe that without the shedding of blood their can be no atonement for sin. [Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22]

I believe that, because of His love for man, God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to take the penalty for our sins on Himself. [John 3:16; Romans 5:8]

I believe that through the shedding of His blood, Jesus made the perfect atonement for our sin.  [Romans 3:24-25, 5:8; Hebrews 7:19-28I Peter 3:18]

I believe Jesus was born of a virgin. [Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1] I believe He lived a sinless life [II Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 7:26] as both God and man.  [Isaiah 9:6; Luke 3:38; John 1:1, 14 & 18; Galatians 4:4; Philippians 2:6; Hebrews 1:8; Hebrews 2:9-18]

I believe He was crucified, died and rose again the third day. [Matthew 27:1-28:19; Mark 15:1-16:20; Luke 23:1-24:53; John 19:1-20:31]

I believe that He later ascended into Heaven and is now seated at the right hand of the Father. [Mark 16:19-20; Hebrews 1:3; I Peter 3:22]

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2012; 2016

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Changes and Constants

As I get older, I find it is getting harder and harder to adjust to change of any kind.

I find myself wanting to stick to that old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Change can come through circumstances around you; whether by the decisions of others or by our own actions. It can be voluntary, or it can be forced on us whether we like it or not. It can be a good thing, leading to a better, more joyful existence; or it can lead to confusion, irritation, annoyance, even anger and hatred.

Changes can be hard to deal with.

For myself, changes have come about in my life that have opened up my time during the day. But, even those changes that should be making my life easier are leaving me in a cloud of confusion as I struggle to catch my heart and mind up to the freedom that has come with those differences. These changes have me feeling lost and a little empty.

Did I say change can be hard to deal with?

But, thank God, there can be One Constant in each of our lives. One Person that does not change. One Person that is always there for us to abide in.

One Anchor that can hold us firmly in place against the rising tide of change, confusion, and problems.

Jesus is that One Person.

He is the one Constant in my life that I can TRULY count on.

He is my Anchor in the sea of change that rolls over each of our lives at some point.

Is He yours?

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2016