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Dec 16, 2012

You may be a person with very strong beliefs. You may believe in eating right, exercising and maintaining excellent physical fitness. Perhaps you believe in saving money or it could be you are one that believes in donating money to charity. You may have strong convictions about the way you parent, maintain your home, even the way you travel. It is more than likely that you don't even think about these things and have just integrated them into your life.

What you believe influences your choices and future in a powerful way. Your thoughts and your words are a result of what you believe. So is the way you spend your time, talent and money. Since you are reading this, it is very likely that you believe in God. Your understanding of Him, and the relationship you have, likely plays an important role in your day to day life. There are many, however, that doubt God's existence. They believe he is a myth or a story made up without any substance, impact or truth. 

You may be confused, upset or even angry to hear that others think your belief in The Almighty God of the Universe is silly, crazy or just plain ridiculous. Still, it is easy to understand that God would be absent from those that deny Him and that they would not see what you do. You see God in the sunrise, in the smiles of loved ones, in the change of seasons and the flight of sparrows. You hear God in the crashing waves as you walk along the shore and in the cry of a newborn baby. You feel God in the hugs of loved ones and in the beating of your heart. You know God's miracles, especially his Son Jesus Christ, and have experienced him first hand. These reasons, and many others, are why you stand in awe and believe beyond the shadow of a doubt that Jesus lives and reigns.

"How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the signs I have performed among them?" Number 14:11

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