Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Believe IN God? or Believe God?

There was a talk given on Sunday a few weeks ago that really touched me. He asked these questions," Believe IN God? or Believe God? Is there a difference?"
I posted this same thing on facebook, these are the responses.

"You have to believe IN God before you can believe God and obey His commandments."
"Believing in God portrays a sense that He can save all of mankind. Believing God means you believe that also pertains to you."
"its the same as saying to someone I love you...or...I am IN love with you. Being "in" means your heart, your soul, your every thought, your actions are all because of him, Our Saviour, Our Redeemer, Our Creator, the Great I Am."
"you could believe that God is there but believing in God is a personal relationship with him :)"

This gentleman, that spoke, said "..a belief IN God is enough to trust Him. Our desire comes to want to learn more of Him. Believe God enough to live the gospel. Repent, allow Him to cleanse us.
We must live by faith. Faith is actively following the Savior, its not believing. If we have faith we must be anxiously engaged. I believe the sun will come up tomorrow, but I don't have to do anything about it. That's not faith!! We become true disciples by being like Him. Being a disciple is more than just being... Its becoming!"
This is something that we have talked alot about on the mission. About BECOMING, be the person we are  to become, become a disciple of Christ. Faith is an action, we can believe all we want but we have to SHOW that we believe. Show are faith, by doing the things the Lord has commanded us to do. Amazing things you learn in church!! Can't wait to see what more I learn in conference!!
Remember who you are and what you stand for!

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