But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. (John 20:31 NIV).
In another translation of the bible the translation of this passage is “These are written down so you will believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and ”uc">in the act of believing, have real and eternal life in the way he personally revealed it" (John 20:31 MSG). I like the words of John. There is a response to the purpose of this Gospel. Our reactions to reading about Jesus and His signs on the planet is belief. The beautiful aspect of this realization is that of all the reactions I think I am suppose to have the act of believing is the one I know I can do!
Believe that Jesus is Messiah. My savor from myself and what I deserve. My response is to receive the grace that saves my soul.
Believe that Jesus is the Son of God. A title that He did not earn but is who He is. My response is know that He is Lord and worship Him with my life.
Because of belief my life is to have a impact to the world around me. I believe it is safe to say that Christ cares more about the lives we love than the size of our garage. It is interesting to ride my bike through the neighborhood of my city noticing that the newer the home, the greater the capacity of indoor vehicle parking increases. This is not to say I would not mind a three car garage, and if you have a big garage you are sinning. At the same time when will it stop? If the size of the room we store our junk and transportation is getting bigger by the year and the response time to us acting on our belief in the cause of Christ is decreasing we must take notice. Our lives will not be measure by what we gain, rather it is what we gave. Lets give all of ourselves to believing in Jesus and His purpose for our lives.
Lord I pray that I believe. Believe in you more than my doubt in myself. Believe for your plans more than my personal dreams. Believe that your will is the will I am willing to live out more than my will leading me the wrong way. Bless my bride today. Thank you so much Lord for my wife. I am beyond blessed! Lead me to lead my kids. May the learn how to believe more than doubt. I pray that at HOPE today people would responded in belief.