Wednesday, January 18, 2017

It All Depends on Who You KNOW!

It is mornings like this that I reflect upon all the incredible truths I have learned over the course of the last few years. I cannot imagine having to face the things I face each and every day without having found my unmovable faith in all I have learned, in who I KNOW.

In life, there are moments when we ask ourselves some big questions. We've finally arrived at a space in time where we seek truth in regards to what life is all about. We question why things are going the way they are. We wonder if it will ever change or get better. We think, 'What is the point?' or 'What on earth can I do?' and even bigger, 'Where do I have left to turn?'

I was in that space in time just over 7 years ago. As my mind raced through many of these questions, my heart landed on exactly who I needed to have a conversation with. I knew right then that only God could help me walk beyond where I was. I didn't call Him Father that day. I did not see or think of Him in that way. Knowing God as Father is truly life changing. A lot of the people turn to God in a day, but not many see Him as their Father.

Many would agree that this world is broken in many ways. In the word of God we discover that when man fell, he took all creation on earth with him. Genesis paints a picture of beauty and it is only after the fall that we are introduced to thorns, thistles, toil and pain.

I'm taking an environmental science class this semester and I ran across this quote the other day:

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." 

John Muir.

This is the very reason that our sin affected everything else in the world. That in itself is kind of a depressing thought. One must ponder, "How do we get back to the way things were before the fall?"

That information is also in the Bible. Some try to say that Science and the Bible don't match up, but the more I study all the subjects of the world, the more I find the Bible to be sound. If I want truth, the word of God is my number one source. 

One truth that is undeniable is that we all have the same enemy here on earth. He has been here for a very long time. So long in fact that in the word of God, we are introduced to Him in Volume I, chapter 3; the early days of Adam and Eve. In chapter four, we discover that he toyed with their first child and caused him to turn his ears off to God and the end result of that action was murder.

This enemy's goal to this very day is to 'steal, kill and destroy'. He resents humanity. The good news is, all humanity has a way in which to overcome this enemy, to live abundantly here on earth and in the end live eternally the way God intended for us to live all along. You must discover the truth in Christ Jesus and accept Him as your LORD and Savior.

Some instantly hear the call and feel the truth resonate inside of them. Others, like me, hesitantly take steps forward in the knowledge of this truth. We don't want to be tricked into believing and trusting in what we are not certain of. I guess in a very real way, we have that in common with the one who is referred to as 'doubting Thomas'. 

Interestingly enough, it was in my pursuit of wisdom in regards to my life, and a desire to be forgiven for my past that I can't even put into words that drove me to seek the big answer; 'Is Jesus Christ truly the only begotten son of God, was He sent to save me, and am I saveable?'

When you read my life story, you see it was a journey for me and not a leap of faith. I KNOW God today. I am able to trust in Him. I know His plans for me are good. This knowledge is part of what protects me from the ploys and attacks of the enemy.

If you long for an abundant life but don't know where to begin, I pray you purchase my life story for a measly $3.99 and begin your own journey today.

Father, I am so thankful for your rest in the midst of my most chaotic life. I could not walk this path in joy without you. The difference of life before truly knowing You and after are literally night and day. So much in your word tells us this will be the case. I pray more seek this truth for themselves. May the story you put on my heart to share with the world be read by all who stumble upon this blog today and tomorrow and all the days to come. In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen.

Wendy, Mom of Many, walks with God

© Wendy Glidden 2017


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