Thursday, September 25, 2014
What It Means To Believe
Many Christians have difficulty receiving from God because they do not understand what it means to believe. Most Christians think that believing is something that they choose to do through their choices. In other words, if they choose to believe something then they are believing.
However, true believing is more than a choice. The choices we make in life are the beginning of the process of believing. In fact, you can choose to believe the doctrine of your church but under the pressure of life’s problems live other beliefs from your heart.
In Acts 8:37 after seeing some water the eunuch questioned Phillip and said “what hinders me from being baptized?” Phillip did not say “just repeat this prayer after me.” Instead he said, “If you believe with all of your heart you may.”
True believing involves identifying with the promise instead of the problem. To identify with something means to become the same with something to the place that you become it and live it. The eunuch said with all of his heart, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." And the next thing you know he is in the water being baptized.
Cecil has this new teaching available to help you understand what it means to believe so that receiving from God will come easier instead of being difficult.