Thursday, January 29, 2009

Something to Believe In

Believe
Believe


I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
C. S. Lewis

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree wholeheartedly with what you're saying! The humanistic agenda is "believe in yourself". love your blog--it's great.
Rhonda

Tracy said...

I couldn't agree more!

Tracey said...

I agree so much. I think if we look to Phillipians 4:13.. I can do all things THROUGH CHRIST who strengthens me.... this is what gets me through the day. I tried believing in me.. it got me now where..and I am an Idol watcher... and it takes God given talent to make it.. bless you...

The Southern Housewife said...

Wow, what an amazing post!! How true is that?! When I let go of my own ambitions and imposed beliefs, God told me that I needed to be at home- where my family was, not a career woman. Bravo 50's Housewife!

Morgan said...

Very true. No one needs to teach us to think about ourselves- it comes natural.

Ever noticed how many children's shows mention "you can do anything you want to do", or that you can be anything you want to be? It's not really true, though, is it? We can't really do ANYTHING we want to do- there are laws against going out and doing certain things, and for good reason.

As well as we can't REALLY be anything we want to be. I can want to be a butterfly all I want, put a costume on like one, and even believe I am one. However, that doesn't change the fact that I'm a woman, not a butterfly.

That's the way society is right now, though- with the mindset that people can be whatever they think or feel they are.

Mother Hood said...

AMEN sister! I totally agree with you. I have a close relative who is choosing to stay in a bad marriage. She always says, "If I just focus on myself, take care of myself, believe in myself blah blah blah" I feel like saying, "So, how's all that self-centeredness working for ya?"

How about believing and focusing on GOD?! Or serving others? That's where our energy should be spent!

Sandy said...

I've never told my children to believe in themselves- how foolish! If they want any measure of success in life they'd better believe in God's Word.

Kim said...

I agree with you and actually just talked to my 8 yr old about this in the van the other day! When we accept Christ into our hearts, we are to die to self...but for some reason we hang on to worldly thoughts, huh? Very good post!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

You are so right.

It took years for me to get over the "you can do anything you set your mind to" mode.

That's the way I was raised.

Instead, I'm living with "God will give me the grace to become anything He wants me to be... and do".

Wanita said...

I agree. Only when we let Christ work through us can we be the person He created us to be and do what is pleasing to Him.

Reborn said...

So true! Hubby and I were just talking about the prevalance of this concept in Christian music lately, and it's so anti-God. Without God' mercy and grace (the unlimited supply of that which I lack in order to accomplish God's purpose) I am nothing and within me there is no good thing!

Sally said...

Well said.

Sarah said...

Amen!!! This is so true. I spent years giving in to the I can do anything, I am woman hear my roar mindset. I joined the Navy and found out the hard way, women cannot do everything a man can do. Got out went to college, got a job, lived worldly and according to ME. Then I met my DH told him I didn't want any God talk. God softened my heart - I re-dedicated my life to him, have three blessings who I am blessed to homeschool and at home. Praise the Lord!!!

Sarah

Mrs. U said...

AMEN AMEN AMEN AMEN AMEN AMEN AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Very well said!!!

His,
Mrs. U

momstheword said...

Very good point. We need to have a discerning ear and compare everything we hear to see if it is in accordance with God's Word.

Even some of the popular Christian books out there have "me" themes sneaking in there.

One book that I have seen several believers talking about (and that they love) does an excellent job of elevating womanhood at the expense of lowering God. It's all about how awesome women are but where is God in all of that. It should point us to God, not ourselves. It should be about Him.

christa said...

Amen to that! Those are great words of encouragment

Jeanneoli said...

Thank you. We have enough looking to this world for the answers! I am always trying to talk to my children about asking the Lord to show them what HE wants in their lives. I want the same for myself. Wonderful post.

:o) mg said...

Fabulous. Simple truth.