You know the changing of the seasons is simply amazing. Springtime brings forth the flowers that bloom in all of their magnificent array of shapes and colors. I find myself stopping to smell the roses. When I think about the time I spend in the hustle and bustle of daily living, sometimes it’s hard to find the time to stop and just admire Gods’ splendor. One of the things that I like to do during the spring season is to go fishing. Typically I do more crabbing and gazing out on the water than I do fishing. Let it be known that I can’t swim so I’m not out on a boat. My hubby and I fish from a pier and I am amazed at the water. It’s such a calming feeling being out there. It tends to be quite tranquil. This is just one of my stopping to smell the roses moment. Do you have any? What are they? I mean what atmosphere do you like to be in to hear from God or just take in his bountiful scenery? What does it take for you to stop and spell your proverbial roses or whatever your flower of choice may be? I am speaking metaphorically of course. One of the great things about the change of season, for me, is that birthed during spring is the deluge of showers that we experience. The smell of rain…ha, there’s nothing like it. As a child, I liked to play in the rain and that has actually carried over into my adult life. One of the things I’ve learned about the springtime and its rain is that it brings to bloom those flowers or in my case specifically, those roses. The rain tends to represent the precursor to a storm. Storms of life are an inevitability. There are times when rain is looked at with a veil of trouble. However, I’ve started to think of the rain as being a necessary step toward me seeing my roses. So I say let the rain come because it’s birthing my roses.
Have you just ever stopped to ask yourself what is it that you believe and what makes you believe in a thing? Do you really know what the Bible says about believing?
You know when we were children if our parents said it, we believed it because they were our parents and they took care of us. So how much more should we believe what the unadulterated word of God says? After all, once we came into the knowledge of HIM we began to understand that HE takes care of us right.
Romans 10:9 states:
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
King James Version (KJV)
That scripture is the basis for our whole life. Webster defines belief as: A state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in someone or thing. What really stuck out to me about this particular definition was the habit of mind. A habit is: a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. A settled or regular practice…it requires our participation. Belief is active. We have to DO something. Hmm. That is all!