31 January 2013

Why Do You Believe?

On Sunday, the preacher asked the congregation a question that I can't seem to get out of my head. He asked:

Ten Feet Off Beale - Why Do You Believe in God?

Pretty much the simplest question ever. The first thing that comes to mind is, "why not?" I've always believed in God, there has never been a doubt in my mind about the existence of God, but if a non-believer was to ask me,
what would I say?

The bottom line is, it is our choice to believe in God. Nobody is forcing us, God is not forcing us. But, our faith is challenged every single day. In 1 Peter 3:15, it says "always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you". We should be prepared to answer questions about our faith, yet I can't even answer the simplest question that could be asked of me.

I know that I believe in God.
I've seen good works God has done.
I've seen what God has done perfectly in nature.
I can feel God's presence.
I have been blessed.

But what is that one reason.. my one simple answer to this one simple question? 

Maybe there isn't one answer, but anyways, this is something that's been on my heart and on my mind this week.

What is your reason? If someone were to ask you, "why do you believe in God?" what would you say?



  1. Very nice post today. Great way to start the morning too. Thanks :)

  2. wow, that's deep! i can't even come up with an answer, really. i just do, you know. i know i'm going to be thinking about this for the rest of the day trying to come up with an answer. i love deep thinking. thanks!

  3. You're making me think too early in the morning! Haha, just kidding. Like you, I was raised in a Christian home, always attended Sunday School and youth groups and Bible College (where I met my husband). It's always been an intrinsic part of my life, and I can't imagine believing anything else because I've seen how wonderful He is!


  4. I see what he has done in my life and others. I couldn't imagine a life without God. I couldn't image not believing. Great post.

  5. I would say because I know it in my heart, I feel it around me and this life is too darn precise and beautiful for there to be no God.


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