Knowing That You Know…is Enough
Convinced myself, I seek not to convince. ~Edgar Allen Poe~
A wonderful thing happens when you finally, aided by God, reach that place of complete conviction in your core beliefs. You no longer feel the need to prove yourself, or what you believe in to anyone else. It matters not what they may think, say or do…you will not be swayed.
Thought for the day
There is contentment in that place…where we have nothing to prove. The resulting joy will cause you to want to share the Good News which you have found with others. Why? Not because of the need to be right but only because God wants us to be a beacon of light in a world of darkness. If you are an addict of any type the number two commandment from Jesus, to share our love with our neighbor, takes on a meaning above that of most “normal” folks. We are to give away what has been freely given to us. Our lives should be dedicated to the service of our neighbors and what better place to fulfill that calling than in the very rooms we attend for our own survival. Our greatest joy will come from watching those we have influenced make substantial changes in their lives. But remember, whether our wisdom is received or not is not our concern. Our calling and resulting satisfaction is merely in the sharing.
Friends, when I came and told you the mystery that God had shared with us, I didn’t use big words or try to sound wise. In fact, while I was with you, I made up my mind to speak only about Jesus Christ, who had been nailed to a cross. At first, I was weak and trembling with fear. When I talked with you or preached, I didn’t try to prove anything by sounding wise. I simply let God’s Spirit show his power. That way you would have faith because of God’s power and not because of human wisdom. We do use wisdom when speaking to people who are mature in their faith. But it isn’t the wisdom of this world or of its rulers, who will soon disappear. We speak of God’s hidden and mysterious wisdom that God decided to use for our glory long before the world began. The rulers of this world didn’t know anything about this wisdom. If they had known about it, they would not have nailed the glorious Lord to a cross.
~1 Corinthians 2:1-8 (CEV)~
But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?
~Psalm 56:3,4 (NLT)~
Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one He has sent.”
~John 6:29 (NLT)~