Thursday, June 18, 2009

Strengthened by Unbelief

In the weird way of needing our parents to be right, it is a hard place to be when you find yourself in a polar opposite viewpoint. I am in a constant battle of trying to assimilate Christianity and Buddhism, because my mom is a Buddhist. But, I believe 100% that Jesus Christ was sent by God to die for my sins, and provide a way for us back to Him. I believe 100% that the Bible is the Word of God, and provides all truth for this journey. I was praying this morning for some clarity and strength in my belief, to not be swayed or confused.

I am encouraged to know that God does not want anyone to perish, and that we only come to faith in His timing. I think that God will use the unbelief of others in our lives to strengthen us if we let Him. I have been challenged to know why I believe what I believe in my call to stand firm on the Rock. I cannot allow myself to be swayed by someone's arguments of their own faith. That is hard sometimes when it is your mom thinking you are wrong. You try to find a happy medium, but there isn't one. "You, therefore, beloved, since you are forewarned, beware that you are not carried away with the error of the lawless and lose your own stability. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 3:17-18

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