Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pondering: “What do you believe?”

So, Oprah has asked the question, “What do you believe”? Oprah has produced a documentary that focuses on the question of belief and how this belief integrates the lives of various people, of different cultures and creeds, and ethnicities around the world. It is scheduled for seven days. It reminds me of the “I am a Mormon” videos.  

My verse to ponder this week is from Doctrine & Covenants 46:13-14 To some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he was crucified for the sins of the world. 14 To others it is given to believe on their words, that they also might have eternal life if they continue faithful.
I love this verse; it is so self explanatory and mysterious all at once. To some; Who are those people? Have they been specifically chosen for this gift, or did they do some work? 
Did they ask questions? Did they challenge themselves to find out what they believed? 
To believe is to set out on a journey, to seek, to find out if there is something better and bigger than ourselves.
We are asking the age old questions, “Is there more to life than this?” “Are we alone or is there someone out there?” 
To those who have been given the gift to know who Jesus Christ is, they have the profound duty to share that knowledge and help those who seek.  Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth….

Are we defined by our beliefs? Or are we transformed and renewed by our believing that leads to faith in Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world? Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Again, that proving involves seeking, and asking questions and praying to know what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God. I asked myself these questions, one stood out; 
“Ramona, what do you believe ?“ I believe in God the Eternal Father and in His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

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