Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I have had a few friends recently ask me how do i know there is a God? Another question asked by a friend was is there an afterlife, or heaven? If so how do we know this?

I can only answer these questions from my own back ground experiences, and the knowledge i have gained through out my life.

For me personally I have felt his presence since i was a young child. God just was felt and known. As I matured and aged I have learned that the word ( the bible) has shown me the face of God. If one really thinks about the bible one will know it is the oldest book around with the author still living.

I simply have faith that God is real. I gained this faith through facts. Facts that are in the bible. When i stay in the word I feel God's presence in me.

James 4:8 tells us to "Draw near to God and He will draw near..."
Intimacy is part of revelation as we draw close we can hear and better understand what he has to say.

John 8:32 tells us " You shall know the truth and the truth will make you free."

Jesus said He is the Truth (John 14:6)

As we seek to know Him, we see areas of sin and bondage in our life and will be set on the path of freedom and wholeness.

All I know, all I have learned and all that I am, is because of my "faith" through believing in Jesus, and reading the word.

I gain my faith through the reading of the word. My faith is made stronger every single day when I am reading of the word. When you have facts to back up ones faith and beliefs it allows your soul to become stronger.

A strong soul, spirit and body allows me to walk in this life hand in hand with my Lord. He has stated that there is eternal life in his living word.

This is how i know that there is a God, and a heaven.

I stay in the word, and in doing so I know that the only way to eternal life is to use the bible as my guide on how to live, and how to stay strong in my belief. If i do not do this, doors are open for unbelief. I know the enemy will use any way he can get into ones soul to bring about questioning of ones faith.

John 10:10 - The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

I am a strong believer in Good verses Evil. If I am not in the word, then Evil will try and turn my faith and make me fearful. Fear is a good way to kill off the spirit. It is a way to deaden ones spirit and soul. I have been in that place where the soul and spirit are no longer living. I now know to guard my spirit and soul with life. Life being the word. I keep my faith strong now which allows love to shine through and a light to be seen in ones soul.

I know these things because I believe in them. I know them because I have faith that Jesus is my Savior and he died for my sins. My faith is based on the facts of reading and staying in the word.



Denise said...

Oh.. I know that there is a God... I have met him and I talk to his son every day.... What a wonderful post... I love it...

also do you still want a tee shirt.. I am going to print next week and mail them out.... I would love to make you one.... just go to my blog and my profile and select my order tee blog page and it will give you all your choices.. :) Let me know!!!


Mike Golch said...

I know that there is a God,he sent me a Calif highway patrol man after I was stung by a wasp insode my face mask on my motorcycle helmet,my face was so swollen by the time I pulled the bike over on the highway I was haveing trouble breathing.He has seen me weaving and at first he thought that I was drunk.when he saw my face he grabbed the bikes keys,me and off to the hospital we went lights and siren.If it was not for God sending him to me I think I would have died.

Denise said...

I am so glad that you have listened to the Holy Spirit about Oprah......... We so need to protect our hearts and minds....... I wish that we could reach other women that are getting swept up in all of this..... It is so apparent that we are in the end days ......... the great falling away is happening.... I am so blessed to have met you and I am so glad that we are sisters in Christ........

MYSTI said...

Denise I to am glad we are sisters in Christ. What a wonderful blessing that is! Thank you for always visiting my blog and being an encouragement to me. You are blessing many people with your own blog. I have found your blog among a few others in blogger land to be not only uplifting but very informative and encouraging. Thank you for this.

Mike wow! Isn't it wonderful how God works? What an awesome thing to know that God was and is watching over you. Blessings and thank you for sharing your story with me.

Mimi said...

thank you for this testimony of your means much to me to know that God is indeed working in your life...
He will keep you strong in your faith as you grow in Him, and your answers to the questions of non believers is right on!!!

MYSTI said...


You have been and are such an inspiration to me. Thank you for all the prayers you have done for me. Thank you for caring, and blessing me and my life with the inspiring posts on your blog. I am so very glad you are a blogger friend!

Blessings and hugs,

Mike Golch said...

That was the first time he stopped me from comming home the next time that happened was when I had fluid on the heart.the funny thing was that I thought that I was having a bronchitis flare up,and when I got to the hospital's walkin clinic,that doctor sent me for an x-ray than go to the full E/R.right after the x-ray the tech.put me in a wheel chair saying you are not walking anywhere.The next thing I know is that I'm haveing chills and being told that I was going to be admitted to the ICU.that is when I knew that there was something really wrong.

Mary Isabella said...

I know there is a God and he is my Savior. My first visit to your blog. It is such a testimony of your faith in our Lord....Mary

Hope said...

just catching up after a months long absence...

jumpinginpuddles said...

We know there is a god and Jesus is his son, we are testament to his protection and now life.
Thanks mysti for your recent support on our blog may god bless you adn yours so much

MYSTI said...

Mike, Your testimony is a wonderful one!

Mary welcome to my blog and leaving a comment! Blessings

Welcome back hope! Hugs

JIP you are so very welcome. I am glad that you are a blogger friend. What a blessing that is, knowing we have such wonderful friends through blogger.