Monday, January 26, 2009

In Other Words Tuesday






By faith. What does that mean? Faith means putting our full confidence in the things we hope for; it means being certain of things we cannot see. It means believing without seeing. I'm so glad I have that option.

Jesus said to him,
"Because you have seen Me, have you believed?
Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed."
John 20:29 (NAS) Just because I cannot physically see Jesus, does not mean He is not real. I believe in Him with all of my heart and soul. He works in my life daily, I can feel His presence. Without my faith, I would be lost. I would live here in this dark, and often ugly world, believing that this is it. But, because of my faith, I know Who holds my future, and what my future holds. Heaven is real, and it is going to be my home one day. Seeing is not believing, faith is believing. Hold onto your faith, it will carry you through this world.



23 comments:

Denise said...

That is one of my VERY favorite scriptures in the whole bible.

Jhn 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed [are] they that have not seen, and [yet] have believed.

HE is talking about us right there.. HE is talking about US !!!!!

How wonderful is that........

always praying for you sweetie........

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Hey, girl! You will laugh when you read my post! We were "on the same wave length!!"

GREAT quote-loved it.

Blessings, dear friend.

Marsha said...

You are in step with me this week girlfriend! That's the focus word for the week. I'm just getting ready to put up Legacy Moments.

I loved the MLK quote and the verse you used, too.

Love you!

Donetta said...

Hello, beautiful woman of a wonderful loving God. How are you. I'll stop and say a fast hello for I must get some good rest.
Love u

writingcanvas said...

Thank you so much for hosting today. This was a great quote to think upon.

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

Thank you for hosting In Other words Tuesday for us. I appreciated your words!

micey said...

amen!

April said...

I've been holding on tight since I was in 5th grade and got saved. Thank you for this powerful reminder!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Amen sister! Great post!

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the quote from MLK!!!

Thanks for such a wonderful comment you left me today! Always love having you visit with me! Happy Tuesday.

{ jamie } said...

Isn't great that He's got it all under control! I loved this quote, by the way, and had never heard it before. Thanks for hosting, too! ♥

luvmy4sons said...

I used to think how awesome it would have been to actually see the incarnate Jesus...looks like I am blessed because I didn't!

Susan said...

Wow, what a great quote Denise!

Thanks so much for being our hostess.

Your post was great♥

Laurie Ann said...

Great post, Denise! So glad you chose this quote. It was timely for me, sweetie! Thanks for hosting this week.

Karen said...

Our faith will carry us through!!! Our faith in God not in ourselves, Praise the Lord. Thanks for the quote and your cute background on the blog today.

Gretchen said...

How totally awesome. I can't see the wind, either, but I know it's there. Jesus please abide in me and through me. In Your name...amen.

Bonnie W said...

Love today's quote Denise! Bless you.

Devita said...

Amen amen and amen! I love you sister!

Tami Boesiger said...

Thanks for a great quote, Denise. I just HAD to write on it, because it is so connected to my blog.

And yes, JESUS IS REAL! Don't you wish we could shake Him into people's heads?!

Esthermay said...

Excellent quote today! Thank you. And thank you for hosting today. 
Last week, a friend gave me an article from the local newspaper with this same quote from MLK so I was excited to see you had chosen it today. Sadly, this newspaper writer took off on a way-political and anti-Christian tangent about standing up (“taking the first step”) against “Christians” who believe in a “non-existent” God”. Oh my Goodness!!!! It was so, so sad. NEVER what Dr. King intended. I’m sure. What has our country become???
YOU have it correct: Jesus gave us this: FAITH even though we don’t SEE.
Amazing!
“Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. . .” (Romans 10:17)
…I wasn’t able to participate in IOW this week – I have a sick family member who will be having surgery. . . But I wanted to stop by and say HELLO!
Kindest Thoughts! Have a great week!
~esthermay

CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE said...

Great post Denise. One of my favorite scriptures. Thanks for hosting today.

Blessings and hugs!

queenygirltara said...

Thanks for hosting and for your lovely words.

Patricia said...

Great verses! Thank you for hosting IOW. I missed it Tuesday because of various little weather disasters. I've done a combined post...your choice of IOW topic has kept me busy pondering my life and the Lord's leading all week.