My friend, may I ask you a question? If the certainty that God is the basis for all that exists is so firm, what should that do for our willingness to confess that belief to others?
My friend, life's a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I'm Mark Brunner.
I recently read an article in a magazine about DNA. DNA is made up of enzymes that form the molecules that make the structure of DNA, the genetic building block of all life. The article was by a noted mathematician and statistician from Cardiff University in Wales, Great Britain. The theme of the article was on probability: the likelihood enzymes that form to make the structure of the molecules of DNA could have done so by chance. How probable was it? The Cardiff professor came up with this equation: A = 240,000. Now, before you get out a calculator, don't bother. He went on to say that the sum would be equal to more molecules than exist in the entire universe–an incalculable number, to say the least. Without saying it, he was illustrating how difficult it is to believe in the law of chance over the probability of design. If there had ever been a doubt in my mind that God designed DNA, even the slightest doubt had no room to exist.
If the certainty that God is the basis for all that exists is so firm, what should that do for our willingness to confess that belief to others?
Oswald Chambers writes. “Martha believed in the power at the disposal of Jesus Christ; she believed that if He had been present He could have healed her brother. She also believed that Jesus had a peculiar intimacy with God and that whatever He asked of God, God would do; but she needed a closer personal intimacy with Jesus. Martha’s program of belief had its fulfillment in the future; Jesus led her on until her belief became a personal possession, and then slowly emerged into a particular inheritance — “Yea, Lord, I believe that Thou art the Christ….’Is there something like that in the Lord’s dealings with you? Is Jesus educating you into a personal intimacy with Himself? Let Him press home His question to you — “Believest thou this?” What is your ordeal of doubt? Have you come, like Martha, to some overwhelming passage in your circumstances where your program of belief is about to emerge into a personal belief? This can never be until a personal need arises out of a personal problem. To believe is to commit. In the program of mental belief I commit myself, and abandon all that is not related to that commitment. In personal belief I commit myself morally to this way of confidence and refuse to compromise with any other; and in particular belief I commit myself spiritually to Jesus Christ, and determine in that thing to be dominated by the Lord alone.” (My Utmost For His Highest, November 5)
If you really believe, cast off the concerns, doubts, fears, and self-imposed limitations, because once you believe something is true, you will then act as if it is. The evidence that God really does exist is plain. The ever mounting evidence that He not only exists but that all things exist because He designed them to be what they are from before the beginning of time is impressive. With so much evidence to back up your belief in God, what is preventing you from telling others about His greatness? It certainly can’t be that you have any doubt that He is who He says He is. Let God dominate you in every facet of your life. Allow him to personally possess you as he did Martha. You may find that God is ever more believable day by day.
We pray. Heavenly Father, thank your for providing you Spirit, the Comforter, to possess us through your Word that we might know for certainty you will do what you say you will do. Help us to overcome our many doubts and fears as we are drawn closer to you day by day. Forgive us when we allow our doubts to dominate our thinking. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!
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