And, blessed is she that believed; for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. And, Mary said, My soul doth magnify (praise) the Lord…Luke 1:46
Oh, my friend the amazing, eternal, and everlasting effects of one who “Believes.”
Noah believed God and through his belief he saved his own family and repopulated the world after the Great Flood. Abraham believed God and it was counted unto him as “righteousness.” Moses believed God and he lead the children of Israel out of bondage. King David believed God and was called the “Apple of God’s Own Eye.” The Old Testament prophets believed God and risked their own lives telling others about the LORD.
On that most blessed day, over two thousand years ago, a young maiden named Mary believed God and as a result brought forth our Savior! Thank you Lord Jesus for those who have believed, and for those who do believe, and for those who will one day believe…
But, what about those who do not believe God or believe in God? Oh, my friend their effects are just as eternal and everlasting; passing down their unbeliefs to the third and fourth generations…and even beyond….
A genealogical study was performed by a group of university students and professors comparing the lives between two different contrasting families. One family was known as “believers” in God who practiced the teachings of the Bible. The other family was “non-believers” who did not trust in God nor practice the teachings of the Bible.
As the study revealed, over several generations, the “believing” family possessed and contained several great and outstanding leaders including one founding US President, several senators, state and federal court judges, doctors, teachers, and lawyers. On the other hand, over several generations spanning the same time periods, the “non-believing” family possessed and contained several bank robbers, drunkards, and ever murderers. The “curse” of non-believing had made its mark! And, the “blessings” of “Believing in God” had made its mark!
The simple “act” of “Believing in God” can never, never be underestimated…”For without Faith it is impossible to please God.”
Oh, my friend, like Mary, I, too, want my life to “magnify” (praise) the Lord…I want everyone I know to know that I am a believer and follower of God…I want all the generations that follow after me to believe and know God by Faith and through His only begotten Son, Christ Jesus…
“Believing” does make a difference….All the difference in the world…An eternal difference…For those who believe will one day stand before a loving Savior who will wipe every tear from our eye and every pain and heartache from our bodies…But, woe unto those who do not believe, for they will one day stand before a Holy and Righteous God who will say, “Depart from me, I never knew you.” As “believers,” our eternal home will be Heaven…And, sadly, the “unbeliever’s” eternal home will be a dreadful place of torment known as Hell…(Luke 16: 19-31).
Please don’t allow “unbelief” to steal your life here on earth and to seal your eternal destiny and abode. Please do not allow “unbelief” to set the difficult course for future generations…Come to Jesus; come to Jesus in belief knowing that God is who He says He is and will do what He says He will do…Accept the greatest Christmas gift of all: “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever BELIEVES in Him shall have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). God sent His Son for anyone who makes the choice to “believe.” Won’t you believe?
Remember, God Loves You
Lin T Rollins, Author
copyright by Lin T Rollins, Nov. 2012