I was awake half the night wondering if I said the right thing. Was there something else I could have done. Was there a way to "fight" the good fight in a way that would also show compassion and love. Did I back down or say things differently so I wouldn't cause conflict or so I wouldn't look harsh? I am doubting myself now and wishing I could have said more.
I am a Christian. I am a God fearing woman. I am also a sinner and I fall short of His glory daily. I do my best, but our best will never equal the price He paid for us. It is by His grace we are saved and not by our actions or deeds. I am grateful for that.
Yesterday something was said about the Bible not being true. That it was full of nonsense. I was hurt reading that statement. The Bible is true! The words written in it are true. Gods love and promises are true! I am not one for arguments, but when they said that it was just another book written by man I got upset. I made the statement that yes, the Bible is written by man, but so are history books. We have not seen half of the things written in these books, but we believe the things that line the pages without question. We teach that history today and force our children to learn and memorize those "historical" things. How is it so easy to believe a History book, but not the most important book of History we could ever know. The Bible is true.
Believing the words in the Bible are a choice. God gave all of us a choice. We can choose to lay down our life and follow Him or choose against Him. Matthew 16:24-25 says
Then Jesus told him,