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Fundamental Fact of Existence

Fundamental Fact of Existence

14 July 2010

Today’s Reading: Isaiah 19-21; Hebrews 11

Scripture:

The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. (Hebrews 11:1 MSG)

There’s so much we can’t see. There’s so much we don’t know. There’s so much we can’t control. We can live in uncertainty and fear or we can believe that there is a God who knows what is going on and who cares about us.

The fundamental fact of existence is that faith, this faith, is our foundation when we face the earthquakes of life, it’s our anchor in the stormy sea, and our bomb-shelter from the attacks of the enemy of our souls.

It’s not complicated. Here’s where it starts – “… anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6 MSG)

Fundamental Fact of My Existence 1: There is a God. There is a God who brought the universe into being by the power of his will and his word. He made it, he sustains it, and he knows what’s going on at any given moment. He also knows what’s coming next and what’s going to happen in eternity!

Fundamental Fact of My Existence 2: God cares about me. God is more than an impersonal force. God is more than a law-enforcing judge. God has revealed through Jesus Christ that he is my Father. God cares for me with a Father’s providing, protecting, guiding, disciplining love. God has a purpose for me that will grow and mature me to live in love and harmony with him, with his other children, and with the planet home he has provided for his family.

Prayer:

Father, I believe that you exist and that you care enough to respond to my needs, my questions, and my prayers. I believe that you have forgiven my sins and adopted me into your family. I believe and that you have a purpose for my life that you designed to perfectly fit who you made me to be and the time and place you put me on the planet. I want to live the life you planned for me in the way you planned for me to live it. Faith in you is the fundamental fact of my existence. Amen.

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