I’ve often heard the phrase, “You are what you believe,” but it wasn’t until recently that I really started to understand what that meant. As I’ve studied the Word over the years I’ve come to understand more and more just how powerful and significant of a statement that is.
Proverbs 4:23 warns us, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do.” In other words, what you think (believe) affects everything you do.
In his book, Victory Over the Darkness, Neil Anderson writes, “ Your understanding of who God is and who you are in relationship to Him is the critical foundation for your belief system and your behavior patterns as a Christian.” (Page 24)
So, what we believe about the Bible, the character and nature of God, and how He sees us and relates to us, forms our belief system, and therefore influences everything we do.
Let me state that again because it is crucial: What YOU believe about the Bible, the character and nature of God, and how he sees YOU and relates to YOU forms your belief system and influences everything you think/say/do.
If the enemy can get us to believe something incorrectly, he can suck the life out of us (both literally and figuratively). And that is exactly what he has been doing to mankind throughout history.
For the majority of my life as a believer, I had a distorted view of God. He was kind of schizophrenic; one minute mad at me and the next lovingly counting the hairs on my head.
For the past several years we (my husband and I) have been on a wonderful journey of discovering who we really are and just how much He loves us. Our Heavenly Daddy has given us a passion to free His people from the bondage of wrong belief. This isn’t just about unbelievers finding freedom, but the “churched” have fallen victim to the lies of the enemy about who they are in Christ. Our desire is that this blog would be a catalyst to exposing those lies and helping people, through the washing of the Word, renew their minds to what the Bible says is true.
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32