Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Friday, October 7, 2011

I Believe

Frank has been talking about what we, as Methodists and Christians, believe for the past few weeks.  One of my favorite rituals at church is to say the Apostles Creed.  I don't just say it....I close my eyes and feel it envelope me like a warm blanket.  I think everyone should have some sort of creed that they believe in.....and I have really been giving it a great deal of thought and actually even started a list of exactly what I believed as an American, as a Christian, as a human being and have really been struggling to come up with I believes.  I was delighted when my precious friend, Bill, sent me this email this morning and it pretty much sums up my beliefs according to me.
I Believe...
A Birth Certificate shows that we were born
A Death Certificate shows that we died
Pictures show that we live!

I Believe...
That just because two people argue,
It doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
It doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.

I Believe....
That no matter how good a friend is,
They're going to hurt you,
Every once in a while
And you must forgive them for that.

I Believe.....
That true friendship continues to grow,
Even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.
I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life.

I Believe....
That it's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.
(And I am not finished becoming that person yet!)

I Believe...
 That you should always leave loved ones with Loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe....
 That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe....
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe...
That heroes are the people
Who do what has to be done
When it needs to be done,
Regardless of the consequences.

I Believe....
That my best friend and I
Can do anything or nothing
And have the best time..

I Believe....
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will
be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry, but that
Doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe...
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them and less to do with how many
birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe.....
That it isn't always enough,
To be forgiven by others.
Sometimes, you have to learn
To forgive yourself.

I Believe...
That no matter how bad
Your heart is broken,
The world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe....
That our background and circumstances
May have influenced who we are, but,
We are responsible for who we become.
I Believe...
That you shouldn't be
So eager to find out a secret.
It could change your life forever.

I Believe....
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.

I Believe...
That your life can be changed
In a matter of hours
By people who don't even know you.

I Believe...
That even when you think
You have no more to give,
When a friend cries out to you,
You will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
 That credentials on the wall
Do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe...
That the people you care about
Most in life
Are taken from you too soon.
 
What are your beliefs about life?  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Stay safe and God bless you real good!

4 comments:

Sweet Tea said...

Along with all those things you mentioned I believe that war never really settles anything. Not really.

Nezzy said...

I believe that this was a beautiful read sweetie!!

I believe that Jesus was the intimate sacrifice!

God bless you sweetie and have a wonderful weekend!!! :o)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Karen!

I'm soooo excited that I won!! I was so surprised!! I haven't won anything for ages and ages and ages. I will email you with my address.

I love your post!! It's all said so perfectly and is exactly how my inner faith is. I was practically in tears reading it. I get so much inspiration from you Karen.

Thank you, God bless you & big huge hugs to you! Sherry