“MY ANSWER TO WHY!”
OPENING COMMENT by Robert
I received a message asking why I believed in God! What makes me believe there is a God, other than blindly believing in someone who you cannot see or touch using only your faith?
What as an intelligent individual makes me believe God exists, and Yeshua is his Son? Something my research has provided, and I want to share, for many believers, it is a specific related event they have read or heard while Scriptural information is being related. One thing here should be clarified about Scripture.
Yes, it is the living word of God as related to those who transcribed it. In addition, it is as well a historical view of the world and events, capturing the essence of the various cultures and beliefs at the time of inscription and in the present.
It is important we remember this fact and as I relate my answer to this question, it will become clear the importance of this understanding. I have related this testimony early in my postings, not fully understanding the significance it played in my belief.
At this time, I am asking all who are reading this Testimony to seek out what it is that brought your faith forward? What simple desire started your quest to find spiritual answers? What is there you can testify of how you found the Lord.
What event did the Father place in your lives to open the door to bring Yeshua into your lives? Find your answer to the question “WHY”? It will open many doors and supply a deep satisfaction not felt before.
Yeshua related, “That is why I told you that people cannot come to me unless the Father provides the way”!
Here is my answer, to the question “WHY.” My quest began 70 years prior. It started because of a bible story involving Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, a furnace and a mystery man standing in the furnace with these three men.
As the story relates in Daniel 3:25 “He answered and said, Lo, I see four men, loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”
Right there, as a five-year-old, I decided in my heart, I was going to find out who this fourth man in the furnace was. Unbeknown at the time, the Father had made a way through my desire to know who the fourth man in the furnace was. The seed was planted, the desire stirred, curiosity awakened.
It took me years to realize that was the doorway to His Son Yeshua. My quest to learn who that fourth man was, brought me in contact with many different stories about the lord and who he was. At the age of seven, I attended a service and heard the Lord calling me to “follow him” to fully understand and learn more about a relationship with Yeshua, my earlier mystery man in the fire. It was here I gave my heart over to Him. And “yes,” I understood what I was accepting, but at that time, not quite the depth it was going to take me too and the relationship to come.
It was later in life I understood at that moment in time, my faith in who I was seeking brought me the knowledge to trust what I was learning about life and the Lord in it would bring a change in who I was and how I would begin to see life following his lead.
I must admit there was a period in my life I was like the reckless son (filled with pride and ego-driven by deep hurt) who went out into the world and was lost for 25 years.
This darkness occurred shortly after my worldly dad passed and ended just after my mother went home, that is when I realized the path I had strayed from.
My answer to the question is, I know why I believe, and I know who it is I am following and especially why, as I have in my continued search, have developed a personal relationship with Yeshua. Yes, it is with faith but not blind f,aith, it is a trust that has developed into deep faith. The type of faith-filled with love and dedication knowing there is a new life waiting where I will be with the Father and His Son eternally as promised.
I want to share, the deeper my understanding of my personal relationship with Yeshua, the deeper my trust becomes, and the stronger my faith is in the teachings Yeshua sends through the Holy Spirit, the closer I am drawn to our Father.
For anyone claiming I am following something, I cannot touch or feel doing it blindly and without any proof. I refer them to this comparison, I love my wife deeply and am dedicated to keeping my vow to be with her, because I hold love in my heart for her and trust and have faith in her love for me as I do have love and trust for God and Yeshua, based on Faith developed by learning how much His grace is applied to me through His love and compassion. I have learned how much love and trust my wife has for me in our relationship as individuals making us one.
Our Lord has compared our personal relationship with Him as a marriage and I have, over the years, incorporated my devotion to my wife as a basis of how I approach my relationship with Yeshua and God filled with unquestionable Love and dedication.
Bottomline now within the knowledge of knowing how God opened the door, over the years, I saw his love through my parents, family, and friends. I have seen His love demonstrated through the virtuous woman he brought into my life.
I recognize Yeshua’s presence through the health I have been blessed with wisdom and sensitivity (gentle heart) and compassion towards those in the darkness of evil, through His teachings via the Holy Spirit and felt His compassion and grace as I greet each day in a prayer of thanksgiving for life, he is providing. I marvel at his greatness when I peruse the beauty within His creations surrounding me.
Remember, I am just a humble servant bringing this to you as a messenger of Yeshua. God’s blessings.