Have you ever stopped to listen to the birds sing or the other animals move about? Have you ever wondered about their purpose? Have you considered that they go to and fro on the earth doing the will of the Father?
Many people today believe that we just somehow exist. They have many philosophies, but I venture to ask, “How is everything so well organized? Why don't the animals or the waters overtake us?”
You see the truth is found in scripture, God's word. The Bible declares that God created us and the animals, but we (humans) were made in His image and likeness. We have a soul and spirit!
If we just evolved, then why do we have a mind to think? Why do we know the difference between right and wrong? Good and evil? How was the human body designed so perfectly to work in harmony? Why isn't everyone doing the same job? Why is the world being managed by humanity? Somehow there is an even distribution of gifts and talents.
Where there is a design, isn't there a designer? We as humans are designed in a marvelous way! Think about how babies are formed and grow in the womb. We have memories! We have knowledge and a free will that we use even against our own creator! Where did all of this come from if not from an original designer?
In addition, most often when there is a design, there are not many designers. There's only one because the design would then become confusing based on all the different patterns and fingerprints. Every artist has their own unique way of drawing. The painting points directly to them.
Therefore, we are the handiwork of one God, creator, and LORD, Jesus Christ! Here are a few confirmations from scripture.
Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.”
Isaiah 43:7 NKJV
"O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, who is enthroned above the cherubim, You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.”
Isaiah 37:16 NASB
“Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.”
Psalms 100:3 NASB
Have you ever heard someone speak the words "Christ is not real?" "Why do you believe in that myth?" "How can a man die for us?"
In the past few years, I have heard these statements many times. There is just one problem with them. My life was transformed, and I didn't change myself!
You see, when I was in my twenties, I felt that I had reached my lowest point in my life. I had experienced abuse. I felt rejection. I battled with depression. I miscarried my first child. I was living a sinful life. Then one day my heart was so heavy, and I knew that there was more to this life.
I was led to the truth about Christ by an evangelist who cared for my hair. She spoke life to me that day. She told me to want God more than anything. I did just that. I accepted Christ as my personal savior, and He changed my life. He changed my way of thinking, He healed my heart, he comforted me. He made me whole again.
How then can I ever believe the lies that He is not real? I would then have to ask, "How did I change?" "Why don't I live the life I once lived?"
There is something else. In John Chapter 5, the Bible states, "He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God."
Without receiving and walking in relationship with Christ, one cannot receive eternal life; we can't get to God without Christ. And if there is no eternal life, then why does the Bible speak of it? Why can't we just fix ourselves?
I tried fixing myself. It didn't work. I needed the source of true life and deliverance. That is Christ and Christ alone. He set me free!
I was in a prison of sin, rejection, depression, and more. I couldn't drag myself out of that. That was all Christ!
Young people, never let anyone lead you to belief all of these vain philosophies. Christ is the truth! Call upon Him and He will answer!
How can truth be divided? That is one of the questions I asked God as He led me through writing my first youth journal about the deity of Christ. The book is titled Re-Presenting God: Taking a Healthy Look at the Holy One of Israel. The phrase Re-Presenting God means to point individuals to the true God in the midst of unbelief and false deities.
You see, we live in a time where so many have fallen away from the truth about God, the Creator. Many believe that there are several ways to God and some even believe that we evolved from nothing.
So let's take a look at one of the terms that I focus on in my book, truth. What is truth? According to the dictionary, truth is accuracy, certainty, reality, sincere or fact. The opposite of this is counterfeit or fake.
So I ask the question again, how can truth be divided? If it must be accurate and it must be certain then how can it come from many sources? If we were created, then how can there be many ways to the creator? Or if you don't believe that we were created, then how do we know the difference between the truth and a lie or good and evil?
If you would be completely honest and listen to your heart, you would admit that there can only be One source for truth regarding life itself. Truth can only found in Jesus Christ. When we walk in relationship with Him, He gives life meaning. He created us for a purpose.
Denise M Walker
Welcome to Project H.O.P.E. Mentoring:
I am Denise Walker, founder. I am grateful to have you visit our mentoring page! I would love to serve your youth as their mentor. H.O.P.E. Mentoring is an outreach ministry of Hope-in-Christ Ministries, Inc. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
To begin, I am a certified teacher of more than 15 years. I have taught grades 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. My certifications are in elementary education, middle grades Language Arts, and Educational Leadership. I currently teach 7th grade English Language Arts. My mentoring and teaching go hand-in-hand. I love to use the strategies from my classroom in my mentoring sessions.
I have been mentoring for over 10 years at the middle school level. God gave me the vision of Project H.O.P.E. Mentoring in 2002. It took me some time to truly begin to fully walk in the vision. As a mentor, most of my years have been spent mentoring middle school girls. I have also participated in girl's conferences, one on one, and group mentoring.
This blog is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to today's youth. Many of our young people don't know about Christ, and we want to change that. There are youth ministry journals coming soon. Please spread the word. We want to change a generation. They have no hope outside of Him!