The word “IF” has all sorts of possibilities. I know in my life I have used it to finagle my words so that my mind or the person I was talking to would understand which direction I wanted to go. What the end result would be!
“IF” it wasn’t for the the use of the word “IF” would a man be standing on the moon. “I know it hasn’t ever been done but if………………………..”. What would the tomorrows be without “IF”
Then there’s the “IF only”s . Thinking back! “IF only” I’d made a different choice. “IF only” he’d been more committed. We use it to question our past or reminisce about the possibilities or out comes.
But “IF” I use the word “IF” today.
If I believed I was truly a child of God…….
If I understood the love HE has for me…………
If I grasped HIS unconditional love………….
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
If I trusted HIM……………..
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
If I walked my day knowing that the ONE who got me through yesterday is the same ONE that will get me through tomorrow and will also help me through today.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Lord, I’m going to use the word “if” to draw me closer to you. And I pray Lord that “if” I write these words someone else would also draw closer. Help me believe, understand, grasp, trust and walk in You. Amen!