I Believe

Sunday, May 06, 2012



I Believe...
That we should celebrate everyday,
for everyday is a gift from God.

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

I Believe...
That either you allow God to
control your attitude,
or it controls you.

I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time to become
the person I want to be.
But, I'm still breathing, so God's not done with me yet.

I Believe...
That sometimes the people you expect
to kick you when you're down,
will be the ones to put out their hands
and help you get back up.

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

I Believe...
That sin costs more than we ever expect to pay.

I Believe...
That you can never fall so far
that you are beyond the reach of God.

I Believe...
That though we sometimes fail,
God's love covers a multitude of sins.

I Believe...
That you can't merely go around your grief,
you have to go through it to heal.

I Believe...
That though we travel through difficult waters,
God will give us the strength to swim.

I Believe...
That when we feel the loneliest,
God is still right beside us.

I Believe...
That though others may fail us,
God's love never ends.

I Believe...
That all things happen for a reason,
though we may never know their purpose.

I Believe...
That miracles happen every day.

I Believe...
That when we open our broken hearts to God,
His healing love rushes in.

I Believe...
That when we give our lives to the Lord,
we breathe for the very first time.

I Believe...
"That love never gives up, never loses faith,
is always hopeful, and endures through
every circumstance."  (1 Corinthians 13:7)

I Believe...

Living for Him,



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42 comments

  1. Amen, very lovely.

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  2. Susan Bunts WachtelMay 6, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Dear Joan,

    Thank you for the encouraging word.  I really needed this today.  It's both encouraging and challenging. 

    Blessings...Susan

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  3. Me too, Joan. I believe those things. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,Charlotte

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  4. A lot of wisdom here and I too believe those things. Blessings!

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  5. i love this list. this credo....

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  6. Absolutely beautiful Joan! One that I will want to read over and over again. Thank you for sharing it!
    In Christ,
    Laura

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  7. This is a beautiful list of things to believe in!

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  8. Very encouraging post!

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  9. What a lovely list of inspirational and thankful thoughts to wake up to ...every morning!  Beautiful post Joan! :)

    Blessings and hugs,
    Denise

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  10. This is beautiful, Joan, and all very true. There are stanzas here that truly relate to my life.

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  11. Hi Joan - I love this so much I printed it out.  Going to remind myself constantly why "I believe"  Great post
    God bless
    Tracy

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  12. Thank you, Susan.  I find it to be a good "exercise" for me to write down the things I believe and the answers to prayer I have received.  It helps to solidify it in my mind and heart.  Blessings!

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  13. Have a blessed day, Charlotte!

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  14. Thanks, Joan.  I am so thankful for the things that God has been teaching me on my walk with Him!

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  15. "This credo".  I like that.  They are a great guide for me as I remember all God has done for me!

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  16. Thanks, Laura...I find that I read it over and over as well!  Blessings!

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  17. Thanks, Barbie.  Blessings to you!

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  18. I'm so glad you were encouraged.  I think it is important to share our hope with others!

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  19. Yes, I am so thankful!  Each thing listed has been lovingly taught to me by an awesome God!

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  20. As sisters-in-Christ, I think we all have so many similarities, especially when it comes to lessons from our Lord!  Blessings to you, Rina!

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  21. Oooh!  Thanks, Tracy!  I have kept similar lists of mine inside my Bible.  Then, when I come across them, I am always encouraged!  Blessings!

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  22. Thanks, Denise and thank you for visiting today!  You are always so faithful!  Blessings to you!

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  23. Beautiful, Joan! All I can say to this is AMEN!! I believe... IN HIM! 

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  24. Beautiful list. I think there are times each of us needs to restate and reaffirm just what it is we truly believe. 

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  25. Thanks, Joan, I needed this. God's perfect timing!

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  26. How beautiful, Joan! We need to know what we believe and to stand firm on His promises! His ways are not our ways, but I believe He is working all things for our good.
    Love in Him,
    Laurie


    http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/
     

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  27. I agree with your confessions of what you believe and say AMEN to them all

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  28. I agree.  It is also an encouragement to re-read the lists we've made at times when we may be experiencing trials...

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  29. I love how His timing is always perfect!  Blessings Sylvia!

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  30. You are so right...He is always working for our good whether we realize it at the time or not!  =)  I'm trusting in Him!

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  31. Thanks, Robert!  Have a blessed day!

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  32. Your list reads like a song or poem.  It resounds loud and clear shouting what we all shoud believe. 

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  33. Each item has been lovingly taught to me by our faithful God!  My trust is in HIm!

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  34. "I Believe...
    That when we give our lives to the Lord,
    we breathe for the very first time."
    I was just thinking of this yesterday morning and then I read this! I believe this too! 

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  35. Truly beautiful Joan.....just like you!  I linked up.

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  36. Thanks Salina!  You are such a blessing!

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  37. We are so blessed to have life in Him!

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  38. wonderful words about what you believe that we should all believing the same. Thanks for sharing:)

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