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Know What You Believe

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The WORD is Living Water

The WORD is Living Water

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Know What You Believe

The Bible is a collection of (66) sixty-six books inspired by God. Comprised of both the Old and New Testaments. God’s Holy Word gives us a glimpse into the mind of God, the state of man, his origins and history and the Way of God’s plan of SALVATION through Jesus Christ. It contains His authentic inspired Word to Light our path and daily nourish us spiritually. To encourage, support, comfort, abet and cheer us on as well as convict us of any wrongdoing. Or should I say sin, which is anything that separates us from God. No one wants to talk about sin these days.

Know what you believe!

The Bible is our life’s manual. It is the history of Jesus Christ and candidly gives us an accurate profound account of His story. It contains God’s will for our lives. Genesis tells us that from the very beginning Jesus Christ IS the Living Word who spoke everything into existence. This is what the Word tells us about Jesus: “He is the Image of The Invisible God, the Firstborn over ALL creation. For by HIM ALL things were created that are in HEAVEN and that are on the Earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. ALL things were created through HIM and for HIM! And He is before ALL things and in HIM ALL things consist. And He is the HEAD of the body, the CHURCH, who is the BEGINNING, the firstborn from the dead, that in ALL things HE may have the PREEMINENCE!” Colossians 1

Preeminence means Jesus Christ is Superior and ranks Higher than anyone or anything without question. He truly is Outstanding! He outshines anyone or anything else. He being the Head is the beginning of His Church. We are meaning those who believe in Him and have truly accepted Him into our hearts as our Lord & Savior are His people. Jesus is the origin and foundation of His Church. He is the Head of His Church. The Word of God is God’s declaration of HIS infallible TRUTH. Although there are many speculative scientific theories and hypothesis, it has never been proven to be otherwise. It is NOT possible to ever disprove ALMIGHTY GOD! The Word teaches us; “In the beginning GOD!” Jesus spoke the heavens and the earth into existence. “Then God said, “Let US make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, let them have dominion over…” Genesis 1

When we were created, we were given the ability to think; meaning mental intellect, ability to understand, express emotion and will. With this came free choice. There are consequences for our choices. We can learn much from Adam and Eve. Mostly what not to do. When Adam was created from the dust, he was pure and sinless. Adam and Eve were actually first created as one, in the image of God. Eve was later created by God from a rib bone that was taken from Adam’s side. She was wonderfully created by God to be Adam's Helpmeet so he would not be alone. She too was created sinless. She allowed herself to become beguiled by the serpent...

Eve in her willful disobedience set sin in motion and Adam cosigned! They both fell into sin. Roman 3 says; “For All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God…” Their quality and standard of life was significantly altered because of this choice. They disobeyed and sinned; immediately willingly separated from God and his original design for life and living. They ignorantly invited in, the darkness that was already there. When they disobeyed and ate the forbidden fruit, they then became subject to the darkness that they were at first unaware of. Therefore they opened the door, which sin entered into. Now the sinless protected world God had created was contaminated. The Bible is clear on this. See Genesis 1

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Know what you believe!

GOD has given us the ability to have emotional intelligence. This is the ability to manage our emotions. Herein lies our ability to responsively exercise self-control. We don't just simply react. Instead, we cautiously respond while managing our emotions. We exercise meekness which is power under control. We have emotional awareness of our emotions as well as the emotions of others. Emotional intelligence is a state of awareness.

We are aware of frustration, happiness, sadness, anger, fear, doubt, anxiety, pleasure, pain, as well as a plethora of other emotions. The gift or should I say skill of self-control is constantly honed as we exercise discipline. The goal here is not to be right for the sake of being right. It is to astutely seek the TRUTH of the matter at hand. This is how we become better spouses, parents, brothers, sisters, friends, coworkers, neighbors, people and first and foremost clergy. This is also how we make better ethical and moral decisions. This is where we have integrity.

Ever since the beginning mankind has continued to sin. We have inherited a proclivity towards sin. Because of this inner inclination towards sin mankind has continually grew further and further away from life as God intended. This does not have to be. Mankind continued to disobey our forefathers, Abraham, Moses and God's prophets, priests and Kings. Many of them to a degree also disobeyed as well. “Therefore, just as though one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned…” Romans 1 This is why we all need Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior; To save us from the power of sin reigning within our lives. We as believers have now inherited His Holy Spirit and Comforter to lead us to all Truth! Know what you believe!

God sent His Son Christ Jesus to us, wrapped in sinless flesh to overcome sin in the flesh for us. He became our only pure matchless sinless example. He was born of the virgin, Mary. He lived a pure sinless life. He was misunderstood, heinously beaten, mistreated, crucified, died and was buried. But yet despite of it all, JESUS CHRIST arose with ALL POWER! He sacrificed His precious pure life for us all. He became the sacrificial Lamb of God for the sins of the world. He atoned for our sins. So, we could be restored and now be redeemed to be able to have a proper relationship with God the Father through Him. “And the WORD became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His GLORY as the only Begotten of the Father, Full of Grace and TRUTH…” John 1.

The Word of God is so very precious. It is our necessary essential spiritual food. IT IS WHAT FEEDS AND SPIRITUALLY NOURISHES OUR MIND, BODY & SOUL. God does not want any of us to be ignorant. Nor does He want us to be deceived or manipulated into believing something that is not true. DO NOT COMPROMISE GOD'S WORD OR ANYONE! We as believers are to daily "Walk in the Light!" We are to expose the darkness for it still lurks as it did in the beginning... Pray for discernment to be able to better discern & detect the things that are not of God! The TRUTH really does set you Free! The Spirit of the Lord, His precious Holy Spirit is given as The Comforter, who is our internal Counselor and Teacher bestowed on us upon the profession of our Faith and belief in Jesus Christ. It is your choice to daily grow in grace and be directed by God. "His Word is a Lamp unto our feet and a Light unto our path..." As His child you must nurture your belief by developing an ongoing personal biblical relationship with the Lord through His Word.

Know what you believe!

GOD wants us to have a healthy balanced FAITH. Jesus taught and modeled balance. We are to share the Word. We who God has "Called" as His Ministers, Elders and Ambassadors are to be committed to Teach, Preach, Proclaim & Live it out loud daily. It is not necessary to force it upon anyone. Nor is there a need to argue the TRUTH. As Christians we are continually growing. We never get to a place when we have arrived. I was well taught by my wise God fearing Mother, that “We are forever becoming." In the eyes of God, we are all children. God has no grandchildren!" Therefore, there is always room for improvement as long as He has us on this side of Heaven. Don't compromise what you know to be right, even if you are misunderstood.

God has given us His Holy Spirit, with this comes responsibility. As we grow in the grace and knowledge of His Word there should be a continuing change. Anger, fear, anxiety, doubt, stress, love, hate, grief are all emotions one feels from time to time. Self-control should always take the forefront as we grow spiritually. We as believers are truly blessed! You do not have to live life unhappy. You can overcome anything with the Lord. But you must learn to believe, embrace and daily implement His Word within your own life. Blessed means deep joy and contentment in God. Even during, pain, persecution or sorrow we can still have His unspeakable Joy when our focus is genuinely upon Him. As we grow spiritually the Fruit of His Spirit develops within us. We will or can become increasingly better to effectively exercise self-control! We also become more and more aware that GOD is Omnipresent!

God loves you and wants you to know HIS Word!

“ That we should no longer be children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind and doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but speaking the TRUTH in LOVE, may grow up in ALL things into HIM who is the HEAD - CHRIST from whom the whole body, joined and knitted together by what every point supplies according to the effective working by which every part does its share…” Ephesians 5

Pray for Discernment! The Lord will reveal to you the things that are not of Him. He can keep us on the Narrow Path that leads to Him. However, we must take time to know Him and His marvelous Word for ourselves! There is much going on in and around His Church that is not of HIM. There is even more going on within the world in these "Latter Days!" Know that the world is on a "slippery slope."


This means that HE always knows absolutely everything about everyone all throughout this world as well as universe, past, present & future. I am thankful to know that each one of us will have to give an account to the Lord for all that we do. Never seek to take revenge for vengeance belongs to the LORD> Instead PRAY and patiently allow the LORD to move on your behalf. This way you DO NOT have to compromise the inner PEACE that only comes from GOD. But know that God is not like a genie who is at our command as we see in fairytales. GOD IS REAL!!! We are to reverentially fear GOD not manwoman.

Take time DAILY to take a Spiritual Bath in HIS WORD! For it has Magnificent Miraculous Cleansing Power. "Draw nigh to God and He Will Draw Nigh to You!"

We are justified through our FAITH in GOD!

"Therefore, since we have been JUSTIFIED through FAITH, we have PEACE with GOD through our LORD JESUS CHRIST. Through whom we have gained access by FAITH into this GRACE in which we NOW STAND.

And we REJOICE in the HOPE of the GLORY of GOD. Not only so, because we REJOICE in our sufferings, because we KNOW that sufferings produces PRESERVERANCE, CHARACTER, and CHARACTER HOPE.

And HOPE does NOT disappoint us, because GOD has poured out HIS LOVE into our hearts by the HOLY SPIRIT which HE has GIVEN US!"


God does not want us to be legalistic or rigid. You will discover that there are people in the Bible who are not very different from you or me. Ever since Jesus resurrection and ascension we have been given the gift of having His indwelling presence living within us His Holy Spirit; His Comforter. He will lead us to all TRUTH! God did not make us to be or become robots. But it is our choice. Praise God! & Thank you, Lord! This does not mean that you are to be beside yourself. No, we are to humbly seek the will and the way of the Lord. We walk in meekness knowing God is always and forever in control. It also means we are now aware that God is totally aware of everything you say, do or think as well as everyone else.


You can always firmly stand upon the Word of God with the HELP of the LORD! As a believer it is very important to KNOW GOD'S WORD for yourself. This helps us immensely to better recognize His Will and His Way. We can be confident in God for His Word gives us a firm foundation. You will also find in His Word that God is sovereign over all of us as well as His creation. There is liberty in knowing Christ Jesus. But we must never use that liberty for maliciousness. With the HELP of HIS HOLY SPIRIT the LORD teaches us (or will teach you) how to; "OVERCOME evil with GOOD!"

This is why it is important to develop an intimate ongoing daily personal relationship with Jesus Christ through His Word. Jesus died so we could have a life full of discipline and joy. This is possible when we keep Him as the center of our lives!!! We can continually be renewed and transformed daily by the Word of God by His precious Holy Spirit. This way you can be, “like a tree that is planted by the rivers of water bringing forth its fruit in its season...” Psalms 1

As you really get to know the Lord your Faith, Love & Trust in HIM tremendously deepens. You are also constantly increasingly aware that GOD IS OMNIPRESENT! You know without doubt in any and every situation HE WILL take care of You when You STAND UPON HIS WORD! We are to embrace His Word daily. Within His Word is an endless marvelous wealth of godly wisdom and spiritually nutritious “Food for Thought!” It is good for your mind, body and soul. It is important to know GOD as SOVEREIGN. Yes indeed! In these "Latter Days" It is so very important to "Know what you believe!"


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Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 13, 2020:

Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings to you in our Lord! Thank you for stopping by.

Ernest Festus Awudey from Ho, Ghana. on July 25, 2020:

Great exposition there...very impactful

Enmon Whatley on August 09, 2017:

Hallelujah!!!this is a well of living water and spiritual enrichment; please continue to allow the Lord to use you...Glory to God!!!

Dianna Mendez on May 28, 2014:

I believe along with you when you state that we must develop and work on our faith as a young child. We must continue to explore and build upon our faith to know what we believe. Excellent post. May God bless you for your work.

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on February 18, 2014:

Jesusmyjoy, Welcome & be encouraged

God Bless You!

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on February 18, 2014:

Inspired Heart, Praise God! It is so very important that each of us build our very own personal intimate relationship with the Lord! Then as you well stated: "We are not easily shaken by every wnd and doctrine!" AMEN!!! Please feel free to visit again and share your godly wisdom!

Thank You, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

Betty Bolden from Bucyrus Ohio on February 14, 2014:


Yvette Stupart from Jamaica on February 13, 2014:

I truly agree that as Christians we should know what we believe, and understand our position in Christ. With this deep understanding we have sense of place and our identity, so we are not easily shaken by every wind and doctrine. Thanks for sharing DeBorrah.


Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on January 13, 2014:


Be Encouraged! Pray for discernment and keep the Lord's Word close at heart! Thank You for stopping by! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

Elena from London, UK on January 07, 2014:

Very inspiring - I would be lost without my Bible.

Thanks for sharing. Best Wishes. xx

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on November 15, 2013:, You have made a great point! "Upon being born again we're not only saved but we've received a new nature that has a proclivity toward righteousness." Amen! This is true! It is like when you are adopted you are no longer an orphan but an heir! We are now children of God rather than sinners! Yes as you so well stated; we're saints who sometimes sin! Praise God!

Thank You for sropping by to share, please do come again!

Peace & Blessings! from upstate, NY on November 08, 2013:

"Every since the beginning mankind has continued to sin. We have inherited a proclivity towards sin."

I agree that before we've been born again we have a proclivity toward sin but upon being born again we're not only saved but we've received a new nature that has a proclivity toward righteousness. In other words we aren't sinners saved by grace, we're saints who sometimes sin.

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 27, 2013:

Cristina, Thank You! It is so very important to know the Word of God! Our relationship with the Lord through Jesus Christ is the most important relationship that we can ever have! It is always a blessing when you stop by to share! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!

Cristina Santander from Manila on October 24, 2013:

Great hub. Great truths to keep in our hearts. Thank you Deborrah for this great reminders. Blessings always to you and your family. Best regards.

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 24, 2013:

Sky, It is really very important in this 21st century to "KNOW WHAT YOU BELIEVE!" The world is ever changing and many adapt and adopt whatever the masses desire... Thank you for stopping by to share! In HIS Love, Grace, Peace, Joy & Blessings! God Bless You!

Sky321 from Canada on October 19, 2013:

Hi DeBorrah, We should all know what we believe and to what we don't believe. Great article! Thanks for sharing, God bless!

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on August 29, 2013:

DDE, So glad that you enjoyed this! Your uplifting comment is also appreciated! Thank You! So nice of you to stop by to share. Please do come again, Peace & Blessings!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 28, 2013:

Brilliantly thought of on KNOW WHAT YOU BELIEVE a well put together hub and I so much enjoyed reading.

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on July 10, 2013:

Stars, Thank You for stopping by to share! Take Care! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!

stars439 from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. on July 09, 2013:

Wonderful hub dear heart. The knowledge you share is more than educational. God Bless You Precious Heart.

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on February 23, 2013:

DR PastorCarlotta, Marvelous! So glad that you are encouraged! Praise God! Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated! Yes indeed; "we are forever becoming." Much Love to You in Jesus Name! May our Heavenly Father abundantly Bless you from His endless spiritual as well as material riches as you continue to go forth boldly proclaiming the Word of God! You are a wonderful WOG! God Bless You!

Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC on February 22, 2013:

I had to comment again o this Hub! This Hub is EXCELLENT!!!!! “We are forever becoming.” AMEN! Love you girl!! I pray for you and your family!!

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on November 01, 2011:

Tamarjo, Thank You! I am elated that you have been encouraged! It is important that we KNOW what we Believe! As you say "HIS WORD IS PRECIOUS!" AMEN! & AMEN!! It is Spiritual nourishment for our souls! PRAISE GOD! That we are on one accord!

Thank you for stoppng by to share your marvelous spiritual insight! I TOO have been blessed!

In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

Tamarajo on October 28, 2011:

Beautiful hub about the necessity of Knowing Him and believing Him through His Word.

I really liked your description of Preeminence being that He is above all. Higher than anyone or anything. That really puts things into perspective.

I also liked your example of the first sin how Adam co-signed and it was a joint decision.

His Word is so precious! To read it for ourselves is essential for us to know what we truly believe.

Blessed by your tribute to the value of His truth.

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 28, 2011:

Sweetie, I am so glad that this has "provoked thought" Thank you for taking time to read this! It is my desire to share The WORD of GOD and the goodness of JESUS CHRIST with everyone all over this world...

Please do come again, you are ALWAYS WELCOME! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!

sweetie1 from India on October 27, 2011:

Hi ,

Though i dont beleive in Christinity but i do read your hubs and find them very nice and thought provoking.

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on April 05, 2011:

Brenda, God truly is AWESOME! Thank YOU! It is always good to hear from you! Thank you for stopping by to share your words of encouragement! So glad that you have been encouraged as well! My prayers are with you! In His Love,Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!

Brenda Durham on April 01, 2011:

DeBorrah, I can't believe I hadn't read and commented on this one before! Awesome writing about the awesomest Lord! You always write with such common sense and great inspiration!

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on November 24, 2010:

Trimar7, Thank You! I hope many are encouraged as you have encouraged me as well! So nice of you to stop by! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

trimar7 from New York on November 22, 2010:

Great hub. I know it will help many to hear your words. Keep writing!

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 27, 2010:

Christ4ever, Thank you so much... There is much joy and contentment knowing that the Word of God is infallible! His Peace rests upon us when we Believe and Trust in Him! You have discerned my hearts intentions! Please do come again!

God Bless you for sharing, again Thank YOU! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! We can always have HOPE in the LORD!

Rev. Teddy C. Ryan III from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia on October 26, 2010:

I forgot to comment the last few times I was here... :)

I have linked to this article frequently as it is very well written concerning the often questioned validity of The Holy Bible, and the Christian faith or belief system. You can tell that this article was also written with a genuine heart for Jesus which makes it all the more sincere and true in my opinion.

Keep up the fine work in His service! With blessings...


Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 18, 2010:

Vocalcoach, Yes He is!!! Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on October 16, 2010:

Jesus is the way and the light. He is the only way. Your hub is a very good and well written testimony to Him. Thank you, dear one and may the Lord bless and keep you.

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on August 06, 2010:

DR PastorCarlotta, Amen! May the LORD'S Favor rest upon you as you help others draw closer to HIM!

Thank you for sharing your insight! Much LOVE to you my friend!!! In HIS Love, Joy Peace & Blessings!

Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC on August 05, 2010:

You are so correct, balance is the key! I always tell my students and clients If we don’t accept the earthly aspects of Jesus’ salvation by faith, we will have no basis to accept all these testimonies of heavenly things. There must be BALANCE!!!! Praise God! Great Hub my friend!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on February 20, 2010:

Habee, Thank you! Nice of you to stop by, In His Love, Blessings!

Holle Abee from Georgia on February 20, 2010:

You have a wonderful way of making scripture relevant, Deb. Thanks!

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on December 20, 2009:

Swiftly Clean, AMEN! You are so right! Its the BEST! You are so welcome and Thank you for sharing as well, Blessings!

SwiftlyClean from Texas on December 20, 2009:

Knowing that God dewell with us is the greatess.Thanks DeBorrah

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on December 11, 2009:

Heart4theword, Thank you! And thank you for visiting and sharing your comments, you are quite welcome! Blessings!

heart4theword from hub on November 04, 2009:

Keep speaking His truth in Love:) I am encouraged that there are so many like you sharing God's Light and Love:) Thank you!

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 15, 2009:


You are so right; God is remarkable! Thank you for your kind comments and please come again!


stars439 from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. on October 13, 2009:

What a remarkable God we have, and how beautifully you describe so many details of the Word. God Bless You Dear Heart.

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 12, 2009:


Thank you!Love is a gift from God! In order to truly Love someone you must know God; because He is LOVE!

You are right ahout praying with gratitude and Yes the Lord is always right there! KNOW WHAT YOU BELIEVE!

Thank you for visiting and please come again you are always welcome!


esllr from Charlotte on October 12, 2009:

What a Wonderful Hub! LoVe another as HE loves us. Only then can we bring forward his full blessings and gifts already waiting for us.

We have to pray with gratitude and KNOW HE will never fail us. HE IS the MOST HIGH AND POWEWFUL!


DeBorrah you have inspired me again, you are a blessing!

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 05, 2009:

Cari Jean,

Thank you for visiting! It is really important

to Know the Lord and Know what you believe!

Thank You for visiting.


Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 05, 2009:

James A Watkins,

Yes they were... it is "incredible to really contemplate!" And now, we have been given the precious Gift of His Holy Spirit that resides within us!

Thank you for visiting!


Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 05, 2009:


Praise God! Jesus really is the reason to be Joyful! There is much peace when you know He knows your heart! It is important to Know the Lord, who you are in Christ and Know His WORD! And yes through Him we are family! Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

In His Love, Blessings,

Cari Jean from Bismarck, ND on October 05, 2009:

Wonderful hub! It is so important, especially in these days to truly know what we believe.

James A Watkins from Chicago on October 04, 2009:

Isn't it so. The people in the Bible, Noah, Abram, Joseph, were just real people like us. That is incredible to really contemplate—they seem so . . . otherworldly. But it ain't so. They were just folks. Like us.

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 04, 2009:


Thank you for visiting and please come again!


Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 04, 2009:


Timothy had a godly heritage. He knew that there was no need to be ashamed when you know the Lord and your Faith is in Him! It is important to develop an ongoing relationship with the Lord. So when a trial does comes we can stand strong. If a trial comes and you don’t know the Lord He is also the perfect place to go. I hope others are encouraged by this. Thank you!


Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 04, 2009:

Gicky Soriano,

You are right it is very important to “Know” God and His Word! And Yes, By doing this we are anchored in Jesus Christ!

Thank You !


Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 04, 2009:


Thank you and I feel you here. It is a beautiful thing that we can be on one accord through the Word of God. The Holy Spirit is so wonderful! Although in different places when our minds are all tuned in spiritually we come from the same place. And yes, to God be the Glory!


june688 on October 04, 2009:

"Food for Thought" I like this . That is why we are here.

Robert E Smith from Rochester, New York on October 04, 2009:

You preach it sister!! Jesus is the reason to be joyful. He created us and gave us a way out of our trouble at the same time. He gave us His heart and then gave us His life's blood. He made it possible for you and I to be family in His name. Love you sister.

coffeesnob on October 04, 2009:

That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day. 2 Tim 1:12

Yes, know what you believe and in whom you believe and know Jesus is able before trials come. know so as to stand firm.

thanks for your thoughts DeBorrah


Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 04, 2009:


Thank you for taking the time to visit. Please come again.


Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 04, 2009:


Thank You for visiting. Have a wonderfully blessed day as well.


Elder DeBorrah K Ogans (author) on October 04, 2009:

Valdimir Uhri,

That's deep! We are the Church!

Yes, WORD is the uncompromised Word of God!

Thank you for visiting its been a pleasure


Gicky Soriano from California on October 04, 2009:

Know what you believe by knowing "who" you believe. Thank you for reminding us that our faith is anchored in a person - the person of Jesus Christ. Excellent hub!

RevLady from Lantana, Florida on October 04, 2009:

Thank you for the "sermon." It blended rather nicely with the one I heard in church today AND on the radio on the way to church. It always amazes me how spiritual minds are so often in such harmony that it seems uncanny. To God be all glory!!

advisor4qb from On New Footing on October 04, 2009:

Interesting hub!

Benny Faye Ashton Douglass from Gold Canyon, Arizona on October 04, 2009:

Thank you Deborrah, for speaking the true word of God. thank you for sharing the word. have a blessed day. creativeone59

Vladimir Uhri from HubPages, FB on October 04, 2009:

Yea, then the true Church is WORD in the flesh also - bodies (plural), ekklesia and not anything else. WORD means uncompromised Word of God. Awesome.

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