Love Believes All Things

In Ephesians 5:1-2, we are exhorted to be imitators of God as dear children. We know that our belief about God as our Father will affect our behavior as his children. What did you learn this week about how your belief affects your behavior?

Please like & share:

Share your thoughts

comments

13 Comments

  1. This week was truly revealing for me. I came to terms with my disbelief in God’s character. He would constantly use events and people to increase my faith, but when push comes to shove it is as though all the things the Lord has done become thin. God is making me grounded in His word instead of my emotions and circumstances.

    Reply
  2. This week, I learned so much about beliefs affecting behavior. I learned that since I believed that I knew Christ very intimately, my behavior was to not strive to know Him more. However, since this was wrong, my behavior was based on a lie. The truth is I didn’t really know Christ; but now I am going to worship.

    Reply
  3. This week I was ignorant and disobedient to the Lord’s call on my life. He’s literally had me on His back this entire journey and for some reason I thought He wasn’t going to carry me the rest of the way. My belief about remaining with the Lord was so misconstrued. Walking through the rest of the week, the Lord revealed Himself to me and I was able to abide in His call and long suffer through the process.

    Reply
  4. This week I learned so much about how my belief affects my behavior. As I learned more about God’s character I was able to reflect on the things that He believes me capable of becoming through Him. This week God gave me the opportunity to look into the mirror and take an honest look at who I have been along with the opportunity to reflect Him in lowliness of heart, mind, soul and strength. I am able because God says that I am able, and I choose to believe and walk in that truth alone.

    Reply
  5. This week I learned that love believes all things and that believing something affects my behavior. I believe that God puts me in situations and hard presses me to grow me and reshape me as a person. This week I believe that he put me through many things to grow me and to allow me to surrender myself to him through believing his words and believing in him.

    Reply
  6. “Your beliefs effect your behavior” I heard this over and over this week. All I could think at first was ‘Yeah of course they do’. I didn’t know how true that was. This week was hard for me, I saw myself and others grow an incredible amount. My belief in God wasn’t secure. I didn’t trust Him or even trust what I believed. That greatly affected my behavior towards others but mostly towards God. I changed a lot this week and can say I am very secure in Christ and my behavior has greatly changed for the better.

    Reply
  7. This week I learned that what I believe comes forth through my actions. I grew up believing God was angry at me. He abandoned me in the hard times. Therefore, walking through trials I have difficulty believing he is with me and it affects my emotions. Then I have a hard time going to him because I believe he is angry at me for failing. God is revealing these things to me to free me from living off of my feelings but at the same time teaching me how to walk in the freedom that I already have because of his son.

    Reply
  8. Our inner beliefs determine every decision and action we make. Our beliefs whether rooted in the world, ourselves, or the one true savior Jesus Christ determine our behavior. With that said, what we believe is what we’ll be, and if that looks like the gospel or Jesus Christ we’ll be like him and our decisions and behaviors will be rooted from that. Furthermore, I have leaned that that’s why where called human “beings” and not human doers. So believing in Jesus and being rooted in him causes me to act like like him and be like him.

    Reply
  9. This week I learned a whole lot about how my belief affects my behavior. I have to know the character of Christ in order for me to be able to imitate Him. Jesus had complete integrity in all He did and after learning about Christ’s integrity it changed how I would imitate Him. I have learned to live in a way that I recognize Christ is always beside me in all I do and that the things I do should be to please the Lord and not man.

    Reply
  10. This week the Lord showed me that I have been a “Martha,” thinking that I have to do things in order Him to love me, when in reality He doesn’t desire my works, He desires my heart. As my loving Father He does not want me to strive for what He has already given me unconditionally, He just wants to be with me, His beloved daughter; for me to simply just rest in the presence of His loving arms.

    Reply
  11. There have been many times in my life that I’ve questioned why certain things have happened, and I didn’t understand how God could use them for good. I now realize that I tend to act out of my emotions in difficult circumstances rather than trust Him and believe that He’s in control. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” This week I’ve learned how my belief affects my behavior, and when my belief isn’t grounded in the truth of how much Christ loves me and has my best interest in mind, I miss out on the opportunity to display joy and be a living testimony. I want to be passionate for Him in everything I do so others see Christ in me regardless the circumstance.

    Reply
  12. My belief determines my behavior. There’s things in me that I want change and its not that easy. My thoughts are so powerful, however God’s word is even more powerful. I learned that keeping my thoughts and mind off myself leads me to experience the peace and joy of the Lord.

    Reply
  13. This was another huge week for me in terms of my growth and understanding God better. I learned that what I believe directly affects my behavior. If I believe a lie I will therefore live a lie. As I attempt to imitate Christ, I need to be focused on knowing him and the truth about him. If I have a false belief about him when I imitate him. I will be imitating a false characteristic which brings me in the wrong direction.

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial