DAY 3, OCTOBER 3
Do you believe this is true? It’s what A. W. Tozer said:
“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
I grew up believing in God. Both my parents believed. And practiced what they believed.
I think that’s what made the difference in my coming to belief so easily, too.
My dad was a favorite among the song leaders at our country church as I grew up. He sang what he believed. It helped me to believe.
As he got older, his faith shifted. It was okay. My faith has shifted, too.
When he died, one of the treasures I wanted was his leather-bound songbook, Songs of the Church, 1975 edition, that he often led singing with. I keep it front and center on our old piano.
I still flip through the hymns from time to time (even yesterday) and play a tune.
When my granddaughter was here a few weeks ago, she played her first song with it, too.
If my daddy can see from heaven, I hope he was listening. He would have been pleased.
Here are our three questions of the day. Answer any or all.
(1) Did you grow up believing in God?
(2) Have your beliefs changed since childhood? A little, a lot, none?
(3) Who do you want to influence to believe in God?
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What are your answers? Please share in the comments.
(1) I grew up learning about God at home and in church.
(2) My faith shifts every few decades. I like to believe each shift brings me a little closer to Truth, Grace, Jesus.
(3) I want my kids and now my granddaughter to be strong believers.
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