“I no longer believe but I see and experience.”
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
Have you heard people say, “I believe that is true?” I know I’ve said that many times. What does that mean? Well, it usually means there is some question as to whether it really is true or not.
We often ask people what they believe about certain aspects of their faith. Perhaps the better question would be to ask what they have seen and experienced in regard to their spiritual life. That would be a much more exciting answer. It also is not open for debate as the “I believe” statement is.
Do you want to “share your faith” as we often say in the Christianese? Then tell what you have seen and experienced. They may not fully understand but they cannot prove you wrong.
You haven’t experienced anything? Then go ask someone who has seen and experienced why they believe.
1 Peter 3:15 “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”
© 2005 Lisa Biggs Crum