New Month/New Theme

After over five years of blogging, coming up with a new theme can be daunting. So I’ve been thinking and praying and reading (as usual). I just finished a novel about the writing of the first Oxford English Dictionary, and it gave me my latest idea: words. (If you’re intrigued, the title is The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams)

Words can harm or heal; they can encourage or discourage; they can soothe or stir up. Words have power. God chose to speak to us through His Word, the Bible, and the Word, His Son. I’m sure there will be lots of ideas running around my head and out through my pen (figuratively speaking, of course).

So join me this month in thinking about words, their importance, how critical they are to communication and relationships. I’d welcome any thoughts or ideas. Send me your words, readers!

Katelyn’s Question #6

What makes me think my worldview is true/correct?

This is a continuation of the following posts:

Is There a God? If So, What is God Like?– Or Katelyn’s Question #1

Katelyn’s Question #2

Katelyn’s Question #3

Katelyn’s Question #4

Katelyn’s Question #5

I think my worldview is correct because I base it on the Bible.  While there is no way I can ultimately prove that what I believe is true, I have faith that it is.  I have developed my worldview through reading the Bible, attending church and school.  I grew up going to church with my grandfather, who is also my Pastor.

I know what I believe is correct because the Bible has proven to be the true and inspired Word of God.  The universe and the human body are proof that they could only have been created by an intelligent designer.  Christianity and the Bible can answer questions about how to live a life following Jesus.  When I have doubts, I use prayer to talk to God and come to an understanding of who He is and the purpose that He brings to my life.

The point of my faith and why I believe it to be true is not based on facts, but on the experiences I have had.  I know God is real because I have experienced Him working in my life and in the lives of those close to me.  There is no other way to explain the feeling of hope in dark times, or the way my chest feels when worship music plays, none other than the work of the Holy Spirit in my heart.  I have a personal relationship with God, that can not be replaced my any earthly relationship.