Simple Belief


“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”–John 3:16


I remember as a child, my school bus would arrive at an early time. Once I saw the bus coming, I would walk to the end of our lane and get on it. I didn’t have to wave my arms or plead for the driver to stop. I didn’t have to beg the driver, make payment, or qualify to get on that bus. I just walked up three steps, went to the back, and sat down. I never worried about the ability of the bus to transport me, nor was I concerned about finding a seat. I didn’t think about the bus being mechanically safe or the driver being certified. All I had to do was get on. If the bus driver asked me to sit down or stop throwing things, I did. He knew what was best for me, was concerned about my safety, and was determined to help me reach my destination.

Faith in God is simply believing, just like getting on that bus. I don’t have to work, pay something, or qualify. God is like a bus driver who knows the best route, is concerned about my safety, and will direct me to my final destination. I just have to trust Him.

1. Do you believe there is more than just simple faith, such as work or payment?
2. When is it hard to simply believe?
3. How can I live for God and show that my faith is real?

Extra Reading: John 5:24; Romans 3:21-31; 1 John 5:1-13


Heavenly Father, I believe that You are Lord of All. You know me, where I need to go in life, and the best way to get there. Thank You for accepting me and guiding me. Help me to simply believe. Amen.

Bible Reference: 
1 John 5