Sunday, January 12, 2014

Life Lessons--Prologue; a word about Faith

After writing about my Exclamation Marks and saying that I would write about the life lessons they represent to me, I was suddenly struck with self doubt.

"What was I thinking, that I thought I had 'life lessons' to share with anyone?" I thought.

As I share the thoughts that did come to mind over the next little while, let me say that just because they are things I believe to be true or helpful, does not mean I practice them well, although I try!

I won't write about my faith as one of my life lessons as that would diminish it somehow. The fact of faith is intrinsic to who I am. There are lessons that I could and have written about related to faith. They are different to the context of my Exclamation Marks--although any sound lesson can find its root and be confirmed in scripture--the pages of the Bible. 

The underlying premise of my faith is this: God exists;  an active relationship with him is possible; he loves each and every human with a love that is inconceivable and unconditional; his plans are best, but his ways are beyond understanding, and they are often opposite to accepted wisdom! 

Well having said that I will begin--stay tuned!

7 comments:

Marilyn Yocum said...

I love your prologue! Your faith is intrinsic to who you are and won't be separated out as a life lesson. I understand exactly what you mean by that.

Belinda Burston said...

Dear Marilyn, thank you for letting me know it made sense to you. :) Now for the life lessons. :)

Brave Raven said...

Looking forward to this!!!!!! (Exclamation marks intended)!!!

Belinda Burston said...

Ha ha Brave Raven, too funny! :)

Susan said...

I'm with B.R. Let the lessons begin!

Dave Hingsburger said...

I'm late to the parade but I'm looking forward to the lessons to ... will there be carols?

Belinda Burston said...

Oh, Dave! :)