GodReflection: I Believe.
Thank you again for reading over my shoulder during this eleventh year of our GodReflection Blog. Just as I was about to plunge into the deep water of, I Believe, the first post from over a decade ago caught my attention. You can find it under the ‘About Tab’ at WWW.GodReflectionblog.wordpress.com. As I read that initial post, dated September 1, 2012, I trust it continues to be descriptive of my life journey. I pray that that my Belief Compass will point even more in the direction of trust in The Holy. Here is a portion of what I read:
From birth to death, I am God-wired. God dreams are in my DNA. With each passing decade, dreams adjust to a new phase of life and to a changing world. People always need to know God. As the future unfolds, it presents fresh avenues to communicate the story.
My body is not as energized as in earlier times, yet as my soul runs toward the finish line it carries a dream.
I want to give glory to God by writing. It is not a new gift. I became aware of this God-gift at an early age. I used it throughout life. However, it is only now that the timing is right to lean hard into this gift from God.
For the first time in life, all the trails of my God walk with family, the church, academic training, work experience, life scars, and accrued wisdom of life, flow into this hour on my life clock. Perhaps at this point there is accumulative value to share through the written word.
I have lived life in focused thirds. In the first third of life my focus was to learn, the second third of life focused on action, and now I look to the finish line with my focus on being. I want to be in step with Jesus as I cross into eternity.
My covenant with you is to use this space to reflect on God. My purpose is to reflect on God in anticipation of moving toward my own life’s finish line. I follow Jesus. Outside of Jesus, I cannot be who God created me to be.
It is only from a position of having declared, “OK, I am in—I believe,” that makes it possible to focus on being. I find great satisfaction in knowing the finish line can’t be extremely distant. In God’s timing, I will graduate from earth to eternity.
The need is deep in my soul to reflect on God and his desire that I experience his ultimate and eternal good. I want to spend the remainder of life on what is of ultimate importance. I want to know God more and more as a friend because I believe that is how God wants to know me.
I invite you to journey with me. -Gary J Sorrells
So here I am in January of 2023 focused anew on the importance of our I Believe journey. I want to keep my Belief Compass as described on September 1, 2012, pointed at Jesus as the north star to guide my life. Surely, there is greater depth and brighter light yet to shine on these two simple words, ‘I Believe’. Let’s slow down, take a big holy breath, and plunge with courage into the deep water of I Believe. Yes, I issue a fresh invitation to you to read over my shoulder as we embark. I Believe.
Dr. Gary J. Sorrells
A GodReflection on Before the ‘I Believe’ Plunge’.
2 thoughts on “Before the ‘I Believe’ Plunge”
Yes!! Praise God!
I believe in God and His Son Jesus and I believe YOU because I have watched you do things that only a personal friend of Jesus could do. I’m convinced that what ever it is if you BELIEVE it will get done. Looking forward to many more years of you helping me understand the power of Believing. I am looking over your shoulder. Ravanelli