Dictionary.com provides this definition of “believe”:
What is it, at the end of a Bruce Springsteen day, I find to believe in?
Given the above definition there is a plethora of items to which I have given my confidence, convictions, and suppositions. Following is a list of the ones that come immediately to mind:
- God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
- Love – bears all things (my husband)
- The Word of God (Holy Bible)
- My sons, my parents, and my friends still need me
Most other things fall within those four. For example, I believe strongly in the marriage I am in with my wonderful husband for all the reasons that fall within item 2 in the list above.
My nature is to serve others and knowing that I am still needed by certain people in my life motivates me to keep pressing forward and not give up. As long as I am alive my children have a staunch ally on their side. Where others might fail, I would be there for them. As long as I am alive, they will know they are loved unconditionally, and they have an ally that will fight to the death for them.
I also believe in the sheer joy of food. Particularly pizza. Especially Papa Murphy’s pizza, the enjoyment of which is nearly akin to fantastic “intimate relations” in my humble opinion.
I believe there is a slice or two awaiting me in the refrigerator at this moment.
I also believe I’ll go indulge. With some fresh veggies, because I believe my steps to a healthy lifestyle include these treats every day. Every.Single.Day.
Of all the things you believe in, which one stirs your heart the most?
American Psychological Association (APA):
believe. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved January 18, 2016 from Dictionary.com website http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/believe
Bing Search Engine:
New American Standard Bible (NASB):
I Corinthians 13:7; Retrieved January 18, 2016, from Bible.com
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