Living Like Atheists

walking the walk, acting like a Christian
Even though my parents hadn’t lived in their hometown for 50 years, they were buried there when they died. 

I thought of this when I read Genesis 23 explaining Abraham's purchase of a cave for Sarah’s burial. The Bible devotes a whole chapter to this incident, so I decided to find out why.

I discovered that:
Abraham didn’t own a single piece of land in Canaan. He was an alien. But God promised Abraham He was going to give Canaan to his descendants. And Abraham acted on God’s promise by buying his and Sarah’s burial plot in Canaan. 

It’s one thing to say we believe; it’s another to prove it.

Many times professing Christians act like atheists. We say we believe but when we make decisions or deal with hardships, we act like we don’t believe.

I'm praying that I will be more like Abraham and live what I believe. Will you join me in that prayer?

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11 comments:

  1. Hi Gail - I just read that chapter this morning. Great perspective, one I haven't thought of before. Act on what you believe! Looking forward to your friday bloghop. do you have a button for it?
    God bless
    Tracy

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    1. so glad you are going to join the Bless a Blogger Friday. Yes, the button/instructions are midway down the Blog Hop page (see pages at the top of the blog). This is the link:

      http://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/p/friday-blog-hop.html

      I am still learning how to make a button with a scroll box, so I'm just asking people to copy the image and link it to the hop.

      Thanks for all your great comments. I always appreciate seeing your name on my comments and hearing your insights. God bless, Gail

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  2. I will join you in that prayer, Gail. This is an area where I want to continue to grow...thank you for the challenge!

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  4. Very interesting! I never thought of it that way before.
    Latisha
    confessionsofamartha.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Gail,
    I just wanted to tell you th is is exactly what I needed to hear today and I read it 13 days after you wrote it! I have been living like an atheist, not believing God's promises because He isn't answering my prayers like I would. (Praise Him for that!). I pray that I will be able to keep this perspective and live like a Christian even though I can't see what He is doing in my life. Thanks for your post.
    Clara from Redeemed Junk and Stuff
    redeemedjunk@gmail.com

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    1. You don't know how encouraging it is to me to hear this! I wrote this because I need to hear it as well. May God help us both.

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  6. Why is it we fail to live like God will answer his promises?

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  7. Yes we really need this reminder now and then! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  8. Stop putting a negative connotation to the term atheist! Being an atheist does NOT mean someone dosn't have the moral direction of a christian.

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    1. Cyreine,
      I am always surprised when people make comments without even reading the devotion.

      This devotion talks about Christians living as if they don't believe in God.

      It says nothing about moral choices.

      Since atheism is the belief that no God exists, I'm not sure what in this devotion offends you.

      Gail

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