Are you sure?

This blog is all over the map.  I write about marriage and breakfast recipes and parenting and theology.  But that's pretty much how my mind - and life- operates.  I guess I figure lots of you readers are the same!

That said, though, there's only one thing that I'm really about.  One thing that is the foundation for all my thoughts and activities and posts.  One person, actually.  And my relationship with Him.  If I have lots of site visits and wonderful comments, if I give helpful advice and even make you laugh, if I blog faithfully week after week but fail to exhort you to be sure you have the same relationship, nothing else would matter.
Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
2 Corinthians 13:5

Most folks fall into one of three categories -

1- Those that possess a relationship with Christ and are walking in His light
If that describes you, be sure to heed Ephesians 4:1 and to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,

2 - Those that believe they are "saved" or "safe" when in reality, they are not.  Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. (Matthew 7:21)
That verse is very upsetting to me.  Maybe to you, too.

3- Those who aren't sure.   While I don't mean to needlessly upset you, I would rather do that than let you continue in false assurance.

I implore you to test yourself today.  Are you truly in Christ?  Can you know?  I John 3:23 gives us the basis on which to test the genuineness of our faith - And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. All who keep his commandments abide in him, and he in them.

Although I am a tenderhearted person who loves to encourage and inspire, I pray that today's post will upset you a bit.  I want you to wrestle with this question and ask God where you stand with Him.  I want you to ask questions and seek Him and pursue the Truth.

I want you to find Him and to live a life that bears evidence of that.

If you have questions, I welcome them.  I would love to help.  You can email me privately at

I want you to be sure.