One thing you know for sure

A dear blogging friend on the left coast writes a blog called, “The One Thing I dianeKnow For Sure“. Diane’s story blesses and encourages her readers and blesses me when I read the things she writes.

The title of her blog  inspired this post and begs a question: What is one thing I (we) know for sure? Let’s exclude pat answers such as, “I’m saved” or “I know I’m going to heaven” of “I know God loves me” or “God’s going to work out everything for our good”.  Those are all givens and we can all claim them. But, what’s one thing beyond the obvious that you know for sure.

For me a genuine answer is going to take some thought and reflection. I don’t know right off the bat. Do you?

What can we claim as truth when we get into a discussion with a non-believer? How do we defend what we believe if we don’t know what we believe? I think we’d be shocked if we asked some friends at church what they believe. Could they tell us what they believe is truth?

I think it’s a challenge for all believers, it is for me, to know what we believe is truth. 1st Peter 3:15 admonishes us to,

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that is in you.

Are we prepared to do that? Can we name at least one thing we know for sure?

To read Diane's blog, The One Thing I Know For Sure click here,.

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About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.

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