The path of the Christian is well defined in the Bible, but the starting point is in your belief, and although a simple question can reveal your mindset, it may not reveal what's deep within your heart, what is that question?

The question is: Do you believe God or man?

Our nature is so deep, that we don't know all the inclinations of our hearts, in the Bible we read that the heart is deceitful, can you really trust something deceitful?

Perhaps you may have entered into a logic paradox, something that makes sense, but at the same time it doesn't, this speaks of our nature, the complexity of God's creation is way beyond of what we can handle.

But let's circle back to our starting point, our belief, how is it that some people believe in God and others don't?  After all, we all have access to the same Bible, some may say, the belief of a person is shaped by their life experience.

At a certain level, your belief is the starting point, but not because we successfully and logically worked our way into the perfect and good conclusion, in fact, there are many smart, intelligent people that cannot believe in God, for some reason they cannot conceive there's a higher power.

God is the starting point, in the Bible we read that it is He that draws each and every man to His only begotten Son, therefore the very fact that we call upon Him is because of His grace; so it seems that man has to purposefully reject this drawing, since it is God's will that all men be saved.

So lets put this into better focus, God draws each man to His Son, sort of like giving each man an invitation and each and every man has been also given the right to either accept it or reject it, but God's will is that we all choose life, through His beloved Son.  So something happens within your belief 
that will prompt you to say, I believe in God.

John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

But what is that something? Well,we know it is a provision of God when someone believes, which can take place as a person is reading the Bible, coming to the knowledge of the truth, or when the truth of God's salvation is shared by another person, in short and without confusing you, there's a verse in the Bible that says: to whomever much is given, much is expected.

Pausing for the weekend, will continue writing next week.