Why we do what we do
Being Better exists because while many people say they believe in God, very few have had any real experience of Him. For those of us who have met Him and do life with Him each day we wanted to tell you that truly KNOWING God will change EVERYTHING.
What we found out is that knowing Jesus should rock your world. You shouldn't have to question whether He's part of your life, whether you're truly saved, if He loves you, sees you, or if He cares. You should (and could) 100% know. You can also know why you're here and what your purpose is. God set it up so we could have confidence, go around with no fear or worry, and have victory over life's struggles. We discovered that this will only happen by hanging out with God.
We realized that most people don't know how to do that - how to get to know God, how to follow Jesus, hear from Him, learn from Him, trust Him, or even talk to Him.
God sent us on a mission to shine a light, to give some instructions, some how-tos. We know what God can do because He did it in us. This is where it all changes.
What we believe...
We believe God "is patient, not wanting any to perish but everyone to come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9)
We believe that "God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16)
We believe that in Jesus "the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily." (Colossians 2:9)
We believe that Jesus Christ is "the way, the truth, and the life," and that "No one comes to the Father [God] except through [Jesus]." (John 14:6)
We believe "if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)
We believe Jesus "is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high," (Hebrews 1:3)
We believe "Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him." (Hebrews 9:29)
We believe that all scripture is "God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness." (2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe that as believers in Christ that "our citizenship is in heaven and we eagerly await a Savior from there the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so they will be like His glorious body. (Philippians 3:21)
We believe every believer in Christ will "forever be with the Lord." (1 Thessalonians 4:17)
We believe "if we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us." (1 John 1:8)
We believe "Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love." (1 John 4:8)
We believe that every believer in Christ is the "temple of the Holy Spirit." (1 Corinthians 6:19)
We believe in the unity of all believers since we are "baptized by one Spirit into one body" (1Corinthians 12:13) and recognize the value and equality of all people who are part of the body of Christ. We are "all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28)
We believe believers in Christ have "different kinds of gifts but the same Spirit." (1 Corinthians 12:4)
We believe that Jesus is the only one who can save us because "salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to man by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
We believe that "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" and can fully redeem and powerfully use even those who believe that they are "the worst." (1 Timothy 1:15)
We believe all believers are to follow the Great Commission and "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit," (Matthew 28:19)
We believe that our love of Christ will compel us to "be doers of the word, and not hearers only," James 1:22
Bits & Pieces
(Saved my) Life verse: Jude 24: "Now, all glory to God who is able to keep you from falling away and who will bring you into his glorious presence without a single fault."
Best things in life: God moments, take-out pizza, playing cribbage with my hubby, doing anything with our kids and grandkids. Oh, and chocolate eclairs.
Things in life I'll skip: Cilantro, bubble baths, big bugs.
Must sing-along song: Christ in Me by Jeremy Camp.