In this post, you can read about my beliefs. This is the fundamental doctrine that I believe and it shapes my life. I invite you to read about the relationship I have with Jesus. While you may be challenged, I never feel that a challenge is bad, but rather a new opportunity. If you read about my beliefs and you want to know more, please comment below or contact me online.
Jesus Is the Bread of Life
No matter how much good food we eat, no matter how many cultured drinks we drink, nothing can satisfy our souls like Jesus Christ. Who is this Jesus? Jesus is the Son of God, sent to humankind in the form of a baby, carried to term by his virgin mother Mary, born into this sinful world, and yet lived a sinless life. Then in submission to his Father, Jesus took upon Himself the sins (those bad things we do that stain our hearts and we cannot remove on our own) by dying on a cross to bring freedom from sin to all who accept this free gift.
Jesus died to give us clean hearts.
Only Through Jesus
Even if you have a clean food diet that keeps your body clean, how do you clean your heart? We are unable to clean our hearts from the stain of sin. Just like pesticides sprayed on a thin skinned vegetable, sin seeps into our very being. We can’t get rid of it by ourselves; nothing we can do is good enough to take it away. Without Jesus, we are hopelessly stained by sin and sin is punishable by death (Romans 6:23). Only through accepting the forgiveness offered freely by Jesus can our sins be gone from our hearts. When we ask Jesus to be our Savior, He removes our sins as far from us as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12).
A complete cleanse.
Every Heart is Unclean
No person is without sin. While it is easy to feel like we haven’t been sprayed by the pesticide of sin, the truth is we all have. The only person who lived on this earth and remained sinless was Jesus. He followed God entirely while He lived on earth. We don’t always follow God and most times we tend to follow our own way. Have you ever told a lie? God tells us that lying is a sin and that it leads to punishment. Have you ever looked at something that belonged to someone else and thought, “Dude! I wish that was mine!”? God tells us that coveting (desiring the belongings of others) is a sin and makes us unsatisfied with the good gifts He gives us. Have you ever looked at another person with lustful thoughts? Again, God tells us that lust is as bad as adultery! No matter how much we want to call ourselves “good enough,” we aren’t. We don’t cut it.
Heaven Is a Real Place
A place exists called heaven. Most people think that the aim of life is to land themselves in heaven. Only, the goal of life isn’t supposed to be “get into heaven, check!” Our purpose here on earth is to bring glory to God. God wants us to come to Him because we want to love the God of all creation, not because we want to get to heaven. Coming to God and accepting Jesus is about God transforming our heart, mind, spirit, and our body. Heaven is great if you love the Man in Charge.
Did you know that the idea of being holistic came from the Bible? In Mark 12:30, Jesus says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Loving God is something we do holistically. God doesn’t want parts and pieces. Everything we are can be devoted to loving God and we can thank God that He gave all of Himself to loving us.
A Journey with God
If you have begun eating a real food diet, you may have begun to realize that adopting a traditional lifestyle and learning to eat real foods is a journey. You decided to walk down the path, but you don’t arrive instantaneously at the end destination. Life with God is the same. Once you decide to follow Jesus with your life, you enter into a journey with God. When we first make the decision to accept Jesus’ sacrifice and receive his forgiveness, our sins disappear. Though at times, we forget to live out each day to God’s glory. We sin. We make mistakes. Yet God will always have His arms open wide to receive us back (Luke 15:11-32).
“If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”
Thank you for taking a moment to read through our beliefs. I understand that not everyone who comes to our site will hold to these beliefs. You may have come just for the food, style, or cleaning tips, which is great. I hope that whatever brought you to our site today will continue to be a resource in your life. I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about our beliefs here at BoholisticMom.com and ask that you remain respectful while asking your questions. The intention of including the Beliefs page is to allow readers to understand the perspective of Boholistic Mom as well as to encourage my readers to continue their journey towards a holistic life. If at BoholisticMom.com I said that I was holistic and didn’t try to help my readers explore their spiritual nature, I would have failed. Thank you again and I hope you will continue to explore our site for more holistic resources and insights.Brooke Shambley, Boholistic Mom