I Believe

I Believe In Amazing Grace….

I believe that this life is about loving God AND loving people.  If you were to lean over and listen to my heart, these are the rhythms that play over and over.  

I understand that you, or anyone reading this, come from different places and perspectives when it comes to your journey of faith.  Wherever you are, you are welcomed here.

I believe that the Bible is the Word of God.  I believe that Jesus died on the Cross for us.  He is my personal Lord and Savior, and it is this relationship that drives everything I do. 

But, let’s be clear — this is not a relationship that I earned.  I’ve fallen short like everyone else.   But I am loved by God with an endless love. And guess what? So are YOU.

I know what it’s like to feel distant from God because of the choices I’ve made; to wonder if He even hears me or cares.  I know what it’s like to feel hurt and alone.  I even know what it’s like to look like I have it all together, but deep down feel an emptiness.

Any answers I found in people or things were temporary. But I believe that when we simply say, “Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God and you died for me. Please forgive me for all the wrong I’ve done.  I invite you into my life as my Lord and Savior and choose to follow you” then we find a permanent home in the family of God, a new beginning for our lives, and hope for this life and beyond. 

But, I’m still imperfect.  We’re all going to make mistakes, and that’s ok!  We simply, and sincerely, need to come back to Him and say, “Lord please forgive me.  I’m turning away from my old ways”.  He is a forgiving God.

And in those moments when I’m still struggling to navigate this life, I have a beautiful friend called the Holy Spirit who is here to help guide me through.

Finally, I believe this life is a journey, not a destination.   I’d love for us to walk this journey in Christ together.  I’m here for you. Praying for you. Cheering you on!

Your Sister & Servant,  

Julia Erdkamp
P.S. If you’ve just started a relationship with God for the first time or reconnected with Him, I’d love to hear from you. Please send me an email so that I can add you to my prayer list.