Hi. I’m Matt Maldre. I’m a Christian and an artist currently working on the Psalm Everyday project (@PsalmEveryday on Twitter & Instagram). In addition to authoring this blog christiannotebook.com, I also write at spudart.org, mattmaldre.com, and 57hits.com.
Five years ago I wrote a very rough draft of a testimony in 2015.
Why do I believe in God?
Not because of anything I do.
But for who He is. And what He does.
Because He’s real.
Because He’s true.
Because He made us.
Because He loves us.
He’s more real than anything I know.
This word. This experience. It’s so fleeting, so porous.
Things aren’t permanent.
We can wish things were permanent, but they aren’t.
But I know one thing—one person—that is true.
And that is God.
I can be unsure of this world, but God is sure.
This world can be uncertain, but God is certain.
He is a reality that is true.
That is honest.
That is unchanging.
My life has been getting to know him better.
Through trials, through good times—getting to know God.
He is a constant.
How can I be so sure?
Take a look at the Bible.
Look at how all the various parts are cross-referenced and connected.
It all rings true.
There may be those who wish to reject parts of the Bible, but they don’t understand why those parts are there; and how they fit into the whole.
It’s all about Jesus.
Seek to understand him—as God, Man, Creator, Savior, Lord—and you will understand the Bible.
Jesus is a real man
who walked on this real earth.
History points to the reality of him being here.
Even non-believers accept that he died, crucified.
It’s real. He’s real.