Definition of believe: verb ~ be·lieve | \ bə-ˈlēv believed; believing transitive verb 1 a: to consider to be true or honest b: to accept the word or evidence of 2: to hold as an opinion intransitive verb 1 a: to accept something as true, genuine, or real b: to have a firm or wholehearted religious conviction or persuasion: to regard the existence of God as a fact 2: to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, efficacy, or ability of something 3: to hold an opinion
Definition of belong: verb ~ be·long | \ bi-ˈlȯŋ , bē-\ belonged; belonging; belongs intransitive verb 1 a: to be suitable, appropriate, or advantageous b: to be in a proper situation 2 a: to be the property of a person or thing --used with to b: to be attached or bound by birth, allegiance, or dependency --usually used with to c: to be a member of a club, organization, or set --usually used with to 3: to be an attribute, part, adjunct, or function of a person or thing 4: to be properly classified
Do you believe God? Believe in God? and/or Belong to God? There are many humans who believe in the existence of a Creator, a Supreme Being, in essence God. There are those who believe in God, HIS word, HIS promise, HIS light, HIS truth, and HIS revelation. And then there are those, which is the smallest in number of the three groups, who belong to God. What a person believes, believes in and belongs to changes the outcome of their life. Each individual is given a free choice to believe God or not, believe in God or not, and/or belong to God or not. For me, belonging has made the greatest difference...it is always being at home, never lost. It is always be secure, never insecure. It is always having value, purpose and destiny. It is always knowing who I am because I belong to God. I am HIS daughter. I am at home in HIS Presence.
"And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham'sdescendants, heirs according to promise" (Galatians 3:29, NASB).