For many years of my life I have been struggling with my religion / spirituality...so I wanted to start a blog where I can share my thoughts and hope all of you will share yours as well....One rule....no judging.
To start this off I would consider myself as someone with a deaf, Dumb, and blind soul.....I want with all my heart to believe that Jesus Christ has forgiven my sins and is guiding and protecting me.
Food for thought based on some thoughts I had the other day:
I think the first time I accepted the Holy Spirit into my life was when I went to a Joel Osteen presentation with my family. First because of my physical limitations I was unable to sit with my wife and robin…so I found a seat in the disabled section….I remember during the sermon that pastor Osteen had asked all those who wanted to commit their life to God to stand up. I stood for the first time in front of thousands of people, exposed in my denial of committing to God. When pastor Osteen lead us through the commitment prayer I felt something that I have never experienced before or since. The best way to describe it was tremors…my feet, than legs, waist…all the way up my body shook and a lady sitting next to me said that I was being consumed by the Holy Spirit. Until lately I have not felt that God was guiding me…The Holy Spirit has come to me again, but this time he has inspired me to think about my connection with God. Things like, a man who has accepted our Lord Jesus Christ cannot possibly be separated from God. God resides in us and he experiences what we experience in life. So we serve God on Earth and then in Heaven when we pass. I believe this is so that God can know what we experience and what trials we face so he can take them from us. In two thousand years since our Lord has been crucified and resurrected we have lost our way and our purpose. We can only survive with God as our center and with the understanding that compassion is what makes it all work. If it weren’t for Gods compassion for man, he would not have sent his son to redeem us…If it was Jesus Christ’s compassion for us we would not have sacrificed his physical body for us and fulfilled the prophecies of the resurrection to reconnect us with God. I Believe that we are tested in faith and in action on our ability to feel compassion for each other. So next time you are in church, and you are thinking or your fellow parishioners’ see how many you truly feel compassion for knowing that you should feel compassion for all. That’s what God wants from us…you see we think that we are alone in life but we create our loneliness God gives us the freewill and the ability, all we have to do is act.