I’m not sure that I’ve ever stated my religious beliefs. I’ve always been hesitant because I fear losing readers and friends, but….That isn’t honest or fair to you guys or to myself. I am a Christian. Not a very good one. But I’m working on that.
If that means you close out this blog and stop reading…so be it. I will never shove it down your throats, but I feel the compulsion to share my beliefs with you. Because I want to be transparent and honest with my readers.
For a long while (read: most of my life), I’ve been running. I was raised in the church but never felt I quite fit in. I always felt like the outsider. I’ve been finding that I was doing that to myself. I’ve been afraid to really search out the truth for myself because I hate change and I HATE being wrong. Lately, I’ve been working on reading my Bible every day. Studying it. Praying. Worshipping. More and more clearly, I’m being instructed to start using the platform I have. To start sharing my beliefs. To start living the way God is telling me to.
And I am SCARED.
No, I’m not going to call you names or shout that you’re going to hell if you don’t believe the way I believe. I don’t agree or believe in condemnation. I believe in love.
1 Corinthians 13:13: And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Romans 12:16a: BE of the same mind toward one another.
Romans 15: 5-6: Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
These three verses are the ones speaking to my heart currently, and they are the ones I’m trying to live by right now. As I study and read and pray, let God guide me to live my life in a way that loves others as He loves me without condemnation.
What can I be praying for you about today?