This month I am participating in a 30 Day Blog challenge. Today is Day 4 and the topic is “Your Views on Religion.”
Because this was a holiday weekend (Labor Day here in the US) I am a couple days behind on my posts. Better late than never though, right? 🙂
As you read through my blog you will see that my faith in & relationship with God is very important to me. I was blessed to be born into a good, Christian family and church. Growing up there were many times this didn’t feel like a blessing as it often felt like God and Christian living was being shoved at me. I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior when I was seven years old. As I grew older, I experienced many periods of rebellion and doubt. You can be told, shown and surrounded by the truth all your life, but it’s always your choice whether to believe or submit to the will of God for your life once you are a believer. I wish I would have submitted to His will sooner, I would have a lot less regrets. I am beyond grateful for my salvation and though I fail miserably all the time as a Christian, I strive to do better each day and make the most of every day and every thing God has blessed me with.
My beliefs are simple. I believe that the Bible is the true Word of God and the authority in all matters of life. I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son & Holy Spirit as the holy trinity, three in one. I believe God is the creator of the universe. I believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to experience meaningful life on this earth and to eternal life in heaven, and both of these are only possible by having an intimate and personal relationship with Him, both beginning with a life-changing experience with Jesus Christ by asking Him to forgive you of your past sins and to come into your heart and save you.
I have friends from all walks of life, all different religions, beliefs and orientations. It is not my place to judge them or anyone for what they believe or don’t believe. I feel that the best way to share what you believe is by how you live and to share God’s love with others by loving them, giving and caring for them and their well-being. Your walk will always speak louder than your talk.
I am not perfect, I fail spiritually all the time. I have regrets and I still struggle with many sins. Thankfully though, being a Christian doesn’t mean you are perfect, it just means you have been forgiven and saved by grace.
If you want to know more about what I believe visit http://peacewithgod.jesus.net/ or feel free to email me.