In my desire to become a better writer, I am actively seeking out advice from veteran bloggers, and one suggestion was to purposely write something that will stir-up-trouble, so to speak. With the intent of learning to write without seeking approval, but writing from my passion. So here is my warning: These are my true beliefs and I may shock you.
I am a faith-based Christian. I believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. I believe the Bible is the true and accurate revelation of who God is and his desire for relationship with us.
I believe that if Jesus says “let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” I don’t qualify to throw stones. I believe that if Paul says, “nothing can ever separate us from God’s love,” who am I to hold back my love for others.
I have friends and family who are or have been gay, lesbian, alcoholics, drug-addicts, pornography-addicts, adulterers, thieves, mentally-ill, abused, abusive, bigoted, legalistic, liars, atheist, and generally hold religious and political beliefs different from my own. My point being: it’s not my job, but the Holy Spirit’s, to deal with what affects our relationship with God. It’s my desire that nothing I do would prevent someone else from knowing God and being loved by him.
All of us can choose to believe, none of us are exempt. My life is blessed because God loves me and is working in me. That is the sweet life!
Maybe you fall into the list above, I did. God still desires a relationship with you, right now, as you are! If you want, you can pray like this: “God I didn’t believe you could love me, so I’ve been ignoring you for a long time. I’m afraid of what you require, that I won’t be able to be who you want me to be. But I want you to love me! Jesus, I am opening the door of my heart, please be gentle.”
(Bible quotes from the NLT)