So often I get approached by people looking for answers or advice about many things. It seems like a subject that continues to arise is faith.
People always ask me how I got the faith that I have and so openly talk about. Especially after the post from last week, I got a lot of people asking me to dive deeper.
I think faith for everyone is a little different. For me, my faith is driven by a divine interaction that occurred in my life with my sobriety. Based on my specific set of circumstances, faith for me is very tangible. There was an event, and there have been several since then, that solidified my definition of faith and God.
Not only is my faith something that physically happened, but it is also a feeling. My heart and mind have been changed, which are the key components that drive feelings. There is a feeling I get when I read the Bible or sing a song in worship to God. There are chills I feel when something touches my heart in only a way that the Holy Spirit could help me to know or feel.
Significant feelings, reminders and a miracle that God worked in my life to change me from the inside out are the backbone of faith for me.
Whereas for others, faith may be more based on a belief that does not necessarily have “proof” so to speak, but rather it is a wholehearted trust and devotion.
Let’s face it, at the end of the day, we all need something to believe in.
Something that gives us hope.
Something that saves us from our darkest days.
My faith has carried me through so many life changing situations and decisions since I started to rely on it. Not only was it my faith that did this work, but it was God.
So, when people ask me about my faith and why or how it is so strong, I tell them it is less about the formalities of religion or being a Christian and more about the relationship I have with God based on what he has done and continues to do in my life.
He is my go to person.
Someone to talk to.
Someone to cry to.
Someone to laugh with.
The one who has all the answers.
The one who knows exactly how my life is going to unfold before I do.
It’s the comfort I need when life is upside down.
It’s the power that can change everything in an instant. Just like that.
He is the creator of this entire universe.
He is my creator, and yours.
For me, there is nothing better than standing tall in His definite truths.
He may not be someone I can physically see in human form before my eyes, but He is certainly what I see when I look around the world. It was all Him and His doing.
And I don’t know about you, but that is exciting! To think he created all of us and everything we know.
If you don’t have faith or maybe you don’t believe in God or it could be that you have never gone to church to hear the Word or maybe you’ve never read the Bible, what ever your position is, I encourage you to open your heart and mind to the idea that there is something and someone out there that loves you more than anyone on this earth ever could and wants to help you along in your life, if you will allow it.
The way I look at it is: What do we have to lose?
Sure, in our minds there could be that possibility that perhaps none of it is true. If that were the case, we would only have invested some of our time into learning about it. Let’s put this into perspective by thinking of how much time we invest in other things and people that don’t pan out. Hmmmm…
BUT what if it is true?
What if it is NOT a waste of time?
Your life could be changed just as mine and so many others have been. This whole “faith thing” could just be the perpetual answer we all seem to be searching for in our lives as we try to fill them with all kinds of people and things.
What if faith is the joy bringer?
The void filler?
The ultimate answer?
Miracles Are Brewing,