Rejoice in hope and be patient in suffering. Bless those who persecute you and do not curse them. Live in harmony and peaceably with all. Feed your enemy and do not repay anyone evil for evil. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” This is the way a disciple of Jesus
I urge you to explore those areas just mentioned and ask God again and again who He wants us to be for Him as that can be specific for each of us. But in in addition to this, part of God’s plan is for us to become more and more Christ-like as the years go by and to use us to bring others to him. I need you to imagine something so would you close your eyes for a second please. Think for a moment about the person or persons who helped you come to Christ. What did they tell you about Jesus?
The father asks Jesus if there is anything he can do to help. In response Jesus exclaims, “If I can! Everything is possible to one who has faith” (9:23). This quote nearly exemplifies Jesus’ message on the importance of having faith. The father and the many bystanders question the power of God when even the disciples cannot help the boy.
I do not do anything without first inquiring God in prayer of what He wants me to do and I just submit to the empowering of the Holy Spirit to fulfill God’s plans and purposes in the world through me. I would like the church to understand, based on my experienced, that I have not been changed into a new person
Somehow I knew God wanted to speak to me. I picked up a small New Testament Bible that I had hardly read and randomly opened to Luke 9 and read, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it but, whoever loses his life because of Me will save it." Then I felt something say to me, "You claim that you follow God but are you living by this?" Then, a deep conviction came over me.
These, according to Jesus, are the two great commandments given for us to follow. God has given us directives to live by that have nothing to do with a church. Ecclesiastes 12:13 tells us “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man”. Do you see any mention here about any church in the “conclusion of the whole matter”? What do you think the “whole matter” is?
I knew He was with me and I felt a huge weight on my shoulders that I was taking Him for granted. I was always giving Him pieces of my life and setting aside time for Him but I knew He deserved much more than that. I looked up soaked with tears, I saw people standing with their arms wide open. Our Father was lifting up each one of His children in big or small ways and I had never felt so lucky to be there with Him. We need Him in every moment of our lives, our world needs all of Him.
Instead, I focus on how I can make the world a little better now. I don’t regret my time in the Catholic church, but I’m glad I’ve found a way of life that feels right for my own beliefs; beliefs I live to their fullest potential every
At least, that is what everyone says and wants people to believe, but sometimes some are not lucky to see the next day. As for me, I was blessed that God saw something great in me and decided to give me a second chance. I guess God said, he was not done with me yet and he saw his vision in me to get myself back on the right track. After almost losing my life, I stop partying, drinking, and smoking; started back talking to my family. I had to find a pathway back to loving myself and building a strong foundation connection with God.
But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). An opportunity may arise where I may be able to share my faith, or God may use me or someone else to lead the patient to Him. I may just be able to be proof of God’s love, and that is a remarkable thing. In conclusion, it can be difficult to meet someone’s religious, especially if they differ from my own. Research and do not just provide care based on assumptions.