In relation, Jesus is now seen and is working through those He has redeemed in other words, the Church. Now, the Church expresses and shares the love of God boldly to bring those who are
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?
I had to find a pathway back to loving myself and building a strong foundation connection with God. I left my sinner ways behind me and went back to church. I found ways to help me cope with my changes and I stay true to my decisions. Some changes are good for the better. It all depends on whether you are willing to accept the change or if you want to continue living the same life.
Religion has consistently been a part of my life and I haven't known any differently throughout my life. My family has instilled a set of values for me to follow and constantly has brought up God and how important it is to have faith in Him. Throughout my life, I had attended a private Christian school until the middle of high school, in tenth grade. I had to move from a school in California I had been attending since the fifth grade to a public high school in Illinois. The change of going from a private Christian school to a public high school many miles away was difficult.
After becoming baptized, you become members of the Body of Christ and also new members in the Catholic faith. However, the journey in the faith does not end there. Even years after baptism, it is important to strive to grow and learn more about the religion along with all the amazing things it has to offer. It is necessary to be baptized in order to receive the Holy Spirit during the sacrament of Confirmation, the Holy Spirit then makes us ‘strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ’(Catholic Encyclopedia). Once Catholics reach an age of reason they are allowed to receive certain sacraments.
I have been changed in Christ’s love through that time of help and pruning. Every part of me remembers, in thanks, each time someone comes to me for a little help. Each time I am able to counsel another I realize that it is a chance to help make a disciple As I reflect, three things are uppermost on my mind. I counsel people as a response to my call. I use the best quality methods I can.
Additionally, everyday I reminisce on everything God has taught me and I utilize this wisdom to not only grow closer in my relationship with Him, but also to guide other people to Him. If I continue to dedicate my life to Christ each and every day, then the spine tingling leap of faith will all be worth it in the
As I mentioned earlier I have need felt like any of my teachers have forced anything on me but they have challenged me to think about what I believe. This has moved me to think about God in different ways. Some of those ways are not how a lot people want to think about God. I am not saying that thinking about in these different ways have changed my view on totally but they have caused me to examine them to see if they are true. In some ways this challenging of my faith has cause me to praise God more and in others it has caused my relationship with God to be hindered.