There is probably a better word to use there, or maybe not…all I can say is that He’s awesome! He loves us with unconditional love. He gives us guidance. He supplies our needs, sometimes before we know we have one. He sends people into our lives to make a difference, we only have to accept it.
Our pastor preached Sunday morning on the title, ‘That’s against my religion’. If you are religious at all, at some point in your life you may have used it as a cop-out. Sometimes in jest, when you don’t want to do something you may have said it. What we really need to get down to though, is what is really against ‘our’ religion. Not the religion of the church you attend, or of your best friend, or of the person next door. The personal, this is what I believe, this is MY RELIGION. And stick to it. Can I say that I’ve never fallen or faltered in what I believe…or stopped and reevaluated some issues. Sometimes going back and forth, trying to figure out where I stand and why I stand there. NO!! As Paul would say, Forbid and I again I say Forbid. In my opinion you should at some point question it all…should you forgo what you at one time held dear…probably not (though it sometimes happens). But in case you do…God loves you!! He is willing to forgive, and sometimes for the same dumb mistakes.
Coming face to face with the ‘convictions’ not just preferences…we need to decide what we will hold true and sacred and what we will not waffle on. If it means being left out of what the ‘group’ is doing…so be it. If we get to heaven and realize that we didn’t need that conviction…who cares, we’re in Heaven.
God is love. I want to strive daily to be what he wants me to be; and I will probably fail again at some point…but I know that He loves me, and I am His.