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I’ve been receiving text messages from my friend, Kathy every weekday at around 8:30-8:45AM. She sends me bible verses/quotes. I believe she’s a truly spiritual person and she’s influencing her friends to believe in God as well and be saved.
I honestly don’t know where I’m at when it comes to religion. Most of my friends are Christians. Some are Buddhists & Catholics. But majority are Christians.
I think I’m more of an Agnostic person now. I do believe in God (sometimes I don’t when I’m angry hehe). I tried a few years back (2004-2005) to open my heart to Christianity when I was really down and almost gave up on life. I joined bible studies, attended church service… but… it didn’t turn out well. I was not really myself then coz I was down, angry, miserable and yet the ones that I met during those trying times are judgemental & mean.
I did meet a lot of great people too (and I treasure their friendship a lot).. It’s just that the pain that I endured was just too much that time. I think my mistake was I tried to get over my misery by trying to believe in God and I placed my belief on the people who are passionate about that God. I ended up disappointed.
I’ve moved on and I’m happy now. But when the topic of religion comes up, it just reminds me of that experience and I will just walk away and try to be the same person who doesn’t really have a spiritual journey.. I’m scared on that aspect.. I may have wanted to know God more and start really believing in our Lord but.. the experience before was just too traumatic.
Kathy’s messages makes me think that it’s time to give it a chance again.. maybe this time that I don’t have any hatred in my heart.. maybe this time I can truly open my heart and understand who God is… Another friend also invited me to their church next week, a different one from the church I tried to attend before. I think I’ll try it… Let’s see.. Wish me Luck!
Here are just some of the messages I got from Kathy (Kathy, thanks so much for this. I really appreciate the time that you put on by typing all these and sending this to all your friends for inspiration):
Not having a righteousness of my own derived from the law but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on basis of faith.
the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge & understanding. (the closer we walk with God , the clearer we see His guidance).
the Lord though our sins are as scarlet, they will be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool. If you consent & obey.
Don’t be worried about your life as to what you will eat or what you will drink nor for your body as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow nor reap nor gather in barns & yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
“For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake. but my loving kindness will not be removed from you. And my covenant of peace will not be shaken.” says the Lord who has compassion on you.
I have come as light into the world so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness… I did not come to judge the world but to save it.