My whole intention as I write is to motivate, encourage and inspire someone's walk in Christ. I feel that maybe by sharing my own experiences, that someone out there may decide that they want a closer walk with Him too. I believe that no matter who you are or how well you think you know Him that there is always room for growth. This has been my constant goal while on this journey. I want more of Him in my life. I want to be closer to Him than I was the moment before. I can't get enough.
Even though I have attended church and had been a Christian my whole life. I had no relationship with Him. I believed in who He was. I followed all the rules and guidelines of my religion. I was a good person and I even worked in the church. But despite all that I had no power. There was no power in what I was doing.
For me the power came as I began to seek a relationship with Him. By spending time with Him daily, in prayer and scripture. It did not happen immediately but eventually I received an awakening of my spiritual gifts. I began receiving an astounding response to my prayers. I began hearing from God and I knew he was hearing me. God became real and alive in my life.
What I discovered blew my mind. I felt like I had found a secret, a hidden treasure, something that we all should know but no one was talking about. Excitement overwhelmed me. I couldn't understand why I didn't know that we could experience God in this way. I felt like screaming it from the mountain tops. This was a big deal, the biggest deal and I wanted to share this with the world.
I learned that there is a big difference between religion and relationship. Yes, we do need to gather and worship together. Church and religion has its purpose but there is more to this than just that. As I began this new walk in Christ, nothing about my religion changed. But as I forged a relationship with Him, my whole life changed.
So, back to the original question, Why do I write? I write because I believe that there are a lot of people out there just like me. Going through the motions, doing what they were taught to do. Paying their tithes, attending church regularly and even working in the church but missing out on the 'more' of God. The amazing, wondrous miracles that we still have access to today.
I write because what I learned in church was just the tip of the iceberg. I write because I wish that someone had told me the things that I am sharing with you today. There is so much more to God. For me having a deep personal relationship revealed many things. He has gifts for us all. He wants to communicate with us all. He loves us all so much.
There is always room for more, no matter what your title is. God is real and alive but it is up to you to find out how real He really is. Get to know Him for yourself.
Jeremiah 29:13 13And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Matthew 7:7-8 King James Version (KJV) 7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Acts 1:8 8But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
John 3:16-17 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved