a reply to: EternalSolace
At the worst time of my life I reached a point where my faith was faltering away just like what you might be experiencing, and now and then it tries
to happen again, but it is a false voice that tells me God is far away and doesn't really know me. When I found this in my mind the first time, I let
the idea roll around in my head for a moment, and knew right away it was the deceiver, and I spoke out loud that I will always trust God for caring,
and doing what is just and right for mankind, according to his will for things to be.
He is the corner stone of integrity and the capstone of justice in the end, and is only waiting to hear your cry of joy to him for learning by
seeking in your heart and soul, for what the truth is that he is leading you too by hints and prompts, and this does include weakness and suffering.
These things good and bad are a mechanism that humans need in order to discover humility and in discovering the fallacy of self pride and other
important virtues that can not be taught to the black of heart, nor the close minded proud person who thinks he needs no one to save him, and the
world is now overflowing with those to a point of madness and new heights in a per capita kind of way, in people doing bad things to each other.
When I verbally rejected the deceiver's attempt at pulling me further away, it made me feel alive like I finally made the right choice and answered
that correctly, and I called out to God, and I was flooded with the energy of his presence beside me, and then he whooshed me away to a place in
spirit and spoke to me in a vision he provided for me to see, and to really know he was really and truly there, and he was very happy and knew of all
the things that make me stumble, and still do, and everything else, and forgave me anyway because I kept my faith in trusting in him, and would not
submit to the deception attempting to cause me to stop seeking the real God of the universe.
This does not give me any new status or anything that anyone else ever born didn't have. I could still screw this up for my future because we still
have freewill, and how dependable is any man for using there freewill to always do the right thing? NOT VERY.
It will be a test of faith and personal strength in spirit for each individual to decide and act upon. But when you hear a lie in your heart or mind,
and you reject temptation of any kind because doing what is good and right for the real God who only wants to see you discover how his will works by
seeking his will as your most important desire, because then you will absolutely know it is the only way to pass this great test of his, and you did
it all by trusting the things that you know is right and not evil. You should see the smile he has when a single person walks through those doors and
embraces this all by faith. All the angels cry out and sing for a single soul and all of heaven is raging with overflowing joy that it even happened.
Because it is God's plan to get you there by showing you the doors, but you still have to walk through them.
What I have described above does not mirror exactly my life, but only describes what I learned to be the best example of striving to be, and I am not
there yet as someone who could call myself a friend of God, but rather Am I someone that God can call his friend? I will keep struggling and hoping
to overcome, and doing that I also know that he and his own Son, and his holy spirit will be helping me up, many time when I didn't even know it, and
others when I reach my hand up to his for help.
Don't give up on faith, it is what the deceiver hopes for. Smile and begin by just knowing and trusting that he knows you well, and he will not give
up on you ever. He knows that this is not easy, but it is important to him, and that is good enough for me any day. I hope you can find a little
encouragement from this, because I feel that he has put these words in me tonight, just for you , but all are welcome to his table. Just believe it.
He keeps his word and never forgets anything, He is truly good.
I can sense God smiling at you with good things in his heart for you, so be sure to smile back.
This is truth, not falsehood.
Remember an axiom of mankind: It is habit forming, and easy to follow falsehood in this world because every one is doing it and even encouraging it
when they know deep down it is wrong.
Thanks for listening. Peace to all