reply to post by twistedworld
Peace to you! Let me respond to your post that I have been a Christian/follower of Christ for over 30 years now. I do not keep my faith because of a
fear of death. I truly have no fear of death. Is it because of my faith? Maybe, or maybe it is just because I know whom I believed and know that he
is perfect until that day. Yes, I trust my Lord.
I could not throw out my bible. I get so much sweet love from that old book. It is like an old friend to me. I don't need it to feel the love of
Christ as I feel that all the time. But, the bible has helped me find the path that leads home to the Father. Yes, there are some ugly things in
that book and I don't pretend to tell you I understand them all, but I know one day I will, and that is good enough for me. I feel the OT has many
wonderful verses that are so meaningful in out everyday lives.
Did you know that before you were even created in your mother's womb that the Lord KNEW you?
Did you know that God himself buried Moses?
Did you know that when Abraham was blessed by Melchizedek, that he was really Jesus Christ?
Did you know that King David came dancing and shouting with joy when bringing the Ark of The Covenant back to Jerusalem?
Did you know that Elijah and Enoch were the only two ever taken from this earth without death?
You see there is so much history in the OT and so many things that if you understand them helps one to understand the NT in ways you would not have
before. I have been reading Scriptutres for over 30 years and I am still amazed that the Holy Spirit will show me a new meaning that I had overlooked
True faith is a journey. It is a lifetime journey. Along the way I see many beautiful things and experience many beautiful smiles. The Good Lord
has given me sunshine to warm my face and the song of the birds to bring joy to my heart. When the wind blows ever so gentle across my cheek, God,
touches my face.
I know this must sound strange, but believe me it is all true. I believe that we all are born with a spark that the Lord himself put there when we
were being knited together in the secret place. We are a part of the Heavenly Father and he is part of us. When it is time that spark begins to burn
a little bit and we feel this need to search for something, but we are still not sure what it is yet. As we begin to search, we gain spititual
knowledg and become aware of an essence or a consciousness and we connect. It is upon that connection that we begin our journey/path to finding God.
It is a most awesume journey you will ever take and it won't be out of fear or a fear of death. It will be out of love. The most beautiful love
affair that you will ever have in your lifetime. All God asks of us is that we come to him on our own and that we love him because we want to love
him, but believe me the love you get back is much more than you can ever give.
Could I get rid of that old book? No, not now. I take it with me everyday and I know where all my favorite stories are. When I was so sick 10 years
ago, if not for my bible I would have fealt so alone.
You see my communion with God is real and very personal as everyone's own relationship should be. But I do believe that we all come to the Father in
our own way when the time is ready. I enjoy my quiet time with God and when we are alone it takes me up so high I can touch heaven. He puts a song
in my heart that only he and I can hear. It is truly a joy unspeakable and full of glory.
So, no, thankyou, I would prefer my bible to stay out of a glass case and by my bed.
Peace to you