Did you ever hear about people Finding their Faith. What does that exactly mean, finding your faith? I often wonder how each person came to finding their faith. Once you find your faith the challenge becomes sustaining it. When we are all dealing with all the trial, tribulations and challenges life has thrown in our way. We live in a world where there seems a lot of bad things happening but if you really look and open your eyes you will see all the good things as well.
I believe truly finding your faith is when the connection reaches your heart and it fills you. You feel a sense of completeness and love. This takes effort to maintain on a daily basis through prayer, fellowship,worship, bible study because life challenges us everyday.
What does finding your faith mean to you? In my journey, my faith has always been there but it took having my son to realize the connection. Growing up going to church and Sunday School was just part of my life, almost as if part of the routine. I knew we went to learn about God and Jesus and we were supposed to go because my parents madame go. What I don’t think I understood was why we went. There were times when I struggled with going because sleeping in seemed more of a priority. Then I reached confirmation age and was told I was considered an adult in the church and it was my choice to go. Now I have a choice, well sleeping in win over a lot. Then in my 20″s I never lost my faith in God I knew he was there but I kind of walked away from him and went on a spiritual journey. Never connecting the beauty of nature the beauty of this universe came as a gift from God. Then right before my 30th birthday, my son was born. He was so perfect and so precious. I felt a love inside me that I had not known really until that moment. That love was unconditional love, that no matter what I was going to love and protect this child and felt the same from him. I knew I wanted him to have the same foundation of going I church that I had I started going back to my church again with him. In doing this I realized how God loved us no matter what. The connection reached my heart, my spirit and I felt whole, I felt loved. There wasn’t a void I was trying to fill anymore with things and people. I knew I wanted to be a great role model to my son and in order to do this I couldn’t just tell hi what was right and wrong I stated living my life as an example to him
This kind of faith is something I try to live and work at everyday. I am not perfect I am not without sin. I am a christian trying my best. I pray with my son, I pray on my own, we read to bible. We try to focus on all the blessings that God gifts to us everyday. I am not naive to the fact that it is not easy everyday and that when challenges come my way I always try to believe everything happens for a reason. Everyone’s journey is different but we are all heading to the same place of hope.
God’s son saved us from our sins and my son changed my life and helped me find my faith. At just 8 years old, he gets it. He has that connection. He loves God and Jesus so much. He believes and knows how much God loves us. It is an amazing journey to watch. I feel blessed for all that I have been given in this life. While my life is not perfect, I believe all those challenges make us stronger for what is to come.
I pray for everyone, everyday to find at least one thing they can be thankful for, one thing that us a blessing in their lives.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank Him for His answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ.