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The life that didn’t happen couldn’t be lived out in a world like the one we know today

Tonight while I was brushing my teeth, I began thinking about how my life turned out to be nothing like what I’d planned and set out for it to be at age 18.  I didn’t become who I thought I would be, and the many circumstances in various aspects of life didn’t either.  After brushing my teeth, I just stood there, looking into my own eyes. Then a light came on! The life that didn’t happen couldn’t be lived out in a world like the one we know today. I grew up  a 90’s kid, growing up on the edge of time.

Colorful Trapper Keepers, Nick at Nite, Lunchables, my lavender bedroom, decked out in Princess Jasmine, recording Rick Dees Top 40 Countdown on Cassette, Jellies sandals, crushing on boys “out of my league” and just wanting to be accepted…sleepovers with friends consisting of all-night scary movie fests, makeovers, and art projects…that was life back then.

You see, the world that we live in now is not the world I anticipated it to be at this point in my life.  I’m finding out more & more these days just why all of the doors to the things I’ve sought after for so long…wouldn’t open. My plans aren’t God’s plans. God, the Father of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ = The only way to Heaven. Yes, I did. I just said that. If I lose half my followers over that statement, that’s okay with me. I am nobody to be followed. Let the following and the Glory be to our God, the Creator of it all.

In all honesty, I’ve avoided such huge statements of Truth like this one for a long time in fear of negative reactions, losing followers (how egotistical, haha) and a particular energy and interpretation of my blog. I have to do it, though. I cannot live my life holding back anything. I’m very open about my Christian faith, but haven’t really stepped on toes this way before. Surprisingly, it feels great…and I have no cares for what others may think about me or this blog. I’m just sharing the message, and I plan on getting the Word out while I’m breathing. This doesn’t mean that every one of my blog posts are going to be sermons or Bible studies. I will be keeping an uplifting environment with things positive and encouraging here for sure, though.

If you follow current events (looking at changes nearby, nationally, and especially on a global scale) along with the Bible..the Word of God, it is evident.  All around the world people are asking themselves “What’s going on here?” concerning the crazy stuff that’s happening now in this age. It’s definitely worth a second glance. In all actuality, some of you may be overwhelmingly surprised. Study, and search…and over time you may have your very own spiritual awakening.  Walk in Truth. The only single 100% Truth under the sun is the Holy Bible. I encourage you to check it out now.

God bless you, dear ones!

besaved

 

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Why I read the Bible: How I see the Word of God Today

This dawned on me tonight, so I made a poster for it.

My attitude toward the Bible…the Word of God, has changed dramatically in the last year, more than ever. For many years I had the wrong attitude toward reading or studying the Bible. I sort of wrote it off as something I couldn’t understand without being at Church. It was just over my head, and the old English didn’t help. It wasn’t but a couple of years after my Baptism that my Bipolar disorder symptoms began to surface, and in that time I lost interest in things I cared for most.

I honestly disregarded the Psalms because I counted them as a bunch of poems or songs that really didn’t matter as much as the rest. I gave Proverbs the most credit as it seemed pretty easy for me to understand. But you know, you can open the Bible to a random spot and find yourself in the middle of the story of a particular person or leader, a battle, and all sorts of situations, including Jesus.  These people, stories, and situations have a background, and it is possible to figure ’em out! It can and will really make sense if you simply give it some of your time and dedication.

I was way off!!!

There is reiteration in this Holy Word, so if you pay attention, you can really see what God is telling us. Now I look at the Bible as The Official Guideline, and Only True Self Help Book (in my words) for living a full, happy life on earth, and especially into a Grand, Beautiful, Eternal One that we cannot comprehend in our mortal form. It is a handbook for anything and everything concerning all matters of this life, Salvation, and the next one.

I think that the main point I wanted to bring about is that I didn’t think I, personally, would ever be able to find help for what I called modern day problems here. The Truth is, over time, and with the more attention you give the Word of God, you see it differently.

There are all sorts of Bible study guides for people, like me, who need some help getting started. There are Bible dictionaries and References so that we can better understand. The study guide that I first picked up was Stuck by Jennie Allen.  I found it at a Christian bookstore…actually it found me, but that’s another post.

Bible study guides are awesome! Whether you’re a Christian or not, reading the Bible can become something extraordinary, and light up your life. You can pray for understanding and guidance, and the Holy Spirit is sure to follow. I just really wanted to share my former attitude toward the Word of God for what it was. Now, my Bible is no longer just a book on my shelf. It’s a part of my daily life. Out of Its case! …Unless for protection or travel 🙂

& If you don’t have a case, you’ve just got  faster and easier access! ❤

I hope you find this post encouraging and helpful. If so, perhaps you will share with another, the idea of how approaching and handling the Word differently changes things, forever.

God bless!