This past semester has been a whirlwind. I decided to do some soul searching to figure out who Jesus is and how I can live to better my personal relationship with Him. This post isn’t about what I believe or what I’ve found but more of a declaration that everyone’s faith is personal, and no two relationships with God look the same.
I have friends who worship God through acts of justice, and find God in the pages of books that inspire action. I also have friends who worship God through interpreting the Bible literally and who build their relationship with the Lord by following their beliefs to the best of their ability. Both of these are ok! I used to think that if someone’s faith looked different than mine they weren’t truly living for Jesus. I have humbly learned this lesson as my own relationship with God has grown and changed. I am now one of those believers who sees the sovereignty of the Lord in nature, in love, in peace, and many other places. I think its important for people to know that loving the Creator is not a stencil cut-out where you just fill in the lines. It is unique for every person and there is no “right” or “wrong” way to worship God because if we knew everything, there would be no need for faith.
So I just want to encourage other people like me who want to explore their faith to do so! This is a good process that can really strengthen relationships with our Lord! Also, if anyone is going through this now or has experienced it and has advice, I would love to hear it!
Weekend Update: Currently sitting in my dorm typing! Yesterday the hose beat Furman in basketball, and Thanksgiving is almost here! Time to find some vegan holiday recipes 🙂
Lord, thank you for our personal relationship. Thank you for this life where I can find more of You. Thank you for friends and family, and thank you for Your unending love.