Caution: a longer post but it’s from the heart so I don’t mind (2-5 minutes)…
The place where I get filled up, where I find peace, purpose, meaning & fulfillment. It’s not about a building, it’s about a relationship. It’s NOT religion because Jesus came to abolish that kind of thinking.
Jaded? Betrayed? Judged by the church? I’m sure you have been, I know plenty who have. EXACTLY the reason people seem turned off to the notion of God. I get it & I don’t blame you at all.
Know this: guilt, shame & condemnation are not the fruit of people who truly love & live for Jesus. Unfortunately, many churches might fall into this category. Christianity is NOT religion, it’s about a relationship. It’s about God loving us despite the fact we might not like Him, heck, might even hate Him. Maybe you blame God for something bad that happened in your life. That’s NOT God, that’s the enemy. Oh, he doesn’t exist? That’s his greatest accomplishment: getting people to blame God for all the bad stuff in the world. “The thief comes to steal, kill & destroy. Jesus said ‘I have come that they may have life & life more abundantly'” John 10:10
God loves you no matter what, He thinks you are amazing just the way you are. There is NOTHING you can do to earn His love.
It’s truly amazing. Knowing who you are in God & that your life has purpose & meaning & that He gave you unique talents & abilities to reach & connect with the world.
It’s not what you might think. I encourage you to be open to something you might not understand or question the possibility of the Truth I talk of.
The one thing I promise is this: if you are seeking, searching for meaning in life. If you feel like there is something missing & nothing seems to satisfy, it’s because nothing else can.
You will find if you truly seek with all of your heart!