faith has its up and downs. at times we want to shout our praise to the ends of the earth. at other times we even question whether believing was worth it. ever since coming back from blast i wanted to make my relationship with God more “real” than it was. before, i’d just “go through the motions” and not really give 100% of my life to Him. if i were to describe the majority of the points of my “faith timeline” it would be in the “Desert situation.” sometimes when we’re lost, we wander into this Desert. we’re not exactly sure how we got in, and sometimes we don’t actually realize we’re in it until we feel really, really down…like, super depressed. that’s when we want to get out. that’s when we want to be free. it’s like a mighty Lion, once strong and free, now chained and fettered to the burdens of life. the more burdens we have, the more chains are put on the Lion and dreary life becomes. but if we just have faith, if we just trust Him with all our troubles, He will take away those chains. He’ll lead us out of that Desert, because the only thing God wants is a relationship with you and guide you through life. today, i made a promise to myself to be more “outward” with my faith. that doesn’t mean i’ll be smacking people with Bibles and telling them they’re gonna die because they don’t believe. it means i’m going to strive to put 100% of my life to God. i know it’s impossible, but the fact that i’m trying to give 100% is all He wants. in this world we live in today, i want to try to make this a place where we can all really understand each other. yeah, we all have our differences, but with a bit more understanding and a lot less ignorance, i believe this world will be a better place.
1 Peter 4:8