Reconnecting with faith

Hey guys, so lately I’ve been thinking about my faith and what truly makes me believe that prayer is important, and that God is in fact living in my heart. When I was a baby, I was baptized under my parents consent. With no idea what it meant, or why it mattered, and from there I was placed in a Catholic school. Now don’t get me wrong, I loved the idea of being in a Catholic school as to a public one, because I felt that religion was important to learn about, but there were also a lot of things I didn’t understand or wasn’t taught which strayed me away from believing that God is a part of my life. In grade 6, my classmates and I were told that we had to confess a sin or multiple to our priest because we would be forgiven by God if we did so, at the time I couldn’t think of anything that bad so I made something up to tell the priest, and now looking back I feel is a horrible idea because it can make kids anxious or eager to lie on the spot. In grade 8, I decided that religion wasn’t that important to be apart of my school life, and decided to rebel against most of my classmates by going to a public school, I was 1 of about 10 of us  who chose to do so. It didn’t hit me until this year being off school that I realized how much I missed bring apart of a church and learning about the Bible. I told my mom how I felt about losing my faith, and I needed to fix it bu attending church regularly. We tried out a church just down the road, but it wasn’t very fulfilling. It was a lot of singing, and I didn’t feel like I was getting the message. My mom’s fiance finally suggested we go to a church called rose bank, a little church in the middle of no where and  where but still within a reasonable distance to travel. I finally felt that I found a church that I belonged too, I could understand what Pastor Tim was saying, and I really felt that connection with God that I’ve always searched for. I believe that everything, and I mean everything, happens for a reason. I think a lot of that comes from what God wants. It’s God’s plan, and he will do almost anything to have a set plan for you to follow, if you don’t follow it, there might be a consequence or you might need to ask for forgiveness. This year as taught me so much throughout experience and I know I have suffered through a lot of consequences and asking for forgiveness. I’ve prayed about everything, it helps, God does listen to what I’m asking from him. It usually isn’t a lot, but sometimes he gives me more than what I do ask for and I couldn’t feel more blessed. I’m writing this blog for one reason, and that is so that I can grow. I want to learn more about God, I want to be able to understand what people mean when they say things about God and just religion in general, I want to learn. On Sunday, I went to a Gospel Brunch put on by High Valley (yes, the band!), and learned that we are to do what Jesus would do, that’s why were here. To me, faith is so important to have, and I am so incredibly excited to walk the long road of faith and happiness ❤

Until next time,

S.R

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