In my own personal life, I can't talk of faith without interjecting God, for God is, to me, my Creator and in His three persons offers all of the backup to keep me going in life. It's an individual and personal thing, this Christian faith of mine, and I chose it when I realized that my reason for believing in Him and who He is was through faith. While there is plenty of evidence of His existence, there is no absolute scientific proof although there are now the beginning of some theories, but by opening my heart and allowing the Spirit within me to serve as my personal guidance counselor, it works for me. Others are free to choose with their free will whatever they wish, but I know in my heart this is the "real deal" for me.
So, just how does this faith work for me in my daily routine of life. Well, it interjects itself into all facets of my life. It is important in dealing with family, friends, business issues and in solving problems as well as gaining the most out of the good times. When I open my heart and let the Spirit infect my mind and soul, I know the things that He leads me to are the right ones and it has gotten me through tough times and made the good times better. And I know I'm not perfect or ever will be, that's impossible for a mere mortal. But I also know that when I run my plans by Him, give Him my problems and ask for His guidance in all that I do, things will go better. They may not be exactly the way I wanted them to go, but I know that He knows best and in the end the result will be the right one.
As I grew up, I knew that I needed something much bigger than me to pull me along the road of life and when I sat down on the beach at "Old Nags Head" and watched the sun rise, the waves break, the sun on the golden sand and the wonderful sea creatures of flight and in the water, I knew that He was the answer. And that's why I believe in Him through faith. Will it work for someone else? Well, that's a decision to be made by that other person, but it is certainly something they could consider if they wished, for faith which leads to believing in God is open to all. He always wants to talk with us, he just asks us to start the conversation. Faith: it's what gets me through life with the offer of so much more.
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