Good Wednesday evening everyone! Welcome tonight, to the Heart to Heart Blog! As you can see…I’m a little early tonight and that is due to some more work that needs to be finished before I quit for the day.
Talking about ministry work…I wasn’t able to finish my brand new testimony page today, due to some unexpected things that came up during the day; but I will be working on that page this evening and should be giving you a link, in tomorrow night’s blog post. I hope you will enjoy getting to know me a little more, through this short audio testimony, on my life.
As you can probably tell…today has been a very busy day…but in a way that I never expected. As I’m sitting here tonight, I’m trying to figure out why religion has to be the main topic on social networks, rather than God. It seems like some people believe a certain way, while other people believe another way.
You know…I remember a time…before my Grandmother passed away; where she sat down and wanted to talk with me about God. She said… “Diane, I have children that are Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, etc…; but Diane, how do I know what is the right way?” I asked her, if she had a Bible and she said yes. From there, I suggested that she should read the Bible and let God’s truth show her the way…and in the end, she became a Christian…not a part of religion.
This morning, I was having a discussion with 2 guys and the one had said… “We must not have walls between believers. Our walls must be against the wicked.” I truly agree that we should not get involved, with the ways of the wicked; but one thing I was trying to show him today; is that we should never put up walls between us and anyone. Even though we can’t become involved in their ways…a path of prayer must always remain open; that God may work with their hearts and bring them back to Him.
Sometimes, I just don’t understand people’s thinking. One thing God has taught me…especially over the past twenty some years; is to hate the sin and love the sinner and how are we ever going to be able to achieve that, if we are shunning them.
As my conversation continued on with these 2 guys…one mentioned to me that he had kicked a person out of his church that had committed adultery. I was in shock, as I continued to visit with him. He mentioned that he had given him 3 years to turn his life around and he didn’t, so he kicked him out of the church. I mentioned back to him that I had put God through some very trying times, for about 3-4 years of my life, due to some deep pain and heartache; but yet, God never shunned me or abandoned me; but rather, He brought Himself closer to me, at that time. Then I said… “If God would do that for us; then why can’t we pray patiently for others, who haven’t found their way back yet?”
I’ll tell you…it was quite the morning and the one guy even put me and the ministry down; but a seed was planted and I pray tonight; that those 2 people would discover God’s truth…that it may set them free and draw them closer to Him.
How is it that we just can’t live the simple life that Jesus offered us…thousands of years ago? Why do we have to allow religion to make life more complicated; then what it really is? One thing I do know…religion can’t save us…heal us or even make us feel at peace within ourselves. So why do we turn to the ways of religion…more than God? I guess it’s something, for all of us to think on.
Well…it’s been a different kind of day; but God has definitely been there and has brought me through some very trying moments…and I thank Him for His love…peace and comforting Spirit, throughout my day.
I hope that you have had a nice day and that you will have a great night…filled with the loving and peaceful presence of God. Take care…have a great Thursday and I will hope to be back with you again tomorrow night, for more thoughts from the day, along with the goodness of a great, loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings so much on your night!
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