04 Aug Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 62
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 62-West Palm Beach, Florida:
What happens when we have a quality relationship with Jesus, but those around us do not? This is a dilemma to say the least. It is very difficult in a close relationship with either a spouse or loved one to maximize the effectiveness of God’s presence within the family structure without equal support. The goal is not to convert someone to what your beliefs or practices are, but for the other non believer or doubter to find their own way, with the God that they are called to follow in their hearts that hopefully will bring us closer together as one.
We are all called differently and who is to say, which religion is the best. If you meet someone or have been with someone for a long period of time they probably have their own line of thinking that may or may not align with your thoughts on God and or religion. Life is about compromise, taking it as it comes and walking on the journey to Heaven with a loved one is very important. You can lead someone only so far, and then it is up to them to decide their own fate in this world and the next.
We are called to lead by example and not to let the actions of others destroy our spirit and relationship with Jesus. However, if in a situation where someone does not have some of the basic fundamentals of a relationship with God, there could be a problem that through prayer God can fix. The one thing that we do not want to do in this process is to become frustrated with God or ourselves and begin to lose our faith or walk in the same direction as another person, because we do not want to lose them from our lives.
Life is full of difficult decisions and when you are constantly battling someone or your beliefs are not respected you probably need God more than ever. Some may practice your faith and regret it for the rest of your life, some may balk at going to service, church, or mass which causes us not to attend, and some may even threaten to leave us all together because they do not believe in God the way that we do. We have to remember that we cannot control the actions of others in any situation. We can only pray for God’s intercession and love to engulf our relationships with those we love as we are strengthened in good and bad situations alike, through Jesus Christ.
Reflection Day #62
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: