A Christian Man and his pursuit of a deeper understanding of God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
There are many questions that I have during my walk with God, many things I have had to work through and still work through daily. In trying to deepen my understanding of God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit I waver daily from strong faith to the questioning my faith. I must continually go back to the basics to help understand God and what he has in store for my life.
What is Faith, how do I get it, where does it come from; can I lose it and what happens if I do? Is faith the goal and with stronger faith, I will be able to accomplish more in my life for God? Is Faith the same thing as “positive thinking” or is faith a continuous journey and I shouldn’t feel bad when I have little faith. Jesus rebuked his disciples for their “little faith”. What about the faith of a mustard seed… where Jesus said if you have the faith of a mustard seed then you could say to this mountain be picked up and cast into the sea? Can I have that faith? Do I want that faith?
What is free-will and how does it relate to God’s will? What is God’s will and how do I live my life in accordance with God’s will? Can I know God’s will and how does my free-will align with God’s will… can it align with God’s will? Can I get a sign… maybe a burning bush or something to help me know God’s will? Can I ask God for a test…? If I set up a test…” God if it is your will, then make that person say ‘Blah, Blah, Blah’”, then I would know it is God’s will or is it wrong to ask for this type of proof… does that mean I don’t have faith?
How does salvation work? Seems like a pretty good deal… just trust and believe in Jesus Christ and I get to go to heaven… is that it? Can I live a life of sinful pleasure and still go to heaven? What if I live a life of pleasure but not overly sinful… just a little bit of sin? Can I be successful financially and in business and if I am successful does that disqualify me from going to heaven?
Is Satan real? What can he do? Does he have constraints, or can he do anything? What can I do to prevent him from acting in my life? Is he the reason for all the bad things I do? Why does every fiber of my being want to chase sin? Is that my nature or is Satan actively acting in my life? Why does Satan hate me, and should I be worried?
What is the Goal for my life, for anyone’s life? Why do some people of God have so much, and others have so little? Can I do something that will help me get more blessings? What can I do to get more blessings? Solomon was rich and so was Abraham, Jacob, and many others… can I be rich and still be ok with God?