Substance Use

My best friend and I were talking about how many people we know smoke weed (we choose not to). So, we talked a lot about why. And here is our conclusion…

People want peace and joy without Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. People will often say “God” instead of “Jesus Christ”, but the Bible is very clear that the way to be saved is through Jesus Christ and that Jesus is the Prince of Peace. People want the blessings of life without the Blesser because lies told them He steals joy by restricting us.

Nothing could be more opposite! He saves us and gives us peaceful, joyful eternal life! It is the best life. Because of Jesus I am a new creation and clean and sober and joyful and peaceful. My difficult times of my soul are passing and God is taking care of me as always. God is so good! Praise Jesus!!πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

Many parts of my journey were only passable because of the joy of the Lord. It helps that He blessed me with a sense of humor but deeper still and weaved with peace is this joy which amazingly endures no matter how great the trauma. And it never mattered if the trauma was self-inflicted or others-inflicted. God allows us this precious gift as we draw close to Him so we can be content, trust Him more, worship Him, be productive. It is precious and beautiful!πŸ˜„β€

Fulfillment

There is something special and hopeful about completing a task. Yes, it may take a lifetime or 10 minutes, or anywhere between these, but the feeling of exhilaration is always there when we stick to our guns, be faithful, use our God-given resources, reason it out and fulfill the task. I am sure Jesus enjoys the satisfaction of fulfillment of prophecy also. I believe that when we are close to the Lord, we start to think like He does to some extent and appreciate what He appreciates. So this fulfillment of doing what we say brings great joy. Those who are unfaithful to a commitment deprive themselves as much as sin against God and others. Fulfillment has vast rewards now and later, eternal rewards. So worth doing the right thing on a consistent basis. πŸ˜„β€

Questions About My Faith

Q: Why do you trust in God?

A: Because He has proved Himself faithful, trustworthy and truthful to His Word, the Bible.

Q: Why is He worthy of so much praise, worship and focus?

A: Because He made everything we know about, even you and I, and still loves us amazingly.

Q: What makes you so adamant that you are right about God?

A: 1. If you look objectively at the world, those who obey Him are blessed measurably. 2. His nature proves it in its glory and perpetuity. 3. The Bible has never been proven incorrect in any point despite much effort to try. 4. God has fulfilled every prophecy up to the end times prophecies, which will be fulfilled very soon.

Q: Aren’t there many ways to God and therefore heaven?

A: The only way is through the grace and acceptance of Jesus Christ as our sinless sacrifice and baptism of water and Spirit. The only way is Jesus.

Q: How do you know?

A: The Bible said it and Jesus Christ said it and again, it has been proven very reliably to be the truth.

Q: Do you ever doubt?

A: No.

Q: Why not?

A: Because my own life is a testament to the truth of it all. When I obeyed the Bible and stayed close to Jesus through prayer, Bible reading and obedience, God blessed and provided for me and molded me into a humble and therefore useful follower of Christ. And He gives me such a peace and joy and sense of loving family andfulfillment/contentment that I have never experienced apart from Him.πŸ˜„β€