My relationship with Jesus is like throwing a ball against the wall: it’s going to come back to you. So when I pray to Jesus there will always be an answer to my prayer.
I know that having faith in God is a commitment which involves trusting God, or trusting in God. I would like to think of faith as trust. If you don’t have faith in God, then who knows what’s going to happen next for you – because only He does.
Sometimes I get mad at God, and I know I shouldn’t. I think to myself, “Why? Why would you get mad at a Savior?”
I recently watched a powerful video that struck me. A preacher said, “How do you define God’s love?” That’s a critical question. If you have a child, and they say they love you because you let them eat ice cream, but instead you tell them to, “Eat your vegetables!” they’re going to say, “I HATE you!!”
If you prayed to Jesus, and you asked Him to bless your day, and you had a bad day, you would get mad if you were a child. That day I found my answer. Jesus wants me to trust Him. So I don’t conclude that He doesn’t love me when I don’t get a blessed day, or if my dog doesn’t make it out alive, or if I don’t get ice cream.
If I put my faith and trust in Jesus, I’m going to be okay because I know that there is a good, good Father watching over me.
More Faith Stories
I was rebellious because of everything I’d been through. I couldn’t take it out on my dad, so I took it out on my mom. My mom called the police on me. I didn’t care who they were. I wasn’t fazed by their authority.
We now have eight grandchildren, and my prayer is for all of us to one day be reunited in God’s Kingdom.
When my older son was in his late teens, he began to drink alcohol and it soon turned our world upside down. It was a long, harrowing ten years of severe alcohol abuse, car accidents, constant worry and sleepless nights. He nearly died twice.
I remember being in church and going up to the altar and crying. I was so tired of the life I was living. I needed help. I felt a sense of peace at that time and knew that if this Jesus thing can work for some of these other guys, then it can definitely work for me.
I said to myself, “Why should anyone envy me and want to be in my shoes?”
God has led me to amazing places in my life, so let me explain how God led me from South Carolina to Kenya.