I Am Not Qualified to Preach to You

When I first knew I wanted to start up a blog, I knew I wanted, in some way, to incorporate posts about God. But I was fearful to begin writing about God because I knew people would come back to me and disagree with me on certain topics. I want to make something clear, I am in no way qualified to write posts preaching about religion and God other than my own experiences. But why should that stop me. For almost 20 years I have been a Christian. At age three, I would line up my babies and my stuffed animals and preach to them about Jesus. I have always been a very religious and spiritual individual, it is just who I am.

The only education I have had for religion is two semesters of theology. One year was about the bible and how different stories can be interpreted in different ways. Some are historical events while others are symbolism. If you’re of one religion, you probably know Jonah did not actually get swallowed by a whale and that that story was used to show how you cannot escape God’s plan for you. If you are of another religion, you may take the bible very literally. You most likely believe that the story of Jonah is real and it was a historical moment. That’s fine. I am not going to preach about religion. I’m not even going to tell you what religion I am. Instead, I am going to talk to you about God and how to find God during your darkest moments. I’m going to tell you my testimony and what God has done for me in my life.

I want to ensure that before you read any post I write that I am not preaching religion, I am preaching God. God has done some amazing things in my life and in my friends’ lives. I want to share those events with you. I want you to realize when you feel alone, I have been there before and so have other people. And a year later I was okay. I want to share with you bible verses that have touched my heart and stories in the bible that I can relate to in certain ways.

I am a Christian, but I am not a saint. I have made mistakes in my life. And some people are going to say that I am not qualified to talk about forgiveness or God when I have not taken my own advice. The thing is, if everyone who sinned is not able to talk about God, then no one would be able to. We are human and we all make mistakes and have sinned many times. If you think you have not, try to think about the last time you judged someone, including me if you find me unqualified, because the bible says not to judge. The only one who can rightfully judge is God. We have all been cleaned and made new. The only sin that is not forgivable is the belief that you cannot be forgiven. So, I want to continue talking about God and I love that my blog is where I will be able to share these posts. And I hope you enjoy them.