I wanted to explore the topic of Being a disciple in everyday life. In one way or the other, we are all followers of something. This is my story. I grew up as a preacher’s kid. My mom was the minister, and my dad was a deacon. I grew up with a good foundation in believing of an existence of a God. I found my truth along my path of growth; and I’m still growing to this day.
This writing, along with others that may follow, may eventually become a series of eBooks. But for now, they are posts and articles, amongst my other posts, that describe my belief and approach to life as a Disciple of Christ, the Living Word. On the site, they will be under the hashtag and category of “ThoughtsOfADisciple“. I am hoping something will be said that will be both helpful and enlightening. I believe we all need encouragement. Life can be perplexing at times; and words of encouragement can often help along the way.
I’m writing this as a conversation, so there will be a lot of recalling, some reflecting, and going back and forth. Revisiting situations and using them as analogies is my jam. Alibi: I am not a life coach, but I do have circumstances that one can learn from, and they will probably be mentioned from time to time. Also, this is MY Truth; how I relate to God. You may relate to God entirely differently, if so—I won’t judge you, so don’t judge me. It really is all about a personal relationship.
With that said, thank you for supporting me by purchasing and reading my books and visiting my website. Let’s get into it.
My Foundation and Belief
I believe that there is a God; and that God is Word—based on the scripture found in the book of John1:1. It took me a while to come to that realization because I had always imagined God in the form of mankind, which limited me terribly. Questions like What color is he/she? Why doesn’t he/she answer me? What did I do to piss him off today? Why did he do this or that when it says he loves me, and he doesn’t change? …and on, and on, and on, the questions kept coming.
When the epiphany came for me that God is Word; and I explored that possibility; then read, processed, and received the rest of John, Chapter 1, so many things cleared up for me. God became the very essence of the words and message I was reading. And like words, God was everywhere, all at once, at the same time—in different languages; being expressed in different ways—all around the world. God could be found in portions of script and scripture in every religion—regardless of how mankind had tried to change or manipulate the words. God, being TRUTH, could still be found! Even when portions of truth tried to be omitted, there were enough hints which were left to lead the reader to know: there was more to read and learn.