The biggest challenges for me as a Pastor are convincing non-believing people that God does exist, and then, guiding those willing to accept the journey to the right place to find God.
Be honest with yourself; you don’t fear the existence of a God, that is, any God in any form, because you don’t believe it is possible for such an entity to exist based on facts, science, rational thought, and so on.
Humans have accomplished great things in the humanities, sciences and arts. We also unleashed many errors. Our varying cultures are well and good, like the practice of gift giving on Christmas, but more important is our spiritual right to Gods great love and the receiving and union with the Spirit that is Holy, all of which has been made possible by the birth Jesus of Nazareth, The Christ.
You connect with God in your being by the manifestation of The Spirit of Love, inside and around you, coming from and received by you.
Coming across someone who has an abundance of the Spirit inside them is a wonder. You can feel it just being around them. Some describe it like a beautiful warmth or a strange new kind of love. It’s like being around a spirit of joy, happiness, renewal, energy, clarity, and peace.
Philosophy causes a psychological state of determinism. “This is what I believe and thus I will act accordingly.”
Can you deep dive into yourself and discover your mission? Do you have a mission? Do you want a mission? When you find your mission do you have the courage and will to fulfill your mission? Can you finish it?