Truthfulness

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."- Philippians 4:6-7

It's a snowy thursday here and perhaps there's something about cold season that makes us feel nostalgic or say..reflective. I thought about that Bible quote on top because, lately, I welcomed people here in my house who comes from other "religion". I allowed them to talk to me everytime, about everything that's beautiful in the Bible, they gave me pamphlet to read, and I don't see anything wrong about it. In fact, I admire their spiritual sincerity towards the words of God.

When we talk about God's words, who can say no, unless you're an unbeliever. However, along our talk, I saw some differences from what I believe from the very start. I respect differences in beliefs but coming to a point that I am no longer comfortable talking about that differences and my heart no longer feels content about it, I feel that there is something wrong, not with them ( because that's what they believe), but with me because that's not what I believe. In other words, I can no longer pretend to be nice or perhaps pleasing them in that way. I wanted to be true to myself. I wanted that my motive of building friendship with them doesn't mean we have to have the same belief in all. And so this morning, I wrote to them and sincerely asked I could not allow them anymore to do what they used to when they come and visit. I asked that we'd remain friends and hoped they'd understand.

It's okay to say "no" as long as you're telling the truth. It hurts more to say "yes", yet that is not the truth.  Once you feel you lie to yourself, you eventually feel conscious, anxious, and then unhappy about it (that means you are not that bad, by nature). Your guilt and your conscience will tell you at the end of the day.

So, here's my hope that we'll all find peace in our hearts in minds from things we believe, regardless of our differences in ideology or faith, however having common goals and that is to try to spread goodness alone. After all, we will not be judged by what kind of church we go to, but what's in the very inner of our being and how we live a better life ( if not best)  while on this earth.

Have a blessed Thursday!

Oh..it's already 1st of March, how time flies!

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  1. Sometimes we just have to agree just to disagree if we all want to get along with each other.
    The two verses you quoted are some of my life verses and I believe it is what gives me my happiness and joy.
    You are right when you say we must not judge others because they don't believe as we do and God is the only one who can judge us.
    I'm sure glad I have Jesus as my savoir who intercedes for me. : )
    A happy day to you.

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    1. Thank you as always for your beautiful thoughts, happyone. Have a happy day to you as well!

      Elimina

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