My faith is my foundation. Upon graduating college, I found that the woman I was becoming was not necessarily the woman that God called me to be. This realization was not easily discovered due to my stubbornness and life struggles following college, but my faith in God and my hunger for truth, growth, freedom, and spirituality led me right into God’s will. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I feel the key to spirituality and faith is to develop a personal relationship with the Lord. A relationship is a strong bond that forms out of love and reverence, not because of conditions and rewards. A message preached at my church explained what a real relationship is and how it is different from a contract, which is built on terms instead of reverence and emotions. To only serve God because of a contract or terms that states, “I will only trust in Him if He does this or that” shows that we are missing the point that “God does not need me, I need Him.”
Entering into a relationship with God is just like a relationship with any person on Earth — we want to be in their presence more, we speak to them often, we want to keep them happy, and we want to know who they are and not just their name. God desires so much more than for us to only know who He is based on what we have heard from others. God wants us to know Him. The fact is, he deserves more from us; we don’t deserve Him.
Staying in a constant pursuit of God is, in my opinion, the key and totally essential to maintaining your spirituality.