God, I have sinned and doubted in times of weakness. Please help me.
Renew your faith, my child. It is faith that will lead you home to me.
It is easy for people to tempt you and try to lure you away from me. The choice to stay, or go, is always yours. I have never left, nor will I ever leave you.
In order to walk in the light, you must renew your faith continually. This is done through prayer and devotion, love and trust. The walk is your journey and yours alone. Each of my children must walk in the light daily.
When you spend time reading the passages handed down across the ages, you learn and are drawn closer. Your awareness and understanding grow as you come to understand more. You will be drawn closer to me.
Choose to spend time each day with me, like a close friend you cherish spending time with. Get to know me and strengthen your faith. The closer you come, the more you will know. You will hear my voice and know the path which you were intended to walk.
Pray in solitude and among many. Sing and rejoice joyfully, with praise and thanksgiving. Eat and drink at my table. Teach others of me. All these things will renew your faith.
If you have sinned, repent and do not sin again. When you know what you did was wrong, you are on the way back to the path. Do not repeat the same mistakes. Even if by chance you do, ask forgiveness sincerely, and I will give it. It has been given freely for you already.
Ask yourself why you are questioning and what has caused you to doubt me. For many, it is because I do not give what they ask. Theirs is not to understand, for the plan is larger than you or any one person or group of people.
The enemy casts lies and weaves deception only to cause doubt. His is a life of confusion and emptiness. Lust, greed and laziness are the works of his hands. Do not be fooled by temporary pleasures. My gifts are lasting, and all are based in pure love and light.
If you feel your faith waning because some of your leaders and teachers have lost their way, do not follow them. Renew your faith through baptism once more. Drink of my waters, and your spirit shall not thirst; it shall know only joy and love.
Cleanse yourself, my child, and pray. Pray every day; pray for guidance and understanding, strength and compassion. Share the good and the bad. I am here for it all.
Repair your relationships when they need mending and reach out to those you love. Be an example of all that is good in this world, so others will have their faith renewed as well.
Trust and believe that I am here and your final destination is not on this earth. Do not be short-sighted for your reward is in Heaven.
Whenever you stray or feel your belief waning, reach out to me and renew your faith.
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