My Faith | Growing With The L-RD

imagesI grew up in a Seven Day Church of God church on the island of St.Thomas. That’s where I first found my love for Jesus. I went to church every Saturday, Sunday nights, and occasionally Wednesday Nights. My family is very religious. My grandfather on my mothers side was the deacon of a church in Dominica. I never battled with my faith. I always believed in God and knew that he had a plan for my life. When I was 13 we changed churches and religions. We started to going to a Jewish church. Yes I am Jewish now. Jewish is a religion and a race. Just like there are black Muslims there are black Jews. Even though I changed churches most of my beliefs stayed the same. I still g to church on Saturday’s, still don’t eat pork or shell fish, and I still keep the Sabbath. Even though I don’t go to church as often as I should my faith is still strong. It can be stronger and I need it to be stronger because for some reasons I feel as though lately I’ve been blocking my blessings.

I try to obey Yaweh ( which is what us Jews call our Jesus) as much as I can. “I rather live my life as if there is a G-D , and die to find out there isn’t. Than to live my life as if there isn’t, and die to find out there is.” I am 23 years old and I have never been baptized. Growing up in the churches I grew up  in we don’t believe in baptizing people until they fully understand their faith and are ready to commit their life to the L-RD. Lately I’ve really been thinking about my faith and the direction that G-D wants my life to go in. I always told my self that the summer after I graduate college that I am going to get baptized. Well the time has come and I am ready to leave my old life behind me. I am currently at work listening to Praise and Worship and I am crying my eyes out.

I feel like G-D is trying to speak to me and tell me something. He’s trying to tell me that I am to caught up in this world. I honestly don’t want to gain the whole world and loose my soul. When I was 17 years old the only thing I asked for on my birthday was a bible. I still have that same bible up to this day. I have post it, pen marks, highlighted scriptures, etc. in my bible. I want my faith in G-D to grow stronger within these next few months and flourish through out my life. I am ready to leave my old life behind and follow the life G-D has for me. I am not perfect and I also live in a glass house. I want to be able to rebuild my relationship with the L-RD from the ground up and eventually find someone with the same love for him that I have. They say find a man who loves the L-RD and everything else will fall into place with your love life.


Author: Karly Shenell

Hello my name is Karly and I am 25 years old. I was born and raised on the beautiful island of St.Thomas but I currently live in Dallas, Texas.

3 thoughts on “My Faith | Growing With The L-RD”

  1. That’s nice and true.. looking at the life I used to live , I have now found peace in the light of the lord .. if the bible made me understand that , we should seek his kingdom and his righteousness first, and he will give us everything in it, what else are we waiting for , the doctrine of the word of God is like obeying instructions, after seeking for his kingdom and righteousness , then I shall not need anything or even let any issues to worry me , because God will provide


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