#TheSW30 Day 17: What are your spiritual beliefs and how do they impact your relationships/relationship status?

My spiritual beliefs greatly affect my perspective on my relationship status. I am a Christian who happens to be a nurse. I believe in passion and purity. I believe that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. I believe that I should only be yoked with a believer too. I believe that sex is a gift from God that should only be done and enjoyed by married couples. I believe that anyone can change for the better. I believe that I am a sinner, undeserving but saved by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I believe in Jesus Christ, the son of God who was conceived by the Holy Spirit 2000 years ago, born of the Virgin Mary, who was crucified, was beaten, bruised and was wounded, who was placed a crown of thorns in His head, who died, was buried and who rose again from the dead after three days, who ascended into heaven and who is seated at the right hand of the Father Almighty. I believe that He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

The one who never sinned and was pure was crucified on the cross for my sins. God, the Heavenly Father is an unfair but just and loving God, because He allowed and let His own son die on the cross for an undeserving person like me to save me from eternal damnation because of my sins (past, present and future). I believe that JESUS is a healer, a teacher, a miracle worker, a disciple maker, a man full of wisdom and honor. He turned water into wine. He resurrected Lazaruz from the dead. He wept. He cast away demons. He calms the raging storm and the sea with His word.

I believe that I am beloved child of God, (fully loved and fully accepted by Someone Amazing ) He loves you too (even at your worst). He knows what being rejected and betrayed felt like. He loves me so much that whatever sin I committed, He has already forgiven (all of my unknown secrets).

Jesus Christ, He can transform lives. He is a friend of tax collectors, sinners and the brokenhearted people. I believe in the Holy Spirit. I believe that angels exist. I believe in everlasting life. I believe in spiritual battles not seen, I believe in the beauty of heaven and the fires of hell. I believe that Jesus laid down His life for His friends. I believe that Jesus is victorious against the enemy. I believe that the thief (the enemy) came to steal, kill and destroy; but Jesus came that we may have life and have it to the full (John 10:10).

But when I think about our salvation, God did not send His Son because we kept asking Him to forgive us. While we were still enemies of God – He gave His Son for us entirely and absolutely out of His initiative (Romans 5:8-10).

I pray for all of my friendships and relationships. I pray for Godly friends who will guide me, encourage me and rebuke me with love in this walk and journey.

I believe that anyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved. (Acts 2:21)