Why the Bible stuff?
I try. Really. I do.
I try to not bring up my own beliefs. Quoting verses? I know it’s not some sort of Bible Sword drill competition. Sharing a song? No, I’m not trying to stuff my faith and beliefs onto someone.
But when it comes to dealing and working with a God-given natural ability to see spirits, I have to rely on my own faith and walk with God. This is how I personally handle it.
I’ve been asked, “How can you be a Christian and a spirit medium?”
And my reply is usually the question, “And you don’t think I think about that?”
It hasn’t been easy to believe in a God who condemns me because of a gift He gave me. I didn’t get this from books or an online course. This is when I throw my hands up and make a gesture of “I dunno.” It’s just there, along with lots of praying for understanding and discernment.
There has been many times I have tried to walk away from my faith in Christ Jesus. It hasn’t worked. Time and time again, God proves that He is a constant, never changing presence.
I talk to and read for people who represent all religions and spiritual beliefs. This use to worry me too. How was I going to relay messages and not offend if I didn’t know how to relay the information? Sort of like, “My God shows me your God.” I’m still learning how to pronounce names.
One time (here’s the story), I was reading for my niece’s friend who is Muslim. Her father made an appearance. This has been awhile, so I don’t remember all the details. But she was going through a struggle and didn’t know what to do. What am I shown? This spirit holding up a book. Of course, in my mind, it’s the Bible.
I must have looked horrified. She looked at me as if to say, “Oh no!” But I finally came to my senses, and explained, “In my mind, I’m seeing a Bible. But your father would be showing me the Koran….correct?” This meant so much to her, because her father was a devout Muslim in life and would be telling her to look to Allah for answers and strength.
It didn’t matter if I didn’t know the exact terms of her faith. The message was conveyed.
After several other experiences, I don’t worry about it much anymore. Wishing I had my World Religion notes sometimes, but have made some wonderful friends who are not offended when I ask questions.
It’s a wonderful world that we live in.