Posted by Gisele on February 12, 2004, at 2:16:47
In reply to It's happening again..., posted by holymama on February 9, 2004, at 3:40:07
Dear Holy Mama
I have been through this myself. I went to Alcoholics Anonymous for several years and the 12th step recommends that you find a church that you believe in. Where you can explore the Higher Power thing. Anyway being bi-polar I took that very seriously. I began to search and went to many churchs. I was raised Catholic and could not get my head around many of their beliefs. Then I began going to many Protestant Churches and could not feel that they had enough answers to my questions. They all had some good but not enough. Then I tried the born again Churches and again I found that many of their beliefs or doctrines I could not embrace. I began to feel hopeless in finding a church I could truly believe in. I decided to just be as spirital as I could and read the bible and pray for myself.
A few years later I moved out West. I began meeting many Mormons. (The Church Of Jesus Christ OF Latter Day Saints)
they were different. I was very curious about their beliefs. I began to learn about the Prophet Joseph Smith and The Book of Mormon. It freaked me out. (In a good way) They had answers to all my questions and they made so much sense. The more I investigated the more I felt that this Church was the one. The right one. The true one. I was scared to commit but eventually did and I have been a member for about 20 yrs now. I have never once doubted or had second thoughts. I feel very blessed to have found what I consider to be the only true church upon the face of the earth. It has kept me alive when suicide was on my mind. It has brought me closer to God than anything I have ever done in my life. I feel that the reason I have done so well in my life being bi polar is thanks to programs like AA and finally my beautifull Church. Although I have struggled I have always found comfort and peace in my relationship with Jesus and my Heavenly Father and in the fellowship of the members of their Church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
God Bless you in your search. The search for truth and your desire for Love from Your Heavenly Father is not mania it is a divine gift from your Heavenly Father that you might find him. He is there for you always.