Having Faith is Personal

What does it really mean by having faith?   Is it something Religious or is in more something that we carry deep within ourselves?  Should it be something we blindly follow or something we should challenge.
It is Sunday morning so it is a good time to ask these questions.   For years I confused Religion and Faith as the same thing.  As I grow spiritually I have learned they are two very different concepts.
Faith has everything to do with our own beliefs.   Religion is someone else’s beliefs that you live.
I guess that is why I struggle with so many organized religions, including Spiritualism.   They put a layer between myself and God (or insert Spirit, The Devine, Goddess, Mother, Father or Infinite Intelligence — how you define doesn’t matter).

It is PowerfulFaith is the reason grown courage quote by Sherwood Eddy

It can move mountains, heal people, help when all is lost.   Most importantly faith is a tie that binds.   With great power comes great responsibility.   Blind following religion or doctrine without personal responsibility is wrong.  What matters in the end is how gently we walk this earth, how we treat others and ourselves.
Our own individual relationship with God, and what that means to us.  That is what is important.  Not a religion or what someone else tells us what God wants for us.   This is a powerful distinction so many forget.
Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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