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Cardinal by Justin Froiseth
Dear Photograph,My great-great grandfather rode through Middelburg, Netherlands and was known to all as the town butcher. Today, when the elderly ladies see his photo hanging on the lunchroom wall, they talk of how he would give them a piece of ham when ever they came into his store. I would love to walk back in time, right up to his counter, and have him give me a piece of ham…and advice.Helen
I'm asking this from a place of love: How do you reconcile being a Christian and smoking pot? How does doing this glorify God?
I’m going to open up to you, whoever you are
Growing up I spent 30% of my time in hospitals, every time I had blood taken and was prescribed new drugs, it started in primary school, age 9.
My body was full of chemicals and steroids just to function and keep me alive.
Age 13 I became a christian, I was terrified of going to hell, a place no one can Imagine, full of pain and torment, I did not want to be near that, I was at a meeting and felt incredibly convicted, I had realized every sin I had done was exactly what kept me from being with god in heaven. I wanted his forgiveness and his presence.
By age 15-16 I had been through depression, self harm, sleeplessness, anemia and other sicknesses. I was taking 7 tablets a day, now its down to 3 (I’ll be on for life)
Age 17 I left school, it could be described as a christian bubble, I had heard about weed helping people with medical and mental conditions so I prayed about it, slowly people came into my life (some were Christians) who used pot. One day I decided to try it, for once it was amazing to have something natural enter my body and actually help me. I do not use it often, maybe once every 5 months.
How does smoking pot and being a christian glorify god?
For me, it has brought me closer to him, it has increased my trust, my prayer, my thoughts and my thankfulness. Just because I know he created it and I can use it to help me. I know people will disagree, bit its a matter of conscience. Everyone is different.
A verse in the new testament says “he has left nothing out of his control” in john Jesus said “I have come that they might have life, and more abundantly”
A lesson I have learned in my short life is - if you have not tried it, you cannot have a valid opinion on it.
Obviously it can be taken out of context so be careful.
More questions welcome!
Chillin in the tub