Our Lord is God, One and the Same
A Personal Sharing
It’s hard to put in words the experiences that took me on
a roller coaster ride in the past year. It was without a doubt the
most unusual year of my life.
God has taught me much about myself. I’m learning more and
more to appreciate all the wonders of life and creation. Sadly we
live in a time when very few people will acknowledge the handiwork
of God in all things good. A lady asked me the other day, “How
did you do that?” I replied, “prayer and inspiration.”
I always tell people that the source of all knowledge comes from
God who lives within our hearts. Every time I do anything creative
I realize that it’s God working through me. One day while
praying I blurted out, “God, I’m proud of you!”
For the first time in my life I said that I was proud of God! Sometimes
people do not like me giving credit to God for everything, but I
have to be honest in my answers and I honestly cannot give myself
credit for anything whatsoever, because I realize that God within
me is doing everything.
This realization is ever so with me, especially since 4/25/2003
the night I made first contact with Salat Prayer. I’ve walked
away for many months from the signs of the Psalms in leading to
the realization that Salat Prayer is of God. But during this time
I’ve allowed myself to come down from the plateau of the emotional
roller coaster ride. In so doing it has allowed me to realize even
more than ever that the
Psalms do indeed point to the beautiful
prayer of Salat.
It gives me great peace when I show God how much I appreciate the
many gifts that he has bestowed upon me. If I glory I have to glory
in my Lord and my God in all things.
I’ve learned to appreciate more and more the beauties of
God’s eternal love that knows no bounds. I appreciate the
various self-evident patterns that I have found in the Torah, the
Psalms, the Gospel and the Quran. Truly God is the author of all
things good. Truly God is the author of the various self-evident
patterns that tells us to worship God ALONE.
I realize there is only one Quran. I realize there is only one
Psalms. I realize there is only one Torah. I realize there is only
one Gospel. Sadly men have made thousands and thousands of various
religions that confuses the hearts and minds of men.
It’s with great difficulty that I arrived to the realization
that there is only ONE Lord and God of heaven and earth. I thank
God for giving me the grace to make a bold and daring step when
I was forty years old to leave behind that which I was glued to
for sixteen years. That I was glued to the Mormon Church for all
those years and then to break away came as a total shock to all
That’s why I now do not have many friends in my life. They
have all pretty much labeled me as a devil in denying that Joseph
Smith is a prophet of God. They accuse me of sinning against the
priesthood that the men of the Mormon Church claims to possess.
They tell me that the only way to eternal exaltation is to follow
the Priesthood. They tell me that Joseph Smith holds the keys to
heaven and that I
must go through Joseph Smith to obtain
I just realized that I was exactly forty years old when I made
that bold step by God’s grace. It was by God’s grace
and inspiration that I started to follow the trail that lead me
to first contact on 4/25/2003. It’s with great joy and thrill
that I can say that Psalms 119 section 4 and the first verse in
that section which is verse number 25 reads, “I lie PROSTRATE
in the dust, give me life in accord with your word.” Indeed
that Section is called Daleth in Hebrew which means the Door or
Gateway. Indeed the Salat Prayer is a type of “Door”
or “Gateway” to make contact with the Lord of the Universe.
Over the last year I’ve learned to lay aside much of my emotions
and learned to allow the truth to flow like water from my heart,
mind and soul. I desire peace and happiness. Yes there will be times
of joyful tears and sorrowful tears, but peace and happiness is
truly from God ALONE.
I thank God for my wonderful wife and children. When I submit to
God and leave the entire burden to Him there is more peace and happiness
in our home. I realize more than ever that doing things amicably
is a gift from God that must be cherished and nourished.
I realize more than ever that indeed we have a constant companion
who desires that we do not worship God ALONE. I hope to convince
with a certainty both beings that God ALONE must be appreciated
Allahu Akbar (God is Great)