Welcome to God Loves You Gay!
Do you know that God loves you just the way you are? He wants a relationship with all of His children and loves us All! I had a healing, mystical experience of God's love in May of 2012, and I know I can't be the only one, what is your experience of God's love?
As I have stepped out to speak in the past year I have heard many people who have experienced God's love. There is still talk out there however of a condemning God. The truth is that God is a loving God and He wants us to stay close to Him always.
GOD IS OUR LOVING PARENT
God asks us to follow Him by loving, listening to, and serving others. We are called to be His light and His love in the world. We are His children and He is our Father. Like any parent, God wants us to succeed, and to have a life filled with good health and joy! He wants us to get along with our brothers and sisters in this world. In fact, aside from a relationship with Him, that is His number one concern for us. He wants us to get along, to live in peace, and to have healthy relationships.
People can let us down, but God is the one parent and authority figure who never will. God wants us to know Him through His Word, and I believe He especially desires us to know Him through the love of His son Jesus. God's son Jesus welcomed and loved everyone. People don't always do that. Be sure to read the Word and to know the ways of Jesus because that is what matters. Even those who profess to be Christians are not always acting that way in the world. God says, "You will know them by their fruits." If someone is cruel to you or to someone else, move on. It is not always easy, but is necessary for our health and our well being. I wish I had learned this earlier in life.
ON HEAVEN and ETERNITY
God is our parent and He promises to, "Never, ever, ever, ever, ever leave you!" Because He is with us always we can go to Him anytime and know that He will listen to us. We can pray to Him for guidance, and to seek spiritual counsel that is open and understanding of our journey. There is always someone to talk to and to lift us up. There are several hotlines available which I have listed on this website. Please call if you need to talk to someone. You are never alone!
God wants us to develop into our full potential before we go to be with Him in heaven. Please don't ever give up! We were each placed on this earth for this time and for a unique purpose. We all need to find out what that is and live into it before we go to be with Him in eternity.
On June 27, 2012 God told me that we will go to heaven. We who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and do our best to love God and His offspring will be united with Him forever there. We are Loved so much!
ITS SO SIMPLE!
What God asks us to do is to serve as His disciples of Christ in this world, to be beacons of love and of hope.
"You mean that's it?"
"Yes, that's it. That sounds so easy right?!"
"Why does He love us in such a simple way?"
Because He is God. We have Her seeds of love, service, and healing inside because a part of Her lives within us. (God is both masculine and feminine). We are not God however which is why we need a relationship with Her today, so that She can guide us in the ways in which She wants us to go. God desires us to live right and to live for Her.
God told me in May of 2012 that He loved me gay. I was out for a walk and I got the message loud and clear. That is a story to share in person sometime, but if you want a sneak peek you can read my book or go to YouTube. The video on YouTube is called: God Loves You Gay. Simple right?! :)
I am sharing with you my story here, but we all have stories to share. God wishes for us to do this in the presence of others in spiritual community. I have some resources to follow on the next couple of pages to help us to share our testimonies of our walk with God.
In 2009 I needed to hear the truth of God's great and abundant love because as a lesbian person I was not getting that feedback from other people in my church community. Something inside of me at the time told me that my faith environment didn't fit who God created me to be on the inside. It took a few more years, but in 2011 I stepped out in faith and began to experience inclusive community.
God has been so faithful to me the past two years, but this summer He has been particularly faithful. In the summer I went to an island in the Pacific Northwest and felt Him restoring in me the deepest sense of peace I have ever come to know in my lifetime. Then, in a Catholic Church this August, while I was praying, Jesus took my face in his hands and told me that he longed for me to serve him always and that God had created me gay. He told me that for each person there is a particular life created and for each life created there can be some distinct possibilities in adult life: Celibacy as a single person, in a religious community, or in marriage, Sexual Intimacy in a long term committed relationship, or in marriage.
God desires for each one of us to welcome Him into our unions. When we do this and allow Him to guide us in our relationships He can make them wonderful for our lifetime. He wants us to be in community with others too so that we can bless them and they can bless us. We all need community to support us in our walk with God and with each other.
If God made you gay and you are wondering if He loves you because your family or faith community is not showing you love please know this: GOD LOVES YOU GAY!
ON THE BIBLE
I am not someone who practices heresy. In fact for the longest time, I was afraid to hang out with anyone who didn't take the Bible literally. I'm totally serious. I'm sorry to say it but I was a literalist. Today, I see the Bible differently. I've learned that when God said in the Bible,
"Two men shall not lie together, it is an abomination," Leviticus 20:13
He wasn't talking about long term committed relationships. He also was speaking to a generation where the survival of the people through procreation meant that a marriage between a man and a woman was the only way. In that time in which God was speaking, the culture was different, so different in fact that He also said men and women should not eat shellfish. So different that men's beards were supposed to be a certain size and length. These laws are outdated and not necessary.
To the contrary though, the laws in the Bible that say how we should treat one another, how we should confess sins we have committed against ourselves, or another are still valid. We need to look at the whole picture when we look at the Word of God.
My heart breaks when I hear that people have turned away from God and from faith community because they are gay, got a divorce, or had an abortion. Today, the church is changing and people's views are changing slowly but surely. God wants us to follow Him and to be strengthened by faith community. He doesn't want us to avoid it, but to embrace it. He doesn't want people to turn away those who walk in the door, but to welcome those who walk in the door. If someplace doesn't welcome you,
"Shake the dust off of your feet" and move on. Matthew 10:14
There are so many places opening the doors to us today. The most important part of being a person of faith is to:
"Love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength, and loving our neighbor as ourself." Mark 12:30
God loves us all and He wants a relationship with us all. He is less concerned about rules and theology and more concerned about us as His children, his beloved offspring whom He will love forever. He desires for us to live our lives in joy, to love someone special, and to be in a community of faith. His plans for us our great,
"Plans to prosper us, and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Please know wherever you are and whatever you have been through in your life, you are loved beyond imagining. You are a child of God and have a place in this world. We all do. Let's meditate on His goodness everyday and share that goodness with all whom we meet.
Love and God's Blessings to You,
ON OUR STORIES
We all have a story to share with one another. It's important to share with others. Don't ever isolate yourself or tell yourself you aren't good enough. God loves you just the way you are!
For a time in my post college years I didn't believe God loved me because I was gay. I received messages from people in authority that were not good for my spirit. Fortunately, I got through it and moved beyond it to places and faith communities where I found acceptance and love. We all can!
My story is a book called God Loves You Gay. Feel free to check it out. It is available in paperback and on Kindle through Amazon.
It comes Recommended by actor Chad Allen who starred in: Save Me and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. This is what he said about the book:
"It is a beautiful book at the perfect time...May Walker has written an extraordinarily honest and heartfelt book. I was touched deeply as I read and wiped a tear from my eye on more than one occassion. I urge you to breathe deeply and savor this beautiful and courageous work of art and if you're quiet enough and listen closely I believe that, just as I did, you will hear the whispers of a loving God." -Chad Allen
It also comes recommended by author Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey who wrote the book A Woman of Independent Means, which was turned in a 6 hour NBC television mini series and starred Sally Field.
"A young woman's brave and touching account of her struggle to reconcile her sexuality with her deep faith." -Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
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