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Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
11:47 am
[randmconstructs]
In the World, But Not of It

I didn't put up a struggle and I fell head long into sin.  And when the opportunity came, I saw a way to move out of that world. 

But God held me there and said, "Stay."

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I believe that with your prayer,  God's hands will move on the Co-Ops.  That God will start something new here and change us from the inside out.  I need your help though. 

I'm asking for prayer pledges.

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Thank you.

 

James 1:5-8

 5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.

x-posted everywhere

 

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005
1:05 pm
[randmconstructs]
New Community-- Prayer For India!


Greetings one and all,

This community is being established for those who desire to pray for India, have a heart for India, who are Indian (living anywhere), are missionaries in India, or just want to check out what God is doing in that large region. The purpose of this community will be cultural exchange between regions of India (anything from Divali to Desi food recipes to religious/cultural study to Bollywood), understanding, keeping up with news and needs of India, and correspondences between all affiliated with India in some way.

I look forwards to seeing what God will accomplish as we all gather together with one purpose.
http://www.livejournal.com/users/prayerforindia
 
--- all welcome to join ---

++will be cross-posted++
Sunday, February 29th, 2004
1:26 am
[thehalibutkid]
Just to let everyone know being as I was told to start a community just to debate issues that are upsetting some people in some of the communitys I am in I started a community for the purpose of debateing the more contentious issues. Please join it is an important part of faith.

The community is called xian_debate
Sunday, February 15th, 2004
11:17 pm
[ladysapphire]
Hello
I have a huge favor to ask of all of you. I just joined this community because I am doing some sould searching and need a place to get some information. Let me tell you about myself. I am 21 and was raise in a house where religion wasn't really present, but both sides of family is catholic. I have always been curious with religion and even though no one else in my family prayed, I prayed and asked God for help. I am dating a wonderful man, we have been together for two and 1/2 years, he was raised byzantine catholic. We started to go to a byzantine catholic church near by, but it wasn't for me and the people there weren't very welcoming. Anyways.. to cut to the chase. We are looking for a new church that isn't catholic (its not for us). The problem is I couldn't tell you the difference between baptist, methodist or presbeteryian. If someone who is very knowlegable about these religions could post back to me and tell me as much about them as possible, including things like whether the church is pro-life/pro-choice and their veiws on homosexuality I would greatly appreciate it.



Thank you so much

Caitlin
Thursday, February 12th, 2004
9:56 am
[ex_terimom417]
Apologies due
Yes, a post removed this morning, and the comments that were made to it. And I have to apologize for such hate and hypocrisy as was posted here.

teri
Wednesday, February 4th, 2004
12:50 am
[thehalibutkid]
Ok so I was thinking. There are a lot of people who take drugs, both recreationally and because of addiction.

I basically have this Idea that we should legalize ALL drugs.

Not just Cannabis but everything.

I believe that people will make up their own minds and that rates of drug use will not increase (at least not in a radical sence).

People would feel more able to ask for help in the event of addiction because they wouldn't be criminals (at least not because of the drug use).

Additional tax revenue could also be used in order to fund any changes in law, including setting up of better rehab centers, a reasonable set of measures for roadside testing and fighting crime.

Also by taking drugs away from the gangs you will hopefully take away a large source of their revenue and stop much of the fighting.

This is not being advocated as a quick fix but rather as a long-term radical solution to a problem that is now well out of the government's control.

Also although drugs would be more expensive (though hopefully not much more expensive), people would be willing to pay extra in order to guarantee quality.

While we are at it we should probably legalize prostitution.

Please understand that this is not intended to state any sort of agreement about taking drugs, or prostitution. It is rather intended as a new approach to combat some of the main problems associated with these activities.

Please I would welcome comments on the above from anyone.

My aim is to set this out into a manifesto that will be sent to MP's or whatever the elected local officials are called in your neck of the woods.

(x-posted)
Thursday, January 29th, 2004
7:25 pm
[dantherm]
I need your prayer.
I'm going to be silent for a food and talking fast because I need to hear from God about my future. Time is running out, I need clear vision instead of letting myself be confused in every which way, and I can't string along multiple people on a possible commitment.

Here's my options I have laid out for next fall that I would have to decide on pretty quick:

1. Teen Mania Honors Academy

2. Missions School to become whatever God wants

3. Planning on pursuing Teacher Education Internship for the fall for Michigan TE Certification

I'm in financial straights and I have family pressure to take option three. Many people including myself question why I would choose option 1 when it costs $6,000 (plus my $6,000 worth of medical bills) and is not accredited. (I felt called to do it directly twice and I questioned it.) Missions school is my ultimate aim because I feel called into whatever life-long ministry God desires anything from teaching to Christian writing to anything. I have little desire to do TE internship and ever teach in the states. Yet, the MSU College of Ed. program is rated almost number one in elementary education. So a degree there and certification through them would mean a lot. I had it pretty much ruled out then my advisor told me I would probably be placed in an internship spot, but I just would be closely monitored. I thought I was miles away.

So here I am and the doors are open. I don't know my direction. I would most desire to do Teen Mania to build Godly discipline that I lack, grow in Christ, and be prepared for the future, but I feel weird for sure about going out asking for sponsorship from people like you are supposed to when I'm not a teen (though people in their late 20s go.)

Missions school looks great, but I know I am not spiritually mature enough yet. I don't want to waste my time and theirs by breezing through theology, practical ministry training, etc. and then join a team unprepared.

College of Education Internship. I don't know I hate you, but I know my family wants me to go into your program so that I can get a nice teaching job with medical insurance benefits. I know the Lord's vision for me is not limited by that, but I can't rule out what He wants from me right now.

So brothers and sisters, pray for me and if you have a verse or message or prayer that God sent you to send my way, send it along. If any of you wish to fast on my behalf I could surely use it. This is an important time. I may receive a phone call from a Teen Mania Mobilizer as early as Sunday, I just had an appointment with my College of Education advisor today, and I should send out missionary applications before people forget me. So I'm strapped for time.

Thanks for taking the time to read my prayer requests.

God Bless You!

~Dan

http://testimonyofparables.izhere.com
Friday, January 9th, 2004
11:11 am
[dantherm]
Prayer Request for Tonight at 9pm




I am a member of the seekinghisface community and tonight is the big election night for a new head leader. God has given us a very dynamic leadership staff and an annointed ministry. Day to day we face spiritual attacks on all sides, but that does not throw off the plans of God. Hallelujah!

This is to be the first night that almost all the leadership have met together. Tonight at 9pm we seek more than God's chosen for leadership, we seek the Spirit's pouring upon our ministry. We seek a unified one accord Body of Leaders. We seek God's will.

I am praying for God to act upon our ministry like He did in Acts 2.

The Fellowship of the Believers

42They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. 44All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

We need prayer for spiritual protection by the Blood of Jesus, the Spirit's annointing power, and for discernment. Anything God places on your heart to pray for, please do. You will be serving more than just our leadership Body and the Lord. You'll be serving the entire Body of Seeking His Face Ministries and everyone they interact with.

If you are led, fast on our behalf.

God Bless you and may you seek his face daily.

Love in Christ,
Dan
Tuesday, November 4th, 2003
10:43 am
[caedar]
Salvation #2
A World Aflame

Without God in our lives, things may seem hopeless when you consider the state of the world. From dishonesty and immorality, to lawlessness, political dilemmas, wars, and even the population explosion, things are really a mess. Some people blame God for all of the terrible problems, but I think a lot of it is because of the choices man makes. After all, as I said last time, He has given us a free will. Why are people so cruel? How can people lie, cheat, steal, and kill so callously? Some theologians call it moral depravity. But what does that mean?

The basic theology behind moral depravity is that sin is not man’s nature, but is an act of disobedience. It is a decision that man makes by his own free will. Although the desire may be there, we don’t have to go through with it. We can guard ourselves against both inward and outward sin. By outward sin, I mean all of the obvious ways we can be bad, like breaking the Ten Commandments, and the things I mentioned in the first paragraph. In other words, outward sin is what we do. By inward sin, I mean the subtler things that go on inside our heads. Maybe someone has a horrible attitude, or is full of hate. Is this really sin? I don’t know. Maybe. Maybe some of our inward sin is worse than our outward sin. Maybe God will judge someone full of bigotry more harshly than He will judge a neglected housewife having an affair.

Obviously, I’m just speculating on some of the finer points of sin, because the Bible doesn’t tell us all the answers. What it does tell us, however, is that God universally condemns sin.

Here’s a passage that not only illustrates this, but gives several different words for sin (Greek = harmontia), including transgression, offense, and disobedience. (If the following paragraph seems too tedious to deal with, skip it, and go to the next paragraph for a much simpler example).

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. ~Ro 5:12-21

That was long and complicated, so here is a much shorter one from the Old Testament, which shows God’s condemnation of man choosing sin:

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. ~Is 53:6

Even though man can choose not to yield to temptation, there will always be sin in our lives in one small way or another. I believe Jesus is the only One who can lay claim to being perfectly sin-free. We shouldn’t go through our entire lives wallowing in guilt either. It just isn’t healthy. But if God condemns sin and we all have sin in our lives, how can we be saved and go to Heaven? I believe God has a solution for this dilemma, and I’ll start talking about that next time. For now, I’ll end by sharing some Scriptures that show man cannot save himself:

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God ~Ep 2:8

I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. ~Jn 15:5

No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. ~Jn 6:44


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Thank you, Lord, for giving me the freedom and power to choose between right and wrong. I know that you have forgiven me for the mistakes I’ve made in my past, now help me to forgive myself. I know that it is not your will that I carry sadness and guilt throughout my life. ~Amen.

Current Mood: busy
Thursday, October 23rd, 2003
12:07 pm
[caedar]
Salvation #1
Free Will (Greek=thelo)

I believe God made man as a free moral agent. We have the ability to choose between right (sin), wrong (holiness), or one of the myriad shades of grey in between. The first time this is demonstrated in the Bible is when God gave Adam and Eve the choice to obey him or not by eating the fruit of the tree, or leaving it alone:

And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. ~Ge 2:16-17

Here is a Scriptural example of people making choices:

But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. Whether of them twain did the will of his father?... ~Mt 21:28-31

In the above example, the two sons are making choices whether they will (thelo) obey their father or not. Here’s another example of people making choices:

Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper. ~Lk 14:16-24

In this example, the people chose to refuse to go to the banquet. Of course, the lord represents God, the banquet represents heaven, and all of the people represent us. To me, this shows that God has made an offer to me, and He has given me the free will to choose whether or not I want to take Him up on it.

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Thank you, Lord, for giving me a free will, and not making humans a bunch of robots. Give me the strength and wisdom to make the best choices in my life, and choose to go to that Great Banquet you’ve prepared for me. ~Amen.

Current Mood: thoughtful
Sunday, October 19th, 2003
6:07 pm
[dantherm]
LJ COMMUNITY INVITE... Seeking His Face
http://www.livejournal.com/users/seekinghisface

I have created this community primarily for those who wish to seek God with all their heart, mind, and soul together in one accord. The exact aim of this community varies with the vast array of unique children of God that will be brought here. Prayer requests shared. Godly insight passed. A poem of exhortation lifted up-- devoid of pride and selfishness.

We come here to jointly commit to giving God our all and decide to strive to do so together by whatever means He calls us to.

Thinking outside the box of the temporal led by the direction of He who knows the eternal.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003
5:17 pm
[alfinator]
The Wrath of God
This is a concept people want to shy away from. They believe and/or want a loving God that doesn't annihilate things. However, God cannot bear to see sin, thus, He puts His Wrath upon it. He does not do this anger, He simply must destroy it before it ruins anything good. (At least that is how I see it in simple terms)

Putting the rest of this behind a cut since it is long.
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Sunday, September 21st, 2003
10:24 am
[caedar]
Who is Satan? #1
Some Miscellaneous Ideas About Satan

Many people believe in God or Satan, and don’t believe in both. I, for one, think that if there is a good force in this world, there has to be an equally evil force. And to me, it is obvious that there is an evil force in this world. I’m not one, however, who blames everything that goes wrong on “the devil.” Some things are just coincidence, or are simply man’s choosing, and there is no spiritual force behind it at all. And sometimes bad things just happen. It’s just the luck of the draw. God is not to blame, Satan’s not to blame; it’s just that “shit happens.” The plus side is that no matter what calamity comes our way, God is there to get us through it.

Back to Satan. Yuck. I hate even saying that name, but I think it’s important to know who he is, and what the Bible says about him. Today I just want to throw out some quick facts, and another day I will talk more about his background. We know from the Bible that he deceived man all the way from Adam and Eve to the New Testament saints. We also read about, however, how Job, Daniel, and Jesus overcame him. We can overcome him, too. Eph 4:27 says it all: Neither give place to the devil. In other words, give no opportunity to the devil.

Well, that’s easier said than done, and I will have to devote an entire day to writing about that. Before I go, here’s one last interesting fact about the devil. The term Devil is derived from the Greek word DIABOLOS.

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Thank you Lord, for giving me everything I need to overcome temptation. And thank you that no matter how many times I screw up anyway, you are always there ready to forgive me.

Current Mood: happy
Sunday, September 14th, 2003
4:07 pm
[alfinator]
God's Fingerprints
Our pastor at church has been preaching about keeping track of God's fingerprints at church. I heard the last two sermons of four on this topic due to missing the first two due to work and going away on Labor Day weekend.

Basically, he challenged us to write down even the littlest things. It could be as little as God pointing you the right way in something you want to do. Like I really like writing and I would like to be published some day. I've written a lot of science fiction and fantasy stuff. Some of it not half bad either though it took a lot of work to even get it half good. =) Anyway, the ideas of what to write next have changed drastically, I get a magazine offer that actually has info on how to write things for them that matches my new ideas, and I know of publishers that would print what I have to write. And what I really want to write now are things that glorify God. Before I just wanted to be a famous writer. Now I don't care if anyone knows me, but I do care they get to know God with something He compells me to write. Then I can't boast about and can simply say God did it through me. =)

A bigger thing would be praying for someone's healing and it happens. It happens in a way that none of the doctors can explain, but there the person is HEALED!

You pray for someone to show up at the house that you could share God with, and before you know it someone does show up. Or you pray that you can do this on a trip or wherever and then it happens.

I'll even note that I feel compelled to step out of my safety zone and ask God for more just like Jabez did. You can find him tucked away in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10. That is the only place you will find him, but you will see that God granted him what he prayed for. I have a book called "The Prayer of Jabez" by Bruce Wilkinson which is part of the Breaking Through to the Blessed Life series. An awesome little book at how to look at this prayer and I highly recommend it. I'm taking his challenge to pray the prayer for at least thirty days and see where God leads me because of it. I know the writer still keeps on praying it because it has worked for him and so many others he has shared this with.

So I'm going to keep track of what God does in my life no matter how small and I'm going to keep praying that he does.

And just to save you to have to run to your bible this very minute for the Prayer of Jabez here is 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 (NKJ):

Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him in pain." And Jabez called on the God of Isreal saying,
"Oh, that You would bless me indeed,
and enlarge my territory,
that Your hand would be with me,
and that You would keep me from evil,
that I may not cause pain!"

So God granted him what he requested.


And a little side note here, the name Jabez means pain. That gives a tad more significance to this little two verse listing for this man in a long line of geneology I know I have trouble reading through due to how some of it drones on with names I can't pronounce.
10:13 am
[caedar]
Who is God? #4
Who is Jesus?

  • I believe Jesus is God!


  • The Scriptures proclaim Jesus to be God. Here is an example:

    …God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself… ~2Co 5:19

    Also, God’s name shows me Jesus is God: YAHWEH-OSHEA. I’ll talk more about this on another day.

  • I believe Jesus is also Man!


  • For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus ~1Ti 2:5

    I’m so glad that Jesus is human. It makes it so much easier to talk to Him.

  • I believe that YAHWEH of the Old Testament is Jesus of the New Testament!


  • This is probably a very different concept for many people, so here are a couple of examples from the Bible that show where I am coming from:

    …before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour. ~Is 43:10-11

    Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law…~Ga 3:13

    God says in the example from the Old Testament that He is the only saviour. But the second example from the New Testament says Christ has redeemed or saved us. What gives? My conclusion is that Jesus is God! It all fits so perfectly.

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    Thank You, Lord, for revealing Yourself in Your Word. Thank You for being who You are, and making it easier for me to relate to You. ~Amen.

    Current Mood: satisfied
    Saturday, July 26th, 2003
    9:54 pm
    [triphicus]
    ~*~Sarah's Parable of the Week~*~
    unfolding
    THE ROSE

    A young, new preacher was walking with an older, more seasoned preacher in the garden one day and feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do; he was inquiring of the older preacher. The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any petals. The young preacher looked
    in disbelief at the older preacher and was trying to figure out what a rosebud could possibly have to do with his wanting to know the WILL OF GOD for his life and for his ministry. Because of his high respect for the older preacher, he proceeded to Try to unfold the rose, while keepingevery petal in tact... It wasn't long before he realized how impossible it was to do so. Noticing the younger preacher's inability to unfold the
    rosebud while keeping it intact, the older preacher began to recite the following poem...

    UNFOLDING THE ROSEBUD

    It is only a tiny rosebud,
    A flower of God's design;
    But I cannot unfold the petals
    With these clumsy hands of mine.
    The secret of unfolding flowers
    Is not known to such as I.
    GOD opens this flower so sweetly,
    When in my hands they fade and die.
    If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
    This flower of God's design,
    Then how can I think I have wisdom
    To unfold this life of mine?
    So I'll trust in Him for His leading
    Each moment of every day.
    I will look to him for His guidance
    Each step of the pilgrim way.
    The pathway that lies before me,
    Only my Heavenly Father knows.
    I'll trust Him to unfold the moments,
    Just as He unfolds the rose.

    Author Unknown


    Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    Proverbs 3:5-6

    For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
    Isaiah 55:8-9
    Sunday, July 6th, 2003
    2:26 pm
    [the_gink]
    Newbie
    Hi there. My name's Danielle and for a first post, this is sounding lame already. I feel like I should start talking about my hobbies. Anyways. I found this community and I decided that I need to start making more public confessions of my faith. I live in FL in the heart of the 'Baptist Belt'. As a Lutheran, there aren't many opportunities to make public witness with the relation to my faith. Although, for general information, there is a Lutheran Nation Gathering for Youth in Atlanta in from July 16- 21st. That I will be attending and I am so excited. So hello and thanks for listening.

    Current Mood: contemplative
    Friday, July 4th, 2003
    7:14 am
    [alfinator]
    What if's
    Joyce Meyer talked about that this morning - I caught her program at 6am. And no I am not up early, I got up almost two hours later than on a work day. LOL!

    What she was saying about what if's is that we tend to look at the negative side of them more than the positive. What if I fail? What if people don't like me for doing this? What if I mess it all up? Well, here is the flip side. What if I succeed? What if people do like me for doing this? What if I pull it off flawlessly?

    Every time we take a step in life that could change it we do feel fear. I know I get nervous every time I get up in front of people to do anything. How has God helped me with this in my short walk with Him? I actually joined a drama club at my last church and even if I did not actually get to play my part in the play due to being gone to find a job and not sure if I'd be there for the play, I found I could get up there and act, mess up my lines, and still keep on trying.

    The other way has been at my new church with my violin playing. I do solo's as the special music service now and then as work schedule permits and the schedule of all the others that wish to share. The first song I did was Amazing Grace and I had that memorized. Now when I went up front I wound up losing my place in the song and had to restart using the sheet music. Now I take the sheet music and use it regardless of having it memorized just as something to keep my attention on what I am doing instead of noting everyone out there listening. The second time I played I wound up gritting my teeth because I missed quite a few notes. Now this third time I only screwed up one note, found myself smiling more than gritting my teeth, and not overly worried about how it sounded. Yes, I still worried some, but as I get up in front of people for one reason or another more and more, the fear of what they think is gone.

    In the end fear will drag us done if we let it think negatively about anything we try to do or any change that we face in life. I'm probably always going to wind up nervous before a public perfomance on my violin, but I don't have to fear fear. I can hand the fear over to God, take His hand to help me out, and really do some amazing things. I really doubt I would be playing my violin for anyone if I didn't have God helping me do so.

    In the end dealing with fear and what if's boils down to what Romans 8:31 says: "If God is for us, who can be against us?" I sure know when I let past influences rule me more than what God wants I wind up falling on my face. Basically I am my own worse enemy if I forget to do what God wants me to or to call on Him when I need Him. Thankfully He'll pick me up, brush me off, and tell me which way to go to learn from whatever error I just made. Of course, sometimes we error due to ignorance (I.E. not knowing the whole story due to only having what we have heard, seen, etc before). In those cases God will show you a path to where you learn something that helps give you a fuller view on things.

    Without God I would not be surviving all this change! I even think some of the things in my life are His doing so I can learn to change. Praise God for that! Looking back I hated myself and thus I knew not how to love anything and wound up miserable and angry all the time. Excuse my language, but I really was a bitch!

    Now to keep working on things to continue this change for the better! I'm sure I'll blunder a few more times in life and offend someone, step on their toes, or whatever, but at least one little bit at a time the Holy Spirit is showing me which way I was supposed to be going each time I fell. ::grins:: I actually fear Him not helping me and teaching me more than anything else because I definitely don't want to fall back to what I was. BLECK!
    Thursday, July 3rd, 2003
    12:57 am
    [triphicus]
    ~*~Howdy*~*
    Hi everyone! My name is Sarah, and I am new to this community, so I just wanted to give a shout out, and say God Bless you to all!! I look forward to future camaraderie with you all :O)
    Sunday, June 29th, 2003
    8:27 pm
    [caedar]
    Who is God? #3
    Attributes

    The following is a list of what I believe to be some of the major characteristics of God.

  • Spirit

  • God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. ~Jn 4:24

  • Creator

  • In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. ~Ge 1:1

  • Eternal, immortal

  • For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse ~Ro 1:20

  • Love

  • The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. ~Je 31:3

  • Omnipotent

  • I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. ~Job 42:2

  • Life

  • For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord. ~Pr 8:35

  • One

  • Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God; there is none else beside him. ~De 4:35

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    Lord, thank You for giving us Your Word, so that we may begin to know who You are. ~Amen.

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