Now distant from God, and dying to get closer, but my flesh just won't die. i have minimal fellowship, and mostly bad influences surrounding me.
Honestly, i haven't been reading lately...
reading more now but still inconsistant, pray for me.
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Gabriellahi! aww you make me smile:) yes i have: gabrielladekker i guess. if thats incorrect you know where you can tell that;) how old are you btw? Gabriella
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ArielHey man hows it going? Its really cool to see you around the forum more often :) and thanks so much for supporting me in a hard time!
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horaciohey cross carrier! whats up bro? how do you feel? we havent herad from you? i hope everythings is cool? god loves you! we love you! hang in there brother. keep that faith strong! peace out
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AdriaThank you for your prayers ! that song Cling to you Is a great song and I can realy relate to it =)
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Chris BreshearsI go to Solid Rock Church! Its in Fort Worth, Texas. We are actually Southern-Baptist. But firstly, we call ourselves Followers of Christ. We are careful not to put a man-made denomination label before the Bible.
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tyleroh thanks bro it really means a lot that you took the time to listen to my music bro and im glad you liked the christian life topic ill be praying for you and if you ever want any tips on the guitar you can always talk to me! and would you like a free copy of my new CD? if you do send me any email where to mail it to! firstname.lastname@example.org God bless you!
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tylerhey dude i just wanted say i really liked what you said on the christian life thing and i also had some friends who listen to icp i used to listen to a band called slipknot and they bashed God ALOT!! but finley just woke up and seid its time to obey God he has saved me from soo much form the music i listen to to addictions and when i stoped watching horror movies i also threw out like 4 to 5 hundred dollars of movies and posters and stuff but its just awesome what God can save us from glad to hear your fallowing him God bless you!!!!
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saracaresThank you for your prayers, and its so good to see men of faith in action...God Bless You!
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Sarah32Your wall is empty!! LOL Just thought I would say welcome to C28. Hope you enjoy. :)
I am doing awful, I dont read anymore, no true fellowship, barely pay attention at church, walking in the flesh and not the spirit. I have a great opportunity to get a job in the field I am majoring in but lack the discipline to apply for it, my family is a mess and my dad bashes me for being a christian nearly every day. Please pray for me, I hate where I am at. I just feel so distant and lazy and stupid and cold.
My car has its hood chained down and duct taped so it wont slam against my window again. My car shuts off by itself somtimes or just wont start and I need to unchain/unduct tape and shake the battery (think its a connection somewhere) I go to school 60 miles each way 4 times a week ( when it starts again), and I deliver pizza as my job. I am looking for a good safe reliable used car, please pray God will lead me to the car I need. And since I feel it is important I must also mention I do not deserve His blessing a bit, pray that I will seek Him more diligently and serve Him whole heartedly, I need strength to obey.
I have a really outrageously busy schedule this weekend and i have a major online test to take. I still need to do the reading for the test, never mind review and study. It is an online course and discipline is something i lack. Please pray that God would help me to retain and recall the information, and that He would help me with the test. i feel like the only day i can do it is tomorrow but that means i have like 2 hours of reading and more for studying and then take the test after school, which is timed for only 2 hours itself. And pray that i would become more disciplined with my schooling, and more importantly with my relationship with God. Thank you.
Sorry it took so long for me to update, but i am always late. i am still struggling, but at least its more of a struggle and less like me giving in. i am reading more, and trying to get right. Maybe that is another reason why i havent updated yet, i feel like i havent improved enough, but i need to learn to not be so hard on myself.Also i have been frequenting this site more and thats good. Thank you so much for your prayers, i truly appreciate it.
Original Prayer Request (posted 2 Years Ago): I spent a few long months away from this website, and I have been hurting. I have been slacking, no, honestly I have not been reading at all for those months. I have been quenching the spirit and giving into temptation. All kinds of stupid stuff has been my "excuse" to sin and shy away from God. I need Him, I want Him back, I want to flee from temptation, I want to kill sin, I want to be real with Him, I want to draw near to Him, but my flesh has been getting stronger and stronger the last few months while my spirit was being malnourished and beaten. I want to truly repent, I want to hate my sin again, I want to love Jesus more than ABSOLUTELY everything again, please pray for me, please. I hate where I am and feel so weak and far behind. I dont have any fellowship, I cant meet with the guys from church much anymore because of work and school, and the few people in my life I have contact with arent christian, or they are just as callous towards God as I have ben lately. Thank you so much, I need this.
Thank you all for your prayers, i truly appreciate it.
My dads surgery went well, he has recovered quickly the past few days and wont be all better for about 3 months. Do please continue to pray for his salvation. My friend mike is a mess, knows it, knows why, thinks that he is saved but the bible says otherwise, please pray for him more also.
Original Prayer Request (posted 2 Years Ago): i have *two* major prayers i need lifted up by you my brothers and sisters... My dad is not saved and is going in for open heart surgery this Thursday. He mocks me daily for being christian and even lies to people about me basically blowing my witness. Please pray for the surgery, but more importantly that he and well really everybody else in my family would be saved by the grace of God. Also my friend Mike knows he needs Jesus, has been wishy washy for years about being christian. His dad is a christian, i have never met his dad so i dont know really what he believes but Mike has no other christian friends except 1 or 2 who are not really christian. Now he is losing his mind and getting depressed and saying that he hates life and wants Armageddon to come but knows he isnt saved. i have been witnessing to him for a few years and maybe he will finally break and surrender to God, please pray for his salvation and that i would not step out in the flesh but that i would be used by God in obedience.
Sorry it took so long to update, i went on vacation. Well i didnt test into the advanced class as i had hoped, but God has provided the money for me to take the summer class. So He put me where He wants me and that is fine with me, thank you all for praying. All praise to the King of Kings.
Original Prayer Request (posted 2 Years Ago): i am going to major in American Sign Language and i have an assessment coming up this monday, i am praying to test out of ASL Intermediate 2 and into ASL Advanced 1. i really cant afford to take intermediate one because of cost, and if i must take that then i have to wait to enroll in the program which could cost me a spot in the program and i would need to wait another year to enroll because they only accept in the fall semester. Prayer is much needed and definitely appreciated, im going to need God to take the assessment for me.
I give in frequently, repent, and sometimes just make up excuses.
But the best thing is not to put yourself in situations where temptation is unavoidable - no late nights with girls, no alone time with girls after dark, no going to the liquor store"just for a snack", no computer if people aren't home, no late night tv channel surfing by the ones you know have bad stuff, no hanging around people who will try to get you to do what they are doing (when it is sin of course)
Read and pray every single day - this is huge - this is what makes us strong. Remember the Bible says to flee temptation not try and resist or fight it but get away from where it is.
I was born in a family oriented culture. I understand what people mean when they say family is always the most important thing because it is true that nothing can change the fact they are related to you by blood. My youth leader told me once that he loves his family in Christ more than his blood family. Luke 14 tells us to hate our family, which doesn't meant we don't care about them. We should choose God over our family and love Him so much more than when t compares your love for God and people, it is like you hate people. (Good to add that God helps your love for people increase)
This may be really hard but 1 John commands us to love our spiritual family. Does God want me to put family in Christ before my blood family?
@sarah it means ssoo much mote than just "get along with each other" -
Jesus is our everything and we are in unity with Him and together, if our blood hates and despises Him they hate and despise us. We are to choose our spiritual family over blood because we have an eternal bond. Don't be mean or not love your blood, but just remember what the truth is...
Matthew 10:21-22 NKJV
“Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
Luke 12:52-53 NKJV
For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”
Commentary on it - www.blueletterbible.org/commentaries/comm_view.cfm?AuthorID=1&contentID=7147&commInfo=25&topic=Luke
hi peeps, I need your advice really much! I have finished my high school 1 month ago and I've signed up for College for the study Teacher Primary School.
unfortunately a lot of my friends have quit their study this year, after one year college. when I heard that, I began to think.
and now I'm confused. maybe my study is also not what I really want. maybe God doesn't want it. I've already signed in for the study, but I'm fearing I haven't choose the right thing.
what do you think? do I have to leave the question and just start with my college? if I fail it'll cost me around 2500$ for 1 year. or do I have to sign out from College? I cannot sign up for another study for this year and I already hired a room..
I'm soooooooo confused!
do you have some advice or wise words?
Are you afraid because of your friends leaving? Did they all say they were praying and God urged them to quit?
Where is this doubt you now have coming from? Looking at the world around fleshly? From satan? From God?
But like John just said - education is great, and the experience you gain from going to college can somtimes be worth more than the class/school stuff.
******Take a deep breath .... No really do this - take a DEEP BREATH IN & breath out. Rest in God and trust Him, if you have already been praying before you signed up and stuff then stay on the path you are on and only change direction if God says so. He is in control and is taking care of you, just keep close to Him.
What do YOU believe counts? How do you define "salvation"? Is believing in Jesus' death and confessing Him as Lord enough? Do you think it's necessary at all? Give me your thoughts, but everyone please be respectful!
hey people, I need your advices!:) next year I'll move to a college campus and I need a quote to write on my wall to brighten up my room a little bit!
who knows a good quote? it may be christian, it also can be secular.:)
I have two examples already: enjoy the little things of life, one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things (secular example)
by counting our money we feel mostly poor, but when we count our blessings we feel mostly rich! (christian example)
Something that I know helped out quite a handful of people in my high school, my freinds from poetry vlub - " it'll be alright" just to have that on your wall as a reminder tjat no mattet what is going on, how awful you feel or have done, no matter how bad things seem -- IT WILL BE ALRIGHT
I don't think I ever made a prayer request before - mainly cause I guess I am a solitary kind of person. But this is not for me; it is for my mother Marie. She just found out this weekend that she has arthritis on her spine. She is already experiencing pain in certain parts of her body. I, and I hope you, will pray that this does not become such a progressive sort of condition and that her pain will be minimal. I appreciate any and all prayers and well wishes. Thank you sincerely.
Ive been struggling with a lot of anxiety issues. It really affects me and I am so afraid of what people think because of the way I act. My anxiety makes me irritable and depressed because it takes a lot out of me to be social and to just be around a group of people. Especially those I don't know or feel comfortable around. I'm so embarrassed and just wish I could be normal. I don't know how to act anymore. Ive just become really angry inside and I don't know how to cope with these things. Ive thought about seeing a Christian counselor, but I'm not sure if I should or if its what I need. I depend a lot on my sister for support, but she is not there for me in the way I want her to be. I hate that she's married, I feel like she cares less for me. I am just really hurting inside and I feel attacked when my mom and sister tell me I need to go to counseling. I don't think I'm that bad and if I am I would want to make that decision on my own. Not because of them.
I was told I should see somebody about my possible bipolar/anxiety disorders for years. I started about 2 months ago because I wanted professional input (she is also a christian, I wouldnt see anybody who wasn't). Its great, much if the time I talk and she might point out one thing in that hour that is totally worth it and I probably wouldnt have noticed or realized on my own.
You said its not that bad, then described a situation where I would say it is so bad its affecting your everyday life - that is pretty bad. Pray heavy about this, talk to a pastor, and even if you just try a counselor one time to test it, you might find it cathartic or in some way helpful.
What others are thinking about you is not as important with how you feel about your behavior, you seem bothered by it, so make a change.
Grace and peace my sister
Uggghh!! I don't know what to do!! Okay, first off - I am 23 years old. I still live at home. My dad was "helping me" type up a family recipe for a co-worker. The handwritten version we have really doesnt have instructions at all, just a list of ingredients - lol. But anyway, so I was trying to create an actual list of directions and he was like being so difficult to get the steps out of him. Then, I dont even know what happened, I think I made a "huff" noise because he was being so difficult and it was like way more difficult then it should have been. and He freaked out at me and said if I made one more noise he would stop helping me. So now expects me not to make a sound or express any point of view that may differ from his own. Well I made a sound or said something to the effect of "whatever" or something (out of even more frustration now) and he was like "fine im not helping" to which I responded angrily "omg, you are acting like such a child." Which then made him get up and in my face. "Like what did you say to me" type of thing. Then he starts quoting scripture at me like "obey and respect your parents" to which I responded "what about the one the=at tells fathers not to incite their children to anger" which of course he denied doing and told me to be quiet again. Then any sound I made he was like "obey your parents" blah blah blah!!
This is why my dad and I don't have a good relationship!! I hate doing things with him because it ALWAYS turns into to that^^ I feel like he treats me like a child. He doesnt think of me as an adult at all. And then he says things like that scripture and gets in my face which is all very manipulative. I dont know what to do? I feel so frustrated and angry with him. But he always denies that he did anything wrong at all (and he always will). Its always me that is the problem. I want to repair the relationship with my dad but I have no idea how, he doesnt even think he is doing anything to incite anger!! The only way for me to repair anything with him is to completely lose my own opinion and ideas and desires when he is around. Please help. Please pray.
Happens very similar with me as well, but my dad hates that im a christian (he thinks god is everywhere, and that he will be good enough to get to heaven). Just pray, seriously. Be patient and bring it to God frequently. The Holy Spirit will convict him, and love him, show your love in serving not just saying. Maybe start reading together or praying together every day, not long deep type stuff just quality time with the LORD as a father and daughter.
Okay, so I'm having "boy" problems... I have two guys wanting to date me: My nonChristian ex, and a sweet, gentlemanly Catholic. Now, I would love to be just friends with both of them, but I have an awful time saying no to people, and especially guys! Does anyone have any advice?
Another question I have is whether I should even be friends with my ex at this point,. When he found out that I was considering dating another guy, he totally freaked on me and went into this mega guilt-trip. He was so manipulative, and it scares me. On another occasion, he was upset (about Facebook notifications, of all things), and started talking about raping me. I don't know whether he was serious or not... He's talked about all this violent stuff, and I don't know what to do. I want to be friends, yet I'm scared to make him upset.
The ex needs to be out of your life period, I might not be giving you the answer you were looking for but that doesn't matter, he needs to know Jesus and all you can do is tell him that and send him on his way with prayers. Do not continue in a relationship with him at all, not friends not more than " I didn't expect to see you here how are ya? (mention Jesus) K , bye."
As for any other guy stuff or relationship stuff - just let God decide, we are usually wrong.
I know if I ask what do you look for in a new church I will get "sound Biblical teaching" as an answer, so instead I will ask what qualities or characteristics that would lead you to the door of a new church prior to knowing how sound their teaching is?
Nothing but the Holy Spirit can lead you to the door and keep you there, but as for the outerman that we are forced to work with... Usually nithing can bring you to the door because outside means nothing, just like us, but I am big on music and tend to enjoy worshipping with a contemporary feel, though worship can happen when my flesh says its a boring hymn. Also the church structure, I am nit too big on churches that require membership or have a screwy hierarchy of elders and deacons and pastors. Also does it seem the church is trying in itself to attract people or are they pleading with the Spirit.