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someone i love once told me "remember God is your only hope" and it has always stuck with me. _________ "Lord i want to yearn for You i want to burn with passion over You and only You" _________ "I was certain then, and still am today, that God`s loving hands of grace and forgiveness remain extended to His people." - kp yohannan ____________________________when i say..."i am a christian" im not shouting "i am saved" im whispering "i get lost!" "that is why i chose this way." when i say..."i am a christian" i dont speak of this with pride. im confessing that i stumble and need someone to be my guide. when I say..."i am a christian" im not trying to be strong. im professing that im weak and pray for strength to carry on. when i say..."i am a christian" im not bragging of success. im admitting i have failed and cannot ever pay the debt. when i say..."i am a christian" im not claiming to be perfect, my flaws are too visible but God believes im worth it. when i say..."i am a christian" i still feel the sting of pain which is why i seek His name. when i say..."i am a christian" i do not wish to judge. i have no authority. i only know im loved.
NKJV Luke 12:32 "Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father`s good pleasure to give you the kingdom." ___ Hebrews 13:5 "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." ___ NKJV Isaiah 65:2 "I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in a way that is not good, According to their own thoughts" ___ NKJV Psalms 139:23-24 "Search me, O God, and know my heart Try me, and know my anxieties And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting."
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Zombie PicklesHello! Welcome to c28!! I really like your profile picture! God Bless! :)
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daniel@seekGodnow.orgPsalm 127:3-5 (New King James Version) 3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. 5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
Here's the first line: "Pray then in this way: 'Our Father in heaven, let your name be held holy. Let your kingdom come, let your will be done, as in heaven so on earth." (I know there are different translations, feel free to reference others!)
My question is.. what exactly do we believe this means?
Is it just that earth may be made more like heaven by the observance of God's will? Or does it involved Jesus' coming back in the future?
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, I'm writing a paper on the Lord's Prayer viewed by different heresies and was a little stuck at this part
I was wondering what you think about teenagers dating. My Parents wont let me, and I kinda want to. Theres this one guy I really, REALLY like and I think he likes me back but i cant date. is that weird? I really want to wait on God but its hard sometimes...
Guys: Do you think its weird? Would you not like me any more if i said i couldn't date you?
going alone with nicole on the courting thing - the ideal situation would be to stick to being friends until you know for sure you want to be with them - then it is okay to be in a relationship.
of course lots of questions come along with this.. such as "how can you really know them until you're actually IN a relationship with them?"
first - i disagree with people who say you cannot know someone fully without being in a relationship with them. friendship takes time, and everything you would need to know about someone in order to figure out if they are someone you want to have a relationship with Can be found first in friendship. i know this from personal experience
second, to 'date around' and 'test' out people before marriage by having multiple relationships takes much away from marriage. so while this seems extreme and is hard to avoid at times, the ideal situation would be to stay close friends for a long time until you are really certain of a relationship with them.
in your situation, please ask yourself if you think God wants you to go against your parents and 'date', or to obey them?
yes it may be hard. something that helps me through hard situations is thinking of what Jesus went through for us. God didn't save us through Jesus because He needed us in any way. He did it out of pure love for us - what can we do in return other than our best to love Him back? this includes doing what you think is right , always
if you have any other questions id love to expand on this, i feel pretty strongly about it
So my mom just got mad at me and threw my laptop at me and im so sick of fighting with my parents and dealing with them so im thinking about just leaving but i dont have a car so id be walking and i live an hours drive from the nearest town and ill probably leave when they go to sleep tonight so what does everyone think?? im 21 so its not like im a minor but i know my mom would freak if she found me not here so id probably write her a note saying i left but shed probably not go to work tomorrow and try to find me and i dont want her to, i want to cut all ties from my life cuz its just giving me anxiety but i know itd destroy her if i left. i need help with this.......
hey amber, i was in a very very similar situation a little over a year ago - if you'd like to talk please just post your email on my wall!
please also try to remember one thing: as a christian you have a responsibility to represent God, no matter what situations He puts you in.
so, if everyone and everything around you is against you - God still isn't. He'll be with you, always, and through this you will be able, if you want, to do your absolute best in all terrible situations - which may include rising above your parents behavior and forgiving them and treating them with love
i know its really hard, but you can do it and God will always have faith in you that you can do it
I am always down on myself about the way I look. I don't think I am beautiful at all. I mean it used to bother me so bad that I would take drastic measures to lose wieght. I know that God thinks I'm beautiful and that should be enough but I can't help but think about what people are thinking of me. The thoughts about losing weight and how im not good enough are starting to return. I want to really believe that I am beautiful instead of just faking it. I know all the right words to say to make people believe im fine or confident but I'm tired of keeping it up. I want to really believe it. Any advice????
i don’t want what i have to say to sound harsh at all, please know. i want to say this because i heard it at a time when i struggled, and still do, with what you explained. i heard an explanation of sin and it really helped me examine myself and my thinking, and so i’m merely hoping to pass it on to you as something helpful to think about
in my christian doctrine class last week we went through sin and its manifestations. we all know sin is about moral evils, guilt, failure, and basically the absence of good. what i learned in this class however, was that sin is not only human self-centeredness (such as pride) but also self-destruction (self-loathing). this includes thinking of yourself as ugly, or weak, or stupid, or just not good enough.
although we need to acknowledge that we are awful (have sin) in order for God to save us.. to say that we are too terrible for God to save is saying God isn’t good enough. in the same way, to say we are ugly is to say God didn’t make us good enough (beautiful).
so to go back to sin being self-centeredness and self-destruction - both of these are considered self-absorbed things. as my teacher explained this, he let us know that what he was going to explain about depression (which related to this sin topic) may be a tender subject to some, but it was none the less important to understand. - the best way to get out of depression is to stop thinking about yourself, your thoughts, your feelings, etc. as a christian, i think the best thing to focus on instead - is God. instead of dwelling on how ugly you think you are, focus on God and on those around you who are in need of care and kindness. you will hopefully find that this eventually pulls you out of depressed feelings about your looks and into the act of bringing those around you up (which will hopefully also bring you up!)
i hope this helps some, nicole
God has never done anything wrong and is perfect in every way but my question is this, does God/Jesus have the ability to do something wrong? He says He won't and I know He never will but is this by choice? Does He have the ability to mess up and say "I'm done being good"?
Not doubting God in any way or challenging Him, just curious.
Thoughts, opinions and/or scripture on this?
(note to guys who would like to flee immodesty, please do not look at the image of this shirt for it is very tight on the girl wearing it)
on c28's home page, there is a shirt that a girl is wearing. it says "Jesus Loves You" and then at the bottom "but i'm his favorite". this doesn't seem right to me, and quite the opposite of Jesus's character. what do you all think?
(note to girls who would like to flee immodesty, please don't look at this next shirt)
there is also another shirt that i came across while looking at the one i mentioned above, called Death to Life. It is based on Michelangelo's painting "Creation of Adam", and has an unclothed man on it. i don't think this is appropriate at all, especially for a christian t-shirt, regardless of the painting being about God's relationship with man.
specifically for the girls that wear shorts or skirts that show skin above their knees: what do you think of these verses?
Exodus 28:42? -- And you shall make for them linen trousers to cover their nakedness; they shall reach from the waist to the thighs.
Isaiah 47:2-3 -- Take the millstones and grind meal. Remove your veil, Take off the skirt, Uncover the thigh, Pass through the rivers. Your nakedness shall be uncovered, Yes, your shame will be seen; I will take vengeance, And I will not arbitrate with a man.”
just wondering what makes wearing shorts/skirts that show skin above the knee okay?
I'm so jealous of some of the clothes that the guys get! Like the kNOw JESUS kNOw PEACE hoodie, love it! I don't know about you girls, but I am definitely not frilly or delicate, I would much rather punch something or get all dirty than be all sweet and delicate. So why can't us girls have some of the guys clothes?? They're awesome! Oh, and another thing, just because we're girls, doesn't mean we wear pastels. :) Anyone agree??