Okay, first of all, sorry if this turns out to be long. But I really want advice from someone third party and Christian.
I have a really close friend that has not been saved. I feel like God wants me in her life because I am the only Christian she is really close to. She has told me that I'm the only person she can really talk to about religion.
She was athiest, but now believes in a god, a creator, but not really God. She feels like Christianity is too hypocritical and The Bible full of contradictions. She says that it's all too far fetched. I have invited her to church many times, and she finally told me she will go with me, but just because I want her to and basically that it will not change her mind on God. (Which I do plan on taking her, hoping that God will touch her heart there.) I have tried for over a year (as long as I've been saved) to show her that this is legit, not some fairy-tale. I pray for her everynight. I feel like I should do more, but I really don't know what to do. It's easy to turn her off the subject. She starts to feel pressured and quits taking it seriously when we talk about it alot.
Recently, she started smoking pot. Knowing I am totally against it, she invited me to go with her one night when we were hanging out but I refused, telling her to drop me off if she wanted to go that bad because I wanted no part of it. So, she took me home and went to get high with one of her other friends. Needless to say, this made feel bad; not only because she chose weed over me, but also because I didn't try to stop her from going.
It's like sometimes I feel as if I can't do anything to help her. Sometimes I wonder if God truly wants me to be her friend or not. I feel like I can help her, yet if I'm not careful she could be a negative influence.
I suppose I am posting this here as a partial venting session and also to ask you what you would do in this situation.
Hi, recently my cousin made some wrong choices and is pregnant. She is 19 and not married. My mom wants me and my brothers and sisters to stay away from her - my mom is afraid we'll all follow my cousin's path. My Aunt says that there will be no baby shower and no gifts, she doesn't want anyone to celebrate. What do you think? Sure, my cousin made a wrong choice, but she can't go into the past and change it. What's done is done. Should I give her a gift for the baby? Should I give her a card? Should I ignore her? What do you think?
Like they have said, don't praise her sin but do show her love. She can't change what she did, but she can be forgiven and grow a wonderful relationship with God. She deserves to feel his love as much as any of us do. Let her know you and God still love her.
I appreciate you all sharing your views on this. I am going to read scripture and pray on it, because I'm not entirely sure of what I believe about predestination. I believe that God definitely knows, but I'm confused on whether we have any choice or if it's already decided for us. Either way, I am extremely thankful that He is our awesome God.
So, A few nights ago, I went to a pumpkin carving thing w/ my family and my cousin and her friend was there. Now, I dont wear of makeup, and when I do, it is very little. Aparrently, I'm realy weird because I live in 2010 and dont' wear makeup everyday.(My cousin and her friend and me and waaayyy to young to be wearing makeup all the time.) I told my cousin's friend that. She looked at my like, "Weirdo."
Anyway, I also don't even have anyting to do w/ Ke$ha or Lady GaGa. Well, that girl totally ignored me that night because I said I feel beautiful w/out makeup and don't wear it everyday
What do you guys do that brings the "Your a freak" look upon you? I was just wondering.
I got weird looks the first time I wore a Teeshirt my friend and I had made that said "high 5 4 Jesus!"
I've also gotten weird looks when I explain that I am just completely uninterested in going to parties and drinking and getting high.