1 Kings 3:9 Give your servant a God-listening heart so I can lead your people well, discerning the difference between right and wrong. For who on their own Your Bio is capable of leading your glorious people?
Original Prayer Request (posted 1 Year Ago): pray for my friend Josh, as he is running the LA Marathon this weekend. And its raining in Los Angeles. He planned on this for a long time, not knowing it was going to rain
hey everyone. Well it did not on the day of the marathon and he was able to complete the 26 mile journey in about 5 hours. He really enjoyed it though
Original Prayer Request (posted 2 Years Ago): This is not a prayer for me, but I pray, and I ask for you to join me, for all those people who have recently accepted the Salvation of Christ at the Hillsong United concert at the Staples Center...as well as at their other concerts throughout their current US/Canada tour. I pray that these people who accepted Jesus into their lives, that theyll keep him in their hearts. I pray that these people will continue to seek the Lord with all their heart and offer everything to him. I pray that their lives can be renewed with a new sense of hope, eternal love
I'd like to ask everyone to please pray for my grandmother. She was just diagnosed with an untreatable cancer. We don't know how long she has left. My grandmother has been more than a mother to me my whole life. Doctors can't do anything but God can and He's our last and only hope. Please pray everyone.
Sorry to hear about this buddy. There's a verse or two in the book of John saying that life will have it challenges, but take heart for the Lord has overcome it's challenges. God has a plan for you, your family, me, and all of us. . I know it's an emotional time for you and your family. Just don't give up on the Lord...continue to seek HIM! God hears our prayers, and he wants the best for us. I'll be praying for you, that God may comfort you during this difficult time.
God bless you Jordan
Hey guys. I'm officially enlisted in the Air Force Special Forces. I begin training to become a Tactical Air Control Party Specialist (TACP) on September 4th, 2012. TACP is a front lines job where I'll be working with Ranger, SEAL, Marine, Infantry and Green Beret units, on the ground. Obviously working with these guys makes it a high risk job and I will almost definitely be deployed into Afghanistan. Please, keep me in your prayers and pray I continue to follow God's path He set out for me. Hopefully I can do some good in the world while in this position. Being a Special Forces job, I won't be allowed online much for security reasons and what not so after September, you may not hear from me again. I just ask that you keep me in your prayers and pray for protection over me but more importantly for protection of those I am sent to serve.
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?
OK so this summer I'm going to the Dominican Republic and right now I have to get my support letters out and and I learned that I cam send them to business and I want to send them out to places like target so I was wondering if anyone knew where I would send it too like would I send them to the coorparation or would I send it to my local target??
Talk with your employer, if you are working. It won't hurt to send one to the local Target store AND their corporate office. Send them out to relatives, family, friends, people you know at your church. Create a list of people, and a long list. I mean at least 45-50 people. A list of 20 people won't work.
How do I know all this? For the past 2 years I went on mission trips myself. To Panama and Nicaragua. So I have the experience; I'm sure some other people on here have experienced it as well. I'll tell you right now, really cherish those moments on the trip. A lot of people in this world don't get to have the experience of traveling to another country. My two trips have been amazing experiences
God has been giving me so many blessings that I do not deserve at all. I love how much He gives me without me even asking for it. I thought it'd be cool to share our blessings with each other, ignoring all the negativity in our lives. Basically, just list a few things you are most thankful for (physical things, not the obvious [salvation, Heaven, etc.])
I am thankful for my 2 younger brothers and little sister and older sister. My girlfriend, my iPhone 4s, my 2 door red V6 Mitsubishi Eclipse sports car, my above-minimum wage job, my education and opportunity to take such advanced college courses in my senior year, my friends, my laptop, my 2 pet lizards, and the potential I have to do great things with my life thanks to God's grace. =]
Jordan I really like this topic because yes indeed we need to be thankful for the many blessing God has given.
For me, it's ofcourse having God in my life, family, friends [yes Joseph including you :).....see you on Saturday night at church...] my job, so many other things.
Last summer I was in Nicaragua, Central America. Lots of people there can't even afford shoes...but they are thankful and blessed for what they have. When we handed them backpacks of school supplies, the kids were so excited that they didn't even want to put them on the ground because they didn't want the backpacks to get dirty.
Being in that country really taught me how thankful I should really be.
So I was recently at Georgetown University in a psychology seminar and we were all given a personality test to see which of 4 personality types we were. It brought me to think that the test was ridiculous because in a room of about 200 people, there were apparently only 4 personality types. Each person is extremely complex and while I fell under to "Lion" category, I don't think the description accurately explained who I was at all. We cannot assume things of people because of labeling factors. Don't EVER assume you understand someone just because you know their religion or political party or major in school or hometown or anything. Many Christians who have a heart for witnessing have become ineffective because they assume. You have ministers who go to urban cities and assume they understand the lives of every urban resident and you have the same with ministers who visit foreign nations. I also see it when Christians witness to members of a certain religion, ei. Atheists: they assume the atheist is ignorant and simply rejects God but in reality the atheist can be enduring a major struggle or loss that makes them not want to believe in God. Maybe they have even been influenced by a certain individual and that ideology has stuck to them because that is all they know or maybe that individual showed them a love that no one else has despite leading them down the wrong path which is why the atheist is determined to follow the person rather than the person's ideology. Overall, I'm trying to say we need to get to know people, understand them, help them, be there for them and love them. We cannot be so inconsiderate to merely dismiss people after a failed attempt at witnessing and assuming "that person is just one of those people". Yes, Jesus said kick the dust off your feet and leave once you witness and they do not belief but witness the right way! Don't go in and recite your same lines and call it a day. If that is what you're doing, save your breath and send a mass email out. God gave us a voice and a mind of understanding for a reason. You may be the only Jesus someone sees or you could just be another person with a cross around your neck. Even if it takes your whole life to understand one person and get them saved, it's worth it.
Jordan you nailed it buddy. We need to more open and caring for these people. I met a teenager at a church conference. This was probably God sending me a message here. During the conference, a speaker asked us to find a person and pray for eachother.
So I looked around, and everyone around me was partnered up, then I see this one young teenager way in the back, all alone, by himself, no one around him. So I went over there and prayed for him.
I stayed with him for the rest of the conference. After getting to know him, I found out he hasn't been to church in a long time. Reason why? He felt he wasn't welcomed there, he didn't belong there etc.
That conference was in February 2011. Ever since then, he's been going for the most part,and his girlfriend accepted Christ. Whether I see him at church or not, we've kept in touch, we're really good friends.
I don't want to make this look bias but what I'm trying to say is that you'd be surprised when you reach out to someone and show them God's love, be there for them, care for them etc. When I met this guy at the conference, he looked downed and really sad, now this kid is smiling every time I see him. This was God working right here, and what He did was amazing.
I want to know if you recommend any Christian colleges in California. I don't know exactly what career I want to pursue but I'm thinking of being a missionary nurse/nutritionist and a minister/pastor. English and History are my favorite subjects. Do you know any good jobs that can not only provide for my family but share the Gospel?
So this week I've been engulfed in homework and work and school and have had literally no down time. Tonight will make my third night in a row without any sleep (not including an hour nap on day one). So how long can a person go without sleep? I already feel my brain shutting down lol.
I know it can be tough sometimes; but try to find a way to space things out in your schedule. I can't guarantee it'll be easy, but do take some breaks here and there, that way you can feel a little more refreshed.
I'll give you a tip buddy. A friend told me this. When it comes to finals (I know you didn't mention anything about finals)say for ex: a math final. Study throughout the week but on the night before the exam, REST! This worked out for me really well.
hope you have a blessed week
Anyone here ever have any experience with this group? my whole family has been involved in it for years. Just recently I had gotten baptized there, and honestly I felt nervous because they asked me so many questions about my life before they would do it. They also told me that they are the only "right" church, and if I got baptized anywhere else, it wouldn't be a true baptism and that sort of thing (which I DO NOT believe). They seem to believe the whole baptismal regeneration thing. They also don't believe in doctors, and upon further investigation, I found out about them literally letting children die...and they felt it was "God's time" for them, because of the lack of them using medical treatment. Wow. So I'm wondering, does anyone else have friends/family in this so called "church"? Because I never wanna go back lol.
it's very strange to me because for them to say that they are the only 'right church' is very odd. Have they been to every single church IN THE WORLD? I'm sure they have not. Go for another church if you feel you need to.