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  1. A Message to my Worthy Family This is my virtual greeting card to you. I wrote this poem for all of you. It comes with a prayer that your gatherings with family and friends tomorrow will be blessed. May we celebrate the Lord's triumph in His resurrection. And sing along with the old hymn " Christ the Lord is risen today. Hallelujah!" Celebrate The Wondrous Day by turtletwo This greeting comes to bring good cheer As 'Resurrection Day' draws near Christ rose and though He went away He will return for us one day Take heart in what He's promised you And thank Him for what He went through He bled and suffered on a tree He died in place of you and me So celebrate this wondrous day The heavy stone was rolled away He conquered death and offers men The freedom to be born again
  2. Some say that God gave us two ears and only one mouth for a reason. So that we could do more listening and less spouting off at the mouth We should always pray before we speak, asking the following: "Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God." (James 1:19-20) Any input including scriptures about this are welcome.
  3. Anyone else enjoy their solitude? I don't mind it. When out, I can enjoy people, but I also like solitude. I feel it allows us to have an inner quietness that helps us to sense a closeness with the Lord more. This is a precious thing to me.
  4. Frances

    Sam

    Sam became a christian! Praise God thank you Lord.
  5. Mornin' Folks, So last night I was in chat and the topic of atheists came up. I was surprised by the number of people that stated that they "hated" them some stating they "had no souls". Atheists are folks with hardened hearts, eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear. Basically they are folks who have not been sent the Holy Spirit and and brought into the light by our Lord. We, as believers, are disciples of God and it is our mission to help bring the word to people like these. So, I say we should not turn our faces away from atheists, but stand our ground and share the Lord's word with them. Be vigilant After all we are soldiers of God! Your thoughts? JJ
  6. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you and in you will all the families of earth be blessed." - God speaking to Abraham as recorded in Genesis 12:3 On Saturday March 30, 2019 Pope Francis met with King Mohammad VII of Morocco to establish a "call" to affirm the preeminence of the Muslim name for the capital of the Jewish State of Israel from Jerusalem to Al-Quds Al-Scharif. Prior to the meeting, the Muslim name for the city had been used often, but the significance of the “call” as the agreement between Muslim and Catholic leaders was named was to change the inheritance of Jerusalem from Jewish to Muslim. The traditional historic name of Jerusalem or Yerushalayim as it's called in Hebrew is derived from two Jewish root words; yerush - which means legacy or inheritance shalom - which means peace, but more specifically that peace which comes from obedience unto God. Therefore the root of the name of Jerusalem means inheritance of peace. The agreement between Pope Francis and King Mohammad VII attempts to subvert the inheritance of the city from God unto Jews and change it to Muslim Arab (from religious leaders unto Islam). On Monday April 16, 2019 in the city of Paris the Cathedral of Notre Dame suffered a massive fire. On the same day in the city of Jerusalem a fire also broke out in the Al-Aqsa mosque in close proximity to the Muslim Dome of the Rock. In both instances fire touched buildings that were considered to be religious legacies or inheritance of their respective religions. COINCIDENCE OR JUDGMENT? Consider Genesis 12:3 It’s ironic that an agreement that attempts to subvert Jewish inheritance (Jerusalem) should result in divine retribution against Catholic inheritance (Notre Dame) and Islamic inheritance (al-Asqa mosque). The secular nation of France as well as the traditionally hedonistic residents of Paris wept tears of hypocritical concern over the damage to their cultural inheritance. They'd long since abandoned the faith of those who built the edifice in the first place, but felt they'd suffered loss anyway. Some would call this crocodile tears - an insincere show of sorrow. French expressions of sadness are as devoid of spiritual empathy as wailing over the loss of one's appendix or wisdom teeth. It's a painful process to be sure, but meaningless in its significance to the rest of the body. In recent years my family and I hosted a few students from France and one from Paris. They always informed us of the ways their nation has turned its back upon God and faith and ceremony. Notre Dame is nothing more than a glorified museum to them. Did those who built it in the first place raise the structure for tourism or to glorify God? Today the cathedral is a major icon of Roman Catholicism - an inheritance. It's rather appropriate then, that a curse should fall upon the inheritance of Catholicism even as that religion refuses to respect the inheritance of Jews - Jerusalem itself. that's me, hollering from the choir loft...
  7. The Sacrifice, The Highest Price (A Prayer To The Lamb Of God) Oh Lamb of God, so perfect Who deserved man's adoration Instead you received mockery And cruel degradation They stripped You of all clothing They whipped You violently They put You on a splintered cross To die for such as me I marvel at Your anguish Your beyond words agony I'm grateful for Your Blood that flowed Upon that wretched tree Without it, there would be no hope No way I could atone The sacrifice, the highest price Was paid by You alone
  8. This will not be deep, however....it will eventually lead to a study I`m doing and THAT will have much more depth. For now, I pray that this shallow message will at the very least help us to always be mindful of how we discuss things. ☺️ To NOT be confused about the Bible, we must remember one VERY important thing. ***SCRIPTURE INTERPRETS SCRIPTURE*** We SHOULD all agree that our opinions mean very little when it comes to proper Bible interpretation. We HAVE to go by the word of God for accuracy. When there SEEMS to be a contradiction, there IS a proper interpretation, we just have to use other scripture to get there. There can`t be more that "1" truth!!! God is NOT the author of confusion. 1 Cor 14: 33 We may NEVER come to full agreement on certain issues. That`s okay!!! We can discuss it further when we get to heaven. ☺️ I believe it`s VERY important that we don`t make a brother or sister feel terrible because they believe differently than we do. We won`t have gotten it 100% right when we get to heaven [sorry, it`s true😏]. We`ll "finally" learn the full truth as it was meant. Let`s agree to disagree "nicely".
  9. Great opportunity to share the good news. Don't allow the possible lose of friendship keep her from hearing the most important words of her life. Be wise as a serpent, but as harmless as a dove. Share your own testimony. How you were lost, but now are saved. What you are saved from. A person must know/believe they are lost before they will want to be saved. Faith comes by hearing. Hearing by the word. "How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" (Romans 10:14-15)
  10. Well, there are a couple of ways of understanding your question, so I will briefly address both, and I think the answers will reveal how I see two possible questions., or two ways to understand the question. The first way is simple. Why is it a sin? Sin is falling short of God's perfection, or disobeying God's revealed will. If God said don't eat that fruit, it would be a sin to eat the fruit. There is no discussion, nor relevancy to how one feels about eating the fruit. It is sin to disobey, and sin has consequences. Solution is, don't eat the fruit, accept God's will, for as our creator, He is sovereign and has every right to make demands. If we were to chose to find something more important that God, or to act in ways that demonstrate that God is less important to us, that whatever we choose to interrupt our relationship with God, then we have made an idol of that thing. God calls us to be His, and as a God who Himself wants intimacy with His people, and has indeed, given them their being and their needs, He has every right to be jealous, even more so that our other "lovers" who have done almost nothing for us, in comparison. If you question is not so much why is it a sin, but why does God see it as a sin, that might be harder to answer, because God does not always fill us in on the details of why He does things. He has His ways, and His will, and that should be sufficient for us. We may want, but we do not need, to know why. Now, we do see that God created man, and created a counterpart of an opposite gender, and the two were intended to be fruitful and multiply. That is one aspect of our being, it is our nature, it is what our body parts were designed to do. A key fits a lock. Two keys do not function interactively, nor do two lock, that is not how they were made. To try to have that sort of relationship between genders, is to violate our very natures, to violate the purpose God intended. The question is a leading question, it assumes something that is not really even true. It is not a sin, to desire to be with a person. It is not a sin to love others, we are called to love others, even out enemies. It is not even a sin to desire to be intimate with a person, not all intimacy is sexual, in fact sexual intimacy, my we one of the least intimate ways we can love someone. Real intimacy, is exchanging our thoughts and feelings, revealing ourselves on to another, there is a reason that the Bible uses the word "know" for intimate relations. Know is not knowing about someone, it is knowing them is a very intimate way, Adam knew His wife, Joseph knew Mary, and someday, some people, who thought that had lived their lives in accordance with God's will, will be dismayed to learn that He will say to them: 22Many will say to Me in that the day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23And then I will declare unto them, ‘I never knew you; depart you from Me, those working lawlessness.’ Practicing homosexuality, is to be a worked or lawlessness, since it is a violation of God's expressed will for our lives. If we truly love God, then we will also obey Him. If we truly love others, we will not engage them in ways that violate God's will, encouraging them to sin. It is difficult to resist temptation, but it is not an unusual request. If sin was not attractive to us, then we would not need to be told not to do it. Abstinence is not impossible, it is what we are all called to do, not have sex outside of the relationship that God has ordained, on man, one woman, the two become one, that is part of marriage, as God designed it. Our part is to obey, and be grateful, not to submit to our lusts of the flesh and be rebellious. Oh, and yes, temptation is something we have to carry our entire lives, until we are perfected at His coming. However, we do not need to yield to that temptation: No temptation has seized you, except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but will also provide with the temptation the escape, to be able to endure it. 1Cor 10:13 The escape is to just refrain from sin, if one feels tempted to the extent that one cannot resist, then one simply needs to not place themselves in the position, where the opportunity for sin exists. Sow a thought, reap a temptation; Sow a temptation, reap an action; Sow an action, reap a habit; Sow a habit, reap a character; Sow a character, reap a destiny! All of that being said, while we are creatures who have a sinful nature, and are going to experience temptation in this life (even Jesus was tempted), it is also true, that people are not necessarily stuck with any given temptation. People do overcome temptations, not only to victoriously resist them, but to lose them. A lot has to do with habits. When we think about things over and over, we form a habit of the thought pattern, and continually subject ourselves to those temptations. We are not doomed to think these thoughts, we can put them out of our minds, and think of other things, cultivating new habits. I know several people who have done this, even with sexual thoughts, and consider themselves "cured" so to speak, not plagued any longer with even the thoughts that used to burden their lives, and make them feel hopeless. This is true for pedophiles, homosexuals, and the all too common heterosexuals who desire sex outside of a God ordained marriage. It is not at all, just homosexuals, who are tempted to sin, and it is not them only, who are expected to resist temptation, to abstain, and to obey. Probably most people have temptations, and God's expectations for them all, is to love Him, and to obey Him. 15“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,f to be with you forever, 17even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will beg in you. - John 14 The Lord is at hand; 6do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9What you have learnede and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4
  11. Hi there! I'm 29 years old and as of November 2018 I'm a born-again Christian! Although I'm fortunate enough to have found a wonderful church, there's not many members there my age so I don't have many opportunities for fellowship outside of Sunday School and Bible Study. That's why I'm here. Before I became born-again, I was a Christian, but was surrounded by unbelievers and the association did not go well for my spiritual life. What I'm hoping to gain from Worthy Christian is a space where I can fellowship with other believers so I can stay encouraged. ❤️
  12. In the New Jerusalem there will be streets of gold and people drink freely from the river of life. Why would anyone need money? God will supply all our needs.
  13. You know all that loose change that vanishes in your washing machine and dryer? Heaven is where it goes.
  14. So many people have gotten electronic requests to "friend" strangers that the word is changing its meaning. Jesus Christ gave it its deepest meaning when He greeted His betrayer Judas as "Friend." His love reaches out to even us, His enemies. "God commendeth His love for us, in that, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8) Unlike our other friends, He knows everything about us. "Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered." (Luke 12:7) Unlike others who may unfriend us or die, He says, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." Jesus isn't a mere historical figure, but God who became a man, died and lives forever. "He ever lives to make intercession for us." (Hebrews 7:25) Rejecting His love, like Judas did, means an eternity of suffering for our own sin. Receiving Him means spending eternity with the best friend possible. "No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you." (John 15:13)
  15. Welcome to Worthy, 4everyume. I made a foolish vow when I was young and I know that God has forgiven me. So I am sure He has forgiven you. Just make sure you give your soul and all your being to God now and follow Him. Read your Bible every day and attend a good Bible believing church. I am praying for you that you come to know how much Jesus loves you--so much that He suffered and gave His life to deliver you from satan's power.
  16. But the fruit of the Spirit is love joy peace longsuffering gentleness goodness faith meekness temperance; against such there is no law. And they that are Christs have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. Let this be in every christian for it will kill the flesh and iys desires and will bring peace
  17. 2 Corinthians 3:5 (NASB) Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, Our adequacy is in God and not in ourselves, to accomplish anything good in this world or in our walks with God. Our eyes must of all necessity stay on Him at all times. Though the valleys or the times of dying will come. The harder, faster, stronger our eyes stay on Christ the quicker and more smoother, even with the pain of dying, will we come through the whatever it is we’re going through. To the increase and joy that waits for us on the other side. It takes a heart that is willing and that is all it takes, God will do the rest if the heart stays willing and continually wants Him to. Blessings to all that would “want Him to” Much love in Christ, Not me
  18. Jeremiah 31:3 (KJV) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. This is God’s desire and heart towards mankind, it is with this love He draws mankind. This eternal, everlasting love. The goodness of a love that is beyond measure, a love that is goodness itself. A love that is pureness itself. A love that is pure righteousness. A love that is free from all disorder, free from every form of selfishness or any evil thing. It is everlasting purity itself. An everlasting love that has no beginning or end. This is the great and awesome love that was given in Christ when Christ was given to mankind. Today His love shines on all, searching and seeking a heart it may enter, all the day long it knocks and asks to be allowed to enter. Looking for a heart that would be willing to give up all it’s own self, all it’s own love, that it might be able to love with the love of God. This love God freely gives to all that would ask. Can easily be accessed at any moment of time by the faith of the heart of the believer, regardless of the state or condition of the heart. A simple turning of the faith of the heart to God is all that is required, and a willingness to believe in the love of God. This is God’s work of wonder. It heals all, it fixes all, it forgives all, it is for all that would be willing to accept this love on loves own terms. This love of God toward mankind is the all of God. It is His gift of Himself to mankind. For as long as today is called today His love shines to bring forth the fruit of love. Oh to love with the love of God, though it will cost us all, all we lay claim to as our own. This love is God’s heart toward mankind, that mankind would love each other with this love of God. It is such a wondrous, a glorious love, the heart breaks and melts at the prospect of being loved by this love and being able to love with this love. For there can be no higher gift to receive or give than to love with the love of God. Oh to walk in perfect righteousness is to walk in perfect love. To walk in perfect love is to walk in perfect righteousness. Oh what a wonder is God’s gift of love that was revealed in Christ Jesus. Nothing can prevent us from receiving the love of God in Christ Jesus, except our unwillingness to receive it. Blessing to all that would be willing to give up all their hopes, dreams, desires to receive such great a gift that they can be conduits, of the love of God to all. Much love in Christ, Not me
  19. Welcome to a place where you will find lots of good teaching and Christian fellowship. Always remember, Sloth, your Heavenly Father loves you very much. He is very near and will always hear you when you cry out to Him. Draw close to Him and He will draw close to you. So glad you decided to join us.
  20. Father have your way in us. Every step in our lives, you have been with us and we pray you keep loving us and making your words true to us. Amen. Am also praying for you all. We all need prayers, we need love, we need God. Keep praying for us, hoping we shall all meet at Zion and shall gladly say we all "came here". Our God is a faithful God. Even when I feel he has failed, he manifest himself marvelously. What a privilege to be called children of the greatest among the great. Love and prayers Plavious
  21. I feel loss over it. From an art, architectural, and historical perspective it is a great loss. Last I heard no one was hurt and that is good news. As far as religion goes, pfft, one can worship anywhere. One doesnt need that building to worship the Lord. Although since its catholic, one wonders how many are true believers who worship there.
  22. Hi tt, This scripture came to mind, as in our attitude - But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, IN HUMILITY CORRECTING those who are in opposition, if perhaps God will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,...` (2 Tim. 2: 23 - 25) Marilyn.
  23. This goes out to those who have been comforting me in the recent loss of my beloved mother. Thanks, everyone. REJOICE WITH THEM THAT REJOICE AND WEEP WITH THEM THAT WEEP I want to personally thank each one of you... @IowaChristiangal @ForHisGlory37 @Tzephanyahu @PrayerWarrior @mercy100 @angels4u @In Him @SisterActs2 @Heybro @Cletus @Willa @plavious @Frances @enoob57 @Debp @Neighbor @Abby-Joy @Jostler @sugarbear @1to3 @B3L13v3R @C_Beth @HerLowliness
  24. Look at stephen as he was killed. He saw our Lord. It doesnt mean we wont suffer. Only that He will see us through it as He did the others in the bible. The way to escape is to keep our eyes on Him
  25. Welcome to Worthy, Purple. The problem is that your need will never be supplied by a human being. You are asking for a man to fulfill your inner need. You can have the company and even be intimate with a husband and still be lonely. I am a widow living alone for the first time in my life and know what loneliness is. Yet I am less lonely now that I have an intimate relationship with God than when I was first married and surrounded with people. Only God can really fill that hole. People try to fill it with sex drugs and alcohol but it cannot be filled with anyone but the living God who loves you so much He died in your place for your sin. We are not a dating service and discourage giving our personal information for safety. So all you will find here is friendship of Christians. The perfect man is a figment of your imagination. Only God with not let you down or leave you. Blessings, Willa
  26. Hello all, im Shua. I was just introduced to this site by a friend, and im excited to have found a community like this to discus God’s word. Like many people i have thoughts and questions, and im curious to see how they stack up with others that are active on this site. Im also eager to see what i can learn or teach others. Sometimes i struggle with my faith, but i know that talking with believers about the glory of God is a blessing and im happy to do it on any platform. Ill be posting questions and comments, and any feedback is appreciated. Thanks for reading and i look fowarding to discussing the bible with you all!
  27. Hi, R.L.C... I'm not sure you're still here, but I will answer anyway, just in case others reading may share the same concern. No Christian wants to be deceived. Christ is our only hope. I am always concerned when anyone speaks about Christians in the third person (they, them). We should be proud to wear the name of Christ. Are there wolves in sheep's clothing among us? I'm certain there are, but we have the standard by which to test them. We have the Bible. We can easily compare what men say with what we find written there. We have the gift of the Holy Spirit to help us understand the written Word and to give us the power and ability to confront error. God has never hidden from us. "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse..." (Romans 1:20). God became flesh and lived among us, taught us, died for us, defeated death for us, and is coming back for us. In Him we are forgiven, purchased with His blood, perfected, and sealed for redemption. "In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory" (Ephesians 1:11-14). We are God's own, and dearly loved. His wisdom cries out, "I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me" (Proverbs 8:17). If we walk in the light of His Word, we will be on the right path. "Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day" (Psalm 25:4-5).
  28. Welcome to Worthy, Kountrygurl. It sounds like you are doing fine. 1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1Pe 1:4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 1Pe 1:5 who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1Pe 1:6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 1Pe 1:7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1Pe 4:12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 1Pe 4:13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 1Pe 4:14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. We will be praying for you, and you might also place requests in our prayer area. When Peter denied Christ 3 times during his trial, Jesus had told him that Satan had asked to have him to sift him like wheat, but after he was restored he should go and strengthen the brethren. That is saying that because of the suffering each of us goes through we will be able to comfort others with the same comfort we have received in our trials. Bless you, Willa
  29. Hello and welcome. I think I understand everything you wrote. Have you heard that old saying that God is good? And then someone else will say all the time? Just wanted to remind you of that because even if God allows hardships if you have enough faith you we'll have more strength to endure it. I don't want to say too much cuz I'm a little tired and I'm worried about making a mistake😐 but I hope you get a burst of peace and determination👍 maybe just think to yourself it's rough right now but it's okay because God has something way better for me👍😐 again welcome👍
  30. Today is my first day and I am looking forward to discussing the Word of God, reading other views, and getting to know and understand my new Brothers and Sisters in Yeshua!!
  31. I love my solitude, and so I have gratitude, because it takes lots of fortitude to live in quietude.
  32. Welcome to Worthy. I also do NOT believe you have committed the unpardonable sin. When Jesus said this He had been casting out demons and healing. The Jews started mocking Jesus saying he had been doing so by satan. Jesus said that it is OK to mock him but whoever mocks the Holy Spirit cannot be forgiven. They were calling the Holy Spirit Beelzebub, a name for satan. Mat 12:22 Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw. Mat 12:23 And all the people were amazed, and said, "Can this be the Son of David?" Mat 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons." Mat 12:31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Mat 12:32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
  33. Lightwell

    Hello

    Hi. My first post on this site. I’m a follower of Jesus and I’m looking forward to meeting other believers. I was raised Catholic but became born again in my mid 30s and discovered the true love of God.
  34. Hi CMRQ, Yes, you are here.... because the Father loves you and has drawn you here. You have battled through the kingdom of darkness where we all were, and you are now making a deep spirit choice to `vomit` out all the darkness and to walk with the Lord. He knows you, your strengths and your weaknesses, He died so we would be set free from being slaves in the darkness. Don`t let the enemy keep making you `look back,` to the horror in the darkness. Take each step, each day and the pull of the enemy will get less and less. The mind is the battle field and it needs to have the right stuff to think upon otherwise it runs amuck. So feed your spirit the right food and then your mind will come into right order. So...good food is.... God`s word, good music, ...walking, running, (if able) in a park and appreciate the environment, ...etc all good for the intellect, emotions and the spirit. all the best, and praying for you daily. Marilyn.
  35. That is truly golden, turtletwo. Really inspirational. Perhaps these verses come to mind: Psalms 141:3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door to my lips. James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is in vain. Shalom, David/BeauJangles
  36. When I was in High School one of our teachers had this saying posted on the wall of his classroom. Engage brain before opening mouth! Right along with that line of reasoning, ...my pastor taught that the tongue came in a cage, so be careful when opening the door!
  37. Isaiah 40:31 New King James Version (NKJV) 31 But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. This is one of my favorite scriptures. I did some searching out on this verse and in a Scofield commentary, I noted some beautiful explanations: To wait upon God is to be silent that He may speak, expecting all things from Him, and ready for instant, unquestioning obedience to the slightest movement of His will. That is waiting upon God. All the spiritual senses alive, alert, expectant, separated unto Him - His servant (soldier) waiting. It is the quiet waiting of one who stands ready, one who looks upon life as a battlefield and a sphere for service, who has one master to whom he looks for everything, from whom alone he expects anything. This is waiting upon God. Somehow, when we are waiting upon Him, our strength, which after all is perfect weakness, is laid aside, and divine hands clothe us with the strength of God. We do change our strength. To mount up with wings like eagles — Eagles fly high above all the storms of life into the tranquil spaces — where God is! Regarding the line “They shall run and not be weary,” my own thoughts after praying to God for understanding — running with endurance the race that is set before us. And the line “They shall walk and not faint” — walking faithfully and tirelessly with God. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks for reading.
  38. Thank God, There is Good News for homosexuals......turn to God as a lost sinner......ask Him to save you and He will......do not let the simplicity of Salvation deter you... “ANYBODY ( that would include homosexuals)that asks to be saved WILL be saved” It is a promise of Jesus and He will not lie.
  39. And to all, Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior. Titus 1:4 I just wanted to start out here with a beautiful blessing, and I’m praying it for everyone here. I look forward to some great fellowship here at Worthy.
  40. Of course it was according to the Law, as was should be. However, there's more to it, as highlighted in red. It meant a confirmed miracle, and through the priests, the truth of what the Messiah was doing spread from there and became totally indisputable. It also caused them envy. And they became extremely incensed, and viciously angry as well. God bless. Shalom, David/BeauJangles
  41. enoob57

    N00b

    I trained him to say that
  42. Hello my name is Leyla. Im 14 year old and from Germany, so i hope my english is not that bad. I left my original religion, islam, and now im looking at what the other Religions have to offer. I like many aspects of christianity but im not yet fully christian so i dont know if can be in a forum called "worthy" christians, but i hope that its not a problem, so if this post is accepted by a moderator then it means that im allowed here, i think.
  43. @sugarbear This is so true and truly a worthy topic... Scripture is clear about the need for kindness and respect towards one another. We are told to "speak the truth in love." (Ephes 4) There is a gentleness that the servant of Christ must walk in. Titus 3:2 says "to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people." I look forward to it! This is a great intro and far from shallow, imho.
  44. Welcome to Worthy, PurpleOrchid. Praying for the Lord's leading in finding fulfillment for your life, through Christ Jesus. God bless. Shalom, David/BeauJangles
  45. Rom 16:1 NOW I introduce and commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deaconess of the church at Cenchreae, Rom 16:2 That you may receive her in the Lord [with a Christian welcome], as saints (God's people) ought to receive one another. And help her in whatever matter she may require assistance from you, for she has been a helper of many including myself [shielding us from suffering]. King Jimmy uses the word "servant" which is the translation of deacon. "G1249 (Strong) διάκονος diakonos dee-ak'-on-os Probably from διάκω diakō (obsolete, to run on errands; compare G1377); an attendant, that is, (generally) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); specifically a Christian teacher and pastor (technically a deacon or deaconess): - deacon, minister, servant." Female pastors should serve under a male pastor and supervise women and children's programs, counsel women and teach them to be good wives and parents. Otherwise, deaconesses help with greeting, preparing communion and other chores caring for the church. All should be prepared to share the gospel should the opportunity present itself in the process of carrying out their other duties.
  46. Hi choir loft, By `church` do you mean man`s organisation that runs public meetings? We tend to call that `church` but it is not. It is just man`s organisation that runs public meetings. The `church,` is the Body of Christ - `And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be Head over all things to the church, WHICH IS HIS BODY, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.` (Eph. 1: 22 & 23) If we call man`s organisations the `church` then we will be disappointed for it is mainly in error and connecting to the world`s value system. If, however we call the `church,` the Body of Christ, the believers from across the world and down through the centuries, then we will be encouraged that the Head, the Lord is building and maturing us, for He is well able, and has guided us and is bringing us into all the truth of Himself and His purposes before he comes for us. regards, Marilyn.
  47. MY STORY (1974... Many Years Ago) I came from a violent home, (drugs, alcohol, gun shots, being chased with knives, people thrown thru picture pane windows), in fact I was born three months early because my father kicked my mother in the stomach, and I weighed two pounds nine ounces. As early as 7yrs old I was out on the streets till 3-4am, I was put in three orphanages... once my father snuck into our house, he put a loaded pistol in my hand and told me too shoot my sisters and my mother, it was crazy. Thru all of this, (which I wouldn't change), I came out a fairly normal kid, I was involved in sports and didn't do drugs, or drink. I thought I was a survivor, wanting only too make it thru another day. At age 16 (in 1974) I started too sense a need in my life, an emptiness that I couldn't explain. I knew I had too find God/Jesus, but who was HE? I had no idea where too find HIM, so I went to the local library to find books concerning world religions, God, and the occult. At the library I met an ex hippie (Gary Osborn) he saw my books and decided too share the message with me. Gary invited me to pray in the back of his V.W. so I did, I remember saying "God forgive me for my sins, and whatever you have for me I want it all". Well at first nothing happened I expected, lightening or something. Gary said, "Just go home and praise God" I said, "What's that, mean" Gary said, "Just thank him" So I did just that. The remaining is sacred to me, before I asked Jesus into my heart, I never heard voices, I never drank, and I never did drugs, but one week after meeting Jesus while in the middle of my last class (during high school) A voice, just as clear, as someone standing next too you, spoke, and as the voice spoke it said to me, "rod tell them about Jesus" I was surprised, but unafraid. I put my hand over my mouth, since I didn't want anyone too think I was talking too myself, I said (to whoever spoke too me) "I don't know what to say" the voice said "don't be afraid, I'll give you the words to say" To this day I don't remember my words, but I spoke too those kids about Jesus and salvation, their mouths just dropped open and then, class was over, I walked out of that room, feeling like I had never felt before. The next day was Saturday; I slept in the living room on an old couch. When I woke it was early and I decided too turn on the TV, to watch my favorite cartoon, the roadrunner. As I sat there watching the TV, I got up and looked outside, everything was so beautiful, (I never appreciated nature, I just wanted too make it thru another day). BUT now it was so pretty, I sat back down on the couch, and as I did I was somewhere else. I was sitting at a long rough hewn table, to my right was Jesus, straight ahead was the father, I couldn't see him, to my left was Satan, him I could see (he looked like a man only very big) then in front of each of us, but not Satan three bowls appear, filled with what looked like porridge. Now the father spoke and said Satan dismiss yourself, Satan stood and screamed, then vanished. Three bites were taken out of the bowl. Then all at once I was watching myself from a distance, walking with Jesus up a grassy pathway. Jesus was speaking to me but from a distance I couldn't hear him, I could see myself shaking my head (like I understand) then thru my eyes I saw the house where I had been sleeping. I didn't know what had happened; I'd never experienced anything like that, but I knew two things, I had too find a pastor to talk too, and I KNEW GOD loved me and wanted something from me...my total surrender, my life totally under his control, every second, moment by moment, and I was consumed with this one desire, to live too PLEASE HIM. Let me give you an example: When a friend from school would come over and say, "Hey rod." "Let's go to a show" I'd say, "hold on." Then Id go in the bathroom and pray, "Lord should I go?" Sometimes the Lord would say "go", sometimes "no" At times He was silent, when this happened I would look inside, to my heart, (Spirit), (see Colossians 3:15) if I had peace I would go, If not, Id stay home. As I practiced this new desire, (surrender), I noticed the voice of the Lord became more frequent and clearer, (John 10:27). It always had to agree with scripture. The word of the Lord will always agree with the true meaning and / or the true interpretation of scripture). I needed to get a bible, I went to a bookstore and I got the largest family bible Id ever seen, with pictures and everything. I was so happy. That night the voice of the lord said, "Read Matthew 5." I had to look in the contents; I didn't know where Matthew was. When I found it and started too read, the words became a ("Word of the Lord to me") they just jumped off the page, they seemed to come alive, and they filled me, with hope, love and peace. Now I knew God loved me, and my sins were gone, I was forgiven... As time passed I grew, sometimes Id walk into a busy office or building (like a D.O.L) and the Lord would say go sit by that guy, I would strike up a conversation, then say "you don't know me but I'm a Christian and God is going too share with me about your life" I don't mean simple things like "you have the flu" or "Headaches", but deep, personal things that others couldn't know or even guess. People would usually start to cry and ask "how did you know?" I'd say "I didn't but God knew". One of the best lessons from the Lord concerning trusting Him happened like this; I was traveling from Philly to Atlantic city, I got on the road, and started to hitch a ride, (it wasn't illegal at that time) within one hour and twenty minuets I was in Atlantic city (which was a one hour drive!) I got 4 different rides, as I stepped into each vehicle I boldly proclaimed "Hi I'm a child of the King, and God's going to bless you for picking me up!" God gave me very personal details about each of those people and all but one came to Christ. When I got to Atlantic City, God said "Rod, when you get to the prayer meeting tonight I want you to give all your money, to Johnnie Diaz". I said "Lord that's all I've got?" (About 300.00) God replied; "you take care of your brothers and sisters in the Lord and I'll take care of you." So upon arriving in Atlantic City, I secretly gave all my money to Johnnie, (this was to cover something for Johnnie that was very personal, so I know he didn't share this with anyone). That night I asked myself "how am I going to get back to work, tomorrow? I didn't have a penny, not even enough for bus fare, and in my spirit I knew I wasn't to hitch hike, but instead the Lord wanted me on the bus. After sleeping that night and leaving the brothers house the next day, (where the meeting had been held). I started walking to the bus station. As I got closer and closer, I was imagining, "is the drivers going to just "know" he's suppose to let me ride for free?" But as I approached the depot, a brother named "Chicky" came out of his house and said "rod I think the Lord wants me to give this to you." It was exactly what I needed for bus fare! This has been a short summary of my life.
  48. Luke 18:17 (NASB) "Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it [at all.]" “like a child” These words we read, are meant to portray what condition one’s heart is to be in, that would want to receive the things of God. Like a child. For a child’s heart, above all the confusion, doubts, fears and questions in a child’s heart. One thing they don’t question is their father’s love for them. Even after a punishment, they come running up to their father to get reassurance. Their heart rests in the knowledge that their father’s heart is toward them always. They want his comfort, they need his comfort, they need the stability of his fellowship and the strength that his love brings to them. They might not understand, how, or why, or what. But what they know beyond a shadow of a doubt that their father is their father and he will always be and his love is always theirs. Though the up’s and down’s, through the good and bad, he will always be their father and that can never change. They are part of him and he is part of them. They are bone of his bone. This familial relationship is the strongest relationship we as humans have. This born into the family relationship is a knot that can never be untied, can never not be, for it has happened. This oneness, of a being, “born out of.” This is but a poor description of what the relationship between a believer and his Heavenly Father is to be. Such a trust and a knowing that they will always be loved and accepted. It is knowing this fact that wrong will not be tolerated, that makes the relationship strong. It is this fact the child’s heart can rest in. This security of the relationship based on truth and right. For the child sees and knows that it is right that their father’s heart is towards them. So they can rest in the assurance that their father’s heart will always do what is right and that means to always love them. For the bar of love, is the bar of right, and it is that that gives their relationship a unending eternal strength that the child’s heart can rest in. This knowledge that truth and right is the foundation of their relationship, for the perfect Father always stands with what is right. This is what brings the believer great joy and security, knowing that their Heavenly Father always does what is right. They may not, but their Heavenly Father always does. It is this attitude of heart we are called to have. This attitude of knowing that the Father’s heart is always torward His children. It is this heart of humble trust in the one who tells us that He is love, we are to have faith in, to believe in, to rest in. Why does He want us to believe this? Because only a heart that does, can be taught. And God would have us learn. The humility, of taking our place as a child before God. We whom are full of self and our own opinions. This is surely a death to self, but it must be and gone through if we are to receive the Kingdom. Blessings, Much love in Christ, Not me
  49. Hey welcome! I'm new here too! I figured I would throw in my two cents... I understand what your going through completely, about a year ago now I was working at a bank and ended up having to leave. After that it took me forever to find a new job. I think I was unemployed from February to around June ish. Sometimes life has a funny way to bring you to closer to God. As someone who has fallen away I don't claim to be an expert in understanding God's reasoning or timing, but he won't let you down. Sometimes it gets hard, for me though, I always looked at the story of Job and thought "man he really went through a lot" so I figured if he made it through what he did so could I. It doesn't help a lot for you now but a fresh perspective can definitely help keep your chin up! Thoughts and prayers headed your way!! 😀😀😀🙏💭💭💭
  50. Good question John. We are what we feed ourselves! Feed your spirit with the bread of life and your spirit will be healthy!
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