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  1. Today my son became a deacon of the children’s ministry at his church. He is 21. He was introduced and honored. I’m so very happy God has done such a work in his life. I’m divorced from his dad and it’s been beyond rough. But I’ve prayed for that boy constantly. The rewards are here!! It’s been very hard, but God is good! My son is a Deacon in a huge church, not a drug addict on the streets. I’m so grateful. God is good. He never did drugs just to add.
  2. Hey there all, I'm Jack and I am very new to exploring my faith and embarking on a relationship with God. Just getting on a forum like this is a first step for me, but I am excited and encouraged to explore and learn all that I can.
  3. The saviour has come! There is salvation for everyone and everyone that calls on the name of JESUS will be saved!! Had to share it with everyone, couldn't keep it inside, by grace we are saved through faith; and that not of ourselves it is the gift of God not of works so no one can Boast. Who can Describe the Grace God has shown? Amen and Hallelujah Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved
  4. Yes. A very long time ago, my mom taught me a little tune called, "Jesus loves me". Jesus loves me! This I know, For the Bible tells me so; Little ones to Him belong, They are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so. Jesus loves me! He who died, Heaven's gate to open wide; He will wash away my sin, Let His little child come in. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so. Jesus loves me! loves me still, When I'm very weak and ill; From His shining throne on high, Comes to watch me where I lie. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so. Jesus loves me! He will stay, Close beside me all the way; He's prepared a home for me, And some day His face I'll see. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.
  5. Amen! Oh dear sister; I just know our Lord is giving you a hug.
  6. The Lord bless you all. They're sleeping at last by the grace of God.
  7. Hi Amanda! Thanks so much for being open and sharing with us. It's tough to be honest about our struggles, and it takes courage to make yourself vulnerable. I can relate to your story in lots of ways. I struggle with depression myself, so I have a lot of empathy for what you're going through. One of the aspects of Christianity that resonates with me is freedom. Jesus doesn't only provide us with freedom from anxiety about death, but freedom from everything in our life that's keeping us from living the absolute best life He wants for us. I don't know if I will ever be able to say that depression is gone from my life, but because of Jesus, its chains on my life are broken, and there is such incredible freedom in that release. Freedom is what he wants for us. "Christian" really means a follower of Christ, not a follower of a religion. So our goal is not exactly to understand our "religion," but to understand God, to see the world the way He sees it, to continually be transformed into the people He wants us to be. So if we're talking about our goal being to understand the infinite God, far beyond the limits of our comprehension... "fully" understanding His message is a life's work, and much more. The Bible says if you draw near to God, He will draw near to you (James 4:8), and that's a comforting thought to me, that God who is ever beyond our own reach chooses to reach out to us. So if you don't get it all right away, that's okay. Make your goal to draw nearer and nearer to God, not to learn everything there is to know all at once. One of the most important aspects of drawing near to God is letting ourselves be changed by what we learn about Him and what He wants for us. We leave our old selves behind, and let God make us into something new. It sounds like there is plenty you're ready to leave behind. You will learn how to leave all of that with God, and find your rest, and your freedom, in Him. One of the biggest mistakes I made in my life is thinking I could do this on my own. So the biggest resource I missed out on for many years is other Christians. Find Christians you respect, and are living selfless lives, putting the needs of others above their own, and make them part of your life. Pray that God will provide people like that for you -- the people He wants to be in your life. Find some mentors, and set up regular meetings to check in with them. Let them share your struggles, your victories. In my life, I studied the "academic" aspect of Christianity for many years -- and I did learn a lot -- but I missed out on being part a group of believers to share life with, and I could have saved myself a lot of grief if I had made different choices. Now I'm trying to make up for lost time, and trying to not let regret have a place in my life. I have found that a good place to look for Christians to be close to is small groups in churches. Churches usually have small group that meet during the week. They might be called Bible study groups, life groups, family groups, or something like that. That might be a good place for you to start as well. Following God is an incredible journey. I'm glad you're sharing part of your journey with us. Peace.
  8. Hey, my name is Christina. I was just looking for a good Christian forumn to join, as I really love a good discussion here and there. I am 29, from Ohio originally, but I live in Indiana now. I am a Christian. I am also married to a Christian. I am blessed there. I don't have any kids, although maybe in God's time. I am currently in school for software engineering. Its fun, but challenging. Well, I just wanted to say hi, feel free to post on this if you wish, and i'll be around to read and reply. I'm new so I can't do much here right now, i'm in "newbie" timeout. LOL !! God Bless you all!
  9. Hi and welcome! I guess you got a little confused about this website. I am a Christian saved by grace through faith in Christ as my Savior. I (and many others here) are not seeking to live as Jews. There are some here that do seem to observe such things....but not all of us. Hope you enjoy the fellowship!
  10. My heart goes out to you as nothing anyone can say will help at this time and only time and God will ease the pain Praying that you can hold on long enough to be able to receive the peace and comfort that only God can bring to you
  11. enoob57

    My uncle.

    Prayed... love, Steven
  12. Lord, please help Steve's uncle in recovery from his strokes. I pray that he stay courageous and faithful and that is healing will be quick. Please help him to think calm and peaceful thoughts to his mind as he recovers. I pray this in Jesus name. Amen.
  13. If I may go ahead and ask a question right off the bat -- which translation of the Bible would you recommend I read? I have both the NIV and the KJV and am open to reading either or (or both). Which is a better place to start for someone who is fairly new to the Bible in your opinion? I thank you for your words of kindness.
  14. It is great to have you join us, Jack. Most of us really love our Lord and have a personal relationship with Him that is so real!
  15. What a lovely and encouraging post, Margaret. Welcome to Worthy and God bless you! Shalom, David/BeauJangles
  16. Yes-yes I probably sin hourly. God is Light. The world is full of darkness. The more I read and study scripture, the more I 'see' light, or God's mark, targets. (what I should/could be doing) Missing His mark (targets) is sin. 'To him who knoweth to do good and doeth it not'............ And so many tiny ones. Not tiny in importance, but a difficult to hit target. Especially say like, when I'm on this forum. It's difficult to take (grab hold of-take captive) EVERY THOUGHT. I evaluate (judge/critique) posts and reply's. I think (thoughts) about what was said. I also get a feel for the attitude expressed. Like this post here. more mental sin again...... I dislike these types of threads. Some one assumes if someone else does not live up to 'their' standard, they're probably a pretend Christian, never having been saved. This causes me to get angry, ie sin, and now I'm judging some one who is judging others. Sin. and missed again. I wonder why we cannot come together and , as scripture commands, confess (share) with one another our faults (sins) James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. We all sin regularly. If you think not, you lie to yourself. And God. If this post of mine makes you angry, we both just sinned. (a test) I see so much I can improve, that which would please the Father, in my minute by minute walk, practicing the presence of God, that I realize I can't do it. (presently) (this understanding was my first baby step in spiritual growth) Please don't misunderstand. I can do all things In Christ. Abide. Not I but Christ. Dead to sin. Christ lives in me. My spirit is so willing, the flesh so weak. Like the apostles who fell asleep instead of praying for Jesus. I sin. We all sin. The difference now is, I can thank God more often for the victories. We all (can) learn. But only if we agree with God when we miss. Confessing/agreeing, changes my/our thinking. Not denying-not making excuses-not blaming others or devil-not labeling sins as unwilling/accidental, etc etc etc.....ad nauseum This enables me to see/recognize a temptation/target, better through experience. Spiritual war! Every sin I sin is my fault, not the world, flesh, or the devil. And they are all willing sins, and on purpose. My flesh enjoys them. I agree with God. And I can better understand Paul's dilemma.
  17. Welcome to Worthy Trace. Great to have you here. God bless, Becky.
  18. Praying for Mila and the rest of the family.
  19. Debp

    Hello there!

    Hi and welcome!
  20. Hi @bbbshuaw I am praying for you. I can tell you one thing, because Jesus assured us of this, once you have accepted Jesus into your life and acknowledged Him as your Lord and Saviour and that He died and rose again for your sins and you have repented, then you are saved. You are His. He has chosen you to be His own. Romans 8:1-4 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a] free from the law of sinand death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.[c] And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. It is the enemy trying to attack you and make you doubt and get frightened that you’re not. He is a liar. Resist the Devil and he will flee from you. Jesus loves you and doesn’t want you to feel frightened that you may not be saved. He has also given you the Holy Spirit, who is your comforter. Talk to Jesus and tell Him how you feel. He knows anyway, but He loves us to talk to Him about how we are feeling. Ask Him to help reassure you that you’re His and will be with Him for eternity. If you weren’t saved, you wouldn’t be worrying about it. God bless you, Becky,
  21. Welcome to Worthy, Amanda. The best thing to do is to start reading the Bible in the Gospel of John. The English Standard Version is fairly easy to read. Pray and ask God to forgive you for denying Him for so long and ask Him to help you to believe and trust Him. If you read our statement of faith when you joined, that is a basic outline of what most Christians believe. You can find a children's Bible story book online. I shop at CBD a lot if you don't have a local Christian book store. A lot of new Christians do that. Praying for you as well. Then find a church that teaches the Bible but where you feel comfortable and welcome.
  22. Yes, I am sure because I have believed on Christ my Savior. He is my Salvation....He washed my sins away by His precious blood.
  23. The families say the food banks around here don't have much fresh food. Mostly bread, pasta, sauce. Our friend Keiran has started a program where our small local grocery stores give him their unsold fruit that is "best before" a couple days from now, and he's been dropping of about 10 boxes of apples, pears, bananas, peaches, plums, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and limes every day at the soup kitchens over in Seattle, and he brings home about 5 boxes to the greenhouse so people who take veggies can take fruit too. We don't have fruit growing all year. The stores throw away all the fruit while it's still good. Keiran is trying to collect it from as many stores as possible.
  24. I have prayed for you. God bless you.
  25. plavious

    Plavious

    You make me feel so special @marvelloustime. Internet service is very expensive here and i fine it difficult to connect quite often as am saving for my medical laboratory test.. Thank you once again. Plavious
  26. mel85

    God Is So Good

    God is so good, God is so good; God is so good, He's so good to me He answers prayer, He answers prayers, He answers prayers, He's so good to me He saves my soul, He saves my soul, He saves my soul, He's so good to me Now I am free, Now I am free, Now I am free, He's so good to me He cares for me, He cares for me, He cares for me, He's so good to me I'll do His will, I'll do His will, I'll do His will, He's so good to me He loves me so, He loves me so, He loves me so, He's so good to me
  27. So long as your dog doesn't dig his way in to a Chinese restaurant, then I see no problem.
  28. Praying for you my dear sister. God Bless.
  29. I have prayed for you.. God bless you.
  30. I sure remember that one. How about "Right on!" Or "groovy!"
  31. " Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. " Romans 15:13
  32. Debp, I too am sorry to hear of this news for you and her family. Lord, I pray for Rachel’s family, Ron, Serrina, Tyler and uncle Leo. You know how much they love and truly miss her and the grief they are experiencing. I know grieving is all part of the process of letting go, but I ask that your comforting presence be there for all of them. Remind them of all their treasured memories of Rachel they have in their hearts. I pray in Jesus name. Amen
  33. My heart goes out to you. May I suggest you purchase the book, "Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life" by Henry Cloud and John Townsend---both Christian Psychologists. It could not be more appropriate at this time for you. I did a study on that book, and it helped me tremendously. Many, many people are facing what you are facing, but there is real hope in the very practical applications that Jesus reveals in this book. Please. Buy it. You are not here by accident. God bless you, sister.
  34. You're not alone, sweet sister, we're here! We will listen to you vent, we will cry with you, we will encourage you, we will uplift you. Father, I ask that You would be with my sister. That You would truly be her peace today. Your Word says that Your grace is sufficient for us and Your power is made perfect in our weakness. You bid us to come, to lay down the heavy burdens of this life and to find Yours which is easy and light; that is what our sweet sister is doing today. You promise that though we may find ourselves pressed from every side - we will not be crushed, though perplexed we will not driven to despair, though persecuted - we're not forsaken, struck down but we will NOT be destroyed. Father, there is only so much bending we can do before we break and I ask that You would step into her situation today and that You would move with power and might. That You would minister to her husband, to her children, and to her heart. That today change would come to her household! We believe for You to move on her behalf and we, her sisters and brothers, stand in the gap for her. In the precious Name of Jesus I pray, Amen He is near to you my friend. So very near ! We love you, sweet sister. <3
  35. After sleep feeling better now
  36. I'm beyond words but I will most certainly pray on this the moment I complete this post.
  37. Welcome to the forums, Trace! Enjoyed reading your into, and I hope you find good fellowship and encouragement here.
  38. 2 weeks ago or some amount of time, i was talking to GOD and told HIM how much i missed having my old bible that was given to me because it had a concordance or "what to do when..." whether afraid worried or needing any reminder of some trial what to do i wondered if they had a book that was like that apart from a bible and today at the coffee shop a woman i saw reading just that i asked if she was a christian and offered her prayer and after we prayed together she gave me the book of her own and said here this is one of my treasures you can have it thanking and praising GOD
  39. Praying for you uncle.
  40. @Sower Thanks, brother! For speaking the truth in love. My poor dad was raised in a Catholic orphanage. He underwent some unspeakable things there. I leaned a lot from him about the REALITY of the RCC. Not just the friendly face she wears on the surface. He saw it from the INSIDE. I have a heart for the Catholics who are brought up in it. A close friend of mine was led out of this false system. She was devoted to it but deceived. When the Lord opened her eyes , she was born again. He deprogrammed her from the many lies (false doctrines) through reading the Bible for herself...I've also studied their teachings on my own. The leadership is corrupt and powerful...involved in the end times one world church. They are readying people for Antichrist. The ecumenical movement is joining together through the RCC. It got in full swing through Pope John Paul 2 and is infiltrating big time through the current Pope (who is even embracing WORLD religions such as Islam. Along with the Protestants who are not taking heed.)
  41. Jersleem

    Am Healed

    Hello everyone, Praise to GOD who saved me from operation and terrible mediacle procedure. Am really thankful to heavenly father. Guys i really love all of you and wants to thank you for all of your support through prayers and encouragement. Even i was alone in this trouble and very very uspset but hier i got love and care that i was not feeling alone anymore. Am just visiting doctors for routine check up but there is nothing serious ,blood of christ has completely healed me. Glory to God Thanks alot
  42. I love these beautiful metaphors from Isaiah 61:3, Sonshine☀️. I'm not sure I understand the full meaning of them all, but I especially love knowing that because we are in Christ, our Father can see us as "trees of righteousness" and "plantings of the Lord." I think of the root system of a tree, how it is continually stretching out, reaching for water... and those thoughts bring to mind yet another promise: John 7:37-39 New King James Version (NKJV) The Promise of the Holy Spirit 37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. ............ I believe God's promise in Isaiah 61:3 is available to us ONLY through our Savior, Jesus Christ. He is our nourishment. From the ashes of our old self, springs a beautiful planting of the LORD that bears fruit if we stay rooted in His Word.
  43. Praying you find the right job. Dont give up.
  44. mel85

    For mom

    Thanks Jubilea . Mom is a believer
  45. PRAISE THE LORD..and be faithful to him EVERYDAY
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