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  1. Scripture says; Luke 16:10 (NASB) "He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. “faithful in a very little thing”. Scripture calls us to be faithful in a very little thing, as a steppingstone to the greater thing. If we fail to be faithful in the small things is it a wonder we’re not entrusted with that which would be considered a larger thing? As believers who would be pleasing to our Creator in both large and small things, let us, as He has said be faithful in the small things. So as scripture says; James 4:10 (NASB) Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you. It is the small things that we must be found faithful in first. But what does in mean to be found faithful in the small things? Prayer? Bible reading? Sharing Christ? All these things are good and proper. But what is still lacking? You can have all these things and still not be found faithful in the small things. For if you don’t have the one ingredient to add to all the above, your building castles in the air with your own imagination and self effort. What is that one thing? ...... Righteousness. So what is one to do? When the Spirit of Christ in your heart, brings something to your attention, don’t think it’s to small a thing to worry about. For at that moment of time, that is the obedience God is calling you to. For at that moment of time, that is the standard to which you have obtained. Whether it be a large or small thing. For to be inwardly directed by the Peace of Christ in your heart is what we have been called to. Paying attention to the Peace of Christ in our hearts, and it’s nudgings, in the small things, is that that causes us to grow into the larger things. We have all been called to the larger things, but as new born babes we have to be found faithful in the small things first. For God’s heart is set on our growth and obedience in the small things, is that that comes first. So let us agree with Him, that that too, is what our hearts are set upon. For God would have His children, all His children, walk in newness of life, which is walking in righteousness before Him in the here and now. Blessings, as wise builders, we strive to build, and make this a living reality in our life’s. Much love in Christ, Not me
  2. Picky Pilot

    caregiving

    I have never been a man of solitude. Yet, even with all the friends and family dropping in and one party after another throughout the holiday season, I couldn't help but feel that my wife's Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease has separated me from life and into a narrow corner of isolation. The holiday gatherings, Christmas cards, texts and calls could not replace the simple joy of being held and caressed by the woman I've loved for over 30 years. So, there I was, longing for the lost intimacy from someone who, if approached gently and with patience, could still be willing, but there is this 'Big Problem'. In her current advanced condition, I can not cross that invisible boundary that separates husband of a once vibrant, strikingly beautiful woman. I cannot enjoy intimacy with her. She is like a five year old little girl in a grown woman's body. So any thoughts of intimacy is gone forever. She often doesn't even know who I am. So far, I've been faithful and cared for her in the best manner possible but, now I'm starting to feel the physical effects of the loneliness, anticipatory grief and depression that is common among caregivers. Many, due to the stress and heartbreak of seeing a loved one die, one brain cell at a time, pass before the patient does, even if they've always been in excellent health. We had talks over five years ago and she encouraged me to find someone. Am I banished to a life of solitude, devoid of human touch for the next several years? Or resolve to not become the second victim by finding someone with whom I can enjoy meaningful adult conversations, a warm touch or even a day out with my wife, taking her to a movie, getting her nails done or something as simple as shopping for puzzles they can work on together. In that way, I'd be able to honor my marriage vows, "in sickness and in health" so much better than if I'm lost in a sea of depression and die before she does. PP
  3. Micki87

    Restore my marriage.

    Hi my name is Micki. Can you please pray for my husband Brian... I pray that he would want to come home.. He cheated and left me at the beginning of 2018 for our teenage girl next door that he only knew for a few weeks. We were together for 6 year and only had been married for 4 months before this happened. No fights between us nothing before this happened. Idk what changed in him he isnt the type to do this kind of stuff. I have also been dealing with cancer while going through this at the same time. I juse finished up chemo and radiation treatments. And reached out to Brian in October. We have only just now slowly started talking again. I just pray that God would be with him and that he would want to come back home to me and want to rebuild our family and marriage again. I do forgive him and I do love him unconditionally. It just breaks my heart so much. I just pray so hard that God could get through to him. I know only God can. I pray that Brian could find Jesus and have a relationship with him. I know Brian is an amazing man, he jas just made some mistakes the same as we all do. I know God as a plan for his life.
  4. Proud people focus on the failures of others. Broken people are overwhelmed with a sense of their own spiritual need. Proud people have a critical, fault-finding spirit; they look at everyone else’s faults with a microscope but their own with a telescope. Broken people are compassionate; they can forgive much because they know how much they have been forgiven. Proud people are self-righteous; they look down on others. Broken people esteem all others better than themselves. Proud people have an independent, self-sufficient spirit. Broken people have a dependent spirit; they recognize their need for others. Proud people have to prove that they are right. Broken people are willing to yield the right to be right. Proud people claim rights; they have a demanding spirit. Broken people yield their rights; they have a meek spirit. Proud people are self-protective of their time, their rights, and their reputation. Broken people are self-denying. Proud people desire to be served. Broken people are motivated to serve others. Proud people desire to be a success. Broken people are motivated to be faithful and to make others a success. Proud people desire self-advancement. Broken people desire to promote others. Proud people have a drive to be recognized and appreciated. Broken people have a sense of their own unworthiness; they are thrilled that God would use them at all. Proud people are wounded when others are promoted and they are overlooked. Broken people are eager for others to get the credit; they rejoice when others are lifted up. Proud people have a subconscious feeling, “This ministry/church is privileged to have me and my gifts”; they think of what they can do for God. Broken people’s heart attitude is, “I don’t deserve to have a part in any ministry”; they know that they have nothing to offer God except the life of Jesus flowing through their broken lives. Proud people feel confident in how much they know. Broken people are humbled by how very much they have to learn. Proud people are self-conscious. Broken people are not concerned with self at all. Proud people keep others at arms’ length. Broken people are willing to risk getting close to others and to take risks of loving intimately. Proud people are quick to blame others. Broken people accept personal responsibility and can see where they are wrong in a situation. Proud people are unapproachable or defensive when criticized. Broken people receive criticism with a humble, open spirit. Proud people are concerned with being respectable, with what others think; they work to protect their own image and reputation. Broken people are concerned with being real; what matters to them is not what others think but what God knows; they are willing to die to their own reputation. Proud people find it difficult to share their spiritual need with others. Broken people are willing to be open and transparent with others as God directs. Proud people want to be sure that no one finds out when they have sinned; their instinct is to cover up. Broken people, once broken, don’t care who knows or who finds out; they are willing to be exposed because they have nothing to lose. Proud people have a hard time saying, “I was wrong; will you please forgive me?” Broken people are quick to admit failure and to seek forgiveness when necessary. Proud people tend to deal in generalities when confessing sin. Broken people are able to acknowledge specifics when confessing their sin. Proud people are concerned about the consequences of their sin. Broken people are grieved over the cause, the root of their sin. Proud people are remorseful over their sin, sorry that they got found out or caught. Broken people are truly, genuinely repentant over their sin, evidenced in the fact that they forsake that sin. Proud people wait for the other to come and ask forgiveness when there is a misunderstanding or conflict in a relationship. Broken people take the initiative to be reconciled when there is misunderstanding or conflict in relationships; they race to the cross; they see if they can get there first, no matter how wrong the other may have been. Proud people compare themselves with others and feel worthy of honor. Broken people compare themselves to the holiness of God and feel a desperate need for His mercy. Proud people are blind to their true heart condition. Broken people walk in the light. Proud people don’t think they have anything to repent of. Broken people realize they have need of a continual heart attitude of repentance. Proud people don’t think they need revival, but they are sure that everyone else does. Broken people continually sense their need for a fresh encounter with God and for a fresh filling of His Holy Spirit. https://www.reviveourhearts.com/articles/brokenness-bookmark-the-heart-god-revives/
  5. Marilyn C

    Priorities - Where is 'Me' on the List?

    Hi Naominash, WOw, no wonder you are tired, strung out and frazzled & having a break. What a great many burdens you are carrying and judging yourself on each of those. They are all deep holes that can never be filled except by God. I believe you need to firstly work on your relationship with the Lord. Now instead of going to all those meetings and putting on the face, spend time alone with the Lord and really hear Him. His burden is light, yours is so heavy. When you have peace in your heart that you can only be a helper and not be the `saviour` for all those people then you will relax and enjoy the relationships and watch what GOD is doing not what YOU are doing. Who is Lord, you or Jesus? (I`m saying that as one who cares for you to see how you have placed yourself in the centre of everything, and that everyone needs you so much.) Repent to the Lord and let Him show you what HE is doing in people`s lives. Be real, ask for help, be thankful, & appreciate that the Lord is in control and NOT you, (or any of us). all the best, Marilyn.
  6. Wayne222

    Restore my marriage.

    Praying for you. God can restore your marriage if it's his will. Keep praying and don't give up.
  7. Exodus 7:6-10:29 New King James Version (NKJV) 6 Then Moses and Aaron did so; just as the Lord commanded them, so they did. 7 And Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three years old when they spoke to Pharaoh. Aaron’s Miraculous Rod 8 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 9 “When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘Show a miracle for yourselves,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and cast it before Pharaoh, and let it become a serpent.’ ” 10 So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, just as the Lord commanded. And Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
  8. Not me

    What does it mean to sin?

    So true, the law was given that sin might be made manifest. So as you brought forth, mankind might see their need of a Savior. Would to God that all mankind would see their need. Blessings, Much love in Christ, Not me
  9. East Sky

    Prayer For The Country

    Dear Worthy members, I advise you to pray for our country, president, government, and fellow federal workers who are being affected by the "shutdown." We need strong, faithful, and kind prayer warriors who will stand up and fight against the powers and forces of darkness. Pray for those who pray and have prayed for us. Lay hands on the weak, strong, small, big, faithless, and hopeless Christian(s). Let us stand in unity and faith. Set aside your differences and fight together. Don't let Satan stop us from uniting just because I'm a democrat and you may be a republican. Or, I'm black, and you may be white or Mexican. We all have at least three things in common: 1. We all have fallen short of the glory of God 2. We are loved, cared for, and favored by God 3. We have been saved ( or prayerfully will be) saved by the grace and mercy of God. My prayer is that we can and will defeat this enemy, and that we can set are differences aside and reason together, as Jesus did with us. Thank You, -East
  10. The superficial answer is “Breaking of God’s law.” The deeper answer is “Sinning is the state or condition of all man.” For example, a fish swims and a sinner sins. Everyone is born into a condition called sin (Except for Jesus who is without sin). No one can escape this condition by obeying the law or doing righteous works. The bible compare the righteousness of a sinner to a filthy rag. Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. The law was given to make everyone aware that he/she is a sinner. Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. The law cannot save anyone. But the law is necessary. Because without it, everyone will not know what is sin. Resulting in not having the need for a saviour (Jesus).
  11. Freedom2be

    Looking for new buddies

    Hello all!! Glad to be amongst like minded thinkers!
  12. douge

    FELLOWHEIRS

    Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Paul is revealing a mystery here; he is revealing that the Gentiles are to be joint heirs with Christ. Gentiles are not fellowheirs with Israel; Israel is fallen temorarily. Israel is set aside as a nation, and now, Jews may become heirs of Christ freely by the propitiation of Christ, by believing the gospel of Grace. Romans 8:17 Galatians 4:7 Romans 11:12 Romans 3:24 Romans 1:16 Both Jew and Gentile, through faith in the gospel of Christ, are of the same body, the body of Christ, and have become, members one of another, a new creature. Galatians 3:28 Romans 12:5 Galatians 6:15 Revealed is that the Gentiles, by the gospel, are partakers of his promise in Christ. Galatians 3:29  
  13. Marilyn C

    Being Saved

    Hi danab, I quite understand and thank you for being honest. And yes the Bible would be difficult without God`s Holy Spirit to reveal it to us. Some things are straight forward, history, while other scriptures are talking of spiritual things. Good that you believe in a God, the Creator. That is a huge step. Now we need to remember that God is a `friend of sinners,` (of which we all were/are). Thus He knows our difficulties. There was a man in God`s word who cried out to God, "Please help my unbelief." So God is ever ready to help us on this journey of getting to know Him. May I suggest you could pray, "Lord, please help my unbelief," and be patient for God to reveal to you the next step. regards, Marilyn.
  14. Justin Adams

    Restore my marriage.

    So sorry to hear about your trials. the Lord has a plan for everyone, hang in there and pray is all I can say to you at present. I have seen it from another perspective and it is so very sad. No one can give you happiness; that comes from within yourself. Even your man can not obtain your happiness. He might contribute to it, but your happiness is your responsibility. You and the Lord. Pray and make God happy with your praise - even tearful praise. See what happens.
  15. Moses and Aaron Before Pharaoh And the LORD said unto Moses, "See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them." And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so did they. Exodus 7:1-6
  16. And it came to pass on the day when the LORD spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt, That the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "I am the LORD: speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee." And Moses said before the LORD, "Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?" Exodus 6:28-30
  17. And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri. And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri. And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korhites. And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families. These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, "Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies." These are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron. Exodus 6:21-27
  18. PromisesPromises!

    Salvation

    He is calling to your heart, Albin! "For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved" (Romans 10:10). Can you just say out loud that Jesus is Lord? Listen to yourself say it. Let others hear you say it. It's true, you know! I am praying for you!
  19. Not me

    Faithful in the small.

    Blessings, In a situation like this, I find it hard to believe that his heart was not pricked toward proper behavior. It is in the small things obedience is learned. Whether or not he wanted to continue doing the job is a separate issue. But the will to listen to what the Peace of Christ in one’s heart is saying. These lessons are for all God’s children that would follow Him truly. Whether one wanted to be a Missionary or a Gardener, the Spirit of Christ is the same in both. Righteousness is righteousness. To all, torwards all, in all circumstances and situations. It is obedience in the small that causes great increase and growth. Blessings, Much love in Christ, Not me
  20. ayin jade

    My first outing in months

    Its cool. They have 6 sea turtles in 2 tanks. 1 of them was only raised in captivity elsewhere and it is doubtful it could survive in the wild. The others either were hit by propellers and have a combination of bubblebutt and/or paralysis or lost limbs due to nets etc. The vets are attempting to attach weights to their shells to help the ones with bubblebutt swim to the bottom of the tanks. Which helps their muscles as well.
  21. Willa

    Faithful in the small.

    Humility and willingness are really big requirements, as is diligence. I have a neighbor who wants to be a missionary. I hired him to help with weekly yard work for just my back yard. He came weekly or every other week for a couple of months and then he just stopped coming. He didn't say anything to me or his family. He just stopped. I paid him $10. per week for working about 15 minutes.
  22. Willa

    Born again??

    I believe for some people they are saved and born again at once, and others are not. I first was convicted of sin, repented and decided to follow Christ when I was in the 8th grade. But I had a lot of bad teaching and was caught in a web of trying to be good enough to go to heaven. Deception. Even though I was baptized, it took some years for me to understand that salvation is by faith. So I backslid and came back to God in 1970. This time when I was convicted of sin I knew I was lost and could never be good enough. Only God's mercy would save me. Again I start walking in the Spirit obeying that which He showed me to do. Finally I surrendered all-- all my doubts, struggles and resistance, all my questions and every area of my life. That was when the Holy Spirit came upon me and I knew but I knew God. Every word of the Bible came alive to me and was pertinent. Joy flooded over me for days. Some people call it a second blessing. I haven't figured it all out. I began in the Spirit in the 8th grade and started over in the Spirit when I was 25.
  23. Neighbor

    What does it mean to sin?

    Peace with God Through Faith Romans 5 ESV Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. And the free gift is not like the result of that one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous. Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  24. Willa

    caregiving

    Welcome to Worthy Picky. You certainly do have a problem and one I have not faced to the same extent. A care givers support group might have ideas for you. My husband had beginning stages of Alzheimers and we could still talk about things we did many years ago. He was lonely as well and going through a lot of grief so was very depressed. I didn't know how to help him. He refused to take the medications that might have helped. We still prayed together every night and he would agree with me. That had always been a real bonding time and it helped a little. He was unable to turn his head to kiss or do much with his right hand due to arthritis. So it even hurt to give me a kiss. Fortunately he passed away in Oct. of 17 so we didn't go through the extent that you have. It must be very hard on your daughter as well. Do either of you have parents that might help? That would at least be someone else to talk to and share the burden of your grief.
  25. ayin jade

    My first outing in months

    Here is something that happened yesterday and I havent posted elseswhere yet.... My drivers license expires in a couple of weeks and I have been dreading renewing it. Im bald, my eyes are a bit blurry thanks to chemo (they will readjust over time) and I havent seen the eye doc in a few ... many ... years. So I was stressed over 1) having a photo of bald jadey 2) having to make the time to get new glasses when my eyes were not yet back to normal. Yesterday out of the blue I got a letter from mvd stating that my drivers license has been extended for 5 yrs and I do not need to do anything to renew it. The Lord takes care of me even in small things.
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