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  1. Leaving an abusive relationship...it's just hard no matter how much support you have.
  2. Scripture and verse for this? What about Corinthians 7:15? Why not find out more about her situation before telling her whether to stay or leave?
  3. I'm thankful today that we love and serve such a generous Lord. I'm glad there's no money in heaven because it saddens me when I see you things like parking meters to every beach access in a nearby beach town. Everyone should be able to enjoy the ocean for free, I think. But I'm just an outside observer. What do I know?
  4. Just want to know how you all would answer this one.
  5. Lord, I praise you. Out of my lonely wilderness, you bring forth the rain of praise. You meet me in the dry places of my soul and pour our rivers of Grace and wisdom. That I would turn to Jesus and discover --- a purpose for my pain, ministry from brokenness, deliverance and healing from scars. I glorify your name Jesus. Let your glory be magnified in our hearts as we lift you up in praise--- praise not just in words but with our whole lives surrendered unto you! Hallelujah Jesus, we love you. It is an honor to serve you. You alone give us satisfaction in our hearts.
  6. Jesus keeps watch over His flock of sheep with perfect care. His Voice is distinct amidst all the distractions we have today---if you are willing to listen. But how do you "hear" His voice among the many replies and responses you get on Christian forums? What if that person who just wrote you a wall of text on how you are going to hell isn't coming in a Spirit of Christ-likeness? How will we know the difference? I humbly suggest a few signs to look out for. A. They seem to be very good with Scripture/Theology No, really. I have seen some of the most complex and pedantic biblical teaching done by both people who truly represent Jesus and the Religious Cyberbully. The difference is that when you're done reading the Cyberbully's post, it does not leave you with a renewed love for the word of God. It makes you want to pull your hair out. There's no humility, no sense of timing or appropriateness, they are resounding gongs that make you want to shut your ears. The Voice of Jesus is the only one worth listening to with respect and reverence so don't feed into the Cyberbully's need for intimidation and genuflecting. B. They cross boundaries. Ever politely ask someone on a forum politely not to respond to your posts or refrain from doing some other thing that they could easily stop doing----and they just ignore you and do it anyway? Keep. On. Posting. Can't stop giving that unwanted advice. It's like there's no reasoning with this person. You either have to type furiously back at them at your keyboard for hours or you just have to stop engaging with them all together. Don't feed the trolls. Jesus is authoritative. But He is never pushy. He doesn't belittle and condemn the brokenhearted. He is gentle and kind to those who are in a posture of loneliness and heartache and would never say something to just push them over the edge. So watch out for this. C. Feeling of love/condemnation When someone actually does tell the truth in love--- you (The true sheep) will know it. Trust your gut on this one. Ask yourself, "Did that sound loving right now or does that advice make me want to jump off the nearest bridge?" 20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. D. People are going to hell. The Religious Cyberbully seems to relish in this fact. Because while most people may be going there, they, the most holiest of holy people are certainly not. They are so certain of this fact, that they love to remind others how precarious their state before God is. Because if you don't fear God and try hard enough, your're not making the cut either. The truth is, only the Lord knows who is getting into the Kingdom. Here is what our Lord has to say about it. Matthew 5:20 New King James Version 20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:2-4 New King James Version 2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, 3 and said, ÔÇťAssuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. E. True Freedom in Christ. Just as Jesus was hated for eating with sinners and speaking to prostitutes, Religious Cyberbullies hate when people show off their freedom and grace in Jesus Christ. But Jesus would have us be free from all of our prisons. Prisons of shame, guilt, addiction, condemnation, abuse, trauma--- He still heals and delivers from them all. F. Lead people to/away from true faith in Jesus "Will this forum post make Christ look attractive to people?" Uh oh. Looks like the Church could do without a few forum posts I've seen.
  7. Sometimes your world can turn upside-down in a few moments. Then follows the painful isolation. The feeling that no one understands. Pain so deep, you feel like someone is cutting into you with a knife. Pain that never seems to get easier. The good news is that the Person cutting into you is like a perfect surgeon who cures and heals with His touch. He understands pain. He cares. He loves you. Even when you feel the least deserving, He will see his treatment through to the end. So when the pain becomes unbearable, lean on Jesus. Because the Father is your surgeon, and the Holy Spirit can explain this to your soul.
  8. I love this. Without the Power of the Living God, we can accomplish nothing of any spiritual value. That only come from true saving faith in Jesus Christ.
  9. I did ultimately end up blocking my cyberbullies. It felt glorious.
  10. Ask the Lord. Ask, and ask and ask, as if He is more than capable of giving you what you need and more. The Lord always rewards the kind of faith that it takes to boldly come before Him and ask what you really want.
  11. It took years for me to get the place where I trusted the Spirit of the Lord to lead me in both big and small decisions. It only happened after the Lord became my only hope and solace in life. I just knew I needed Him more than my next breath. Then, next thing I know, He rewards me with a constant sense of His Presence. It's true we struggle to trust the Lord sometimes. But we should be striving to grow in our faith. So what it looks like for me is that instead of witnessing from a place of self-reliance, I just do what I feel the Lord wants me to do in that moment---if anything at all. Christianity has become less about doing and more about being. Being loved, accepted, and cherished by the Lord. And then that naturally flows out into all areas of life.
  12. Is it the movement of trying to get more theology influenced by Judaism?
  13. I think we glorify the Lord most when we submit to Him but don't change our true selves for any other reason. After all, He created each one of us unique for a reason. I have gotten to a good place. I like myself because of the love of God. I know I house not only my own soul but the Spirit of the Living God. That inspires me to love God and practice good self-care. God loves us so much. He wouldn't want it any other way.
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