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  1. For months I've felt condemnation and unworthiness. But God told me, "If only you understood that I love you. " Then, I could feel His love surrounding me. There's nothing I could do to earn God's love. Despite my mistakes and failures, He is still there. Because He is love.
  2. I struggle with this too. I'll pray for you to feel assurance.
  3. Turtletwo, this poem is excellent! I think this is my favorite one so far.
  4. LadyKay, I've been struggling with thoughts of Jesus not living me too. You posting this reminds me that I'm not alone as a believer who struggles with this. Today I cried out to God in desperation. No flowery words. I just knew I needed help. God answered me with words of Hope and much needed reminders. I will pray God does this for you too.
  5. I'll miss your wise and insightful posts, Gandalf.
  6. So I just wanted to say that I'm feeling better. The despair I'd been carrying lifted off my shoulders. God basically spoke to me through my husband, who was finally able to break through those terrible feelings. We had a long conversation where he was able to get me to see that God still loves me and has a purpose for me. God may be stripping me down but He is making me into the woman He wants me to be. I just have to trust Him.
  7. This really speaks to me. When I first became a Christian, I was amazed at the grace of God and his love for me. But since I've come along people have told me what they told you--- that after salvation you have to confess and repent to be forgiven. I think I've lost my understanding of God's love just like you said. That sentence: He has already forgiven my sins, past, present, and future. Could you go into how God led you to that more?
  8. Please pray that I might see hope in life again. Whenever I'm alone, I feel hopeless and sad. It's like the devil just wants to make me give up on life all together. I fear that I'm not truly a Christian either. It feels like I've made too many mistakes. Any prayers or encouragement are greatly appreciated.
  9. I can see why you like this song, Turtletwo. God cannot go back on His promise to see us through to the end. That's the main thing I get from the song. It's definitely a comforting song. Thank you for sharing it. It's worth coming back to.
  10. God's acceptance of us is radical and heart-changing. Thanks for posting this Turtletwo. It's what I needed to hear.
  11. It's lovely, Turtletwo!
  12. What is a cost effective solution if you can't afford either one?
  13. Right now, I wish I could relate but I am without friends in the town where I returned with my husband. Im at a point in life where I welcome any contact with believers. I think your walk with God is deeper than mine at the moment, Melinda12. I'd probably be the one doing the inane chatter at church.
  14. Do you mind sharing what your calling is?
  15. Music is important to me. Sometimes it even helps me prayerfully connect with God. I think some secular music is fine but I like to filter out messages I know are hurtful or wrong.
  16. I love this. When I do my listening prayer, one of the phrases I often hear from God is, "I am always speaking." God is always speaking to us, we just have to tune our hearts to listen.
  17. I think this verse in Corinthians describes where I stand on it. We don't want to be brought under the power of any except Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 6:12 New King James Version (NKJV) Glorify God in Body and Spirit 12 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not [a]helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of [b]any.
  18. I agree that there is a great falling away in the church today. But can you speak to marijuana being a sin and why?
  19. I personally don't like Marijuana and it's left a bad impression on me. But Id like to hear discussion about this topic. Let's say marijuana were legalized everywhere. Should Christians still avoid it? I've always leaned towards my answer being yes but I can't find the words to say why.
  20. Wow, I had no idea. I'm glad I didn't get into it, then.
  21. Praying for you. You have our support.
  22. I was introduced to mindfulness as a therapeutic exercise. Mental health patients are being taught that it helps with things like anxiety. I never could get into it. I prefer my listening prayer.
  23. Grilled onions, guacamole, tomatoes,and grilled jalapenos. With some steak sauce, that's some good eating.
  24. Has anyone seen Sojourner 414 around? What happened?
  25. Sometimes, when I can't feel the Lord's presence--- that's what I talk about. There are Psalms like this too. I talk to the Lord honestly about how I feel and that I'm hungry for him. Sometimes that helps me.
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