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About PledgedToGod

  • Birthday 11/17/2000

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    God, reading and writing Christian Fantasy, piano, hiking, Taekwondo, gaming, baking, and growing orchids.

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  1. Encouraging Bible Verses

    "We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down but not destroyed;" 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 "And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness . . ." 2 Corinthians 12:9
  2. Overly Religious

    The Pharisees could have been said to be "overly-religious". I have always learned that Christianity is a relationship, not a religion. The Pharisees were religious legalists who were devoted to the laws and traditions, instead of being devoted to God Himself. There are people like them nowadays too. They worry and debate over whether the Sabbath is on Sunday or Saturday, and whether you can eat shellfish because they're supposed to be "unclean". I think of Jesus' words when He said, "What is that to thee? Follow thou me." (John 21:22)
  3. Personality Types

    I have a wonderful friend who is an ENFJ, though I don't get to see her very often. It's said that ENFJs see greatness and potential in everyone. My friend is so encouraging, that when you're with her, you feel as if nothing is impossible. I never meant that people of opposite personalities wouldn't get along well, just that their interactions would be amusing to watch. Like my parents.
  4. Encouraging Bible Verses

    "Because he loves me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation." Psalm 91:14-16
  5. Personality Types

    Very true. My parents are opposites, one is ISTJ, the other is ENFP. They definitely complement each other and shore up each other's weak points. Personally, I tend to gravitate toward personality types that are similar to mine. Most of my friends are I and T, though I do have an ESTJ friend who I share a lot of interests with.
  6. Personality Types

    Wow, I've been meeting a lot of INTJs lately. Supposedly it's one of the rarest types, making up about 1% of the population. I'm borderline S vs. N myself, I just identify with the ISTJ more.
  7. Personality Types

    That sounds like a cool idea. I wonder how opposite personalities interact with each other . . .
  8. Just introducing myself

    Welcome to Worthy, Micah collins. I hope you'll keep searching for answers. I second Gary Lee on reading Case for Christ. Lee Strobel was an atheist, so his work will probably speak to you on a more personal level than the Answers in Genesis videos. He is also quite a rational and intelligent person. As for the gay issue, it is considered a sin by Christians, and goes against God's will for people's lives. It is the sin that we hate though, not the sinner, and God offers complete forgiveness and restoration when we repent. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9 I will be praying for you, PledgedToGod
  9. Personality Types

    I recently discovered the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator through some friends and was typed as an ISTJ (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging) The description was so accurate it was scary! I've asked several friends to take the test and their results are often surprising, yet usually end up being spot on. It's really helped me to be more understanding of the different ways people act and think, and contributed to being able to tone down my own often overly-critical attitude. Just curious as to whether any of you know your type and whether you think it's accurate. If you want to take the test, it's available at www.16personalities.com
  10. martial artists

    I used to do Taekwondo and still do poomsae by myself sometimes. I really miss sparring though; I had just been allowed to do head kicks. All the boys in my class were afraid of me because I could kick so much higher than them.
  11. I Keep Doing Without

    Thank you for your first post, Gandalf. I've often caught myself between the being mad or feeling guilty. You've shown it to me in a new light. LadyKay this is something I struggle with too and my first thoughts are always, "I need to do more, I'm being selfish if I don't." But recently a friend told me something that turned it all around: "You cannot pour from an empty cup." We are to take care of ourselves so that we can better care for others. I know that having time to renew myself better prepares me to serve others. As for clothes, our bodies are the temple of God, and I think having decent clothing is important. Pray to God to provide for your needs and expect and trust Him to. He loves giving gifts to His children if they would only take the time to ask in faith. Praying for you, PledgedToGod
  12. I am wondering if you all have different definitions for the term "Awakening" and if that is partly responsible for all this confusion and debate. To me, an awakening is a returning of the presence of God and an outpouring of His Spirit on the people brought on by the humbling of ourselves before Him along with prayer and repentance. It is my opinion that there will be both a falling away and an awakening at the end, though I prefer the term "purifying" to awakening. In the last days, we will be unable to straddle the fence. We will confess and surrender to Christ or deny him. Don't get me wrong, it's always been this way we've just blurred the lines. There will be the two extremes and many will choose the "easier" path, thus the falling away. At the same time, those that choose to stand with Christ in the fire will have to rely on Him so completely that they will walk powerfully in the Spirit and in faith. The Church will be "purified".
  13. Who are you? Really?

    Water: I like the sound of streams and brooks and watching the water flow. Animal: Do dragons count? I think it would be so cool to ride one. If not, I also love pandas. They are so cute! Place: Go see or actually do things at? If I'm only looking, I would want to see the places where Jesus walked. Otherwise I would go to Japan and gorge myself on sushi! Holiday: Definitely Thanksgiving. For the wonderful fellowship and food! Awesomeness: Hmm . . . This one's hard. Probably fire. I just love . . . it. What can I say? I'm a pyro.
  14. Who are You? Round 2

    1. I prefer walking. I have a mind that thinks of all the things that could go wrong with a car, plane, bus, etc. 2. History is my favorite, I love learning about people in other times and places. Science is the worst . . . 3. Enoch. I love the verse, "And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him." I've often wondered if he and Elijah are the two witnesses spoken of in Revelation, since they never actually died . . . 4. I love books and movies that make me think. My favorites change a lot but right now my favorite movie is The Matrix and my favorite book is Arena by Karen Hancock. 5. My dad, just by being there and understanding me so well. We think so much alike that we finish and/or speak each others thoughts. Yet I'm enough like my mom that sometimes my dad or I will say something and the other will go "Whaaaa?" It comes in handy when my parents are having "discussions" I can usually understand both of their views (though my mom's is a little harder) and they're basically saying the same thing in different ways or thinking the other person is saying something when they really meant something else. I love my parents.
  15. Funny Prom Story

    I was sitting at prom with a friend when one of the guys from our school (we'll call him John) comes back without the girl (we'll call her Katy) from our school that he had been dancing and hanging out with all night. (He wasn't officially escorting her) My friend asks as John sits down, "Where's Katy?" John says, "Someone took her . . . " My friend looks shocked and shouts, "And you just let them steal her?!" I burst out laughing.