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  1. jesusispeace, I truly am so sorry for your whole situation and especially with your daughter. I have one daughter who is 13 years old and as I read your post I'm picturing myself in your situation and I would be so heartbroken. However, no matter the circumstances that caused the distance between you, know that all daughters want their mothers. Grandma and everyone else even dad cannot replace you in her life. She is also at the age when her emotions are fluctuating depending on her hormones. Currently, she is under the influence of dad and other family members but she still loves and needs you in her life. Continue reaching out to her in love and let her know you are there. She will come around. I absolutely don't doubt it. Keep your trust and faith in the Lord through prayer. He can heal all relationships.
  2. missmuffet, I also think that disappointments must have a purpose. Even our closest loved ones will disappoint us at some time in our lives. I've even been disappointed in myself for some reason or other, but I notice that when I bring my focus solely onto God, I can rely on Him fully. My Hope in Him, in the end He will satisfy all our deepest longings and I can't for that time to come.
  3. Great point! I've learned through my own disobedience that I should have just listened to what God was telling me and then I would have avoided heartache and other difficulties in my life.
  4. Hi Repose I don't believe the Israelites were misguided. God was clear in His commandments about worshipping other Gods and anything other than Him. The Israelites, surrounded by other nations, constantly backslid into idolatry and would often start worshipping other deities alongside with God. I think this is an example of people putting their will before God's like many today.
  5. Welcome Margaret, May your posts continue to reflect the spiritual truths of our Precious Lord. Welcome Again!
  6. Welcome WugiWagi, I know there is a story to the name you selected. I think it's an interesting name. Welcome
  7. Hi FlyingToaster, I saw you had read it but I didn't know if you had recently reread the Bible again. You have complete free will and choices just as God designed us. In any case welcome again!
  8. Hi Existential Mabel, The best way to prepare for persecution and be ready is to have a strong grounded relationship with God, fortify myself with his Word and Prayer. I'd like to think my faith is strong, but if I was being tortured I wonder if I could withstand that even though I know I love the Lord. That's why I'm going to do what the word says here and pray for the protective armor and rely on God to see me through if and when the time comes. Ephesians 6:13, "Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand”
  9. Of course your experience counts! That's what brought you to this point. Aren't you searching for answers or curious about what the message of the gospel that changes people lives. You do not have to believe before getting heard. Remember, we all start from somewhere, people come to God at different times and at different ages. Don't just trust what people say, read the Bible for yourself , for God is always trustworthy. I go to church regularly and I really like my pastor, he gives really sound sermons from the bible. However, later when I go home I reread the Bible for myself and study the passages directly from God's word. Sometimes my pastors right on point and othertimes I may slightly disagree with what he stated but it's not a deal breaker. Your absolutely right. That's why I read the Bible for myself, so i can discern what I'm hearing and test it against what scripture tells us. Because we cannot save ourselves. Our good words are nothing to God. And, also unfortunately there are disagreements within the body of Christ. Although we are brothers and sisters in Christ we still have our human sin nature and there are personalities that clash and/or opinions that are not agreed upon. However, everyone has to account for their own behavior. We can only control our responses and not others.
  10. Flying Toaster, It sounds like the man at the bookstore wasn't equipped to answer your questions and so would get defensive and rude in response. I'm truly sorry for that! It's natural to have many many questions about the gospel, God and his Word the Bible. We are told to study God's word so we can have a ready reply/defense to give to people when they ask. Also, the bible gives us examples of real people who believe they are Christian but their actions show otherwise. Of course there are Christians who can do more harm to the gospel message with their aggressive and non welcoming approach, but everyone is blessed with different personalities and opinions. We are not all the same. Don't take the approach of lumping us all into one basket. I think the best approach with your past interactions is to check this forum out. Read some of the posts and replies to get a feel for the place. You will become familiar with some of the people through their questions and responses. I look forward to seeing a post from you.
  11. Hi Yeshua153 I was just wondering who is the "other jesus" you are talking about.
  12. VOG, Amen, the right response to the Holy Spirit’s conviction is repentance. God is trying to bring our sin to light so that we can repent and be forgiven. Most importantly, when we ignore the Spirit's conviction and keep on ignoring it, our hearts get a little harder each time. Like you noted, be wise, humble and and ask for forgiveness.
  13. Flying Toaster, I can only speak for myself, but I would try to answer your posts respectfully, honestly and kindly. I'm sorry you had a bad experience before when sharing your beliefs or lack thereof, but do you think you can truthfully take some ownership as well? How do you come across on your posts, rude, humble,attacking etc... I don't believe it's all one sided. In any case, I encourage you to just dive in and see for yourself. After all, you came to a Christian website, and as Christians we are to model loving behavior to everyone.
  14. Hi Flying Toaster I don't know if you have ever read the bible. But have you read this verse? Romans 1:19-20, "They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God." The reason I ask, is something brought you here to Worthy. I believe you are searching for answers and were steered to this website. God tells us that everyone, even someone who lives in a remote area with no television, internet etc...has general revelation which gives them definite knowledge that God exists. After all, who created the heavens, our planet and who created us? It's good to have questions, because by searching and asking you may find the answers that you are looking for. Please participate here and ask away.
  15. Welcome T, Not only will you meet people who will challenge your beliefs, but they may very well affirm and strengthen them. There are some wise people here who know God's Word and I believe you will find the different forums here interesting. Welcome Again!
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