Baptist if it matters. My friend goes to a public school and she's struggling with her faith. She's concerned because she doesn't want to have these doubts but she does. She wants to have strong faith again and I want to help her but I'm not sure how. Can anyone give me some advice?
I wanted to talk to you about the Devil.
Don't hear a lot about Him....... not in church, not on forums.
You'd almost get the idea from the lack of real discussion about this "angel of light", that he's basically a myth.
But i assure you he's not.
He's working behind the scenes and often from the pulpit, in the form of bad theology, 300 doctrinally watered down "new bibles", and of course, 5000 denominations that are all in perpetual disagreement, are certainly not God's design.
See, when the Devil is working, there is always one sure situation, in play.
So, let me show you how He tries to work in your life, and does.
I'll show you his #1 operation, in effect, against you, always.
Its very simple.
He is always trying to get your Focus off of The Lord, and serving HIM< and unto anything else.
That's Job #1 for the Devil.
Because what you focus on, is what you spend your time DOING....and your TIME is your LIFE.
TIME is LIFE.
So, if the Devil can steal or redirect your focus, He is now controlling your time, and once He has your TIME, he runs your LIFE........ Saint.
So, Let me give you an idea.
AS Compared to the time you spend on this forum, or that you spend Texting....
How much TIME do you spend doing this, vs, studying the word, praying, praising God, witnessing, helping others, or teaching a new believer about GRACE... Hebrews 13:9 ???
TIme is LIFE, Saint, and you have to guard it, so that you can use it wisely, for God.
Guarding your heart, is guarding your Time.
And how should you use your Time wisely for God?
You answer this question(s)..... is how to find out.
Does God have all of you?
Does God have everything you have?
Are you giving Him your VERY BEST?
And you say......."well, im not a preacher, or a teacher, etc, etc, etc.
Ok......but what you can do.....is more then you believe, so, does God have all that?
Does He have all of you?
That's the question.
Does God have......ALL.......OF........YOU ????????????
Ask it inside your own heart, as you dont need to post it here, as that is not the point....is it?
This is between you and God., as this is what matters.
Just YOU and HIM.
Ok, now, i will give you something to think about, that if you will discipline yourself to consider every day, it will have the effect of helping you focus your LIFE....towards God.
So, here is the thought.
You are going to die., and then this happens.. >"absent from the Body and Present with the Lord".
That is going to happen to you, if you are born again.
Count on it....Believe it, as you are headed there, and it could be anytime, as all of us are exactly one heartbeat removed from that Meeting.
Listen......in your local Newspaper, you have an Obituary Page.
And on it today, are the names of people, who, i promise you.... 1 day ago, never thought they would be found dead in it today.
Saint, Hebrews 9:27 is not just a possibility.
Its a FACT.
Now, if you will , everyday of your life, just for a moment, consider that you are going to meet Jesus, and He is going to speak with you about something.
Its this...."What have you done in MY BODY.. .with the TRUTH YOU WERE GIVEN, and that Truth is ME"........John 14:6....."I am THE TRUTH".
Saint, .... Jesus is going to gently and lovingly ask every Believer, when we meet Him... what we did with our lives, <>for Him<>, (everyday) after we became Born Again.
This is going to happen to each of us. And so.... if you will spend a few moments at the beginning of every day you live, from now on, till you are also found in that OBIT Page... you will begin to realize areas in your life where the Devil is robbing you of your TIME focus , that is actually constantly stealing your life AWAY FROM your Lord and your God.
I have been beside myself for weeks! Im just gonna get straight to the point. When I was young around 13 I saw porn for the first time by accidentally stumbling upon a site I miss spelled (in all honesty). And the porn I saw was gay porn. I watched bits of it and sadly got facinated and even more sadly attracted to it even tho I still was attracted to girls. I had a horrible habit of it throughout the year but never did it with anyone bc I knew it was wrong anyway. But half way through last year I accepted christ as Lord through a youth retreat. Past then ive felt alot of guilt for my actions and continued on with my habit the follow weeks. It was just recent were ive been so down on myself for these acts and I broke out crying to the Lord asking for forgiveness and how poor of a representation I was. Its so hard to be a light for God kingdom when you are commiting sins like these wether its any sin (all sin is same in Gods eyes, except blasphemy of the holy spirit). But more recently I watched it again but wasnt gay porn. Im embarrassed to talk about this but really want answers to my questions especially from a place where multiple christians can answer. My questions are am I saved? Ive heard so much to God loves gays (he doesnt like the gay part) to u are going straight to hell if youve ever felt that way towards same gender. I want to be at rest with this bc the thought of being seperated from God scares me. And second How can I tell im saved if I am? I know its through the holy spirit and I hear him getting at me to pray and to ask for forgivness and tells me to do things like help others or points out certain people that I need to be nice to or pray for them. Its just im so so so scared of wondering if im saved or not based on all my horrible actions. Ik I have the holy spirit within me I am just worried and scared. I need %100 confirmation of these things. I want to be at rest and tired of battling myself. Plz help and pray for me. God bless you.
Hello my name is Ryan and I’m a new Christian. I suffer with a porn addiction and I can’t stop. It’s been going on for almost 2 years and nothing works. I’ve prayed to god and I still get the urge. And I hate it more then anything since it is a sin. And I’m scared that god will not forgive me even though I can’t control it. Can someone please help me with this addiction? And will the Lord forgive me?