My boyfriend and I got saved about 6 months ago. When we first got saved it was such a beautiful experience. We both felt so compelled by the spirit to learn more about God and draw close to him. But within the past 2 months or so we have started to back slide. Not reading our bibles, not praying, instead of watching Christian content we’ve started back on watching more of worldly things, giving in to sexual sin, etc. We’ve had dozens of convos of doing better but now he doesn’t seem interested. I’ve recently within the past 2 weeks finally got back to reading the word everyday and trying to stay more persistent with my prayer life, but it seems he is still struggling with finding motivation. He has had issues in the past with sex addiction and women and when we first got saved it really helped him a lot. Both of us really. And now that we’ve started to backslide I’ve recently discovered he has been talking sexually with other girls via text. I’m fearful for him and I want to help deliver him from this, not for my own selfish purpose but because he needs it and needs God more than he needs the world. Please help! I love him very much and don’t want to see him lose that beautiful relationship with god and fall back into this vicious cycle of sin, nor do I. Advice is really appreciated.
Please pray for Marissa, a 9 year old girl, who is battling aggressive Cancer thru harsh Chemo treatments since April 2019
She will be having outpatient surgery starting Tuesday or Thursday June 18 or 20th. for taking bone marrow samples. She is nervous and upset that she is having this done again as it is very painful for a couple of days afterwards.
The chemo she will receive before the transplant is the strongest one she will receive through this entire treatment plan, killing all cells in her body. Then she will receive the stem cells they harvested from her in January. From what I’ve read , she will be very sick for a while.
The cancer has now metastasized from her kidneys to her bones and so far with extensive chemo and treatments there yet has been produced any sign of remission..
She has a strong base of faith in our Savior and receiving concerts of prayer from Kings Kids choir, leader and teachers in her former 3rd grade Sunday school class but needs a continued flow of prayers being raised in her behalf . Her strong faith knows God is holding her in His hands and by her side through this continued war on cancer that has invaded this sweet little child of God's body
Please continue praying for Marissa, for her Grandmother and her father for strong confidence God is at work in His precious child.
Pray that her father who has been away from church to find God's love peace hope and draw this lost sheep home He is divorced from Marissa's mother (an unbeliever ) as her father and Grandmother have been Marissa's only contact
Pray for all the medical staff that attends her here in Pennsylvania to receive great wisdom from God and open their hearts to all God to guide their hands and treatment for Marissa.
Pray for Marissa's mother who has fallen into the world and had to have Marissa removed (for unknown reasons ) to give Marissa stability with her loving dedicated Grandmother and dad
Pray that God will seek Marissa's mom to turn her heart away from world and flood of sin and towards salvation and rebirth through our Savior and Redeemer and receive a flood of God's love mercy grace and towards her daughter Marissa in this battle against Cancer
Shalom to the entire community , one of our sister In USA was released from prison about 2 and half years ago.
When back home her son started his teenage crisis and her parents both unbelievers have kept condemning her each day treating her like a criminal.
She works in prison ministry for a church has 3 jobs but can't find her own appartment has everyone judges either her past or her weak financial situation.
She needs courage to endure her family constant attack as she has no other place to go, and to deal with her son's rebellion.
She needs a miracle to move out with her son but also has not stop questioning why God has not yet answered her prayer.
Please pray for our sister.
My fellowship preference is for mutually comforting faith among those who have "a yearning to fellowship with those of like faith, in order to liberally share something given freely by the Holy Spirit to reinforce them."
(11) For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
(12) That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
This preference for mutually comforting faith is both a deal maker and a deal breaker when it comes to my fellowshipping decisions. For something to be mutual there must be some reciprocity, or beneficial exchange between those concerned. If there is no comforting cooperation and participation from those I am assembling with for edification I soon part company with them, as Paul did with those who refuted his preaching in the synagogue at Corinth.
(4) And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
(5) And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.
(6) And when they opposed him, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.
(7) And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man's house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue.
Rather than forsake assembling anywhere with anyone because of a Scripture-based fellowship preference mature Christians prayerfully seek out like-minded companions who encourage one another and form supportive relationships.
(23) Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
(24) And let us consider one another for the stirring up of love and of good works,
(25) not forsaking the assembling of ourselves, just as is the custom for some, but exhorting one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
I hope your fellowship preference is among those who share mutually comforting faith in Christ.
Act 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Sometimes people ask "Where do you fellowship?" Also they ask "Who do you fellowship with?" But it would be a rare thing for someone to ask "What is your fellowship for?"
An unbeliever might ask "What do you do at your meetings?", not knowing how the term "fellowship" is applied among Christians.
I sometimes mention who I am in fellowship with and comment on what matters we discuss, and occasionally describe someone as being "out of fellowship", but still the question remains, "Ideally As Christians What Is Our Fellowship For?"