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06/10/2010 at 12:38 AM
Submitted by Rev. Adejo Edward – It no longer fits you
He loves her so dearly and longs for her, but all she does is, snob him. He seeks to be with her and pours out his heart for her, but what she does is, walk all over him. He goes out of his way to please her, but she derives pleasure in hurting him. He gives his all to/for her, but her response is, “what do I care”?
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Is there such a thing as putting too much trust in God? This is something I experienced and just woke up from the Christian Recliner. I pray this blesses you and wakes anyone else up from being asleep as a Christian..
I’ve put things that are my responsibility on His plate to handle.. i.e. “Whew.. there ya go God.. I can’t do this. I have faith in you to do this work in me! Praise the Lord!” – and what I’ve done is went overboard. I put things that were my responsibility on His plate. What happened? There was a misunderstanding of some recent studies on absolute surrender to God.
Continue reading: The Christian Recliner
Thanks Mike, this was a great testimony.. The original is located here: Daniel.
By Joe Savatore..
I sat, with two friends, in the picture window of a quaint restaurant just off the corner of the town-square. The food and the company were both especially good that day.
As we talked, my attention was drawn outside, across the street. There, walking into town was a man who appeared to be carrying all his worldly goods on his back. He was carrying, a well-worn sign that read, ‘I will work for food.’ My heart sank.
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Thanks to Karen Ruiz for sharing her testimony.
I really enjoyed this - It took almost twenty years of parenting to figure out that God has no set-in-stone formula to turn out godly children because when its all said and done, the righteousness of Christ is a work of God; not us. – This is indeed a tough lesson. Christ is the Author and Finisher of our Faith and Salvation. Prayer is so important..
I pray this blesses you -
Continue reading: Abiding in a Homeschooling…
Here are some additional thoughts pertaining to prayer..
“For Your kingdom come, Your will be done…” It’s not: “For my kingdom come, my will be done…” Our will is easily recognized – It’s self-centered and usually focused on selfish desires/selfish gain..
Here’s some personal experiences with prayer -
Continue reading: Praying for an answer
Below is a submission by Mark pertaining to Faith prayers. He makes some good points on how we can damage our own faith when prayers aren’t answered. Here are a few scriptures that spoke to me while reading his submission -
James 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Isaiah 1:15-16 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
Matthew 17:20-21 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Lastly, I recommend these 3 posts -
How to get answered prayers Part 1
How to get answered prayers Part 2
Knowing God’s Will
Thank you Mark for sharing your experiences -
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Thanks to Kat for sharing her testimony. I pray this blesses and edifies! -
Hi my name is Kat, I just wanted to give God glory for delivering me from mental illness.
10 years ago I got very sick, I could not walk or talk properly and I had a tremor in my hand and severe pain. I saw 3 neurologist and the last was the top dog and he said that I was environmentally poisoned. I think he was right.
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