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Yeah, we do really have to grow as Christians. Sometimes, God lets me know that I am doing a good job in my walk with him.. but I have to remember to never let that fool me into believing that I don't need help. Like I was reading this book last night, "Dying to Live" by Clayton King, and it talks about the paradox that we have to die to ourselves in order to gain life in Christ. Put ourselves aside in order to let him lead us. After reading some of it, I was blown away at how much closer I felt to God because of it. We truly can never stop growing, we can never be enough like Christ. Reading that gave me a lot of strength.

Yeah, I got your test message, I replied back. I forgot you said you would send that, lol. You said you have been searching for many years, and you're 43. I am only 18 and I appreciate you sharing what you know with me, so I don't have to feel so lost. emoticon You searched and you found what you needed, so now I can have help when I am searching.

A huge part of being Christian is struggling, trying to focus on God, while fighting our own sinful nature. I struggle a lot, too. sometimes with anger and lust and learning to always put others in front of myself. In Dying to live, Clayton says we stop struggling when Jesus comes back, and also says:

"Until we are made perfect and complete in Him, we will remain in the crucible of pain, walking the narrow and rocky road holding onto an unseen hand of grace, hoping that the life of Christ is growing in us as the old nature and its habits die a little bit more each step of the journey. Dying to live happens slowly as new life replaces the old, as we remain in the life-giving vine of [sign in to see URL] will not give up on you. He owns you adn He will keep working with your lump of clay until the useful vessel He desires emerges... Our hope when we slip back into old habits of selfishness, materialism, and competition is that we don't have to fight those battles on our own. There is a greater power at work in us and He is not going to bail out on what He has already begun."

So it will be a struggle, but we will never be alone. Christ will lead us and guide us, and won't give up on us. He invested everything in us.

I think you're right about feeling God's love. Sometimes I get so lonely and I cry, and I'll be so desperate for God and wonder why he seems to leave me. But I know he never actually leaves me. Then, I'll feel overwhelmed by his love. It's the kind of love that I know has to be from God, because no one else has really been around to show me that love. I try to love others with that same kind of love, too.
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i replied to your pm, thank you.

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In Dying to live, Clayton says we stop struggling when Jesus comes back, and also says:


on the hallvworthington website, he says that it's possible to experience that while alive, since jesus can return within our hearts, and we can be purified (sanctified) to the point of not sinning anymore, since,
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Dying to live happens slowly as new life replaces the old, as we remain in the life-giving vine of Christ


i don't believe we have to hope as if we don't know if we're growing - i think we'll know very well we're growing since we'll be in contact with god, like you said,
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i'm glad you have felt god's love, so i know i'm not the only one. honestly, i think following god is worth it, since he gives us love and peace... otherwise we'd just be going contrary to our natures, for no reason other than to please god.
Phl 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
1Jo 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

you're right about struggling. it's a struggle to put myself aside to try to listen to his way (the way of truth and life). my normal habit is not to want god's will (because of my own will). i came to the conclusion that as well as loving jesus with words, we can love him with our lives, by going through the process of learning his will for our lives, then doing that will, once it's learned (no matter our age, since i believe people are at different developmental stages spiritually).

you seem to respect god very much.
Psa 111:10 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.

if i get any new insights from god, i'll tell you, and i hope you share yours with me. emoticon

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That's so true! We can experience that freedom from sin while we are alive. I find that the more that I submit myself to Jesus, the more I am free from that feeling of constant, unbearable sin in my life.

It is hard to accept God's will when we have our own. It feels so much like this is my life. I will do what I want. It's hard to learn to open our eyes everday and realize, "hey, God's plans are better than mine, so he needs to be in control".

Galations 5:16-17 So I tell you: Live by following the Spirit. Then you will not do what your sinful selves want. Our sinful selves want what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit wants what is against our sinful selves. The two are against each other, so you cannot do just what you please.

I am publishing a post tomorrow about how as Christians, our love for God should shine through our actions, not just our words. Sometimes I have a really hard time with that, because I still want to do what I want to do.. But I am growing. I can tell you have a passion in your heart for the Lord, and you are trying to grow stronger with him. emoticon I'll pray for you.

I'll be sure to share any new insights with you! Do you have any idea what God has called you to do in your life? I feel called to worship him through music, and then he told me that later in life, after that, I would preach. Always seems interesting that I'll have 2 different careers at different times. But I'm working very hard on those. I always love finding out from God what he wants me to do with my life.

Another thing.. I am thinking of Sponsoring a child through this program called ]Compassion, and it's where you pay $38 a month, to take care of the physical needs of hurting children, like food and clothes. And also take care of their spiritual needs. You can write them letters and tell them about the hope in Jesus, and about how they can find strength in him while everything else sucks. They'd form a relationship with me, and more importantly, Jesus. They would write back. I know I'm only 18, but I really have plenty of money to do this.. I work, I have some saved up, and I just would like you to pray that the Lord reveals to me if I should do this. It's a lot of responsibilty, but I have so much love for children such as these. emoticon
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i pray for your decision, one way or the other. it is a responsibility, since you'd have to keep up with it over time. and thank you for praying for me.

no, i don't have anything extra that i think god is telling me to do. it's enough, now, i think, to grow in purity and learn god's will. perhaps he'll direct me later. however, i know that he's led me through my life, cause i can see his protection and guidance over time.

that scripture in galatians is so good, i'll give it again, from the king james:
Gal 5:16 [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Gal 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

this is the crux of christianity, i believe. we can do anything in god's name, but we must be working the galatian scripture out in our lives. also:
Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

i look forward to reading your post on the blog. do you get much traffic? my site gets like 20 people a day on average.

also, i wanted to say that today's monday, and i always have trouble coming off the weekend, and trying to live in god's spirit. it's like my spirit fights with my mind to not listen, and get its own way. it's a close example of the galatian scripture. i think part of the problem is being tired, so i'm spiritually weak. i think i'll meditate tomorrow morning. have a great day, and read you later.


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lol have more to say... i don't want to become like these guys:

Mat 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth [it] not, then cometh the wicked [one], and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
Mat 13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
Mat 13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
Mat 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

but here's the way i feel recently:
Isa 42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

i'm thankful that you prayed for patience for us. i think we'll have to learn it.



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Thank you for praying for me, too. emoticon I'll try to remember praying for you on a daily basis, because I am struggling with praying enough. I need to get back into the habit.

That's good that you see God's protection and guidance. That's the main thing that matters. Even if you don't feel him telling you to do anything now, I think that's fine because maybe he just has plans for you a little later. He uses people at all ages, like Abraham and Sarah, lol. But as long as you're growing, you're fine.

I can tell you really like the King James version. I need to buy me a version of that bible because I really like the language it uses. I use the NIV and also the New Century version. Those Matthew verses are so true. I feel like it's not enough to just say you are Christian, but to try to really live that out in your life. And even if you are living it out, you have to try to keep your heart in the right place. It is true that faith without works is dead, but also is true that you can actions won't get you into heaven, your heart having faith in Christ will, alone. So you can't do nothing but you also can't be all legalistic, either. It's a balance.

My site gets anywhere from between like 2 to 20 views a day. A lot of times in the teens. Most I ever got in a day so far is 61. How long have you had your blog? I've been working on mine since June of last year. I'm always trying to figure out ways to draw in more people, because I feel like the message is so important. I wish I knew places to advertise.

I prayed that you can make it through the rest of the week, trying to put him first. How did you do on monday?

The Matthew 13 verses... I don't want to be like those guys either! It's amazing that I read that and people come to mind who I know that are like that. I certainly hope I am not. I want to be the guy where the seed takes root and a bunch of crops come up.

Matthew 13:23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”


Isaiah 42:3- could you explain that to me? Explain what you mean? So I can kind of get a better understanding of it.

This is basically how I am feeling at the moment:

1 Peter 4:12-13 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

I feel like I am constantly pushed into all sorts of trouble that I can't really get myself out of on my own, and so I am forced to depend on the Lord more. It's a really difficult struggle, but I am trying my hardest to stay true to my faith. emoticon
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your motivation for following jesus is impressive (i read your post). i like the american standard version of the bible. it's my music theory website in my signature that gets about 20 a day, and i've had it since feb 2009, i think.

the reason why i think it's important to work on those galatians verses, is that i think god prepares our hearts by purifying them. when our minds and hearts are both geared toward god's will, it's like fertile ground.

i just remembered what he showed me one time:
Luk 11:2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

the earth can be like our hearts, which are at first like stony ground:
Eze 11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:

since the ground is now prepared, it's fertile to plant seed (the spirit speaks god's word):`
Mat 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth [it]; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

then comes in the galatian verses, that continue to grow us, producing fruit:
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

so god's will in heaven, is done is us, as the earth. it's just a metaphor, but the reality is getting knowledge of something that displeases god, and obeying his will in it, which produces change within us, that begins to work outwardly (fruit).

on monday, i did better than i thought. i could tell my spirit was resisting, and that's natural for it.
Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

but when you reminded me about patience, that really helped me to wait it out, and to understand that the faith is shown in being patient - with the expectation that i'll hear from god, and/or receive strength. i just have to trust god. thank you so much for praying for me.

regarding isaiah 42:3, i was trying to say that i felt weak, and i'm not so strong in the spirit as i would like, but jesus is patient, and can see the bigger picture. so he doesn't immediately write me off, but works with me to make me stronger. here's matthew henry's explanation (go down to IV):
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i'm glad you have that verse about rejoicing in tribulation. when we're in a storm, it seems chaotic, but with god as our guide, we'll still be able to move through it in the right direction. i'll pray that you get assurance that you're getting guidance.


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Yeah, I've been to your site before. It's really nice! You seem to know a lot of stuff about it. You could probably even teach it.

Wow!! I really like the way you said that. How God has to first give us a new heart and new Spirit, and that new heart replaces the hard one. The new one isn't hard but one that is fertile and open to God and his truth. These hearts have the seed of truth planted into them, and they grow and the root is really deep. Where they once were apathetic about God, they start feeling his rich love welling up inside them.

This is such a beautiful metaphor. Just wanted you to know it really affected my heart because of the way you said it. It made my heart feel closer to God. The Spirit produces this fruit in us, and it replaces all the dirt and grime in our hearts, making them pure. Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. In place of hatred, sorrow, coldness, pride, greed, faithlessness. If we had more of this change in the hearts of people, the world would change so much, as people's love for God transformed them inwardly and also outwardly in what they do.

It's not problem, praying for you. If that helped you to be patient, it is worth it. It also helps me to learn to pray more, which I need to do because I keep forgetting to. Trusting God is all you have to do. I struggle with patience sometimes. I feel myself getting impatient with people, with being in pain, with waiting to hear from the Lord. But it's okay. I prayed that the spirit will help keep me from being antsy and impatient.

Psalm 40:1-2 I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

Thanks for explaining isaiah 42:3 to me. So Jesus is being patient with you, even when you are strugglng, when you feel weak. I love that about him. He seems so great that it's like "why would he pay any attention to us?", but we are his precious children, and he doesn't want us to be lost:

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

He could ignore us, because he could have better things to do. But we are his focus, even if it takes us awhile to do what he wants us to. I love that. Like a father gets frustrated with their child but they don't give up on them. The Lord is our father.
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thank you, i enjoyed making that site. it is the 2nd design for it, cause i got better at css.

when you said that the root is deep, it reminded me where it says a little leaven, leavens the whole loaf. since the root spreads throughout the soil, so it can support what's on the outside, and feed it. then, when you said that they start feeling his rich love welling up inside them, it reminded me of:
Jhn 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

when you said,
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If we had more of this change in the hearts of people, the world would change so much, as people's love for God transformed them inwardly and also outwardly in what they do.


i read on the hallvworthington site, yesterday:
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Suddenly a light in darkness appeared, and I rose up out of my body to view the San Francisco Bay area from the air. I could see how everyone in a chain reaction was passing on the hurts and injustices received from their neighbors to anyone around them, and it just kept going on: injury for injury, insult for insult, blow for blow, anger for anger, etc. No one was absorbing their hurts; everyone was passing them on to others. I understood, if many people would stop passing on their hurts and injustices, the world would be a radically different place.
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when you say that trusting god is all you have to do, i was wondering if you have an image in your mind about that, to help you. cause i don't know exactly what you mean... like, when i trust god, it's usually with a bible verse, or something i can trust him in.

are you in emotional, or physical pain?

oh, and you gave 2 peter again:

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

at first, i totally glossed over the last part, cause i saw perish, but the repentance part is so relevant to the galatian verses:

Gal 5:16 [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Gal 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

and you're totally right about seeing god as our father. it stands to reason, cause he's older and more experienced, and has many children that he has 'begotten', and he, in his wisdom, has a great plan for all of us, so that we can grow into enlightened beings. plus, i like the fact that he'll never leave us.
Jos 1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, [so] I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
 
Jhn 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Mat 18:12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
Mat 18:13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that [sheep], than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
Mat 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
 




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Sorry! It's like some days I get out of school and go straight to work, and I don't have time for anything. But luckily, I am taking a break from work and school very soon.. and I need it!

I like that quote from the hallvworthington site! I spend like so much of my time trying to discipline myself, teach myself how to absorb the injustices others cause me, instead of passing them on. That's a big problem in the world. Everyone gets hurt, so they feel the need to hurt others. And trust me, others feel that hurt they pass on, and it's just a horrible chain reaction. When people are mean to me, I am constantly trying to absorb it and not just be mean to others. I don't always succeed, but I think I do fairly well. How about you? Whenever I am angry, I exercise or read certain bible passages to help me calm down some.

When I say all you have to do is trust God, I do mean when you read the bible, like trusting him in what he says. He says if I tithe 10%, he will richly bless me, so I tithe. I trust him with all my money problems, because he says he will take care of them in time. I trust him to heal me, to lead me, to guide me, give me wisdom, open my eyes to what he's trying to let me know through his word... I trust him to keep me stable in a world that is terrified in the economic situation... just anything I can think of. It's kind of hard to explain, how I depend on him more than I depend on myself:

Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust the Lord with all your heart, and don't depend on your own understanding. Remember the Lord in all you do, and he will give you success.

The bible says to love God with all my heart and soul and strength. I can't really think of a good example of an image of trusting him, but... I guess I'll use a metaphor. Say your trust is money.

You can keep all the money to yourself: trust yourself with everything in life, trust yourself to be successful, to make enough money, to take care of your family, to be happy, trusting God with nothing

You can keep most of the money to yourself and give a little bit to God: mostly trust yourself with everything, but trust God with a little bit. Like you trust him with your health but not your money or family

You can give most of the money to God but keep a little: lets say you trust him to take care of you and your family and to keep you well, but you struggle in trusting him with your finances

You can give all the money to God and keep none for yourself: everything you do is for God. You don't depend on yourself for security, but you depend on him. You depend on him more than yourself to take care of your family, to make sure you get the things you need, to bless you and keep you strong. You stop trying to make yourself successful, and stop focusing on yourself, but focus on him, and focus on making him successful by telling people about his kingdom, and causing more people to be saved, etc.

It's like you can trust him with bits and pieces of your life, or you can trust him with everything. And from what I know about him, the more you trust him with everything, the more he will bless you for taking that gigantic leap of faith. It's not easy, but well worth what you get from it.

Lol I know this is going to make the post so long, but I feel I should share this with you from 'Dying to Live'. Clayton was talking about how he had hit rock bottom in his life:

"One evening during this season of despair, I hit my lowest point emotionally. I was upstairs. The room was completely dark. As I lay on my back in bed, the tears had pooled up in my eyes and were hot on my skin. I was rehearsing my good deeds before God and feeling more and more rotten by the second as I tried to convince Him that, based on all my superior goodness, He should heal my mom, re-open Daddy's shop, and get me a full ride to Furman, Wake Forest, or Gardner-Webb. It was not working at all. God wasn't buying it. Neither was I.
It was then, out of the blue, as it were, that the very Holy Spirit of God came and stood on my chest. Hard. Right there in the darkness.
As if someone had snatched back dark curtains to reveal that it was noon noutside and the sun was shining bright when I thought it was still 3 a.m. and dark, the light cascaded into my mind and my soul. The epiphany was tangible. It was like I could feel the light from the sun on my face, or maybe like I had been doused with a bucket of ice water unexpectedly while my head was turned the other way. What God unveiled to me right then and right there, with pools of hot tears in my eye sockets, took my breath away.
Son, I know you are lonely and afraid and confused. But I have not left you. I am simply doing what you asked Me to do and I am using these things to do it. I am breaking you and humbling you to prepare you for what lies ahead and to remind you to trust in Me alone. So trust Me. Not yourself. Not your plans. Not football. Not money. Not scholarships. Just trust Me."

So even when it is so tempting to trust ourselves and in our own small plans to succeed, trusting God to succeed for us is what we have to do. And sometimes he has to break us down and humble us to get that point across.

When I say I am in pain, it's always emotional pain. Like something bad will happen to me or a friend, some bad situation. And it will cause me to freak out, and so my heart is in pain.

I love how God says he won't leave us. Even if everyone else is okay, if he sees we are struggling and are lost, he will chase after us until he retrieves us again. I guess it is like losing your child. If you have 4 children and lose 1, it's not like you say "oh well, at least I have 3." That would be totally heartless. You turn your world upside looking for that child, not sleeping or focusing on anything else until you find them. It's not that you don't love the other 3, but that you love the lost one so much, too.

Luke 15:8-9 Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’

Luke 15:7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

I am glad that each and every individual is important to God. emoticon
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