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I guess I used to get hurt a lot.


yes, it's a learned response, since distrust comes so automatically.

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I have to really work on
getting my heart to stop doing it. But I know I can't do that own my own.


i agree. it makes us dependent on god, which is ironic that the things he wants most from us we have to rely only on him to do them.

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I am still working on trust. I love talking to you, so I am trying to overcome this issue. It's weird, I am like that with a lot of friends. They are great, don't do anything wrong, but somehow, I am afaid they will end up hurting me or something.


i don't blame you, i have the same problems with people. like, even though i know they're cool, i won't open up to them, cause i'm afraid they'll laugh, or tell other people my confidences. i bet god will help us, like you prayed, to give his type of love to others. then, we'll have nothing to lose, cause it's really him directing us. but that deep knowing is really something. i told the lady i work with, that it's like an empty bucket down a deep well, where you draw it up, and it's filled with deep truths.

i like that you keep your thoughts on god... it's so worthwhile. i depart now and then, and come back. i feel guilty, but i'd rather come back guilty than not at all.

Luk 15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
 Luk 15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
 Luk 15:19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.



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i agree. it makes us dependent on god, which is ironic that the things he wants most from us we have to rely only on him to do them.



It's crazy like that. He will ask us to do something, but the only way we can get it done is by trusting him. I've been in a lot of situations in my life where it felt like all he wanted me to do is trust him more. He makes it seem like there's no way out, except through him.

It's kind of annoying though, because you spend all your time flipping out, not knowing what to do, and then you final realize the answer is simpler than you thought.

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like, even though i know they're cool, i won't open up to them, cause i'm afraid they'll laugh, or tell other people my confidences.



Yeah. I don't want to be embarassed, or let down or anything. I'm sure you are right, that he will help us to trust others and lead us.

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i told the lady i work with, that it's like an empty bucket down a deep well, where you draw it up, and it's filled with deep truths.



That's a really neat way to look at it. Like out of nothing comes something; God makes a way out of no way; we have no idea where we are going, but God is always steering us in the right direction.

I love when I have that deep knowing feeling. People around me seem so clueless sometimes, but deep in my heart, I feel that truth start to bubble over. It makes me feel so grounded, where I used to feel so lost and pointless in the world.

Even though I keep my thoughts on God, I feel like I run into all kinds of problems with him. I feel like I am constantly in some sort of disaster, I wish I could handle things better.

It's good that you come back, even if you feel guilty. Some people lose faith in God and stop trusting him, and then they feel so bad, they think they should just give up. I guess they feel like God doesn't want them anymore. But he always wants them! It is better to come back feeling bad then not at all. It's like people who achieve big dreams. They work hard at them, but then they mess up and have pitfalls, just like everyone else. The difference between them and everyone else is that they get back up, dust them selves off. That's what counts. =]

Luke 15:17-19 is a humbling verse. He, as a son, has messed up, and is willing to lower himself to be a servant to be blessed.

I hope that you can achieve that sort of humility. Keep coming back.
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yes, i'm thinking that we're not going to be perfect without his help. and, we won't even be able to stop sinning without him.

i could look at other people and see how they're sinning, and think that they're not following god. but i realize that being sanctified by god doesn't happen overnight. if i were to judge them, i would only be judging the imperfection in myself. which should make me, like you said, humble enough to see my weakness, and how much i have to rely on god's power not to sin.

so even though the wind of sin is blowing me off course, i still need to direct my focus on god, who will move me toward the mark of his perfection.

Mar 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

i hope the love and peace of god will motivate us toward that place. i'm still trying to understand his power to overcome sin, and i'm glad that he showed me to start trusting him. i think you already see how to trust him, which is a good head start toward overcoming sin.

because i believe that's the ongoing work of the holy spirit within us, is the freedom from sin, so that we can be saved from sin. otherwise, jesus wouldn't have had to ask god to send his spirit. i thank god for his help, or we would forever be in bondage.

Luk 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Luk 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Luk 4:20 And he closed the book, and he gave [it] again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
Luk 4:21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.


 

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