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The "i" Word

  1. It is so easy for us to be wrapped up with ourselves that that some of us often write blogs that begin with "I"; I had this dream, I had this vision, I had this revelation, I had this experience.
    Well, good for you :)rolleyes:). Sometimes it's nice just to appreciate those of you that just post a scripture verse, or a picture, or something else that doesn't draw attention to you. Satan loves to get attention, and he loves when others are getting the attention instead of God. He will build you up, if it takes the real attention away from God. God may be mentioned by us "God gave me this vision....".. but who is really trying to get the attention there? In closing, ever try to spend a minute (60 full seconds) in prayer with out asking God for anything? Try it and see how easy it (or not) that is. "He must increase but....I.... must decrease." John 3:30
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  1. Sam91
    I frequently pray without asking for anything from our Father. Usually to praise, when grateful or full of peace.
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    1. faroukfarouk
      Yes, it's a reflexive action of the heart, isn't it? and Paul in both Philippians 4 and 1 Thess. 4 links prayer, thanksgiving and joy.
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  2. faroukfarouk
    The point is: Divine revelation first, right? as in God's Word. Then afterwards comes my appreciation of it.
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    1. faroukfarouk
      "He must increase, but .. I .. must decrease" indeed.
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  3. Sam91
    Don't you find that when people say 'I', 'we' it sounds more friendly and more like someone is sharing an experience, giving an opinion instead of a fact? There is less chance of a recipient finding offense. When writing to my dad it's important to him that there are very few references to self and that the word 'I' is not used above twice in a letter. Informality is much more loving. (Paul referred to himself a lot in his epistles).
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    2. faroukfarouk
      The expression you used seems to sum it up, really.
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    3. Sam91
      That John knew Jesus intimately, then writes with an abundance of love, reassurance and so inclusively, is such a gift.
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    4. faroukfarouk
      Love and assurance go hand in hand, yes.
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