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Discussion in 'Singles (Only*)' started by gospels, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. gospels

    gospels Christ my breath. ⚡ Christ my music. ⚡ Supporter

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    Can I say a word of encouragement to those who feel that way? Please allow me to tell you that GOD LOVES YOU. I mean He really really really loves you. He does. You ARE loved just the way you are. You are not lacking anything in Christ. He that lives in you is really greater and enough. Please take heart and live in that freedom. You don't have to take it all at once, work it all, and kill yourselves. In fact, it's not about your qualifications and accomplishments. Ask for the Holy Spirit and just be led. Everything is worked-out already. He overcame the world. Be still and rest in Him. Don't look to yourself or be ashamed of anything. Let Christ be your confidence and strength. Please don't let your hearts be troubled by those that are around you but seek to know this new man who now lives in you. This Jesus born in you is more glorious and sweeter than anyone else or things in the world. You are more concerned about your manger being dirty and missing to rejoice at His birth and this child's love for you. Fix your eyes upon Him and you would be awed. You will do great things as He grows in you and God is able to take you through the end. I encourage you to talk this into your soul, body and mind every day and louder when such feelings overwhelm you.

    Forget about being accepted by the world and its standards. They see the speck that is in your eye but do not notice the log that is in their own eyes. You don't need to match no one, no theologian, no prophet. We have been given Christ and we put Him on at all times and each one has their calling according to His will. Do not let anyone say otherwise and don't heed to such things. Do not let any powers of this world, any kind of negative things of some churches, peoples, any form of stigmas and theories, be it American dream or toxic feminism come in between you and Christ.

    Thank you. May the Lord of comfort speak to you and bless your soul today.
     
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  2. SeekingGloryOnThisJourney

    SeekingGloryOnThisJourney Active Member

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    Needed this.
    So worried about things that don’t really matter, what I wear, what I eat, if I’m secretly evil... silly things.
    I just need to follow Him and Love Him because He loves me, more than I’ll ever know. :)
     
  3. alllivesmatter

    alllivesmatter New Member

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    Thank you!
    You are one of Gods special children sent to us to show Gods love to the world.;)
     
  4. philadelphos

    philadelphos Sydney

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    Quoted into a new thread I see. :blush1:
    Bold.

    That's a comforting and encouraging spiel that I could get used to waking up to reading daily, except I wonder about it's substance and veracity. i.e. completion in Christ takes time. A very long time apparently. e.g. the doctrines of regeneration and sanctification. And without being a melancholic wet blanket, life sucks most of the time for most, and I would argue that anxiety, internalisations, introspection, helps to self-diagnose, and discussing such matters in public forum is helpful to all readers. Rather than covering it up, be it denial, or 'in Christ'. Both would be delusional and deceitful.

    Phil 1:6, "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:"

    To elaborate, all believers are of course 'justified' by faith in the Messiah, I suppose like kneeling and swearing allegiance to the rightful king, but that does not erase one's guilt, error, past wrongs, and sin in and of it self. No. Like a disease, be it leprosy, cancer, or influenza, all problems remain until one is completely and actually healed. - I believe that that occurs in the actual new creation, in the new world, being physically and spiritually resurrected, the way God resurrected Christ, including all scars. 'Called from the grave' we're promised.

    Instead, the lamb of God functions as a skin that covers the sinner, a cloak that covers our shame, so that we who deserve death can rightfully enter into the house of God, without suffering his wrath, and imminent death. Where the Father instead will see the lambskin, seeing 'the image of Christ', and not the sinner. This is his grace. It's an old narrative. Like when God clothed Adam and Eve first (the first animal sacrifice some suppose) and they were exiled from the Garden, evading execution. Or like how Jacob was covered in animal skin (fraudulently, yet permissibly) in order that his father Isaac felt/saw Esau's, his older brother's, thus granting him his older brother's blessing/promise. Likewise Christ is our 'older brother'.

    A woman can indeed 'help' a man, as is her role in this world, as counter-part, 2nd fiddle, pro-creator, etc, as mothers, aunts, and older sisters, who help us all so much, whether at home or out in society. And as God said from the beginning, 'it is not good for man to be alone', so my earlier insights into many men (believing and unbelieving) who I know remains a fact of life. All are born alone, will die alone, and face judgement alone. And yet in this bleak and at times painful 'loneliness' comes a blessing where God has allowed for a 'Comforter', to 'dwell within our hearts', where one's 'the body is the temple of the Lord', and God himself hears, sees, and knows all our thoughts, all the time. :)

    Blessed be the Lord.
     
  5. gospels

    gospels Christ my breath. ⚡ Christ my music. ⚡ Supporter

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    Can anyone say they love God the way He ought to be loved? For who claims to fully comprehend what 'love' is and who claims to say their love is perfect? But only The Son. God in His grace sent us His Son who perfectly loved the Father, who then gave us the Spirit of Christ that we also love Him like The Son does. It is Christ who dwells in you that loves the Father and the Father loves Him back, through the Holy Spirit. It is God's love for us that He shares with us this wonderful experience of love between the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. This is the glory and the wisdom of God that He gives us life and faith, and counts us worthy. Be encouraged and boast in Christ. He is really all that you need.

    May the God of faith give you the gift of faith and bless you today.
     
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  6. gospels

    gospels Christ my breath. ⚡ Christ my music. ⚡ Supporter

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    Jesus paid it all. He really did.

    Now rise up and walk in it and be blessed.
     
  7. gospels

    gospels Christ my breath. ⚡ Christ my music. ⚡ Supporter

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    Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.

    Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

    Matthew 10:29-31
     
  8. radhead

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    Even if we don't understand it all, we can look at the spirit and fruit of those who do have that faith, people of faith going back to the ancient times. And that is what should encourage anyone.
     
  9. gospels

    gospels Christ my breath. ⚡ Christ my music. ⚡ Supporter

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    Hello friends,

    The Lord knows our frame and He is mindful that we are but dust. He is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in loving devotion. He will not always accuse us, nor harbor His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins or repaid us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great He loved us and as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. His love extends from everlasting to everlasting. Psalm 103.
     
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  10. Ronit

    Ronit Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Sister. I needed this :)
    Ronit
     
  11. gospels

    gospels Christ my breath. ⚡ Christ my music. ⚡ Supporter

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    Amen. God be praised.
     
  12. gospels

    gospels Christ my breath. ⚡ Christ my music. ⚡ Supporter

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    Here's a song for you..

     
  13. Olmhinlu

    Olmhinlu Well-Known Member

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    Thank you - I really appreciate that.
     
  14. gospels

    gospels Christ my breath. ⚡ Christ my music. ⚡ Supporter

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    You are welcome. Blessed be the Lord our God.
     
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