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Helpful Information: God changes your heart

Discussion in 'Daily Devotionals' started by mlepfitjw, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. mlepfitjw

    mlepfitjw May you be blessed!

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    God changes your heart...

    Do you desire that in your life?

    The transformative power of God that comes from the holy spirit by belief in the Lord Jesus Christ.

     
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    The many faces of Agallagher:)
     
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    "Slow learner" your identity says, but obviously learning. Fun watching the process.
     
  4. mlepfitjw

    mlepfitjw May you be blessed!

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    All glory to God dear friend GDL, He is the one who changes us ! The more we go to him, and trust... oh what wonders await even through the sufferings let us pray and be thankful to God and for our loved ones and continue to rejoice!
     
  5. Lucian Hodoboc

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    I find myself unable to do that. What should I do? Recently-developed chronic pain is making me feel God as my enemy. I feel demonically-influenced to return to habitual sins as a coping mechanism to distract myself from the pain. Suffering doesn't seem to be bringing me closer to God, and I have no idea what to do in order to not be sent to hell.
     
  6. mlepfitjw

    mlepfitjw May you be blessed!

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    Now if you are talking about smoking weed (I’ve abused this, some people need a little help and it can be prescribed.) to help with pain, that is not an issue.

    The issue is the heart and where the heart lies in the person.

    Now to let it be know, my work field is fixing to be in the nursing home, where there older folks who don’t have families, can’t see their families, hurt, ache, and have to live their whole lives here. Some in short term care, some in long term care, some in rehabilitation recovering from injuries and things alike to this.

    What do you say to this notion?

    Because we all have a choice in life, to be thankful, or to be miserable, self absorbed in the mind set of self pity, and self lothing.

    I’m sorry to hear of your pain too.@Lucian Hodoboc
     
  7. Lucian Hodoboc

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    I'm not talking about smoking weed. I've never smoked weed in my life. It's not even legal in my country. Besides, I have anxiety medication prescribed by my doctor to help me deal with my generalized anxiety.

    Yes, I know that. That's exactly what I'm saying: I have a corrupt heart and I don't know how to have it changed. I don't seem to be able to change it myself. Prayer seems to work for brief periods of time, but it's a hit or miss thing. Sometimes I'd pray and feel calm and at peace with God for, like, a few hours, while other times, I'd pray and feel anger against God for allowing me to suffer and for having allowed me to be born with disabilities, in a dysfunctional family.

    It only increases my current dislike of God's ways. We suffer and die while waiting for an afterlife where we'll be judged according to how obedient we were in our suffering.

    I don't seem to have a choice. Like I said, I have some degree of control over my actions, but not over my feelings. Trying to force myself to feel thankful makes me feel like a hypocrite because I don't feel positive emotions.
     
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  8. mlepfitjw

    mlepfitjw May you be blessed!

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    God has forgiven you, for all the things you have done in your life. So it seems like maybe you worry or have preconceptions of going to hell possibly? Or maybe that is were all man kind is going to end up going to, which is not really the case ; in revelation 22 which explains differently.

    I'm nothing more than a person who will tell you, it's your choice. You can hate God, or not. What you do with your own life is up to you when it comes down to this, and not one person will change your mind except you yourself, @Lucian Hodoboc.

    My hope is for you to become closer to God, if you desire to read his word, and experience the love he has shown everyone while we are still sinners by sending his son the Cross.

    God bless you. Sorry that I can not be any more help than what is being able to be provided. God is able to change a heart, but your choice is your choice on what you decide to do with that.

    (I could push an agenda on you, or something to those effects but that is not right for me to do so!! At all as a believer)

    We all have choice in this life, and we can't put the blame on anyone, or God himself unless you want to of course.

    One more thing; Your feelings are just feelings, they aren't the truth. Truth is God loves you, and he says he cares for you and even desires to hear from you, and you can ask for help with your anxieties.
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    I'm not a doctor, nor psychiatrist, there is no way for me to change your mind. Only God can do that, if you allow him to start coming more into your life by reading his word, and praying about the things going on in your life, and accepting the forgiveness that he gives.
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    Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    Romans 5: 8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

    1 Peter 5:
    5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,

    “God opposes the proud
    but shows favor to the humble.”

    6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

    God bless you.
     
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