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    What do you thing about this Verse for daily life??
  6. JesusLives's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaLove
    You can do this! Make sure your goals are attainable and realistic!!
    Thanks I appreciate the support.
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    You can do this! Make sure your goals are attainable and realistic!!
  8. Zi's Avatar
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    They all know to follow anyone whos will is not the same as theirs requires them to give theirs up.. Too selfish is the answer.. Lovers of pleasure rather than God
  9. peacenik's Avatar
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    Amen! Just like it says in the Bible, Jesus is Prince of Peace:

    Isaiah 9:6

    Ephesians 2:13-18
  10. BillG's Avatar
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    When I was leading a mid-week group (which had non Christians) in as well.
    Over a period of months I did a command a week. I think I looked at 41.
    Did research of context and then explained what I thought and how we apply those commands today, for us and towards others.

    I started with the 2 new commandments that Jesus gave.
    To me I think they form the basis and meaning for all you have said above.

    Mind you I missed out the adultery and divorce command as one the couples were both married to someone else when they met and started an affair and ended up getting married. I didn't know how to handle that to be honest.
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    You shared Matthew 5-7. I didn't think of Matthew 5-7 when explaining in the forum where to find lists of 'works' that believers are to do. It's a valuable and insightful list of what faith and obedience in Christ and the expectation of the kingdom is to look like in a person's life.

    I believe that the narrow door Christ speaks of which few find is all the things he just got done teaching. Few find the life given through the obedience he speaks of. It is obedience that gives life, not gives or earns salvation itself, but the obedience that opens up the life of fullness and abundance that Christ said he came to give to us. Few find that life of abundance because they do not discover the door way to that life--doing the things he just taught.

    Kingdom life is directly connected to obedience--the obediences he taught, but which it seems few Christians grow up into. It's the door to life few find.
    Updated 4 Days Ago at 10:15 AM by PHart
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    I was a Christian two or three years when God taught me that being a Christian is all about the fruit of the Spirit:

    "22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23gentleness, self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23 NASB)

    That is the very essence and soul of the Christian life. But instead so many of us get distracted into thinking our doctrine, or our gifts, or church attendance, or tithing, etc. are the epitome of what it means to be a true Christian.

    Nothing wrong with those things. It's just that's it's a mistake to make those things some kind of measuring rod of our relationship to God. Ultimately, the obedience that stems from the fruit of the Spirit is the only thing that truly confirms one's secure place in Christ.
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    What does it mean to be a Christian? I ask myself this a lot, and for that matter what does it mean to be strong as a Christian? A set of beliefs and a life of living faith is how many are described when the word Christian is spoken or some might say it's just another type of religion and others still might say it is to be holy and obedient in faith and in Christ.

    But you know I have seen many go by the claim of being Christian and some of them are even more rude and even more self righteous than the pharisee's themselves, others who aren't even Christians have shown more fruits of the spirit than one who is saved. It seems to me that there is a fine line between a Christian by title and a Christian by heart.
    anyone can go to church, anyone can pray and do good deeds anyone can even know the bible like the back of their hands and can recite the entire bible verse by verse but that isn't what makes a Christian is it?

    The one thing I have seen in a true Christian is love. Not love as the human heart knows of but a kind of love that comes from his heart alone, it is a strange kind of love an abnormal kind it is alien because people are not used to seeing this kind of love. This kind of love is one that enriches the believers heart and soul it allows them to slowly yet surely see through his eye and slowly yet surely have their hearts form into his, it is the supernatural steroid in the believers growth and closeness to God and it is the one thing I have ever seen make a person truly stand out from the crowd of believers.

    I have sought after this love exhaustively and in dong so he has given me much in return and yet I still cannot fully answer this question. I am always searching my heart and asking God what does it mean to be a Christian and what does it mean to be strong in you? I don't truly know the answer but I know that it is seeking after love and seeking after his heart with a burning fire in our eyes and a hunger and thirst that is abnormal that will show us the answer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ugly
    I would say at least 90% of blogs get no response. And of those that do it's only a few that get many responses. If you are looking to engage a topic or conversation then posting a thread will get you more traffic than a blog.
    Thank you for that info. I don't really mind if they see it.
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    I would say at least 90% of blogs get no response. And of those that do it's only a few that get many responses. If you are looking to engage a topic or conversation then posting a thread will get you more traffic than a blog.
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    Time to get REAL AGAIN.... What is it that someone just told me recently how a famous writer of whom I forget the name at the moment said it was easy to quit smoking as he had done it a 1000 times.....lol I wish it were funny but the truth is trying to change a life style is not easy.

    As you can read November 1, 2015 was my last post in this blog and that has been because I went back to my old ways and gained every single pound I worked so hard to loose and probably found another 50 to add to them.

    Well it is said if at first you don't succeed try, try again. With that written Here I Go Again.

    This will be the evening of day one which will start tomorrow. 8/12/2017.

    What do I plan to do? Well, take baby steps.

    I have been having a terrible time breathing this summer and feet and ankles swelling, lack of activity is making it harder for me to walk. Blood sugar level to the point of Doctor wanting to put me on insulin and I don't want to go there.

    So this blog will be my accountability diary or action plan so to speak and for the first week this is what I want to do. I have to start walking again so I am going to walk three days this week down to the end of the block and back to my house. That will be my start to moving again.

    Eating I will add fruit to my diet and eat at least one piece of fruit a day at least 5 days this week.

    To help cut down on portion size I am going to eat off a salad plate instead of a regular plate starting tomorrow.

    Then will report back next week on how I did. My scale died so won't be weighing in but this isn't a numbers game anymore it is eat healthier deal so I am going to give myself a level of 7 in my confidence on completing what I have set as goals for this week.

    Stay tuned.
  17. GOP's Avatar
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    One way Children of GOD grieved the HOLY SPIRIT in them is through unforgiveness.
  18. GeorgeM's Avatar
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    God bless you Marissa
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    God bless you Toinena
  20. Samsara's Avatar
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    Great post
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