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TabinRivCA

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It’s okay Wes, it’s not everyone’s cuppa tea lol but do know if you do desire a wife one day, that prayer and fasting will help you prepare, and it is not because of wanting God to answer your prayers, but to draw closer to Him and to trust and submit in His ways so that you can be the Godly man to your Godly wife :)
Yes, God works in mysterious ways for sure. I've encountered two past boyfriends within the last two wks and made it clear I'm a diff person nowadays. It's nice to know that God hears all our prayers and knows our hearts.
 

Hamarr

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It’s okay Wes, it’s not everyone’s cuppa tea lol but do know if you do desire a wife one day, that prayer and fasting will help you prepare, and it is not because of wanting God to answer your prayers, but to draw closer to Him and to trust and submit in His ways so that you can be the Godly man to your Godly wife :)
I guess I am still not sure if that is something for me or not, or if I am called to singleness.

I'm still getting used to not having much of a clue as to who I really am or how people see me. So, before I might have thought certain types of relationships were off limits.

EDIT - That's where praying would help lol
 

Deade

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Ok, going to pour my heart out and get sappy here. Jeremiah 1: 5. I knew you before you where knitted in the womb. Gods word reassures us that he knows the children when to us they are yet a wish or as in my case a prayer. 1 Samuel : 27. For this child I prayed. When I read the scripture I see it as God giving me instructions of those things I need to pray for. Prayers is our mightiest sword against the devil. I think we should use it more often. So I pray for my future children and I fervently pray for the man who will someday be my spouse. I would live to think he is out there somewhere praying for me too. Prayer time should be an integral part of a family. Those babies need that prayer long before they are conceived. Buried so deep in prayer that the evilness of the world can never reach them. 🙏
It is strange you bring up Hannah's story. My second book has a trek through 1 Samuel, describing in detail just what is going on. Hannah was a very interesting person and a good lesson on believing. She had prayed often for a child, but was left barren and mocked by the other wife.

She is thinking: if I take my prayer to God's temple I will be heard. She had been very depressed over this matter. While in the temple Eli thinks she is drunk for she only mouthed the words but didn't speak them. She assured Eli she wasn't drunk and she had a serious request for the Lord. So, Eli becomes satisfied and casually says may the Lord grant you your petition.

Most of us would go yeah, right, I hope He does. Not Hannah! Boom! She instantly receives the blessing in her spirit. How do we know? From the way she threw off her depression and acted joyfully. She even realized that Eli was not aware of her petition. But nevertheless, a man of God had passed a blessing and she was going to hold God to it. Like you pointed out she informed Eli "For this child I prayed." Telling the man of God how he was used. All the glory goes to God. :cool:
 

calibob

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All the glory goes to God. :cool:[/QUOTE]
When I read these verses today I thought of you deade;
ps41v1-3.jpg OOps, it was supposed to be bigger. Psalm 41, vs 1 - 3.
 

Mel85

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I guess I am still not sure if that is something for me or not, or if I am called to singleness.

I'm still getting used to not having much of a clue as to who I really am or how people see me. So, before I might have thought certain types of relationships were off limits.

EDIT - That's where praying would help lol
Fair enough lol and okay will be praying for you.

Also, knowing who you are in Christ is a good step. And it’s not so much how people see’s you but it’s more of how God see’s you.... 226BCEF5-9446-4E99-AF40-3BADC7F64315.jpeg
 

Hamarr

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Fair enough lol and okay will be praying for you.

Also, knowing who you are in Christ is a good step. And it’s not so much how people see’s you but it’s more of how God see’s you.... View attachment 194192

True. Coming back to faith, I'm learning an awful lot of who I saw God as and myself is all wrong. lol. I think I saw God as a distant angry father and not someone who actually cared or wanted good things for me. So this is all new. It's like relearning everything since I no longer have that filter, or it isn't so strong.
 

Mel85

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True. Coming back to faith, I'm learning an awful lot of who I saw God as and myself is all wrong. lol. I think I saw God as a distant angry father and not someone who actually cared or wanted good things for me. So this is all new. It's like relearning everything since I no longer have that filter, or it isn't so strong.
You know what Wes, I actually grew up thinking exactly the same thing, that God was this man who sat on a throne and was judging everyone. It wasn’t until I gave my life that my relationship with Jesus Christ opened my eyes to see who God truly is - a loving merciful, Father who has soooo much to Him that I am always in awe of Who He is and what He does.

The scales of the world have fallen off my eyes and now I see the true beauty through His Eyes and the unfailing Love He has for each and every one of us. :)
 

Kojikun

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Can someone tell their opinion re game FN, Fortnite being played by an 8 yr old, thx.
Afraid I dont know enough about the game. Overwatch is a No for sure though lol also Doom 🤣 and probably Corpse Party (That should be a no brainer actually🤔😎)
 

Deade

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You know what Wes, I actually grew up thinking exactly the same thing, that God was this man who sat on a throne and was judging everyone. It wasn’t until I gave my life that my relationship with Jesus Christ opened my eyes to see who God truly is - a loving merciful, Father who has soooo much to Him that I am always in awe of Who He is and what He does.

The scales of the world have fallen off my eyes and now I see the true beauty through His Eyes and the unfailing Love He has for each and every one of us. :)
Yes Mel, I think we all have had this misguided interpretation of a big mean God sitting on His throne ready to swat someone for their sins. When I was called the second time (or when I was really ready) I was already a parent and had lost one child. Then someone preached a loving father to me and I got a glimpse God's real nature. We will never really find and serve God through fear.

1 John 4:18
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."
 

Mel85

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Yes Mel, I think we all have had this misguided interpretation of a big mean God sitting on His throne ready to swat someone for their sins. When I was called the second time (or when I was really ready) I was already a parent and had lost one child. Then someone preached a loving father to me and I got a glimpse God's real nature. We will never really find and serve God through fear.

1 John 4:18 "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."
Amen and thanks for the reminder!
 

TabinRivCA

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Afraid I dont know enough about the game. Overwatch is a No for sure though lol also Doom 🤣 and probably Corpse Party (That should be a no brainer actually🤔😎)
Well compared to DOOM & Corpse Party, FN might b a blessing, lol, we'll just clamp down on playtime--if we can. Thx.
 

BrotherMike

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Well compared to DOOM & Corpse Party, FN might b a blessing, lol, we'll just clamp down on playtime--if we can. Thx.
FN is kid friendly, however I'm not a big fan of shooting games in general. I would look at what they are playing and decide if he or she can handle it. Clamping down on playing time is definitely a good thing to do.