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I've been praying a lot recently, and giving thanks to God. It's amazing how much he will show you about people, and yourself. So my question is what has God spoken to you recently, and what is his plan for your life?
 
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Such an odd title for the topic.
 

Adstar

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Gods plan for me is to grant me Eternal life..

Gods plan for me in my life? Well i find that out as i go through this life..
 

shittim

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In relationship of course....
 
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Marianna Florida
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So far everyone has been tentative and evasive at best. I realize God does not reveal his whole plan for us much but he does say, like to Abraham, go to the land I will show you. Is anyone doing any mission work? Evangelism? Waiting on a spouse to be a ministry helpmate? Waiting on victory in a personal issue?
 

shittim

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If we are in relationship we don't need to know His full plan since we trust Him completely, why do you want to know His full plan?
 

shittim

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you assume that I assume
In Malachi He gives His complete instruction,
"Seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your G-d".
 
Jun 29, 2018
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Marianna Florida
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you assume that I assume
In Malachi He gives His complete instruction,
"Seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your G-d".
Ok, let's just revert to the original question and my subsequent questions? Nobody has really chimed in so far. I'm looking for conversation with believers who do more than attend a church building and read their Bible.
 

shittim

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I've heard it taught there are 4 kinds of people in this world, unsaved, newly saved, carnal Christians and spiritual Christians.
I believe you describe carnal Christians, most are, spiritual Christians are what you are looking for fellowship with.
Just yesterday, and after asking for divine encounters, I went to a town nearby and had a great day of being put in places to do His good will and having chance encounters with other spiritual Christians to pray with and for, to impart that which was given freely.
A few months ago I met a lady at a church who had endured over 5 years of chronic pain following brain surgery, we prayed a prayer over her, I speak health and healing over _____ in Jesus Name, followed with, "I speak to this spirit of infirmity be gone from this body In Jesus Name and never return, in Jesus Name, the next week she came back and said since the prayer she had been completely free of pain.
Google-Curry Blake, "session 2", it will take you to a series of teaching of the Divine Healing Training and at 30 minutes he gives his testimony, I think this is what you are seeking, a vital, powerful, fruitful, relationship with Jesus, being His hands and feet as we walk through this life dedicated to Him.
bless you brother
 
Jun 29, 2018
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Marianna Florida
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I've heard it taught there are 4 kinds of people in this world, unsaved, newly saved, carnal Christians and spiritual Christians.
I believe you describe carnal Christians, most are, spiritual Christians are what you are looking for fellowship with.
Just yesterday, and after asking for divine encounters, I went to a town nearby and had a great day of being put in places to do His good will and having chance encounters with other spiritual Christians to pray with and for, to impart that which was given freely.
A few months ago I met a lady at a church who had endured over 5 years of chronic pain following brain surgery, we prayed a prayer over her, I speak health and healing over _____ in Jesus Name, followed with, "I speak to this spirit of infirmity be gone from this body In Jesus Name and never return, in Jesus Name, the next week she came back and said since the prayer she had been completely free of pain.
Google-Curry Blake, "session 2", it will take you to a series of teaching of the Divine Healing Training and at 30 minutes he gives his testimony, I think this is what you are seeking, a vital, powerful, fruitful, relationship with Jesus, being His hands and feet as we walk through this life dedicated to Him.
bless you brother
I've heard it taught there are 4 kinds of people in this world, unsaved, newly saved, carnal Christians and spiritual Christians.
I believe you describe carnal Christians, most are, spiritual Christians are what you are looking for fellowship with.
Just yesterday, and after asking for divine encounters, I went to a town nearby and had a great day of being put in places to do His good will and having chance encounters with other spiritual Christians to pray with and for, to impart that which was given freely.
A few months ago I met a lady at a church who had endured over 5 years of chronic pain following brain surgery, we prayed a prayer over her, I speak health and healing over _____ in Jesus Name, followed with, "I speak to this spirit of infirmity be gone from this body In Jesus Name and never return, in Jesus Name, the next week she came back and said since the prayer she had been completely free of pain.
Google-Curry Blake, "session 2", it will take you to a series of teaching of the Divine Healing Training and at 30 minutes he gives his testimony, I think this is what you are seeking, a vital, powerful, fruitful, relationship with Jesus, being His hands and feet as we walk through this life dedicated to Him.
bless you brother
Thanks so much for the testimony! This is the good stuff! I think that the testimonies and the shared victories are extremely vital for the body to share but often they are not. I agree with your assessment that there are four kinds of people in the world. I am well familiar with Healing Ministry and God ministered to a number in the same manner through me. Glory to God for every good thing!
 

Mel85

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I've been praying a lot recently, and giving thanks to God. It's amazing how much he will show you about people, and yourself. So my question is what has God spoken to you recently, and what is his plan for your life?
Jeremiah 29:11 always pops up for me when people ask about what Gods plan is in their life. Sometimes we get snippets of what His plans are through His Word, visions, dreams, people etc, but never fully reveals everything - I guess that’s why we have to experience through it or sometimes we choose not to when we choose to do our own thing and not follow Him, so when I do that, I usually fail of course cos of my own doing lol.

I do know one thing for sure that Gods placed in my heart & that’s His lost children and being able to share the Gospel with them when given the opportunity to do so :)
 

blue_ladybug

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A trip to the Testimonies forum might greatly enlighten you.. :)
 

shittim

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Check out Curry Blake, do a google for "curry blake, session2 "
it will take you to a series of teaching the Divine Healing Training course. Just changing the way I pray from what I did to what the Bible says has brought tremendous increase in results.
At 30 minutes of session 2 he tells his testimony and you can see how G-d had His hand on his life.
bless you brother
 
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I've been praying a lot recently, and giving thanks to God. It's amazing how much he will show you about people, and yourself. So my question is what has God spoken to you recently, and what is his plan for your life?
What has the Lord been teaching me lately? And what are his plans for me?

How's this for real?

Hebrews 5:11-14

Dull hearers make the preaching of the gospel difficult, and even those who have some faith may be dull hearers, and slow to believe. Much is looked for from those to whom much is given. To be unskilful, denotes want of experience in the things of the gospel. Christian experience is a spiritual sense, taste, or relish of the goodness, sweetness, and excellence of the truths of the gospel. And no tongue can express the satisfaction which the soul receives, from a sense of Divine goodness, grace, and love to it in Christ.
That's Matthew Henry's take of those verses, and I agree with him.

I am a dull hearer, and yet the Lord has taken me through many experiences all with the same goal -- to have himself a people who will worship and love him forever, as he loves his people.

He gives me love. He gives me salvation -- not a small word. He gives me kindness. He rebukes me when I'm thickheaded. He makes my path hard, so I have to remember he is the one taking me through it. He gives me streams of still waters and yes, trips through the Valley of Death, but he is with me always. When I am scared or when I'm cocky. At all points, he is leading me, in love, to move on. To go to his kingdom. The kingdom ruled by true love. Where I travel to get there is not his kingdom. It is another land, and I'm merely passing through.

But I've been here before. I've been here before as atwhatcost. And this land was a mixed land back then. Some of the people were good, God-loving people, but many were angry. I find it telling that someone can be angry when being led by God. I think it is telling, because I know when I am angry while being led by God, there is something not right with me. How is it I am angry, when the Lord who loves me this much is leading me? Has he not given me everything I ever needed? His love. The love of a good husband. A home. His people when we needed his people the most. So, seeing the anger in others and seeing it well up in me, I chose to leave this land. And I was laughed at and scorned for that choice.

Two months later, God gave me something I never wanted to choose. My husband had a heart attack so bad the doctors told him twice that he was dying. (Once, when they didn't think he could hear them.) I came back to this land because I needed prayers for him. I wasn't ready for him to leave me, but I knew if God took him home, I'd needed to be ready. I needed to be ready no matter what God's plan was either way. So I tried to come back as atwhatcost, but you cannot leave this land and then return with the same name.

I was depleted. Depleted, and yet God completed me. He completed me by his comfort in small ways. (A tiny flower in winter. A choir in a hospital lobby.) And in bigger ways. His people all across the world praying for me and my husband. Many in this land.

Seven months, before my husband came home. Home to me, not home to the Lord. A few more months until he could manage on his own. But I stayed in this land as well as with him. And in this land, we got help from God's people passing through too. A man name Ed and his friends helped us make our home nice again. No longer the laughing stock of the neighborhood. No longer scorned by our neighbors.

And I got help from wonderful women going through their own struggles. Women who became sisters. One of those women I worry about because she is old and losing her struggle with cancer, but God has gifted her as a vibrant hearer. Joi. Joi who is losing her battle with cancer so hard that she has lost part of her mouth and neck, and yet sees the positive while living on liquids. Her positive is the Lord. She knows she is closer to God's kingdom then most of us are, and she has walked with him for more years than I've been alive.

And another young woman named Miri, who is willing to give her life for Mum, because that is where God wants her. God is turning her into Mary Poppins. And a woman named Notmyown, who isn't her own. She's God's own. And Angela, and Stephanie, Rosemary, LT, and others. All women with tough lives who love the Lord, so this land was not a wasteland to me. It was a Veranda. A gathering place.

But the Lord changed this land as hard as he changed the world with a flood, and our veranda washed away. I tried to wait out to see if the veranda could come back, but in the waiting a glitch stopped me from returning.

And then I heard from another woman on here that the king of this land didn't want me back. Oddly, I wasn't wanted back because I was asking the other women I knew from the veranda what we should do next, and he thought I was telling them to leave this land. The veranda was in this land.

I am a dull thinker. Once I hear I'm not wanted, I instantly have to go where I'm not wanted. So I returned, ran out of names to call myself so whatev. But the truth was that the Lord had sent me out of this land, because the natives are angry, and I pick up on moods and keep them. The Lord wants me free of this self-righteous anger, so he is about to take me to another land.

What land? No idea. I know I didn't like the land of husband-is-dying, and yet we went through that land anyway. I do remember other lands I didn't like either. But this is the way home. Going through lands to stop me from being such a dull thinker and realize my oasis is the Lord, not where I walk. Ultimately, he will take me to my true home. His kingdom. His loving arms.

And honestly, I've met enough other sojourners in this land to know I am not alone, and many have moved on before me. Many will move on after me. Because this is not our home. God is.
 
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Marianna Florida
#18
What has the Lord been teaching me lately? And what are his plans for me?

How's this for real?



That's Matthew Henry's take of those verses, and I agree with him.

I am a dull hearer, and yet the Lord has taken me through many experiences all with the same goal -- to have himself a people who will worship and love him forever, as he loves his people.

He gives me love. He gives me salvation -- not a small word. He gives me kindness. He rebukes me when I'm thickheaded. He makes my path hard, so I have to remember he is the one taking me through it. He gives me streams of still waters and yes, trips through the Valley of Death, but he is with me always. When I am scared or when I'm cocky. At all points, he is leading me, in love, to move on. To go to his kingdom. The kingdom ruled by true love. Where I travel to get there is not his kingdom. It is another land, and I'm merely passing through.

But I've been here before. I've been here before as atwhatcost. And this land was a mixed land back then. Some of the people were good, God-loving people, but many were angry. I find it telling that someone can be angry when being led by God. I think it is telling, because I know when I am angry while being led by God, there is something not right with me. How is it I am angry, when the Lord who loves me this much is leading me? Has he not given me everything I ever needed? His love. The love of a good husband. A home. His people when we needed his people the most. So, seeing the anger in others and seeing it well up in me, I chose to leave this land. And I was laughed at and scorned for that choice.

Two months later, God gave me something I never wanted to choose. My husband had a heart attack so bad the doctors told him twice that he was dying. (Once, when they didn't think he could hear them.) I came back to this land because I needed prayers for him. I wasn't ready for him to leave me, but I knew if God took him home, I'd needed to be ready. I needed to be ready no matter what God's plan was either way. So I tried to come back as atwhatcost, but you cannot leave this land and then return with the same name.

I was depleted. Depleted, and yet God completed me. He completed me by his comfort in small ways. (A tiny flower in winter. A choir in a hospital lobby.) And in bigger ways. His people all across the world praying for me and my husband. Many in this land.

Seven months, before my husband came home. Home to me, not home to the Lord. A few more months until he could manage on his own. But I stayed in this land as well as with him. And in this land, we got help from God's people passing through too. A man name Ed and his friends helped us make our home nice again. No longer the laughing stock of the neighborhood. No longer scorned by our neighbors.

And I got help from wonderful women going through their own struggles. Women who became sisters. One of those women I worry about because she is old and losing her struggle with cancer, but God has gifted her as a vibrant hearer. Joi. Joi who is losing her battle with cancer so hard that she has lost part of her mouth and neck, and yet sees the positive while living on liquids. Her positive is the Lord. She knows she is closer to God's kingdom then most of us are, and she has walked with him for more years than I've been alive.

And another young woman named Miri, who is willing to give her life for Mum, because that is where God wants her. God is turning her into Mary Poppins. And a woman named Notmyown, who isn't her own. She's God's own. And Angela, and Stephanie, Rosemary, LT, and others. All women with tough lives who love the Lord, so this land was not a wasteland to me. It was a Veranda. A gathering place.

But the Lord changed this land as hard as he changed the world with a flood, and our veranda washed away. I tried to wait out to see if the veranda could come back, but in the waiting a glitch stopped me from returning.

And then I heard from another woman on here that the king of this land didn't want me back. Oddly, I wasn't wanted back because I was asking the other women I knew from the veranda what we should do next, and he thought I was telling them to leave this land. The veranda was in this land.

I am a dull thinker. Once I hear I'm not wanted, I instantly have to go where I'm not wanted. So I returned, ran out of names to call myself so whatev. But the truth was that the Lord had sent me out of this land, because the natives are angry, and I pick up on moods and keep them. The Lord wants me free of this self-righteous anger, so he is about to take me to another land.

What land? No idea. I know I didn't like the land of husband-is-dying, and yet we went through that land anyway. I do remember other lands I didn't like either. But this is the way home. Going through lands to stop me from being such a dull thinker and realize my oasis is the Lord, not where I walk. Ultimately, he will take me to my true home. His kingdom. His loving arms.

And honestly, I've met enough other sojourners in this land to know I am not alone, and many have moved on before me. Many will move on after me. Because this is not our home. God is.
Thanks so much for sharing that. I have myself been in the wilderness a long time often not even know where I was truly in one. I go forth with a love of God and love of God's people and a love of God's truth. If I can be offended ridiculed inconvenienced or even anger in the process of sharing the truth even when people don't like it it is a small price to pay for such a precious gift as bringing forth the truth of God's word. One of my greatest biblical Heroes is Joshua who was completely obedient to the Lord as well as the consummate Warrior. It was his story that really showed me that God's deepest desire is a raw and Unapologetic obedience and a reliance on the truth that he absolutely Knows Best.
 

Angela53510

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I was just accepted to a PhD program, where I will be studying practical theology. That is applying the Bible in ministry, and I want to focus on Spiritual Formation, esp. with people who are not able to attend church, for one reason or other. God has been confirming this direction over and over! It is very exciting.

On the other hand, my rheumatologist took me off one of my meds (cancer drugs) for treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, and I am really going downhill. I was not able to play flute and sing in our worship team this morning, because of bad flares in my hands and jaws. I need to open my jaws wide to sing properly. Plus, walking is becoming increasingly difficult.

I was very discouraged and confused! Wondering how God could be confirming this next step in my life so strongly, when my body is so weak and in pain, I can barely get out of bed, or rise from a chair on my own. But, after much prayer yesterday, and prayer by friends, God just touched me and said he was in control, and that is enough! And I felt incredible joy and peace.

So, I am trusting in God, and looking forward to whatever the future may hold. And if the degree doesn't work out, for some reason, that is ok, too! I can serve God anywhere, including from this computer.

God bless!
 
Jun 29, 2018
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Marianna Florida
#20
I was just accepted to a PhD program, where I will be studying practical theology. That is applying the Bible in ministry, and I want to focus on Spiritual Formation, esp. with people who are not able to attend church, for one reason or other. God has been confirming this direction over and over! It is very exciting.

On the other hand, my rheumatologist took me off one of my meds (cancer drugs) for treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, and I am really going downhill. I was not able to play flute and sing in our worship team this morning, because of bad flares in my hands and jaws. I need to open my jaws wide to sing properly. Plus, walking is becoming increasingly difficult.

I was very discouraged and confused! Wondering how God could be confirming this next step in my life so strongly, when my body is so weak and in pain, I can barely get out of bed, or rise from a chair on my own. But, after much prayer yesterday, and prayer by friends, God just touched me and said he was in control, and that is enough! And I felt incredible joy and peace.

So, I am trusting in God, and looking forward to whatever the future may hold. And if the degree doesn't work out, for some reason, that is ok, too! I can serve God anywhere, including from this computer.

God bless!
Keep the faith! God answers!