Straight Talk !
First Prev
of 89
Next Last

“God bless you (o: welcome (o:”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#2052 Dec 30, 2012
So, I now understand that I need simply to pray and be still and wait while You get me the way You want in Your peace, and You make me submissive to You the way You want me to be, and not what I can conjure up with my own self-willing effort.

It is like going to sleep. I do not make myself go to sleep. While I am awake trying to control myself to sleep, my effort keeps me awake so I don't sleep! So, it is like this with rest in Jesus > I can't control this, it is Your gift (c: "And we can be awake and resting in Your love (c:" > finding out what is good, in Your rest sweet and tender and caring and sharing family with You (c:

So yes, this is family, not ones on ones' own controlling > "nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3)

It says covetousness is wrong; it is anti-love. Covetousness can mean wanting what someone else has, or it can mean being greedy for more than what is enough. I think if I want to control another person, this can be coveting control > it can be very greedy ... to want to control a person. And so it is anti-love. We have seen how animal hoarders have made a bunch of animals their prisoners, and they think they are saving those animals but they don't give them what they need. Like this, there are people hoarders who keep bunches of people in their control so they can think they are saving them; yet, they don't really give them what they need.

And how I react can tell what is going on in my character. What I have been sowing is what now I can be reaping emotionally.

But, though I know this, I can still have sin things which keep on going on in me. And I'm wondering, "What ever have I been sowing that could help keep me weak so I can keep on giving in to this stuff?" > stuff that is mostly relating the wrong way with people in my imagination, and not being grateful ... not being "thankful" (Colossians 3:15), when we should be "giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." (Ephesians 5:2o) And not being sensitive and submissive with our Father. I'd say only You, LORD our Father, can see me and know what really I need for deep correction in my character.

And I understand there are the people You want me to be with. It is not enough to have right words and ideas and practices, but I first need You and Your right and real people. And Your light and love which they minister take me where my ideas and words alone can not take me, nor can things I do and give.

I see we can be too into ourselves, too dependent on our own selves and "depending on being independent"; we can do this, even though it says "we are members of one another," in Ephesians 4:25. So, "what is acceptable to the Lord" (Ephesians 5:10) is not what I will find by myself, but with my others > "teaching and admonishing one another" (Colossians 3:16); by the way ... you may feel you can't say anything to help and teach me, but ... if you are living in love ... your example is helping to teach me how to love!(c: So, if you are a Jesus person, you are teaching me, including how to be holy by being loving (c: And we have > "submitting to one another in the fear of God." (Ephesians 5:21) I understand submitting to each other includes trusting and depending on each other in family caring sharing (c: So, this won't come only with changing my outward acting: my Jesus family people can tell the difference (c: in Your light, LORD, You can have us seeing deeper than what shows > Jesus Himself says, "'Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.'" (John 7:24)

> (c: >

“God bless you (o: welcome (o:”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#2053 Dec 30, 2012
"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret." (Ephesians 5:11-12)

Philippians 2:14 says, "Do all things without complaining and disputing," Therefore, "complaining and disputing" are anti-love -- perversion from the intimacy of God's love; and so they are shameful. Because I know this, I can hide how I can complain and argue, doing these things only in my imagination; but this is "in secret", if it is in my imagination! I may be too proud to let people see me trying to control and arguing with people; however ... in my imagination ... it can still be there. And if tendencies in me are for what is wrong, then these tendencies are wrong and my character should not allow them to be in me and effect me. Even if we don't obviously act out our wrong tendencies -- still, if we are doing these things in secret inside of us, it is wrong to keep on having evil thoughts and desires and preferences and ways in us.

Because what is really in us does effect what we do and how we relate "and if we please God", and what is going on in us can be what we are spreading to make others the same way, " including our children!"

It can be like if a person has tuberculosis. You can act totally healthy while you have tuberculosis, but sneezing and coughing can push the TB germs out of your lungs into the air where they can spread to people some distance from you, and then people can breathe in those tuberculosis bacteria and get your sickness! Also, I read that laughing ... of all things ... can help spread tuberculosis germs from you to others. And, like this, we can be even laughing and smiling while hiding sinful things, and yet what is in us can be what is really spreading, spiritually by means of "the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience", I understand through Ephesians 2:2 and Galatians 5:9. But we can be spreading what is good, by means of our good example in the sight of God > while we are all alone in prayer, we can be spreading the effect of God's own love

> "My cup runs over," we have in Psalm 23:5 >

I am finding that there are people who draw me out and bring me to be better. I can just think of them and get better. Whatever is really going on in you can be what is spreading to me; whatever we do in our imagination can spread so it is going on in others, too. I understand and trust that there is "the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience," as Paul does say in Ephesians 2:2. Satan's kingdom has his people spreading his wrong stuff of fear and unforgiveness and depression and suicide and controlling people and lusts and anger and frustration and worry and guilt and shame and blaming. And we Christians are not perfect; so we can still be effected by his nasty negative naughty numbskulling nonsense. And if we are connected to each other as Christians, yes what is really in you and in me is what we can spread to each other because we are connected. With each person I can get effected by different things; I can become like you ... the way you can be right and the way you can be wrong! In thinking the wrong way about one person, I can get angry and suicidal; with another, struggling for control and ambitious and isolating myself in independence; with another there can be more immoral feelings; and, in thinking about ones who worry about me, I can get into worrying about their worrying about me; or, if someone has been self-righteously criticizing me and trying to lord oneself over me, in my imagination I can get into self-righteously criticizing and fighting against that person ... so that I myself am being self-righteous like that person!

> (c: >

“God bless you (o: welcome (o:”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#2054 Dec 30, 2012
But while I am relating the right way in my mind and with the same people, if they are Christians, they help me get better in loving. I have experienced this > yes I can get into the same problems as someone I am involved with; but the good news is, of course, how we do help one another to become more real in God's love, and we better grow to spread the effect of God's own love, at any time while we labor in love > "Let all that you do be done with love." (1 Corinthians 16:14) "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 15:58) If it is in you but "in the Lord", God is spreading this, in our prayer and all we do in love (c:

So, it is important not to be sowing to ourselves what is against someone, but sow love and hope in prayer for, and not against (c: and be always preparing to do better with God while with each person (c:

God bless you, too, and thanks for being here for us ... better and better as we grow in this "with joy, even" (c: bill

Longmont, CO

#2055 Dec 30, 2012
The Illegitimate Soetoro/Obama Administration: We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their Faith
blue skies

United States

#2056 Dec 30, 2012
ThePreacherman01 wrote:
Jesus knew that there would be people, who say they walk with Him, but they have no fruit in there words.
Jesus knew that the people who hang on the cross was His true children. There fruit come from there heart and it shows in there words....
The question here is were is your fruit on the cross or just walking around it??
I think you should examine yourself before you judge others.Because if you have hate for others then I would ask where are your fruits.Jesus said take up your Cross and follow me.If your a Christian then you will live Gods way.And to live in Gods will you wouldn't have hate in your heart for no one.You wouldn't even have bad thoughts about others.We are not to judge others,we can't God is the only one who judges.Like I said we as Christians are to witness and spread Gods word to all.But we are to do it with love.People will either believe on not but we are not to force anyone to accept.You see Jesus could make everyone accept him but he won't,he gives everyone a choice.Either you accept him or you reject him.I can only pray that everyone will accept Jesus.And I do pray for all,and I will pray for you too.That you will show more love toward others.

“Right To Die With Dignity ”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#2057 Dec 30, 2012
A thread that is getting some movement. Very interesting!

“God bless you (o: welcome (o:”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#2060 Jan 21, 2013
hi blue skies you wrote:
<quoted text> Not only does it mean to love everyone it also means to forgive others, just like Jesus forgave the thief on the Cross. And like Jesus ask his father to forgive the ones that crucified him for they know not what they do.We are to strive to be like Jesus.

“God bless you (o: welcome (o:”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#2061 Jan 21, 2013

These are irises. They are one of my favorite flowers; I like their deep purple, and the fine design of the colors of their pattern. Yes, they look so beautiful, but deeper there is more > they have rhizomes in the ground so they can last through the cold of the winter; plus, of course, their roots are down deep so they can get water and minerals. Also, I see how they can grow and live, even in the cold. This is like how God's love in us is our deep life to keep us alive and warm, even in this cold world.

"And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good?" (1 Peter 3:13)

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love." (1 John 4:18)

So ... fear is cold, but "perfect love casts out fear". Worry can be a form of fear that is not really caring, but possessing the person we love while making us suffer. Of course, it is good to be concerned about each other, but trusting God > "be anxious for nothing" (in Philippians 4:6).

God's love does not only make us safe from the cold, but we have family affection and sharing in this love with our Father and Jesus and each other.

So -- yes, I can notice what our Christian brothers and sisters look like, but who you really are and how you live is deeper than what shows; and deeper is where we can have the life of God's love. While we are in this world, God can be at home in us while the world around us is so wrong. God can enjoy Himself in us where He has things His way > we are pleasing our Father -- not only by trusting Him and doing things to serve Him ... but by being gentle and quiet in His love > "rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God." (1 Peter 3:4)

“Howdy How”

Since: Jan 09

Hayward, CA

#2063 Feb 25, 2013
Straight talk.

OK let me ask this how many believe that Jesus loves you? I believe it!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 89
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Christian Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Relationship with jesus 23 min Demon Finder 14
Why lie about the truth? Christian mistranslat... 42 min Demon Finder 727
Dangers in Modern Pastors 56 min Demon Finder 15
Satan's Daughter Janee calling Jesus, Moses and... 58 min Demon Finder 1
Poll If you're Christain what kind are you? (Oct '07) 1 hr Demon Finder 19,012
Jesus called janee a liar. 1 hr Demon Finder 1
Just A Talk With You Christians. 1 hr Seentheotherside 69
Which ACCOUNT is CORRECT?? 2 hr i love jesus 314
Intelligent People Question Everything 3 hr i love jesus 469
Bible Interpretation 3 hr i love jesus 1,035
More from around the web