Why Should Jesus Love Me?

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#468874 Nov 30, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
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This response will be more than what you asked for but for some reason...it has been on my mind the last few days...maybe it is meant to be written. I don't know...you don't have to read it...I just felt like writing this morning.
I haven't posted here much in the last few weeks but have skimmed from time to time...reading a bit here and a bit there. A couple of days ago a thought came to me...one that I had as a child.
A typical Sunday for me as a child was mom getting me ready for church...she would get a rag and start searching for any "rusty spots" as she called them and then proceed to scrub until not only had she removed any "rust" but half of the skin that lay beneath. I was always impatient for her to finish...not just so that the pain would be over but so that I could hurry up and get out the back door.
My dad having already dressed and had his coffee would head off down to the barn...climb up into the loft...where an old Bible lay on an old pulpit that had been given to him from one of the churches. That is where every Sunday morning for years he would study the lesson that he was going to teach that day or work on a sermon if he happened to have a church that he was preaching for.
I could hear the sound of his voice resonating up the worn path from the barn to the house and I would sit on the back stoop listening...not to the words but to the passion in his voice as he prayed. The sound of his voice was like music that echoed through the hollows of our farm. When he was finished I would hurry back inside for some reason I felt as if I had been ease dropping on his conversation with God.
We would head off to church not long after...I can remember sitting in the back seat behind my dad...I would sit on the edge of the seat just wanting to be close to that voice that I had just a few minutes before heard drifting up the path.
Mom would hand us our Sunday School money and tell us not to lose it...we were always so tight on money that if we lost it there was just no more. I did not want to not have my offering...
Then one day...the worst happened...I thought if I put my money in my mouth there was no way that I could lose it...well...you can imagine what followed that great thought I had. I was terrified...too ashamed to tell my mom...so I had no offering...I didn't know what to do...I just accepted that I would probably go to hell because I had swallowed God's money!:-)
On Sunday afternoons if dad wasn't holding service at some church we would head off to my grandmothers house for dinner. The whole clan would be there and anyone else that needed to eat that day. The women would gather in the kitchen to talk a prepare food and the men would gather in the living room to discuss that morning's sermon or lesson. Most often you could find me tucked away in a corner or curled up in my grandmothers rocker...just listening to both parties.
It is on those Sunday afternoons that my thought first came to my head...maybe it was the beginning of my beliefs changing...
I heard men slice and dice God in to bits and pieces...each claiming to have the right slices...each disagreeing with the other...each knowing for sure that they were right.
Then one Sunday afternoon...the inevitable happened...I couldn't help myself...I tried to stop this mouth of mine...I just couldn't.
From the stool tucked away in the corner...to my horror...I said it...blurted it out...not a whisper...but almost at the top of my lungs...
Why can you not just let God be?
Okay...I am out of those little characters...I am not sure if I will finish this or not...once again I have not been able to control this mouth...I just had to blurt it out once again...
Why can you not just let God be?
Hey there Annie....I see Eve....LOL...

hick-up

“squuuze me”

Since: Feb 09

Florida, USA

#468875 Nov 30, 2012
Doctor DUFUS wrote:
Yeah,GO TO BED....
Dork ...

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#468876 Nov 30, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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Earth is, at best, the Motel 6 of the Galaxy. LOL
I just saw a joke on the internet this morning...Something to the effect that....The Muslim world said if America doesn't keep our noses out of the Middle East...then they will pull their managers at Motel 6's and 7-11's

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#468877 Nov 30, 2012
Speaking of Jokes its been a while since I left a joke....

At the conclusion of the sermon, the worshipers filed out of the sanctuary to greet the minister. As one of them left, he shook the minister's hand, thanked him for the sermon and said, "Thanks for the message, Reverend. You know, you must be smarter than Einstein." Beaming with pride, the minister said, "Why, thank you, brother!"

As the week went by, the minister began to think about the man's compliment. The more he thought, the more he became baffled as to why anyone would deem him smarter than Einstein. So he decided to ask the man the following Sunday.

The next Sunday he asked the parishioner if he remembered the previous Sunday's comment about the sermon. The parishioner replied that he did. The minister asked: "Exactly what did you mean that I must be smarter than Einstein?"

The man replied, "Well, Reverend, they say that Einstein was so smart that only ten people in the entire world could understand him. But Reverend, no one can understand you."

Have a great day everyone

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#468878 Nov 30, 2012
Senecus wrote:
Is it Dichotomy or Trichotomy...??
Sprinkled or dunked?
And as adult in full girth,
or right after birth?
Is it Lord Almighty ,G-d , Allah or Jesus~
Or do we call Him that which please us?
Is it three in one or one in three~
Modalism or the Trinity?
And did the Son pray to the Father~
But if the same,why would He bother?
Is it Pre-Trib or Post , many boast to know we'll see~
Or was it all wrapped up in 70 A.D.?
Questions, questions evermore!
And wanting to know what's in store~
Yet one question that's oh so grave...
"Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"(Acts 16:30)
That'll keep ya's busy for a while ;)
So answer my question dear friend of mine

Why can we not just let God be?

He comes to you and he comes to me

Wanting us to just let him be.

Okay...I will stop...I still don't know

Why we can not just...

Let God be...

What he means to you...

And what he means to me.

Good morning...best I go take that walk...I think!

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#468879 Nov 30, 2012
Epiphany2 wrote:
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Hey there Annie....I see Eve....LOL...
You know...I tried to find something else...I just couldn't seem to find the same beauty as I see in this one.

Those that are too immature to handle it will just have to deal with it.

Eve is back!

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#468880 Nov 30, 2012
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks AnnieJ; you took me back to my old Sunday School days.... beautifully written and great to read :)
I am glad that it brought back memories for you Serah. That is usually the purpose of my writing...to trigger thoughts in others.

I know that there are some that will discount my experiences with God simply because I see him differently. That is okay with me...they are real for me and that is what is important.

Yes...those days of our childhood...they were so simple...just like (IMO) our faith should be...our experiences with God.
Prince Helmut Pipke

Baltimore, MD

#468881 Nov 30, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
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So answer my question dear friend of mine
Why can we not just let God be?
He comes to you and he comes to me
Wanting us to just let him be.
Okay...I will stop...I still don't know
Why we can not just...
Let God be...
What he means to you...
And what he means to me.
Good morning...best I go take that walk...I think!
go take walk
and stop thinking about those sectarian empty cheap crap debators and maniacs

after walk,drink geen coffe without of sugar,and enjoy your thoughts(they don't help or change anything outside)

have nice day mama Annie
Prince Helmut Pipke

Baltimore, MD

#468882 Nov 30, 2012
Qu_innocence wrote:
<quoted text>If it was written originally in our native language, English, then I would wholeheartedly agree with you. But because you are only skimming the surface... you're not getting the true meaning of that phrase from it's original which Greek or Aramaic. Please keep in mind dear one that English is a very new language in comparison to Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew which are older languages. So that being the case, it doesn't always translate well and they had to come as close as possible.
But though I am chided, some aren't able to see Who Jesus was praying or talking to when it is clearly in front of them. He was talking to His Father in heaven. Read it again.
Jesus: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken Me?"
Jesus: "You heard me say,'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
Jesus: "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world."
Think about it.
you accuse others of not understanding true meanings of each Scripture passages,
but you alone doesn't have any clues

you posted english translation about cross, but you without of clue know nothing,that this greek word :"staurous" doesn't describe christian fake cross 1Cor 1;18

many more biblical passages posted by you doesn't fit rulers of 2 Tim 3;16

your posts fit only man made doctrines and internet web pages to fit your unmature agendas, and spiritualy uneducated faith.

Q
I wish you?;just humbly grow and beseech God for His grace,
because posts indicate that you are not saved at all, even not free independent child of God leaded only by Holy Spirit

hick-up

“squuuze me”

Since: Feb 09

Florida, USA

#468883 Nov 30, 2012
Prince Helmut Pipke wrote:
<quoted text>
go take walk
and stop thinking about those sectarian empty cheap crap debators and maniacs
after walk,drink geen coffe without of sugar,and enjoy your thoughts(they don't help or change anything outside)
have nice day mama Annie
I doubt seriously that you could be further from her mind.

hick-up

“squuuze me”

Since: Feb 09

Florida, USA

#468884 Nov 30, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
<quoted text>
You know...I tried to find something else...I just couldn't seem to find the same beauty as I see in this one.
Those that are too immature to handle it will just have to deal with it.
Eve is back!
eu-la-la,
Eve is back,
va-voom,
long live Eve,
Eve rules,
I believe I'm having an Eve attack ...biggie size.
Prince Helmut Pipke

Baltimore, MD

#468885 Nov 30, 2012
hick-up wrote:
<quoted text>I doubt seriously that you could be further from her mind.
good luck on your doubts?

I know more from whole crowd of american cities,
you are also not dumb,only not more smart from mama Annie and me?
have nice day and be sober,alcohol burn up all brain cells

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#468886 Nov 30, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
<quoted text>
You know...I tried to find something else...I just couldn't seem to find the same beauty as I see in this one.
Those that are too immature to handle it will just have to deal with it.
Eve is back!
DR is going to be tyoing one-handed again.... then blame you for making him "sin". LOL

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#468887 Nov 30, 2012
^^^typing^^^^

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#468888 Nov 30, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
<quoted text>
So answer my question dear friend of mine
Why can we not just let God be?
He comes to you and he comes to me
Wanting us to just let him be.
Okay...I will stop...I still don't know
Why we can not just...
Let God be...
What he means to you...
And what he means to me.
Good morning...best I go take that walk...I think!
"Let God BE" what? JMO... He is God our creator...He made us for his Glory...his company....He loves us asking questions..Talking to him in Prayer. He wants us to turn all our problems over to him. I disagree with your statement "Wanting us to just let him be". I think God wants to be near us and to be involved in our Lives...Not shut behind a door and a sign that says
"Let me be"

:-)

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#468889 Nov 30, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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DR is going to be tyoing one-handed again.... then blame you for making him "sin". LOL
LOL Well maybe it will keep his mind off of killing somebody!

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#468890 Nov 30, 2012
Epiphany2 wrote:
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"Let God BE" what? JMO... He is God our creator...He made us for his Glory...his company....He loves us asking questions..Talking to him in Prayer. He wants us to turn all our problems over to him. I disagree with your statement "Wanting us to just let him be". I think God wants to be near us and to be involved in our Lives...Not shut behind a door and a sign that says
"Let me be"
:-)
It was more along the lines of letting him be what he needs to be to each of us...instead of slicing and dicing him to be what we want to perceive him to be.

IMO only...God is to each of us what he sees that we need. Those needs might be different for each of us.

You said..."He wants us to turn all our problems over to him". If that is what you need then let him be...just that.

What I need though...is not for him to take all my problems and solve them...what I need is just a sign...however that might be...that he has given me all that I need to stand on my own two feet and solve those things in life that I am handed.

I also have always wondered...is it important for us to know...is he one...two...or three...or is it more important if we just let him be.

I am sorry that you read it as I meant that he should be locked behind a door and just ignored. That was not what I was saying at all.

Maybe this is a silly analogy but...oh well...

Have you ever made what was a beautiful cake...then when people were through slicing and dicing it...it was no longer so pretty?

Just my opinion Epi...no one has to agree with it. When I was a child I thought "Why can not God just be"...as an adult...I still feel that way.

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#468891 Nov 30, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
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It was more along the lines of letting him be what he needs to be to each of us...instead of slicing and dicing him to be what we want to perceive him to be.
IMO only...God is to each of us what he sees that we need. Those needs might be different for each of us.
You said..."He wants us to turn all our problems over to him". If that is what you need then let him be...just that.
What I need though...is not for him to take all my problems and solve them...what I need is just a sign...however that might be...that he has given me all that I need to stand on my own two feet and solve those things in life that I am handed.
I also have always wondered...is it important for us to know...is he one...two...or three...or is it more important if we just let him be.
I am sorry that you read it as I meant that he should be locked behind a door and just ignored. That was not what I was saying at all.
Maybe this is a silly analogy but...oh well...
Have you ever made what was a beautiful cake...then when people were through slicing and dicing it...it was no longer so pretty?
Just my opinion Epi...no one has to agree with it. When I was a child I thought "Why can not God just be"...as an adult...I still feel that way.
Sorry I misunderstood you....I agree with "Just let God be GOD.....
He is one thing to you and another thing to me (and changing every day..ME not God)

Have a great day AJ......(Eve)

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#468892 Nov 30, 2012
Epiphany2 wrote:
<quoted text>
"Let God BE" what? JMO... He is God our creator...He made us for his Glory...his company....He loves us asking questions..Talking to him in Prayer. He wants us to turn all our problems over to him. I disagree with your statement "Wanting us to just let him be". I think God wants to be near us and to be involved in our Lives...Not shut behind a door and a sign that says
"Let me be"
:-)
Hi Epi;

I have a question here How do we just let God be when he says I am with you always???? Impossible cause everywhere I look there He is.

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#468893 Nov 30, 2012
lil whispers wrote:
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Hi Epi;
I have a question here How do we just let God be when he says I am with you always???? Impossible cause everywhere I look there He is.
You misread my post also.

Again...I did not say shut the door and forget about him.

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