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|Thursday, July 8th, 2004|
Hello, I'm new to this community, and I had a question for people. Is there anyone who believes that they are not called to get married, but to remain single in serving the Lord? How did you discern this? For most of my life, I had a deep desire to get married and have a family, but recently (past couple of months) I have been spending much more time with God than I have in the past, and I am so satisfied with Him that my desire for an earthly spouse has disappeared. Instead, I wish to serve God singly and do things for Him that I could not do if I had a family. Anyway, I am probably rambling on too much, but I was wondering if anyone out there has travelled the same route. :)
|Wednesday, July 7th, 2004|
Some interesting quotes I thought I'd share with you from the book Sassy, Single and Satisfied by Michelle McKinney Hammond:
Understanding God's heart toward you and His will for your life is critical to your heart condition. (p. 13)
After all is said and done, our relationship wiht God and the trust we have in His promises are what truly sustains us. (p. 15)
[Our desires are] worthless idols, only promising joy but not delivering (p. 17) ~ reading the entire paragraph might give this sentence more sence.
I've always been sceptical about buying books in this genre, but this one seems to be quite good.
crossposted in: adoptedbychrist , christian_cafe , christian_goth , girlsofgod , seekinghisface , singlechristian , waitforyou Current Mood: calm
|Sunday, July 4th, 2004|
I have this unbelievable sense of lonliness... and feeling that I made a mistake....I can't stop crying... and I have so much pain.. I just want it to go away.
I wish I could type out my whole story but I am really too emotional to do so...
I have so much pain... I hate this...
I know I obeyed God.. but why do I feel so much pain inside? I don't want to feel this way... but nothing seems to comfort me...
:( Current Mood: depressed
|Thursday, July 1st, 2004|
Hi everyone! I'm new to this community, so I just thought I'd say hi. Oh, and I was wondering, does anyone have any verses to share about assurance of salvation? It's something that I'm struggling with at the moment.
|Sunday, June 27th, 2004|
|Friday, June 18th, 2004|
Doom and gloom
Alright, I'm having a rough time right now... sorry to come after your post...
The short version is I've been looking for a new job because mine is, well, bad. And so I set aside time to pray tonight... I asked him to lead me... but all I kept seeing were images of the end of the world... the end times... I don't understand... I opened up the Bible and read a passage telling us to prepare for the Lord's return. I was already a bit afraid before because of my job situation... but now I feel really... bad. Overwhelmed.
I don't know... what else to say... what can this mean?
|Thursday, June 17th, 2004|
|Thursday, June 10th, 2004|
hmm... I was reading the following passage when I noticed something interesting for the first time...
Genesis 1: 26-31
Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so. Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Therfore: man = male and female. We are both created in the image of God. One is not inferior to the other. We are equals and we compliment each other. The blessings that God has given to man pertain to woman as well.
Isn't that awesome?!?!?!
crossposted in eternal_peace , christiangoth , singlechristian , seekinghisface , girlsofgod Current Mood: ecstatic
|Monday, June 7th, 2004|
|Tuesday, June 1st, 2004|
Here is my new EBay store. I don't want any BS on this post. I am a promoter for bands, voting, local events, and other things. All I am doing is promoting my E-Bay Store. So I hope you enjoy what you see. Just click on the picture. Bye all.My New E-Bay Store
|Saturday, May 29th, 2004|
hi everyone! i just joined this wonderful community. =) i'm kay, nineteen years old and a sophmore in college. i work with the youth at my church and it really is a blessing. i love working with them. i'm hoping to get a small bible study going with the girls in the youth group to encourage them in their faith and help them grow in their walk with christ.
hope everyone is doing great! =)
love in christ,
kay Current Mood: cheerful
This might sound incoherent and jumpy, but read on anyway...
Timothy 2:13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself
Do you realize what this Scripture is saying?
- The faith that we have in God is not from us... but from God Himself!
- When we do not have it in us to believe in the promises that God had given us... He remains faithful! He cannot deny Himself!!
Isaiah 55:11 says "… My word … that goes forth from My mouth; … shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it."
Is that not a mind boggling fact?
!!!! NEVER PUT YOUR PRAISE ON PAUSE !!!!
The enemy has us down, depressed, oppressed... causing us to be unable to believe in the promises that God has made for us. That's why Philippians 4:6-7 says,
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Can we get one thing straight here? Satan is a LIAR!! He always has been and he always will be. Don't let him fool you into believing that God is unable/unwilling to do what you ask.
After all, [OUR] God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
Crossposted in: eternal_peace , christiangoth , seekinghisface , girlsofgod , singlechristian
all verses are from NKJV
Current Mood: excited
|Wednesday, May 26th, 2004|
Separation be gone;)
A friend of mine sent this to me and it's certainly worth posting.
They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-three students filing into the already crowded auditorium. With rich maroon gowns flowing and the traditional caps, they looked almost as grown up as they felt.
Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and moms freely brushed away tears.
This class would not pray during the commencements -----not by choice, but because of a recent court ruling prohibiting it. The principal and several students were careful to stay within the guidelines allowed by the ruling. They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked for blessings on the graduates or their families.
The speeches wer nice, but they were routine......until the final speech received a standing ovation.
A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He stood still and silent for just a moment, and then, it happened. All 92 students, every single one of them, suddenly SNEEZED!!!!
The student on stage simply looked at the audience and said, "GOD BLESS YOU, each and every one of you!" And he walked off stage... The audience exploded into applause. The graduating class had found a unique way to invoke God's blessing on their future with or without the court's approval.
|Tuesday, May 25th, 2004|
|Friday, May 21st, 2004|
I just joined and wanted to say hello. I am still single, but hey, I am somewhat ok with that. It depends on the day, LOL. Well I hope to get to know everyone in this community. Current Mood: good
I found these comments interesting. Just thought I’d share them with you since things are getting a bit slow here...
One of the best things I've done to help my single journey is to realize something very important. Actually, it was God who opened my eyes and helped me recognize the difference between the "desires of your heart" (Psalm 37:4) and the wants of your heart. When I stopped to think about it, I realized having a husband isn't the desire of my heart. The true, underlying desire of my heart is to share my life with someone. The desire for a husband is a want of my heart. Once I realized that, I've been able to better see that God answers that prayer and grants me that desire—the desire to share my life—in ways I might not have expected or recognized. Sometimes it's answered through my job and the children and parents who come in and out of my classroom. Sometimes it's answered through my friendships with both the men and women in my circle of friends. Sometimes it's answered through the ministries I'm involved in at church. This realization hasn't changed the fact I'd like to be married. And it hasn't changed the fact there are still times when I'm crazy lonely and wish with all my heart I didn't have to travel this journey without a husband. But, it has changed my perspective enough that, in the times when I'm OK with my singleness, I can see how God really is answering that desire of my heart.
I used to be frustrated with my single life because I had dreams I thought would only be fulfilled if I got married. I wanted to visit Paris, and secretly dreamed of honeymooning there someday. I dreamed of leaving my apartment behind and living in a house with a husband and kids. When I reached 35 and realized I might never get married, I decided to pursue my dreams anyway. I went to Paris—with my mom! We had a great time, and this gave me the courage to make other dreams happen. I bought a house alone and instead of the husband and kids, I'm filling my life with family, friends, and the people I've met in my new neighborhood. God's taught me through these experiences that I don't have to put my life on hold while I wait to hopefully get married one day. I'm doing things I always wanted to do, and I'm finally content in my single state.
posted in: eternal_peace and singlechristian
To read more go here: http://www.christianitytoday.com/singles/newsletter/mind40512.html
Current Mood: okay
|Friday, May 7th, 2004|
~Encouragement for the girls but this is also good for the guys too~
Women join Jesus and the Disciples
The Parable of the Sower
1After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, 2and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; 3Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod's household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.
Jesus lifted women up from the agony of degradation and servitude to the joy of fellowship and service. In Jewish culture, women were not supposed to learn from Rabbis. By allowing these women to travel with him, Jesus was showing that all people are equal under God. These women supported Jesus’ ministry with their own money. They owed a great debt to him because he driven demons out of some and had healed others.
Here we catch a glimpse of a few of the people behind the scenes in Jesus’ ministry. The Ministry of those in the foreground is often supported by those whose work is less visible but just as essential. Offer your resources to God, weather or not you will be on center stage.
|Sunday, May 2nd, 2004|
Just some encoragement~
"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." Colossians 4: 2 Current Mood: determined
|Saturday, May 1st, 2004|
Kids that we don't know yet~
My name is Steve I'm new to this community.
I'm not sure what we are aloud to talk about but it's nothing to serious. It's just something that I've been thinking about lately.
As a single Christian I not only pray to God for my future wife, I also pray for my future kids.
I couldn't help but think about this when I spent some time with a friend of mine who has kids.
Her 6 year old sat on my lap in the car to and from our destination.
while we were driving to where we were going, he was kicking and butting his head backward and being really hyper.
It facinated me.
He was asking all these questions about me and trying to grab my nose. Ya know... being curious~
Well on the way back, he sat on my lap again, he was kinda clung on me that night.
Well I couldn't help but think about....what if this was my son?........what if this was my little boy?......
I prayed over him as he fell asleep on the drive back.
His little legs dangled over mine.
His little head rested against my collor bone.
I was actually very uncomfortable physically....but I was drawn up so much in the thought of praying for my future boy, or little girl that sat there....numb almost at one point.
I'm posting this here for all of you to see because it puts my heart at rest to pray for the saftey of the people I will meet in the future.
I pray my future wife is healthy, I pray that if she is not healthy that God would give me the strength to take care of her for as long as I live.
I pray that my little boy or girl are healthy as well, and if they are not I pray that God would strengthen me to teach them about Jesus so they may know the same joy and peace that I know.
I pray over all of You that You see God as a safe that you may lay all your family in. May your worries be rested in God's safe haven of peace.
It's like a u-haul storage unit that is guarded by the very hand of God.
Trusting in God is like praying and asking God to pack their lives safely in the storage unit of His heart~
He gladly and gently places all for whom we pray for in His heart.
Once they go in ... they can not be touched by any evil thing again.
yet if they seem to have troubles after you have prayed for them. let your heart be rested.
Realize that if their life goes into caos after you have prayed sometimes ceaselessly for them, that is the great sign that God is redirecting their lives, and sometimes it might not be in the direction that they have planned to go.... so they might squirm a little.
Take heart to the heart of God~
God I pray over all these people who are waiting in their singleness for You to move.
They want comfort Lord
They want a safe haven to hide in when they are afraid.
Only You Lord can we trust and know that in Your heart we can rest all for whom we are worried about.
In Your heart Lord...is where we can lay all of which troubles us.
Thank You Lord for allowing us to be forgiven when we call upon You.
In Jesus name
God Bless you all Current Mood: thoughtful
|Monday, April 12th, 2004|
A guy from my church that I don't know very well approached me yesterday about getting to know me better and how this conversation has been prayerfully led, how he's seen me serve in the church and that he admires it and sees a similar servant's heart to his.
It's very much out of the blue for me, and I wasn't able to really ask him for more clarification because I just needed time to myself to process what he was saying. Conversation was just a bit about my roommates and the situation with them. Then I said I had to go.
Eh, I wish I had stayed. I probably won't see him till Saturday or Sunday.
I talked to my ministry team leader about it and she said HIS ministry team leader mentioned Simon to her & asked her about me and where I was with being content with singleness. She said I was.
So i don't think I'm taking his "I want to get to know you better" statement out of context. I just, ah! I just need to talk to him again and soon before my mind goes crazy!
Any advice or more importantly, Bible verses? Thanks! Current Mood: confused