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Re: Please pray for me

Postby Kurieuo » Tue May 24, 2016 6:04 pm

RickD wrote:
Kurieuo wrote:
RickD wrote:Is there anyone* here who hasn't had a messed up childhood?


*I'm included in that as well.

I wouldn't confess if you haven't, Rick will see that as a reason to try mess you up now. He's evil that way!

I would never...

I might fall from a state of grace, then lose my salvation. Only to hope I'm back in grace before I die. In grace...out of grace...back in grace again...

:stars:


It's alright Rick, it's really not your fault either way. I think you're just not elected by God to be saved.
"Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved." (Romans 10:13)

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Re: Please pray for me

Postby RickD » Tue May 24, 2016 6:59 pm

Kurieuo wrote:
RickD wrote:
Kurieuo wrote:
RickD wrote:Is there anyone* here who hasn't had a messed up childhood?


*I'm included in that as well.

I wouldn't confess if you haven't, Rick will see that as a reason to try mess you up now. He's evil that way!

I would never...

I might fall from a state of grace, then lose my salvation. Only to hope I'm back in grace before I die. In grace...out of grace...back in grace again...

:stars:


It's alright Rick, it's really not your fault either way. I think you're just not elected by God to be saved.

:pound:
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9 God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Re: Please pray for me

Postby Philip » Tue May 24, 2016 7:21 pm

K: You talk of putting the past on the shelf, and praying to God to take your memories of such away... but is that really what is best?


K, it's not that I pray for God to ERASE bad memories, but I pray to not be controlled by or to stay focused on them. To focus on them brings back chain-linked negative or hurtful memories. I pray for a different focus - on who I am in Christ, and in how in Him all things are possible. I have a Lord that can truly change circumstances, that has the power to protect and guide me. I'm not just at the mercy of random people, events or dumb luck. The devil wants you to focus on past hurt, insecurities (past and present), failures, things that make us angry. Yes, it is good to know, grow and learn from our pasts. But it is terrible to stay focused on them, or trapped in the present by things we cannot go back and change. So, perhaps it is more praying to not be controlled by memories or feelings, because the devil is the master at exploiting such things. I've found that when my focus is on myself too much, my bad memories can flood back. And dwelling upon one bad experience or some situation that made me very angry will typically lead to a chain of negative memories. That's when I sense the devil working me over.

Sometimes, we can look around and see other people whom don't seem to have had much trouble in life. Things and relationships with them appear to have been pretty easy. But what we fail to realize is that just about everyone has fractures in their reality, in that they've had many hurts and disappointments in their life - from people, circumstances, etc. Feelings, particularly, are often highly misleading. And we often remember the past - both good and bad - rather selectively and inaccurately. We just have to stay focused on Jesus, looking up and not around, knowing that He can even use our pasts, no matter how difficult, to our benefit and His glory. We are Who we are NOW, in Christ. And not who or where we once were.

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Re: Please pray for me

Postby crochet1949 » Tue May 24, 2016 8:59 pm

This is the first time I've been on This thread. Philip you are very uplifting in what you share. "We are Who we are Now , In Christ" .... "who I am In Christ". My counselor has been trying to impress that upon me. "Who I am In Christ".
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Re: Please pray for me

Postby 1over137 » Wed May 25, 2016 12:54 am

"that he who began a good work in you..."

I pray that as times flies that you will be influenced by your past less and less.
But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.
-- 1 Thessalonians 5:21

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
-- Philippians 1:6

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold
-- Psalm 18:2

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Re: Please pray for me

Postby crochet1949 » Fri May 27, 2016 8:54 pm

Sometimes it's hard to figure out who we Are Now. As the dust is settling around us -- after a traumatic event -- the process Of re-grouping can be challenging.

Helping to build each other up -- in Christ.


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