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Wed, Sep. 29th, 2004, 10:29 am
mysweetestdream: (no subject)

Please, Please...............

i need your prayers

i want to feel i belong to God

i want to go back to God

i am going to start praying

i want to be able to bring new souls to God

please pray for my spiritual life

please!

God Bless Each one of you

Fri, Nov. 12th, 2004, 06:57 pm
lazy_boring_man: A question for the Power of the Word scholars.

Dear light_driven and other Christians,

I was raised by a Christian family in the Christian faith. A message on God's judgment scared me into baptism at the age of ten, and I truly accepted God while sitting and thinking during a massive worship service at a Christ in Youth convention. But, recently, I seem to have run dry in my faith. There are many personal questions about what I think and feel which I must answer for myself, but there is a portion of the Bible which really troubles me, and I wanted to bring it up to a group of strong Christians, in essence trying to let God use His people to defend His Word.

This portion is from the story of Cain and Abel, from Genesis, Chapter Four.

"Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain bought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor."

One of you please try to explain this to me: Why would God have such distaste for the fruits? It's Cain's job to work the soil, right? And Abel's to keep the flocks. Cain didn't have access to any fat portions, and I'm sure he worked just as hard if not harder in his job as Abel did in his. Also, this was a legitimate, loving sacrifice, so it seems to me that Cain's being cast aside and later cursed over it just isn't right.


Also, after that, "Cain said to the Lord, 'My punishment is more than I can bear... I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.'"

Well, there seems to be a major inconsistency here with this. Abel, is dead. Seth, the only other son of Adam, didn't come until later. So... who are these other people that are going to find and kill him? Cain has been banished from the area where Adam's family is; doesn't that mean that there is not a man to kill him?


Also, Cain's wife, it seems, must have been his sister. After all, Eve was "the mother of all the living." Does this mean we're all of an incestial line?


These are my questions involving Genesis, Chapter Four. I also have some questions regarding Judas, but the ones involving Cain and Abel are the ones that I am currently most interested in. You all seem to be smart and strong of faith; could you please consider these issues from Genesis and give me a response?

Thank you.

Wed, Aug. 4th, 2004, 10:39 am
beguile86: for those of you still in school...

let me encourage everyone to take this year seriously and give it over to God. let him work through you and challenge yourself to making the biggest difference you can. don't go back the same. live your daily life so that people recognize that there is something different about you. get friends that aren't saved to hunger after what they see you have...

for me personally, a few of my band friends bring their guitars to school. we have acoustic praise and worship every morning just outside the school. and then there is lunch, many teacher give up their rooms for bible study and it is a great time to eat physically and spiritually.

don't have any regrets. don't sit back and wonder what you can do. make a point to figure out how you can further the kingdom while at school...since you have to go anyway...<>

Mon, Aug. 2nd, 2004, 11:10 am
beguile86: (no subject)

everyone must check out my friends' band's site...Anastasis

http://www.angelfire.com/music6/anastasistheband

they are just now really starting to get it kickin so check back for downloads and merch to come...

they would love it if you signed their guestbook too (you can add that brittney told ya)....<>

Mon, Jul. 26th, 2004, 09:47 am
light_driven: Real

You can say you want God all you want.


You can go to church, read your Bible, pray occasionally.


You can tell God you love Him, you can even make sacrifices for Him.


Until you know that God is the best thing out there, until you know that nothing is better than Him...you will never experience His greatness.


 

Fri, Jul. 9th, 2004, 12:28 pm
light_driven: Ephesians 1

Jesus created us, knowing He would have to die, and didn't care. He wanted us so badly He didn't care what price He had to pay. He wanted us so that His glory would shine off of us, and that we could experience all that He had in store for us. He wanted us to share His goodness...His inheritance with us...and the price was insignificant to Him.

THAT is awesome my friends. Nothing else.

Thu, Jun. 17th, 2004, 01:36 pm
light_driven: Time

I have an embarassing story, but I must get it told, because I have a point with this.

Okay, I borrowed this game from my friend a few days ago, along with his X-box. I had played this game a little before, but I decided I didn't have anything to do in the summer and I was wasting my time, so I'd borrow a videogame (like that isn't wasting time). Well this video game is really really addicting. It's called Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. It's based on the D&D system, but it's in a Star Wars envoirnment. I'm not big on Star Wars or sci-fi for that matter, but this game is fun. In 2 days I played it 13 hours (it has a little game clock). I found myself thinking about it, talking about, and even thinking about it in my prayers. Yesterday I prayed to God that if anything was getting in the way between me and Him, to remove it and to give me the strength to allow Him to do so. I wasn't thinking about the game at the time. Today I realized...Star Wars had to go. It was kinda difficult, not really hard. It only took about 5 minutes to get from a, "I don't know," to the X-box unplugged and me telling Mom that I'd be back in a minute after I gave Ben back his X-box.

It just made me think...how much time do we not spend with God, that we should be spending with God? Just take today, and look at your time you spent doing things that mean nothing, and then think about the things that meant something. I'd guess that 75% of your day means nothing.

Thu, Jun. 10th, 2004, 01:08 pm
light_driven: This is Your Time...continued

I posted something a while ago asking, "Would you die for your Savoir?"

Now let's look at something else. Something less important and more at the same time. Something that most Americans just don't quite understand.

Matthew 19:21 "Jesus answered, 'If you want to be perfect, go, sell  your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."

Most of you responded that you would die for Him...would you give up everything for Him? I'm not just talking money...though that is a big deal. I'm talking your LIFE. Would you be willing to give up your alcohol, your time, your girlfriend, your money, your outing with friends, your lifestyle, your sexual preference, your friends, your movies, your music, what would you be willing to give up for Him?

He called us to go "sell all your possessions," I'm not saying it's bad to be well off. I'm not saying to go live a life a poverty. I"m saying can you give up what you think is important and start to be

                                       Eternally focused on what

                                           Eternally matters.

You can't take your car, your house, your time with you. What you've been given is precious, you should start thinking about what you've been doing that effects the Kingdom.

                       What have you done in your life that matters?

 

Wed, Jun. 9th, 2004, 01:13 pm
ucfchic: (no subject)

I remember being in school not too long after school shootings becoming popular... and our school had a lock-down. No one knew what was going on and we all feared the worst... but for I was able to calm my classmates down. We were all on the floor and some were sort of panicking and I just started talking to one of my friends about why there was no reason for me to fear what was going to happen. Others in my room began to join the convo and ask questions... when it came down to it... many of them did not understand my lack of fear when it came to this situation. I was given not only peace in this situation but also a chance to be a witness. It all turned out ok in the end and nothing happened to anyone... but it was sort of a weird experience. I was later referred to as "the one who isn't afraid of dying."

I think that the moment we allow ourselves as Christians to fear death is the moment when we have really allowed Satan to grasp our hearts. For a Chrisitan... death should not be feared... I actually look forward to it (not to be weird or anything) but I'll be going to spend eternity with my God. What more could I ever ask for?!

Wed, Jun. 9th, 2004, 07:09 am
light_driven: This is Your Time

It was a test we could all hope to pass
But none of us would want to take.
Faced with the choice to deny God to live,
For her, there was one choice to make.

This was her time. this was her dance.
She lived every moment; left nothing to chance.
She swam in the sea; drank of the deep;
Embraced the mystery of all she could be.

This was her time...

Though you are mourning and grieving with us,
Death died a long time ago;
Swallowed in life so that life carries on.
Still it’s so hard to let go.

This was her time. this was her dance.
She lived every moment; left nothing to chance.
She swam in the sea; drank of the deep;
Embraced the mystery of all she could be.

What if tomorrow, and what if today,
Faced with the question,
Oh what would you say?

This is your time. this is your dance.
Live every moment. leave nothing to chance.
Swim in the sea. drink of the deep.
Follow the mercy and hear yourself praying.

Won’t you save me?
Won’t you save me?

This is your time. this is your dance.
Live every moment. leave nothing to chance.
Swim in the sea. drink of the deep.
Embrace the mystery of all you can be.

I've heard this song before...but I heard it yesterday for the first time as a Christian. What if tommorow, what if today, Faced with the question oh what would you say?


This is very open for response...I want it. I urge you not to answer what is expected but rather how you really would. Search your soul for a moment before responding.


If somone put a gun to your head and asked if you beleived in Jesus. If you knew that if you said yes...they would kill you...would you be willing to lay your very life down for your Savoir?

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