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what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another-Anatole France
God, she has beautiful children, girls and Newtwood needs some help right now to make sure that her children are safe and secure. She needs some extra love in her heart so she can pass it along to her babies. I know they will have a good life because they have such a wonderful mother, but Lord, if you could, please help Newtwood in this painful time of her life so that she can be there for her girls.
Lord, Where two are gathered you are there. I pray in Jesus name with others to help Newtwood this day and in the days to come.
Lord I pray for HiSwIfE03's brother, that you would reach out to hem, send your spirit to surround him and pull him thru his doubt, that he would come to you even in his anger and disapointment for you are a graceful father and see and know our pain, but if we have faith in you, you will help us to perservere. I pray that you would show him that you can use his suffering to bring him closer to you. I pray that he would be able to abandon himself to you and find the faith to give his wife and marriage to you. In Jesus name I pray. AMEN
Lord I pray for Nwetwood. Continue to strengthen her. I pray she will feel your love as you send your spirit to be with her. I pray that through her suffering she would find you. I pray that you give her the wisdom, courage, hope needed to care for her daughters. I pray that her daughters would look at their mother and see the love of Christ shinning through.
In Jesus name I pray. AMEN
If you truely feel he has cheated more or is still cheating then I ask Lord that it be revealed to countrygirl so she can move on into her life with her full self walking toward you Lord as this burden of not knowing is keeping her from giving her full self to her life.
Please, all that read here today. Will you say a prayer for Newtwood. She is hurting and darkness has come into her life. Please pray with me so that she can find faith and strength to see how important her life is to the Lord and her children.
This wknd I found out that my WS did not used protection all the time he was with that OW and now there is the doubt of a possible OC.
I feel I back to square one! I feel just the same way I felt at the begening, I'm losing it. And don't know what to do, what to pray for, what say. I even feel more depress than I did when I first found out.
I have the worst feeling about the possible OC, I know OC is just is not to blame but I can't help it.
Please pray for me that God gives me direction, wisdom anything that makes it better.
Justification is the opposite of condemnation.
God declares the believing sinner to have a right relationship with Him, but that does not make him righteous. A sinner does not have any righteousness of his own, and therefore cannot be innocent.
However, God declares believers in Christ righteous on the grounds of Christ’s atonement.
The believing sinner is declared by God to be just by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Grace of God is the cause of our justification.
Romans 3:24 reads, “being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus.”
No individual can make himself right with God no matter how hard he tries because he is a sinner.
The Bible declares, “There is no one righteous, not even one” (3:10). The reason is because “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (v. 23).
Since we are condemned sinners worthy of death as a punishment for our sins, someone else must do the work of righteousness for us (6:23).
We do not deserve or merit God’s love. The source of our right relationship with God is His own free grace.
The foundation of our justification is the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
It was Christ “whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed” (3:25).
God can now freely justify us because of the finished work of Jesus Christ. Christ paid our sin debt in full when He died for us (5:6, 8). We are “justified by His blood.”
Justification is an act of justice because when God justifies sinners, He is not declaring bad people to be good, or saying that they are not sinners. He is agreeing with the fact that all human beings are sinners.
In justification He is pronouncing them legally righteous, free from any liability to the law they have broken.
The ground for our justification is the death of Christ.
The means of our justification is faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Jesus “whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (3:25-26).
Faith is the channel by which justification becomes ours personally. Our faith in Christ is not the ground of justification, but the means by which God’s justification operates (5:1; Gal. 2:16).
Faith is essential for our justification, and it is God’s gift to us (Eph. 2:8-10). It is not works so no one but God can get the credit for our salvation. God does it, and we receive it freely by faith alone.
Even after a lifetime of Christian living and sacrificial service, the believer has no works on which to rely. He has no merits before a holy God. Justification is always by grace through faith, now, and in heaven before God’s judgment throne (Rom. 3:30; 5:1).
Justification of the sinner takes place objectively in Christ, and is appropriated subjectively as sinners place their faith in Him.
The apostle Paul never speaks of justification apart from faith.
The result of our justification is a vital union with Christ.
The ground of all that God does for and in us is this vital union with Christ (Rom. 5:1-11). We are now “in Christ Jesus.”
Our victory in the Christian life is accomplished in our daily life by being “in Christ.” We enjoy a personal, vital, living relationship with Christ.
“There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ.” God freely and fully declares us just. This “faith-righteousness” is the end of “law-righteousness” which was never a “real righteousness” that satisfies God’s “perfect righteousness.”
Just, this time...can you all say a prayer for me...
I am tired...
My cup is getting a little empty.
I wish I could have enough to give every day to everyone, but today, just today, could you say a prayer for me?
My belief is strong that when two are gathered in his name he is there. Will you gather with me this day...just need a little help.
I am the WS and I am requesting prayer. I have cheated on my wonderful wife numerous times mentally and physically. I want to be delivered from my womanizing adulterous ways. My wifes heart is hardened and I pray that it gets softened.
God Bless you all!
And Happy Easter!
Please pray for me, that I am strengtened in my faith and that I am able to turn him over to God and not try to take it back. Also that God continues to work on me.
Please pray for my separated husband. I don't know if he has ever truly known God. Please pray that God softens his heart and turns it towards Him and back to our marriage. Pray that he turns away form sin and other women and that all evil and temptation are bound from him.
Please pray comfort and strength for our 4 children. They are having a really hard time with the separation.
Thank you so much!
God is great!
I would love to have my innocense back, but then I would be back in blind trust.
I want my life back.
I've asked God why? Show me a reason. I know God answers all prayers: Yes, No, or Wait. I see no answers, only abandonment. If I could only see a glimpse of why I must experience this.
I thought I was walking the right path. Active in my church, on the Diaconate, Baptism coordinator. Am I being punished or trained?
Please pray for my depression, and healing for my WS.
I finally understand when Jesus said "take this cup from me".
[This message edited by Valleywoman at 5:41 PM, April 15th (Wednesday)]
Although living in denial may be necessary for a time, at some point you must make a decision to move beyond the denial.
This does not mean you will stop grieving altogether, for your healing/grieving process has only just begun. But remember, if you spend too long denying your loss, you will be unable to move forward with life.
Dr. H. Norman Wright says, "You have to come to the place where you admit or recognize 'Yes, I've lost this person. [He or she] is no longer a part of my life.'
When you hang on to that person, it's almost like a sense of denial. You remain stuck, and you can't move on with your life."
God will enable you to take the next step. He gently reminds you: "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven; a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot" (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2).
Holy God, is it time for me to move on from denial? Lead me, Lord. Amen.
Pray that my faith be strengthened, that God will not let go of me.
I am weak and in despair.
I am filing for D for the emtional safety and wellbeing of me and me young child.
My WH is emotionally abusive and has been manipulating me since the beginning of the A.
Please pray for my strength and courage.
WH has a lot of power over me in that he is so good at what he does...I believe him.
Pray for my wisdom and strength to keep NC with him.
Please....I am so weak right now.
One day I decided to quit... I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality...
I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
"God", I asked, "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?" His answer surprised me..."Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?" Yes", I replied.
"When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.”
He said. "In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit. In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would not quit." He said. "Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant...
But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.
I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle."
He asked me. "Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots". “I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you." "Don't compare yourself to others."
He said. "The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful." “Your time will come", God said to me. "You will rise high" "How high should I rise?" I asked. "How high will the bamboo rise?" He asked in return. “As high as it can?" I questioned. "Yes." He said, "Give me glory by rising as high as you can."
I left the forest and brought back this story. I hope these words can help you see that
God will never give up on you. Never, Never, Never Give up.
For the Prayer is not an option but an opportunity. Don't tell the Lord how big the problem is; tell the problem how Great the Lord is!
Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
I do not know what your needs are today but Jesus knows. You may be discouraged today. You may be going through the hardest trial of your life. I want to encourage you today! Whatever your situation-- the Lord can meet your need! Trust Him-- He loves you.
In this stressful world in which we live, there is a resting place. Aren't you
glad? That rest is found safe in the arms of the Lord Jesus Christ. When troubles come, we can run to our Rock-- the Lord is our Shelter from the storms. He does not always make the winds and the storms cease but He will give us adequate shelter until the storm passes by and will lead us on-- and where He leads, we will follow. We are His sheep and Christ Jesus is our Loving Shepherd. Blessed be His name!
Sometimes, the Lord makes the storm to cease, as Psalm 107:29 says:
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
Other times, the Lord will shield us from the storm as it rages:
Psalm 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
Still other times, He will walk us through the trials and storms in our lives to bring about a greater work on the inside of us:
James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
2Cor 1:3,4 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
No matter what our need may be today, there is safety in His everlasting arms. The Lord can meet our every need and He will see us through. He gives rest
to the weary. Strength to the feeble. Hope to the depressed. Comfort to the hurting. He loves us at all times. No problem is too big for God... and no problem is too small that He does not hear our cry. The Lord can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.
We are to cast upon Him our every burden:
Psalm 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
As Christians, we are to pour out our hearts to Him. We are to make our requests known unto God and we are to leave our prayer closet knowing that He has heard our request and will answer us in His timing.
Psalm 40:1 <To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.> I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
We have all heard the phrase, "God helps those who help themselves." But this is not true and it is not found in the Bible. No, the Bible tells us that God helps those who ask for His help-- those who humble themselves before Him.
The Lord says in Jeremiah 33:3: Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
When we read the Psalms, we see the prayers of the faithful:
Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart,
all ye that hope in the LORD.
Psalm 119:28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
Psalm 119:107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD,
according unto thy word.
Psalm 27:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
Psalm 61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
As Christians, we are not to have anxiety. This is easier said than obeyed. We live in a very fast-paced and stressful society, but God calls us to live in His rest. We are in the world but we should not let worry overtake us. We should not let the every day cares overwhelm us. The Bible says in Philippians 4:6,7:
Be careful for nothing; [don't be anxious] but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
When we take our requests to God, He gives us the peace that passes all
human understanding. (If we don't have peace yet, it is because we gave Him our burdens and picked them right back up again.) We must make our requests known unto God-- trusting Him that He knows what is best and will answer us in His timing. We may not see the circumstances change right away but we have peace in knowing that our prayer has been heard. God heard our prayer and He begins His work-- though we may not see any change at the moment, He is working all things out for our good. If He will not change the circumstance, then know that He is working on us-- molding us to not be affected by the circumstance-- so that we may rise above it. Our faith in Him looks BEYOND what we are going through to the outcome of what will be:
2Cor 4:17-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
And our confidence is in Christ Jesus!-- that no matter what our circumstance and no matter where we may be in this world, the Lord is there. He is there with His children who serve in the military. He is there with the Christian
soldier who is praying in the dangerous foxhole. He is there with the Christian family who is praying in their kitchen. Whatever situation a Christian may be
in-- whether in joy or tribulation-- the Lord is everywhere and is so powerful that can hear every prayer request and supply everyone's need at the same
time. We serve a great and wonderful God!
READING THE SCRIPTURES
The Lord says in Psalm 91:15: He shall call upon me, and I will answer
him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
There is a resting place when we read God's Word. What peace and comfort
we receive when reading and meditating on the Scriptures. The Lord speaks to us about His great love for us. His Word reminds us that the Lord does care and will supply our every need. Whatever our problem, the Lord can see us through. We need to read His promises to us, found in the Bible. We need to meditate upon His Word.
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written
for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Psalms 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
We need to be encouraged today-- for the Lord shall never leave us, nor
forsake us. He may seem far at times but He is never far. It is we who have walked away from Him -- allowing worry or stress to occupy our minds. When we keep our eyes upon Jesus and put our complete trust in Him, we see that, "all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who
are the called according to his purpose." (Rom 8:28)
Dear Christian, whatever you may be going through today, the Lord desires to meet your need. Whatever storm comes your way, know that the Lord will
take care of you. You are never alone. Pour your heart out to Him and trust Him that He will take care of the rest. The Lord will see you through and we must always remember that ALL things work together for good...
Sometimes He stills the storms;
Sometimes He shelters us from the storms;
Sometimes He walks us right through the storms and trials of our life.
No matter what, there is safety in His arms and we can rest in Him. He knows what is best for us.
Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
LOOKING UNTO JESUS
As pilgrims journeying through this weary land, our eyes must be fixed upon
the Lord Jesus. He is our Blessed Hope! He is the One Whom we wait for! He is coming back for us someday! His coming is nearer now than when we first believed. His Word never fails! He promised He would return for us one day and He will return. May our hearts ever look to Him and may He strengthen
our hearts as we wait for His glorious appearing:
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Hebrews 12:1,2 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the
shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.