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God loves you...even when you walk away from him!

Discussion in 'Praise Reports / Testimonials' started by Phoenix111, May 15, 2015.

  1. Hi everyone,
    I just wanted to say how great the love of God is. I remember a period in my life when I walked away from him. I was stressed and I blamed him for all my stress. So I told him bye. I even stopped praying all together. Looking back at that part of my life now, even when I said bye to him, he still saved me from total destruction. He was still holding on to me even as I tried to push him away. How great is that love huh?:) Such unconditional love!
    Right now i'm in a position where I have to depend totally on him because The situations im in I really have no control over...so I have to have faith. Some days I fail...some days I win but either way...God loves us!

    ohhhhh and if anyone has any advice on how to maintain faith,I could use some advice because some days I don't do so well. :D The things that are happening in my life will surely take miracles to fix.
     
  2. Thanks for sharing this testimony! Reminds of this wonderful song.. Something I listen almost everyday :D

     
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  3. Wow!That describes my situation exactly! Wonderful song!
     
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  4. Maintaining faith in the midst of a storm is meditating on His Word and renewing your mind to His promise for your specific situation. Faith and patience are power twins. So once you have faith, patience is what you need to wait till the seed of your words causes something to grow, and your situation to line up with the Word of God that you have been speaking.

    One has to really watch their words, to make sure that no matter what your saying lines up with the Word of God. So no matter what you see, feel, hear....etc, you only speak the Word of God. One becomes settled in what God has said in His Word...not what our situation looks like or feels like.

    For example, if i am waiting on my body to line up with the healing that Jesus purchased 2000 years ago. I would find all of the scriptures on healing that i can. Then that is what i speak. I don't speak about or accept the symptoms. I only speak that i am healed.

    Blessings to you!
     
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  5. Thank you! That surely helped. I have a gut feeling that everything will work out. I know it will. I don't see how it will yet because all i can see is chaos. But,I don't need to see clearly because God knows the path ahead. I just wish things would get better alittle faster.:)
    This has been the longest,most painful two years of my life....they were filled with no many losses,but they have also been the two years where I have learnt a lot about myself and God.

    What is slightly difficult for me is watching friends get great jobs,get married,have kids and im just here... (im in my mid-twenties,with a masters degree...no job..no nothing:ROFLMAO:). Sometimes I think my enemies are laughing at me...saying "oh look at miss goody two shoes,look where she is".

    I don't know whats happening, I have no control over anything,so i pray............
     
  6. I fully understand. God has been preparing me and my fiancè for ministry for the past 6 years. And like you have said we have learned a lot about God in the midst of it all. And have been able to see where we needed pruning and molding and shaping. And thus have submitted to God's working. We call it character building school...hahaha

    Sounds like God is showing you how to be settled in His ways. Trusting Him in every way. Growing in integrity, and knowledge of the Word. There are some things that we have control over, and one of them is to speak God's Word. Trusting in Him and His promises. Amongst other things.

    You actually do need to see where you are headed, so i pray that you are asking.
     
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  7. I have been asking him but I havent heard from him yet hahahahaha.
    You know...just tonight something came to me. I wasnt even thinking about it but it just came in my mind but I just dont see how it will work. So I prayed and I said, "really God, how is that going to happen?o_O" But he knows what he knows and I told him I am excited at seeing how is going to work that out. hahahaha

    I used to have a HUGE faith problem. I am a control freak and a perfectionist and so I usually have everything in order and I usually feel that if I do it myself then it'll get done perfectly.And so I used to pray but then Id go ahead and do it myself. I think God allowed me to do that for awhile. So I think now he is strengthening my faith. Its the first time in my life I don't know whats going to happen. Normally, even if one area in life fails,I have other areas going well and so I focus on those.But this time...nothing is going well...so I have no distractions....the only thing I can focus on is God.

    I am partly scared..I guess scared of the unknown:(
     
  8. Yes i can assure you that was me as well. My way of being "ok" was being in control. When God started to work with me...i felt as if i had no floor to stand on. So to speak. I knew He was changing my "rules" that i had for myself...but i was not secure in His rules (my word :) ) or His love, and so eventually i walked away and did my own thing.

    I found out (just like you did) that even when i was not faithful....He was. And now that He has used a wilderness type of situation to prepare me for entering the promised land (He used the Children of Israel and their wandering in the desert to help me to understand where I was in life and why), I have learned that as i fully trust Him, He gives me a little glimpse of where i am going, so that i am not scared or anxious.

    When we fully rely on Him.....He is pleased. For faith pleases Him.

    God has given us a vision of ministering on a boat. Being livaboards. Now in our strength we cannot even buy the boat, but as we believe (and have peace) what He has directed us to, we trust that He will be the one to purchase or supply the boat (He has already lead us the one that is for sale) and keep us provided for and give us extra to help others as well. I even had a conversation with God one night. I said Lord, Your giving us a doctors boat...He said it is the sick who need a dr. Not the well. Okie dokie I said.

    So keep you eyes on Him....and He will lead you by the Holy Spirit. Showing you where you are to be and where you are going. We will be praying!
     
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  9. I can so relate to this! I too turned my back on God - completely. I don't even know exactly how it happened. I dipped my toe into the darkness, and then I was completely immersed before I knew it, and pushed Him away. But God never let go of me. He literally saved me from total destruction. My heart stopped multiple times at the ER, but through the whole ordeal, I felt the peace and love of God comforting me. I felt Him holding me - even after all I had done. That is as unconditional as it gets! So I too am totally dependent on Him now. Without the love of God and my faith, I could not be getting though this emotionally. I don't even have the words to describe how much I love Him!

    Focus on that love constantly. Immerse yourself in God's word each and every day. Pray without ceasing. Lay everything you have at the foot of the cross and trust in Jesus.
     
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  10. Wow!!!!!!!! How wonderful is that!!!
    Its such an awesome feeling to know that he loves us that much! That even when we push him off and walk away...he still quietly follows behind us :)
    Its an amazing feeling to know that little me is so important to him. Its amazing!
    I am now learning to trust him and pray without ceasing. Sometimes I fail sometimes I do pretty well :ROFLMAO: But regardless of it all....He loves us!
     
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  11. When you are not in "control" of your life, that is when God is in control. When you are weak than are you strong. A truly "humble" man is the one who has all his "cares" cast upon the Lord, for he is the one who cares for us.

    1Pe 5:6.. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
    1Pe 5:7.. Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
     
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  12. It is amazing, indeed! Hallelujah!!
     
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  13. Hello CCW,
    Hey you said ...When you are not in "control" of your life, that is when God is in control.

    Providing you are walking with God. What I mean is you can walk away from God and think you are in control and be led around by our enemy the devil. Lots of folks think that just because they are not in control that means God is and that is NOT always going to be the case.

    Some times we think we have let go and let God and in all truth we did let go but it is not God behind the wheel.
    Blessings my Friend
    Jim
     
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    For us all!
     
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  15. Brother Jim, All I can do is speak for myself, and not for any other Christian. I have "relinquished" control of my life many many years ago when I found out I was the problem, and could not do anything on my own that was good. Then I discovered that I died on the cross with Christ 2000 years ago, and it is no longer "I" that lives but Christ lives in me. What controls me now is the "love of Christ".

    2Co 5:14.. For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; (ESV)

    Then I discovered.....

    Eze 36:26.. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
    Eze 36:27.. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

    I offer up my body as a living sacrifice to God to use as he pleases. I am not my own, and I am not behind the wheel driving my life, because if I was, I would be a accident waiting to happen! The Lord will not take control of any ones life unless they give it to him freely.
     
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  16. CCW I do not disagree with you at all. I just wanted to add to it because a lot of Christians simply think if they let go of the wheel it will automatically be God taking over and this is just not true. As you said Unless You Give Him Control............that is the big key issue.......

    Hope things are going well with you
    God Bless my friend
    Jim
     
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  17. Sister, you shroud be comforted knowing that once you became a child of God, you are no longer your own, but now belong to God. You have been bought with a price. If you ever go astray for what ever reason the Lord will come after you to bring you back to himself. God corrects, chastises, and even punishes those who belong to him, so that you will become partakers of his holiness. Any good parent corrects his children when that go astray, and they do it weather or not you want it or not. No child asks their parents to punish them. Do not worry as all of God's children are corrected at one point or another.

    Heb 12:6.. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives."
    Heb 12:7.. It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
    Heb 12:8.. If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.
    Heb 12:9.. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
    Heb 12:10.. For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.
     
  18. Thank you CCW95A:)
     
  19. Man, this is so me right now...

    I haven't been praying at all..or reading..

    hopefully I'll get back on track one day.
     
  20. Hopefully one day? What is stopping you from getting back on track today?
     
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