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Re: I thank God for... (insert here)
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2017, 10:19:13 AM »
I thank God that he is the Lord of my life.

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« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2017, 04:58:53 AM »
Shoutout to God for making me an atheist.

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« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2017, 01:58:36 PM »
Shoutout to God for making me an atheist.

God wants all to believe in him.   You chose to suppress God.  You should just pat yourself on the back  ;)

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« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2017, 03:53:57 PM »
God wants all to believe in him.   You chose to suppress God.  You should just pat yourself on the back  ;)

Turns out, suppressing God is impossibly easy. Remembering to breathe takes more effort. No shit. I mean, If I didn't already know better ... yeah?

So much harder for a guy like you to suppress doubt is what I'm saying. But you knew that.

(Enjoy your cookie, champ. Totally earned it.)

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« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2017, 07:40:37 AM »
Turns out, suppressing God is impossibly easy. Remembering to breathe takes more effort. No shit. I mean, If I didn't already know better ... yeah?

So much harder for a guy like you to suppress doubt is what I'm saying. But you knew that.

(Enjoy your cookie, champ. Totally earned it.)

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I get what you're saying. 

I think it's progressively easier to suppress God once you're further and further and further removed from him.   I've lived that out myself....it's a slippery slope.

I used to have many doubts....absolute doubts that lingered for years and years.  Those doubts mounted and compounded as time went on.  Eventually the doubts transformed into excuses I would use to engage in more and more sin (ex: pornography, smoking, drinking, anger, lust, lying, gossiping, partying) and suppress God more and more.   Give a lie enough time to simmer and a person will eventually convince themselves that the lie is now truth.

Finally I surrendered to Christ in a moment of personal turmoil and the tangible presence of the Holy Spirit filled me, surrounded me, changed me and has never left me.   I've experienced many other divine encounters that further eliminate my former doubts.

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« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2017, 01:29:01 PM »
I get what you're saying. 

I think it's progressively easier to suppress God once you're further and further and further removed from him.   I've lived that out myself....it's a slippery slope.

I used to have many doubts....absolute doubts that lingered for years and years.  Those doubts mounted and compounded as time went on.  Eventually the doubts transformed into excuses I would use to engage in more and more sin (ex: pornography, smoking, drinking, anger, lust, lying, gossiping, partying) and suppress God more and more.   Give a lie enough time to simmer and a person will eventually convince themselves that the lie is now truth.

Finally I surrendered to Christ in a moment of personal turmoil and the tangible presence of the Holy Spirit filled me, surrounded me, changed me and has never left me.   I've experienced many other divine encounters that further eliminate my former doubts.




That's good to hear & its worked out well for you
Though I would say you are one of the few to have experienced such a presence

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Re: I thank God for... (insert here)
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2017, 06:49:14 AM »



That's good to hear & its worked out well for you
Though I would say you are one of the few to have experienced such a presence

There are far more nominal Christians than the genuine article so many folks never experience God like I have because they aren't true believers. 

I suppose I needed to be shook up more than others in order to get my head right.

Now, that isn't to suggest to you must have divine revelations like I have to be a genuine Christian.

There are actually millions that have had experiences like I have, but there are millions of believers that haven't yet their faith is unwavering and stronger than mine in some cases.

I would say that one of the experiences I've had is definitely uncommon, but within my own circle of influence (family and friends) several others have had similar experiences so it's hard to measure.

I would agree that in general my experiences are uncommon, but as I said there are many, many, many folks that could validate (and have validated) what I've experienced based on their own experiences.

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« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2017, 11:57:18 AM »
There are far more nominal Christians than the genuine article so many folks never experience God like I have because they aren't true believers. 

I suppose I needed to be shook up more than others in order to get my head right.

Now, that isn't to suggest to you must have divine revelations like I have to be a genuine Christian.

There are actually millions that have had experiences like I have, but there are millions of believers that haven't yet their faith is unwavering and stronger than mine in some cases.

I would say that one of the experiences I've had is definitely uncommon, but within my own circle of influence (family and friends) several others have had similar experiences so it's hard to measure.

I would agree that in general my experiences are uncommon, but as I said there are many, many, many folks that could validate (and have validated) what I've experienced based on their own experiences.


Would you share your experiences & those of others within your circle of friends & family.

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« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2017, 12:55:30 PM »

Would you share your experiences & those of others within your circle of friends & family.

Sure I can.  I don't offer any of it as proof for anyone else, but it certainly is for me.  Just something to consider if my opinions and character are valued.

Ok, so I had a bad accident in 2010.  Almost died.   God found me after that accident and changed my life.

So it took many months to recover, but I did.  Finally stepped foot in the gym again and I was a bit humbled for the first time in many years.

I prayed and pushed through and out of nowhere an older man (60ish) approached me.  He was in great shape, handsome, white hair, white beard/moustache, tan, blue eyes, roughly 6'5" and probably 275lbs...solid.  

I had headphones on and hadn't interacted with anyone....hadn't even made eye contact with anyone.  Keep in mind, when my headphones are on my head in the gym virtually non one ever approaches me.....ever.  This man randomly came up to me, I removed my headphones and he said, "You just keep doing what you're doing and all will be fine."  He went on to say, "I spoke with a man a few days back.  He is 88 years old and a Green Beret and he told me that it's what in your heart that matters.  So you keep doing what you're doing.  Have a great day."  

I was highly encouraged and felt blessed.  The man then walked behind me and I sat there for a second and turned back to look at him and he was gone.  I looked all around and this dude was gone.

Keep in mind we were at the front/centerish part of a large Gold's gym and in that second he couldn't of casually walked (or even run) away out of sight.  He vanished.

I'm convinced he is an angel of the Lord sent to encourage me in those moments.  I never saw him before in the gym and have never seen him since.   It was cool.

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« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2017, 01:20:37 PM »
Sure I can.  I don't offer any of it as proof for anyone else, but it certainly is for me.  Just something to consider if my opinions and character are valued.

Ok, so I had a bad accident in 2010.  Almost died.   God found me after that accident and changed my life.

So it took many months to recover, but I did.  Finally stepped foot in the gym again and I was a bit humbled for the first time in many years.

I prayed and pushed through and out of nowhere an older man (60ish) approached me.  He was in great shape, handsome, white hair, white beard/moustache, tan, blue eyes, roughly 6'5" and probably 275lbs...solid.  

I had headphones on and hadn't interacted with anyone....hadn't even made eye contact with anyone.  Keep in mind, when my headphones are on my head in the gym virtually non one ever approaches me.....ever.  This man randomly came up to me, I removed my headphones and he said, "You just keep doing what you're doing and all will be fine."  He went on to say, "I spoke with a man a few days back.  He is 88 years old and a Green Beret and he told me that it's what in your heart that matters.  So you keep doing what you're doing.  Have a great day."  

I was highly encouraged and felt blessed.  The man then walked behind me and I sat there for a second and turned back to look at him and he was gone.  I looked all around and this dude was gone.

Keep in mind we were at the front/centerish part of a large Gold's gym and in that second he couldn't of casually walked (or even run) away out of sight.  He vanished.

I'm convinced he is an angel of the Lord sent to encourage me in those moments.  I never saw him before in the gym and have never seen him since.   It was cool.



Ok . Thanks for sharing that.
It certainly might make you stop & think an experience like that.
I'll refrain from making comment.
As you were good enough to share that info & it's your faith & belief
I'm pleased it works for you.


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« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2017, 01:26:08 PM »

Ok . Thanks for sharing that.
It certainly might make you stop & think an experience like that.
I'll refrain from making comment.
As you were good enough to share that info & it's your faith & belief
I'm pleased it works for you.



You can comment LOL, it's perfectly fine. 

Trust me, I've heard everything before  ;).

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« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2017, 05:02:39 PM »
You can comment LOL, it's perfectly fine. 

Trust me, I've heard everything before  ;).


Ha, I'm sure you have.
And indeed we have discussed god / religion

I asked out of interest & you kindly answered
I don't feel the need to comment & potential be negative about your experience

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« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2017, 07:09:19 PM »
Zeus

You might have misunderstood the question's intention. Be well.

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« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2017, 07:01:46 AM »
You might have misunderstood the question's intention. Be well.

Horus?  ;D

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« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2017, 06:35:20 PM »
Horus?  ;D

The question was simple, is this topic about a specific god or for any god?

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« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2017, 05:45:23 AM »
Is there a God of muscle?

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« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2017, 10:43:44 AM »
The question was simple, is this topic about a specific god or for any god?

any god you want

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« Reply #43 on: September 19, 2019, 10:39:06 AM »
I am grateful for every breath of life I am blessed to experience on this beautiful world He has created. I cannot count my blessings, I am not worthy...But I appreciate all that I have (both the good things in life as well as the struggles as I feel one can benefit from adversity just as much as good fortune.)

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« Reply #44 on: September 19, 2019, 03:28:00 PM »
I am grateful for every breath of life I am blessed to experience on this beautiful world He has created. I cannot count my blessings, I am not worthy...But I appreciate all that I have (both the good things in life as well as the struggles as I feel one can benefit from adversity just as much as good fortune.)

I thank god that I don't believe in these fairy tales.

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« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2019, 07:05:09 PM »
I thank god that I don't believe in these fairy tales.

How ironic  ;D

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« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2020, 09:40:44 PM »
For the blessing of the fact that He told us not to worry about what we are going to eat...

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24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

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25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

In the KJV its stated "and all these things shall be added unto you". And yes thats what I can testify myself, and I also know people who first lived without God. And did even steal, where thief's, but never got lucky with their money. Needed to steal because they couldn't get work. Always negative. And now they are converted/repented and live with God and work is being thrown at them they are never short on money and food!

Don't worry, trust God through Jesus Christ  :) And no thats not an prosperity gospel, it are the literal words from Jesus Christ himself! who came from God!

To seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness...

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« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2020, 11:07:06 PM »
I thank God for Trumps loss

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« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2020, 07:07:11 PM »
I thank God for Trumps loss

Why?  How will it improve your life? 

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« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2020, 09:30:58 PM »
Why?  How will it improve your life?

altruistic sensibilities. I personally don't have to benefit from something to be happy about it. Civil Rights Act of 1964. Didn't really affect me personally. Im happy it happened.
Mentally, I won't be hearing about him every single day on what stupid childish thing he said, did or tweeted. That's going to be nice.