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homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60889 posts
13th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting sassy chef:</b>" No, I feel like my sin keeps reeling me back ... [snip!] ... "</blockquote> Awwe :( like what you're reading is triggering skmething? Or you're choosing other things over that?"


Making the choice to put stuff above God....whatever that stuff may be. I know I'm not alone in this, I know it is common, but a lukewarm relationship with Christ is just.....laughable. And it really makes me so sad that my "flesh" tends to fall back to that place all too often.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
13th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting sassy chef:</b>" Making the choice to put stuff above God....whatever that stuff may be. I know I'm not alone in this, ... [snip!] ... Christ is just.....laughable. And it really makes me so sad that my "flesh" tends to fall back to that place all too often. "</blockquote>



I feel ya sweetie. :( it is very hard. It's a lot of work just like any relationship.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60889 posts
13th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting sassy chef:</b>" Making the choice to put stuff above God....whatever ... [snip!] ... all too often. "</blockquote> I feel ya sweetie. :( it is very hard. It's a lot of work just like any relationship."

Paul said it best...from the book of Romans...




"14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[c] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do

~Julie Blue Eyes~ 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6064 posts
status 13th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting sassy chef:</b>" Making the choice to put stuff above God....whatever that stuff may be. I know I'm not alone in this, ... [snip!] ... Christ is just.....laughable. And it really makes me so sad that my "flesh" tends to fall back to that place all too often. "</blockquote>




He knows your heart. Rest in that.



EDIT: I was weak and I CRUMBLED under pressure, right here on BG. It was one of the lowest times for me, since I've been saved. Worse still, I did it TWICE! I debated two different topics and totally lost my cool. I'm not even going to go into what they were about (not God),



Oh. My. Gosh. DANG IT!



I read the beginning of Matthew (I stopped at chapter, 11, I think) and I am just going to read the whole New Testament. I guess I just need to hear Jesus talk and remind me what He did for me.



I feel like a FAILURE. Ugh!



I'll recover. But it was a big step backward.



That's my long winded way of telling you, I totally get. I mean, to the nth degree, do I get it.



Big hugs to you, girl.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60889 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting sassy chef:</b>" Making the choice to put stuff above God....whatever ... [snip!] ... That's my long winded way of telling you, I totally get. I mean, to the nth degree, do I get it. Big hugs to you, girl."


Most Christians are content with staying on the sidelines...Do you know what I'm mean? I'm not trying to be judgmental or harsh but, that's not enough for me. I think God expects, and desires more. He very clearly calls us to not be conformed by this world, but to be transformed by his word. But man, it is hard. And it is hard when you want it so badly, but you just keep slipping away.




But you are right. He knows my heart. I have to rest in that and just keep trying. Thank you though, I appreciate that someone "gets it".

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
14th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting sassy chef:</b>" Paul said it best...from the book of Romans... "14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, ... [snip!] ... Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60889 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting sassy chef:</b>" Paul said it best...from the book of Romans... ... [snip!] ... but in my sinful nature[d] a slave to the law of sin.""</blockquote> This Is perfect. Thanks for sharing. I needed that."


That was one of the first sermons I ever heard preached in NC and it just "clicked" for me.

Sweetie Pie™ 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 5264 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" Most Christians are content with staying on the sidelines...Do you know what I'm mean? I'm not trying ... [snip!] ... right. He knows my heart. I have to rest in that and just keep trying. Thank you though, I appreciate that someone "gets it". "


God definitely doesn't want us to be lukewarm Christians. We had a sermon on this in Revelation 3:15-16 where he talks about lukewarm christians and how he will spit them out of his mouth. I have put God first in a lot of areas of my life, but not every area and that's what I need to work on. Perhaps I need to take a "fasting" from social websites like facebook and babygaga and use that time to read my bible and reflect on it.

Sweetie Pie™ 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 5264 posts
14th Jan '13
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Walking in Memphis 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Macon, Georgia 5936 posts
16th Jan '13

Ladies if I could get your prayers my 18yearold BIL. He tried to commit suicide last night. He is in the hospital now but could really use some prayers. Thank you.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
16th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Walking in Memphis:</b>" Ladies if I could get your prayers my 18yearold BIL. He tried to commit suicide last night. He is in the hospital now but could really use some prayers. Thank you."</blockquote>




:( definitely. I'm glad they have him hospitalized and hopefully he can get some help.

Walking in Memphis 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Macon, Georgia 5936 posts
16th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Walking in Memphis:</b>" Ladies if I could get your prayers ... [snip!] ... Thank you."</blockquote> :( definitely. I'm glad they have him hospitalized and hopefully he can get some help."</blockquote>




I know me too! He has a long road to recovery but I'm so thankful he's alive.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
16th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Walking in Memphis:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Walking ... [snip!] ... he can get some help."</blockquote> I know me too! He has a long road to recovery but I'm so thankful he's alive."</blockquote>



It's definitely hard being a survivor of someone's suicide :( it took me a long time to understand why and quit blaming myself. I'm so glad he's alive too. he will be in the long run as well.

Ashley Jean ♥ 34 kids; Dry Ridge, Kentucky 12391 posts
17th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Walking in Memphis:</b>" Ladies if I could get your prayers my 18yearold BIL. He tried to commit suicide last night. He is in the hospital now but could really use some prayers. Thank you."</blockquote>




Absolutely praying!!

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
17th Jan '13

If u guys haven't seen yet my csection is schedule for the 25th. 8 more days. Eek.