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I have a problem in the present that comes from the past.
I am digusted by it. I feel horrible when I commit it. I want it to stop…I want it to end. And I am affraid of the over all results of it. I don’t know what to do. More and more it comes back, and I hate it.
Since writing this post Anonymous may have helped people, but has not within the last 4 days.
It’s hard to remove something without putting something else in its place. Or so I’ve found.
I never thought of that before. I think its because we have habitual natures. Once the flesh starts something it likes it continues in it, unless otherwise altered in some way. Like you say, an exchange of some kind. The bad for the good.
Theoretically. The Bible backs up that idea too. I’ve found it to apply to my life. You can’t just have nothing in your life, you have to fill the places that have now been made empty–somehow.
Its funny how you mentioned the bible, cause I’m a christian. And your right, it does back it up. Now you got me thinking of what could I put in its place. I think the answer is pretty obvious, but I didn’t think I was ever going to go there.
Marriage. To look for someone to be with. I didn’t plan on ever being with anybody. But I guess the desire is greater than I thought. No worries. I guess I’ll have to see what happens.
The most important thing to have in your life is God. And a relationship with him.
In adition to that though, it says in the Bible: it is better to marry than to burn with passion. 1 Corinthians 7:9? I forget the exact place.
I couldn’t agree with you more. Yea, it is better to marry than to burn with passion. In the begining of my conversion I said that I would never be with a woman. I don’t expect the desire to be with one to just fade away, because its part of us. We’re created with that natural desire in us, but it is harder to control than I thought. I think sometimes that what I said, and what God wills could be two totaly different things. Do you, or did you study the bible at one time?
I’m currently studying it. It seems to be true.
Thats great. Are you a christian? I’ve been studying it for the last 6 years. I find it completely amazing.
Yeah, I guess I’m a Christian. A rather immature one at that, but eh…
The amount of truth in it is indeed very amazing. I’m hoping to get to know God better, but right now I feel mostly on my own.
Dark snow, sorry so long of a wait for answering back to you. Thats greast that your a christian. Some good passages to study, or read over, would be John 3:1-8, Romans 8:1-11; 10:8-11. If you havn’t done so already check it out. The reason why its amazing is because the entire bible is actually God breathed, 2 Peter 1:19-21. So the prophets and the law, which makes the Old Testament, is actually the work of God Himself. You should read what Jesus said in Matthew 5:17.
Gods presence is always there because He’s omnipresent worldwide. But there are those who have a personal relationship with Him through His Son. This is the conection that makes us christians, meaning Christ centered. Dude, I could write forever on this subject but I gotta go to work. I’ll talk to you later.
Haha, thanks. I am maturing over time, and God is an awesome friend to have. I really enjoyed Romans, it’s been my favorite book so far. And the 1st through 3rd Johns had a lot of great content as well. All of the Bible’s important, but some parts of it I really needed to hear =)
Yea, the Holy Spirit really brings out certain scriptures that He wants us to hear, know and learn about ourselves. They just jump out at us. Here is a quote from a book I read on how the Holy Spirit works;
“Revelation is God making His truth known to man. Inspiration guarantees that what the bible says is just what God would say if He were to speak directly.”
Here is another;
“For the bible to function as if it is God speaking to us, the bible reader needs to understand the meaning of the scriptures, and to be convinced of thier divine origin and authorship. This is done by the internal working of the Holy Spirit, illuminating the understanding of the hearer or reader of the bible, bringing about understanding and comprehension of its meaning and truth.”
Pretty deep eh? Pretty cool too. Its only understandable that one would need the Spirit of God to understand the bible…because its His own word. (He speaks to you through His Word). 1 Corinthians 2:10-16 proves this. Maybe if we study enough, we can later in the years go out and preach the gospel to the world. lolol. Hey anythings possible if God wills it…even though it makes me laugh thinking about it, to funny. haha.
Hey, listen, thanks for answering my add. Just talking with you has been helping me. I feel that I’m getting back on track with the Lord, and I’m really, really grateful for that, so thank you for the time you give to those in need. It is so, so easy to fall into a pit, but yet so intensly hard to climb out, through tears of sorrow.
Talk to ya later,
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