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Discussion in 'Christian Spirituality Forum' started by marks, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. marks

    marks Well-Known Member

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    Romans 15:13
    Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

    All joy and peace in believing.

    Faith comes first, then feelings follow.

    That's normal for us. Feeling are formed from our thoughts and values and choices.

    We can see the same dark shape approach in a dark room, if we think it's an attacker, we may feel one way. When we realize, Oh, it's my wife, I feel a different way.

    In either case what I feel is based on what I think is real.

    We want to feel God's love. We want to feel His peace. We want to feel Him present. We want to feel safe.

    If we believe He loves us, that's when we feel loved. We believe He cares for us, we feel safe. We believe Him here with us, we feel Him here.

    All joy and peace . . . in believing.

    Sometimes I just need to stop the world, sit down with some good Godly music, and my Bible, and remember all these things are true. It's a good feeling!

    Much love!
     
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    GTW27 Active Member

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    What a man believes in his heart so he is. I believe every Word that He has said. Even this tiny bit, "that their joy may be full" He has made my joy full, sometimes to overflowing. He has said," these signs shall follow those that believe", and He has made it so. Many of His promises come to pass, after we have walked through the fire of affliction(the testing of our faith). It is then that we can truly feel. It is then, that we can do all that He has asked us to do.
     
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    Heart2Soul Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe I could ever understand His Love if I couldn't feel it....isn't that strange. We can always "feel" His Love, His Peace, His Presence.
     
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    I believe that is related to gifting as we share one in particular. But there comes a time when we walk in His Love, in His peace and in His joy. It is a time of being truly One. All the fruits of The Spirit are present as He is present, leading us unto all righteousness.
     
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    My specialist subject, stating the obvious, cos it is not always seen.

    Faith is based on fact, that fact based faith feeds feelings and when feelings aren't there we can depend on the facts.
     
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    marks Well-Known Member

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    Amen!

    Why do you think it is that affliction produces a faith I didn't know before I was afflicted?

    I sometimes have to force myself to remember God's deliverances of me in the past, as I'm tested again.

    Much love!
     
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    marks Well-Known Member

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    This is so true for me. Feelings aren't always there, and sometimes my flesh comes up with all sorts of difficult feelings. I have to remember that none of these feelings changes the facts about God.

    Much love!
     
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    marks Well-Known Member

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    Maybe that's why I posted this.

    I don't always feel Him. And when I'm not, I need to remind myself of these things.

    My depression is physiologically based, so it's not so much connected to what I think, more about whether I have certain chemicals at certain levels. Any number of physical/emotional/mental symptoms may manifest.

    It requires an active choice on my part to believe God, to trust Him moment by moment, but I'm sure that's why He's let this be, so I could be trained in that trust. He has His Own way with each of us.

    Much love!
     
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    This why we need to rest on Scripture and its promises. :)
     
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    Ah, but for some of us, the lies of Satan can dim that joy, by placing doubts. I never ever had a close relationship with my earthly father so, I really have nothing to compare a "fathers love" to a child. It seems that, even though I know what His word say's about loving us, and I believe His word...the "feelings' do not come along with the truth. It is very hared for myself to understand why He loves me much less would even like me! So, I have learned to never measure anything by my "feelings". Now, if God were a woman, like the heavenly mother and not heavenly father, I do believe that would make a huge difference as I was as close as close can be to my wonderful God fearing sweet as the day is long, mom. I would surely have those same "feelings"? Hmmm, dunno, lol.
     
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    Nancy, you are not alone. I grew up believing I had a father but later found out the man I was told all my life was my father, was not. He was mostly absent also but my biological father was a man my mother had an affair with and I was conceived. Every one knew the secret but me. Then there was my step-father (which makes three)who had a hand in my hating religion and old gospel songs he sang with his guitar whenever sloppy drunk. God is a Father to the fatherless. It wasn’t until a couple years ago this all come out...I was 47... oddly the secret was revealed whenever I asked God to show me who I am. By the time it came out He had already thoroughly convinced me...He is the only Father that will never leave or forsake you. You are loved. Let Him heal that message of abandonment and not worthy of love.
     
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    hhh ok wow you prolly are not going to...hmm, should i even do this, i guess
    man...
     
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    morris albert who knew
     
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    we are two "men" which can also be women in a bed, yeh
    maybe an emo and a logo maybe, like that

    i could quote various posts by women on their first...ahem,
    Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us? - Biblical Criticism & History Forum - earlywritings.com
    lets keep this between us eh
    so briefly, contemplate yourself as Adam and Eve, k. two men in a bed
    the two shall become one
    all that stuff

    just a perspective, you dont have to let your head explode over it, Adam and Eve can still be totally "real" iyo, there could even be like eye-witnesses to the Testimony if you like
    narf
    just try it maybe
     
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    emo bad, ok. driving.
    woman desire is for man
    who is wearing the pants?
    right?
    in most marriages, we ask the q for a little joke, yeh?
    :)
    lol
     
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    santa claus
    is comin
    to town
     
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    pistis
     
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    now do yosef a flavor imo, and go find the five ways to express Belief in the orig, ok.
    do it today, if you know whats good for you
    imo
     
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    ha sorry ok, you pistis me off :D
     
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    Yes indeed...He is the Perfect Father. I do not mean to dishonor my earthly father, he came from much abuse himself. He did the best he could with what he had to work with. I'm sorry all that happened to you. Amazing how God reveals a thing to us before it even comes out in this world ❤
     
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