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Spiritual Goals

Discussion in 'Christian Theology Forum' started by Stumpmaster, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Stumpmaster

    Stumpmaster Well-Known Member

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    [table] [tr] [td]These are my spiritual goals:
    1) S - Submit to Scriptural Leadership
    2) E - Edify the Body of Christ
    3) R - Resist Unscriptural Forms of Control
    4) V - Value Genuine Ministries
    5) I - Ignore Insults
    6) C - Continue in the Faith of Christ
    7) E - Earn a Respectable Living [/td] [/tr] [/table]
     
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    From who or what are you trying to earn respect from?
     
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    Stumpmaster Well-Known Member

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    The following verses should throw some light on that:
    1Th 4:1-12
    (1) Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as you have received of us how you ought to walk and to please God, so you would abound more and more.
    (2) For you know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
    (3) For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should abstain from fornication:
    (4) That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
    (5) Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
    (6) That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
    (7) For God has not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
    (8) He therefore that despises, despises not man, but God, who has also given unto us His Holy Spirit.
    (9) But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write unto you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
    (10) And indeed you do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that you increase more and more;
    (11) And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
    (12) That you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that you may have lack of nothing.
     
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    Hi Stumpmaster,

    I met you several months ago on another forum. It is good to see your name again.

    I thought I may have met your wife when I responded to a poster who goes by the name of Sawdust. But, no go...she's from Australia instead of New Zealand.

    The tree connection had me wondering. LOL
     
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    Hi Whirlwind,
    I think it was someone posting to you on another forum that alerted me to this one. I see you still have your sense of humour...Sawdust...aha.

    As yet my wife has no online interests but is very involved with Scrabble associations and their tournaments.
     
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    HammerStone Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Another female good at Scrabble - go figure! ;)

    That's an excellent acronym on many levels. I know I struggle mightily with them in various ways, but my biggest are 4) and 5). I am in agreement about the last one though, I think sometimes we overlook that God gives us tools to be good at something for a reason. My father has worked construction all of his life, and he's probably witnessed to more people than many pastors. My mother loves children and works with a church daycare. I've been blessed to be in the computer technology field, and I end up being blessed with Christianity Board. I've seen this repeated for extended family and friends.
     
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    Your work is a much appreciated ministry, Swampfox. Thanks for updating to this layout. It glorifies God when His people use their skills unto Him.
     
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    Stumpmaster, Your goals appear to be specific and worth while. I would simply suggest that it might be a growing experience to make part of your daily walk with the Lord Jesus the specific pursuit of the knowledge of God. I don't mean to say anything like "you don't know God," or, "you aren't in pursuit of such knowledge."This is simply a suggestion for your continued growth. I point to the prayer of the Lord Jesus in John 17, and the prayers of the apostle Paul for the church where we see him praying for their knowledge of God [Example Eph 1:17ff] after they have been saved. samy
     
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    Hmm... I want to try at this - without looking at yours I'm going to start with your word "service" - because we are all so different - let's see what comes first to my mind as I look at these letters - like word association.

    S- sow seeds
    E- elongate my prayer time
    R- reserve more special time for only God
    V- vary my approaches talking about God
    I- intentionally place my mind on Him
    C- care for the less fortunate more and more and more
    E- express my love tangibly -(God's love)


    That was fun!!!! Everyone try it and don't look at anyone else's - first thing that pops in your brain!
    :) Miss Hepburn
     
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    Ok my goals are this

    A. read my bible more
    B. meditate more
    C. focus on recruiting any and evry person for gods kingdom
    D. encourage unity more between my christian freinds
     
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    The goal of my life is to satisfy the heart of the wonderful Person of our Lord Jesus Christ!
     
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    Thanks for your reply, Samy.
    I trust that you also will always grow in grace as you "continue in the faith of Christ".

    Colossians 1:21-23
    (21) And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now has He reconciled
    (22) In the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in His sight:
    (23) If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
     
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    Now a good exercise would be to find a supporting Scripture for each one.
    I purposely left my supporting Scriptures out at the start to allow for discussion but as you see I have now provided them.
     
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    Well, that spells "rmfe" ! LOL!

    ;) Miss Hepburn
     
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    "Now a good exercise would be to find a supporting Scripture for each one.
    I purposely left my supporting Scriptures out at the start to allow for discussion but as you see I have now provided them."

    You must be retired!! LOL!
    ;) Miss Hepburn
     
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    Ten years to go on that one; twelve if our government raises the current age to the same as Australia's.

    It is actually quite an easy task to search and copy Scriptures etc. from the e-sword program I have installed on my laptop. If you don't have this free download here is the link:

    http://www.e-sword.net/bibles.html
     
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    Thank you, dear.
    :)
     
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    How do you plan on doing that? I am just wondering because as I understand it, there is a wrong way to pursue righteousness that leads to hell.
     
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    I wonder why my post was not printed?
    My Spiritual goal is to satisfy the heart of my Lord and Saviour, the wonderful Person of Jesus Christ!
     
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    Sorry, my post was printed but I could not find it! I am only a novice on the computer! I did not answer the question by Jimmy Engle, "How do you plan on doing that"?

    By enjoying this wonderful Person all my waking hours and even in my sleep if possible?

    How do I do that?

    By walking by the spirit! (Romans 8:4;)
    By being transformed by the renewing of my mind, that I may know what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God! (Romans 12:2;)
    By responding appropriately to the fact that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose! (Hence being conformed to the Image of the Son of God! (Romans 8:28-29;)
    By eating and drinking Him and even breathing Him daily! (John 6:53,54,55,56,57; 7:36;)
    By rejoicing always! (In all circumstance and environments). (Philippians 3:1; 4:4; 1 Thess. 5:16;)
    By building up the Body of Christ! (Ephesians 4:12; 4:16; Romans 10:13;
    By calling on the Lord daily! (Genesis 4:26; Psalm 18:3;)
     
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