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I pray God will help me be more teachable! Thanks...

2009-09-19T00:46:08.293-03:00

I pray God will help me be more teachable! Thanks for sharing your heart!

~ Ali



I have read through your post and do not really un...

2009-09-19T00:27:15.955-03:00

I have read through your post and do not really understand what has gotten you so angry...so angry that you defile the Bible by calling it freakin'. Jesus whole life was spent as a living example of Love...a love so great that he gave his life that ALL can be saved. Note that he did not exclude any group as long as they believe in him and turn to him so as to be with God in heaven. He does not exclude anyone...and even on the cross, he was an amazing example of how we should live and give. Jesus won over people not through rebuke but through pure consistent love and kindness to all of the worst people ...the people in the greatest need of his saving grace. He did not hang out with the religious crowd and look down on people, he got out there and by example and by parable, gently got the message across of Gods love and mercy and he showed everyone by example how we should be to ALL around us; When I first changed jobs, I could not believe what I was hearing in a Christian work place that has the motto "to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ" but rather than just saying what I thought about it, I strived very hard to set a very good example of appropriate language and behaviors and have prayed continually for the compassion and love for the poor and the wretched that Jesus had..and in the past 2 years, slowly but surely, the cursing has almost completely stopped, without me saying one negative word and we have had some very enlightening religious discussions too. I know this is an opposite perspective from yours, but many many times, your actions speak much louder than your words and can mean far far more to someone than a spoken word. May God bless you with the maturity of an old lady and the heart of a child and the wisdom you need to be the person you want to be. (now for my little bit of correction...no naked pictures of your kids on line please...for their sakes and to keep the perverted people from looking at them too.) I don't know what is eating you right now but I will say special prayers for you and your mission work.



No, she is definitely talkin' about me!!! AND ...

2009-09-19T00:09:21.619-03:00

No, she is definitely talkin' about me!!! AND I'm glad I am not the only one who rants:)

Ok, here goes:
I have a family member with HUGE issues! A Christian(knows right from wrong) a new single mother. I took the stance to support her since our family did not. Now, instead of making the best of her situation, she is wallowing in it. She and her baby daddy moved into her mother's house and is now shacking there! To top it off, her father just left her mother after 30yrs of marriage.(This happened before the shackin) She believes she is there "helping" her mom. I haven't confronted her. I will be the "holier than thou" bitch if I do. I agree with what you said Michawn but how do I talk to her in love. I have no back up to reinforce this to her. Her church is reaching out to her fragile mother that lost her husband,dignity, and has a new family living under her roof.
The only thing I know to do is just do it and risk my relationship with at least half of my family. Selfish? possibly. HELP!



I am definitely one who is afraid, and you are rig...

2009-09-18T17:53:32.253-03:00

I am definitely one who is afraid, and you are right it's selfish. It's easy for me to tell all the younger peeps in our youth group that they shouldn't be doing something (not that they ever listen to me anyway), but it's totally hard to confront sin in the life of my peers. In fact, I admitted to you about just such a situation in which I kept silent instead of speaking up to some old friends about sin sometime this year. I used many excuses, one of which is that we were no longer within their church fellowship. Bla. Wish I could say I'll do the right thing, but I can say I'll pray about it.



You're talkin' about ME, aren't you, A...

2009-09-18T16:18:50.752-03:00

You're talkin' about ME, aren't you, AREN'T YOU? :)

Just teasin'. :)

I think the thing is - is that we *aren't* close enough to each other to speak the truth. For me - I am honest with those I am close to but wouldn't just confront some girl in the church that I don't know or that I haven't worked to establish relationship with. I'm actually tempted to just jump in and confront some of the girls in my kid's youth group - trust me on that one - but realize that I haven't built any foundation to do that. So, when frustrated or even when seeing that they need gentle correction - I get my hiney in gear and work to build that foundation so that they will listen to me when I talk to them.

You know what I think is interesting? The higher up someone gets in ministry or in the church, the LESS likely someone is to confront them or hold them accountable. I've always wondered about that. Why is that? Do we think they become immune or something? Do we put them on a pedestal where we assume they will never need correction? If so, that's false. Everyone needs accountability. I do. I may not like it, but I need it.

That's one thing I so appreciate about you, Michawn. You're just an honest girl and you can handle people being honest with you right back. You aren't easily offended, you want to please the Lord and so really think about every situation. You ask and research. And you listen - both to others and to God.

I *think* you had a specific situation in mind, so my comment may be really off base. Just wanted to say hello, and...throw in a few cents. :)



Amen sista, but let me say "freakin" use...

2009-09-18T12:34:26.932-03:00

Amen sista, but let me say "freakin" used to describle the Bible? hmmm Maybe another adjective would have been better.
Noting, that I totally agree with what you are saying. I do have to say that I am less teachable than I wish I were. I'm learning though. I do want to be challenged. Lord help me be more so. :) In Christ alone. Shiloh



YOU GO GIRL! I agree, wholeheartedly. I just rec...

2009-09-18T00:37:00.623-03:00

YOU GO GIRL! I agree, wholeheartedly. I just recently experienced a situation where an extremely gentle reminder was NOT taken gracefully - and this from one who had called me out in the past. I just feel that a lot of this has to do with the end times and as Jesus said, many will say, "But Lord, we did these things in your name," and He will answer, "Depart, I do not know you." (paraphrasing, not reciting!)



Michawn, I COMPLETELY agree. I have seen ALOT fir...

2009-09-18T00:20:26.494-03:00

Michawn, I COMPLETELY agree. I have seen ALOT first hand on different subjects and I know that showing love does NOT invlove ignoring, cutting ties or treating poorly. Matthew's memory verse last week was "In everything you do, do to others as you would have them do to you" Matthew 19:14 This weeks I also love "This is how we know Christs love for us that he laid down his life" I John 3:16 To be like Christ means to lay down your life and to follow him. Would Christ have you ignore sin? Would Christ have you treat others the way we often do? Amazing how as adults we forget that part of loving others. I could ramble on forever on a few tangents here. Anyway, I have a REALLY good friend who has stood by me and we have been so completely honest and I can say hands down she is one of the first people to ACTUALLY show me God's love in action through standing by me, being there and being honest. The funny thing is she had quit going to church for several yrs until just recently. I get very angry thinking about how far we (including myself) are from tuly being Jesus to eachother as Christians and to those who do not know Him. There is major dysfunctionality within the entire Family of God as well as within our own individual families. Honestly we have been to church 3 times in the past yr. Very sad, but I just can not bring myself to go through it all again. We know we HAVE to for our children...but I (imparticular) am SOOOOO turned off by it.

Sorry for rambling....very nice post and very truthful.