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6/4/09 12:11 P

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THomas will pray for you and your family hugs

DEE Southern New Jersey
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You all are familiar with the idea behind someone talking about how something snowballs. Well, how about a spiritual snowball? Well you are witnessing one.
You see it started out as a small spiritual ball, rolled out into the spirit realm by Glitter as a prayer to be used by God in on Sparkpeople. Inspired she put action to her faith in the form of this post, Little did she know that God would arrange for me to read this post, (the Ball grows), I responded from my heart, opening the door for Glitter to minister even more directly to me, When i got mail from her, to be honest, i read it out of obligation and curiosity, God knows what bait bate to use when He sends out His children to be fishers of men. First I read her post, then I read her testimony (The ball grew bigger), it made me think for I had recently read something in past couple days along the same subject line. Now, The seeds were planted and later on in the night I watched some of LifeChurch.ty (a place where some family members in Oklahoma attend) I didn't know what series I wanted to watch, but, God knew. I watched a couple services they had in regards to people and their service to others in their Love of God. I cried and I prayed, I repented and I asked God to change my life, to make my life a miracle that others will see the change and i will give Him all the Glory, Honor and Praise before man when they asked what happen and how I did it! Then I thought back to a ministry God had me in, It was God Still Cares ministries, God had given me in the past, We ministered to the mentally handicapped here in NW Houston area. God had blessed me in that ministry, He provided, yet, I was stupid, I walked away. (Lord forgive me please in Jesus Name)I also told my Father earlier as I watched those programs that I want Him to use me to touch others, to love others, to help others. So this one post opened up something that had to be dealt with, and it started a life on a path that who knows where it will lead, who knows how big this Spiritual Snowball will become, Lord willing it will never stop growing til he returns for His church.
Thank you all, please keep me in your prayers.

Hugs and Peace in Jesus,

God has a Universe and He does things His way, You may have a better way, But you Don't have a Universe!

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6/3/09 7:35 P

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Love your quote. God is the most important thing in my life and I know he is there and listens to me. He even answer me.. God bless you all

DEE Southern New Jersey
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6/3/09 5:21 P

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Thank you so much for your honestly, you are truly a good man.

Dear God as I respond to this nice man let me hear what you hear, let me see as you see, let me do as you do, & let my words be your words, amen.

I feel that something happened in your past. You might not even know what it is. I feel you are confused why certain things have happened. Your heart has been hardened through you do not know why these things or thing happened. It has caused you to rebel against God.

You keep hearing or reading things that tell you to change. The only reason this is happening is because God is calling you back. I don't care how ridiculous this sounds to you. I said that prayer above and know God is typing these words threw me to YOU. On an on going basis I pray to God to lead people to this team that needs to get closer to you, to lead people to this team that I can help. There is NO MISTAKE why you are on this team, there is no mistake WHY YOU READ MY QUOTE.

You said that you were told to go to church, pray, praise God read the bible. That you feel like if you do these things when you don't want to you would feel like a hypocrite. Do you feel like going to work every day? Do you feel like taking out the trash all the time? How about eating right and exercising? Do you think God disproves of you doing THOSE things? Going to work, keeping your job, supporting your family, even when & if you don't like your job? He honors you because you do things that are hard to do, and things that you don't want to do.

Let me tell you something that I am not proud of, sometimes I struggle to go to church every Sunday. There have been times I have not gone at all, for like half a year. Why, it is all about my flesh. It is all about ME and what I WANT TO DO. I want to stay up late with my husband, we are having fun, why should I go to bed instead, just so I can up for church? I used to hate reading the bible, it bored me!!! I wanted to strengthen my relationship with Christ, so I prayed to God that he would help me find a bible I could read and understand. He did too, now I read everyday, sometimes for hours. I read with enthusiasm. I didn't want to read before, but I did, hoever, it was far and few times, like years. The times I read the bible meant more to him than all the people who were reading it because they liked doing it, and it was harder for meto do. Does this make any sense to you? I am speaking from my heart, I am being very honest with you. The devil is keeping you away from God, not your lack of wanting to do all those things, pray, go to church,etc. He is using YOUR FEELING to justifiy your ACTIONS. yOUR HEART IS WILLING, BUT YOUR FLESH IS WEAK, Jesus said. Weakness is strengthened through habit. You become stronger by doing the right things. This my friend this is no different.

There have been times when I have been hurt so badly, so many different ways through my life. I don't want to admit this, but I am being real with you. A few times there have been anger in my heart. I was upset, I prayed and prayed, my payers were not being answered, instead ignored I felt. My husband had said," pray." I told him. "I don't want to, I have been praying. Things are getting worse, not better!" My husband would pray, I would close my eyes, my heart was hardened. Before I had opened my eyes the Holy Spirit had entered my heart., In place of the bitterness's was peace. People say praise God during times of troubles and pain because we can grow closer to God during these times if we let him in, and pray for his help. I encourage you to read my story. I almost went blind when I was 27 years old. You need to click read more to see it all. It is in my spark page.

Every person on this earth who loves God and yearns to grow closer to him, have a relationship with God, to be a better person , we all sometimes don't FEEL like doing things, like going to church, reading the bible, praise his name, or pray at times. For some people it may be one of those things everyday, for others it may be two of those things every six months, and then others who only feel that way once a year about one of them. We do them anyway knowing that we live not by our flesh, we live by doing God's will. We live our lives not being CONTROLLED by our feelings, thoughts, and desires, but what we know what is right to do. And to be down right honest with you, some of the best people on this earth know that they must read the bible, go to church, pray, praise his name, but simply don't. This person may not go to church once during that year, or another person may not pray for a month, the other person may not have read the bible ever. We are human, we sin, we are sometimes weak. Those people return doing what is right THROUGH THE GRACE OF GOD.

I can feel your heart. You probably don't believe me, but God has allowed me to through my prayer. God is trying to help you, will you listen? God is calling your name, turn around. God is hugging you, will you hug him back?

Please contact me either through e-mail, or my spark page. I will read your words without blame, I will offer whatever you may need without judging, I care about you, knowing all that you shared. Shelly

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I will pray about your cat scan, your teeth, and your walk with God.

Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 6/9/2009 (14:18)
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6/3/09 3:31 P

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All we need to know is that GOD IS. If He is light then there can be no dark; if He is love there can be no hate. God IS. He is always there; never absent. Always loving; always forgiving. So go to Him when you are ready. All I have to do is close my eyes and say that God Is. What a powerful prayer!

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6/3/09 11:02 A

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God will even listen to the quiet tears at night. God is never ending and will always be there. Even if you are angry he will listen. Just becareful as to the way you phrase things. Remember that the tounge is sometimes the worse tool that we have. It can cut deeper than any knife and the good part is that it will cut you first before it will someone else because of the Holy Spirit. When whatever you say comes out of your mouth and the Holy Spirit will then step up to the plate and sometimes it hurts. I have been slapped a few times, quite frankly a lot from the Spirit inside me when I say things or even think things that will cause My Father pain.
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You can talk to God because God listens. Your voice matters in heaven. He takes you very seriously; When you enter his presence, he turns to you to hear your voice. No need to fear that you will be ignored. Even if you stumble, even if what you have to say impresses no one, it impresses God,and he listens. He listens to the painful plea of the elderly in the nursing home. He listens to the gruff confession of the death-row inmate. When the alcoholic or drug addtic begs for mercy, when the spouse seeks guidance,when the baby cries, when the businessman step off the street into the chapel, God Listens.

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6/3/09 8:53 A

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I don't always have a desire to read my bible but I need it reading our bibles and praying are not things we do that help God the help us. I just don't really enjoy reading any books but I find when I go ahead and do it I get into it. We can pray to God to give us renewed spirit and desire. God wants to strengthen and help us but if we refuse to draw near to him. Our flesh will always resist the things of the spirit but we have to deny the flesh so the spirit can become stonger, I do not think that is being a hypocrite. I will pray for you.

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6/3/09 6:28 A

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I hope it is ok to talk about this here. what you wrote reminds me of what i heard one time. Basically to go to Church, to read our Bible, to pray, to praise God even when we don't feel like it. Please understand I am not criticizing anyone, But, I just do not understand, to me inside when i hear that, even when I want to practice that, God knows I want to do right and I wish I walked with the Lord like I did in the past, even close. But when I do not feel like it and i hear Do it anyway, something inside me makes me feel like if I do than I am lying, or a hypocrite. I don't want to read, but i am told to do it anyway, I don't want to pray or praise God, (I know that sounds bad) But I am told to do it anyway. I guess I fear that God would look at it as Hypocrisy or that I look at myself as I am a fake then i wonder if any of my motivations are pure and right. I wish it wasn't that way, but just being honest I appreciate your prayers in this matter.

Thomas

P.S. oh I am having a cat scan done on Thursday, please pray that all is clear, but if there is an issue that they will see it. But, I am believing that all will be clear and that there will be nothing wrong. Also having dental problems, please pray that the Lord would delivery me of those issues as I seek help in that area.

TY
Thomas

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"Motivation is consistency in your life,when you do things when you don't want to do, but do them. When you surrender to God you become consistent"

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