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8/1/10 7:03 P

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Oh, I just love KLOVE. My husband, too, likes the Christian songs there but he has the exact same argument, that they all whine. lol I got two new Christian CDs recently that bless my socks off. One is from Sidewalk Prophets (Words I Would Say is the song you would have hard on KLOVE) and the other from Among the Thirsty (their KLOVE hit single is I Need a Savior). If you haven't heard these, YouTube them. They are just SO good.

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7/31/10 8:52 A

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You know sometimes it feels good to run through the rain. I liked you anolgy, Shellie....I have been anxious and depressed alot lately, maybe God is pruning me,too.
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and renew a steadfast spirit within me..."
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7/31/10 2:33 A

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God always knows best. We are wise to trust Him , listen, and change our behavior as soon as we possibility can.

Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 7/31/2010 (02:35)
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7/30/10 10:00 P

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It can & often does get uncomfortable when God starts dealing with us, doesn't it?? I remember when I used to like to read paperback romance novels..they weren't so bad when I first started out, then as the years went by and our culture got worse; they got more graphic. The Lord really started dealing with me on this and I had to admit this was not an uplifting way to spend my spare time. I was going to sell them in a garage sale and He told me if He didn't want me reading them, should I sell them to others?? So I threw them in the garbage. Ouch!! lesson learned, but I felt so much better and now I only read inspirational novels & books!! emoticon emoticon

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7/30/10 8:17 A

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There is a station I like listening to a lot, KLOVE. My dh doesn't like it because some of it sounds too moaning, groaning like every other pop artist and oh how terrible life has been until I came to God. He says why does it have to be all these sad, sorry oh my life is so rotten people that only then they turn to God. Anyway, I still listen every chance I get and sometimes he actually compromises and says it's ok, leave it on.
A recent book I picked up from Good Will is from Donna Partow(1996)Becoming a Vessel God Can Use. That's another thing we wrestle with is you're (me) doing all this reading, but you're not changing or practicing what you're reading. Yes, I still fall short, and I also know I'm human and a sinner and am working on not trying to be "miss perfect" to correct all my past to make me ok today. I can't do it. I can only work on what's right in from of me today. God Bless and have a super weekend!

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8-9


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7/30/10 1:23 A

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Thank you SLS-NY2IN, Missy & Julie for your replies. I was in the car yesterday and there was a song on the radio that has such a good beat, and I liked the song. It is a very sexual song. As it began I thought about what God wants me to listen to. I knew I had to made a choice and wanted God to be first, I wanted him to win. I thought to myself, you can push this back or you can deal with it now. At least attempt to start it. I changed the station. There are two christian stations I listen to. I like a lot of different music and groups. I listened to songs while I was in the car that were not christain songs, but were not songs about sex. I don't know why some music is so sexual. It never bothered me before, but I think they bother God, you know, sexual music. At this point I don't think God just wants me to listen to only christian music. There are a ton of clean songs out there. I do have christian CDs. I need to buy some. I like First Day, Creed, and many more christian groups.

Sometimes when I write I feel like, well it feels weird sharing about something I did that was good. I don't want anyone to read what I write and think, there she is talking about how good she is again.

I sin, I am human. I try my best everyday, and I fall short many, many days.

I should try to write more about when I fail sometimes. I think that would be helpful as well. It is hard to share your nasty thoughts, and bad attitude, and bad behavior. I know I have written about them when I did the study of the fruit of the Spirit. That sure was humbling!



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7/29/10 4:41 P

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I love watching our Potter at work in your life, my sister. You are His masterpiece, being ever molded and shaped into a vessel of honor and glory unto His name. Thank you for sharing this with us.

~Missy~

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7/29/10 9:02 A

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Shelly, my prayers are with you my friend. my most recent battle is to give up smoking nicotene. I know it's fatal and this is not a part of me I like. I've quit once before for a year and a half then divorce after 14yrs, 3 kids and started right back up. I love to hear how God is working thru you and am grateful for the courage our God has given. God Bless!

Edited by: JULIEO100 at: 7/29/2010 (13:14)
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8-9


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7/29/10 8:05 A

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I was thinking about running through the rain. You can either run through the rain of the world, the TV violence etc. or the rain of the Spirit.
Which do we want to soak and saturate us? emoticon
Just a thought. You are blessed and may God pour out even more blessings upon you. Thank you for what you share with us.

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Through the storms of our life God will give us a rainbow for every tear we shed. My friends, dig in deep with God. Pray, read the bible, ask for His help, and talk to Him, feel the peace God wants to give you! emoticon emoticon

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7/28/10 8:25 P

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I was at the gym today. As I was about to walk toward the front door of the gym I heard someone say, it's raining. As I approached the door I realized it was not JUST raining, it was a down pour of rain, you know the kind where you can't avoid getting soaked? As soon as you walk through the door, no matter how fast you run your body will be covered with water? I paused for a moment watching the rain crash onto the cement parking lot. I looked around at the people. Some of them where sitting on couches, others were standing staring at the rain. They didn't want to get wet but wanted to leave the gym.

This past week, well, it started about two or three weeks ago. God has been dealing with me about something. Some of you have already read my thread about what I am dealing with. God is pruning me & It hurts. It is not easy when God wants you to grow. God wants to clean me up sort a speak. He wants me to stop watching movies full of violence (I don't watch REALLY violent movies, but some have violence in them) and I think he wants me to listen to only christian music. Well, I am pretty sure of it. I am hoping God will let me work on the movies first.

So, I paused for a second as I walked toward the door. Should I try to wait it out, or should I go for it and get soaked? Before really giving it much thought at all I knew I was going to walk right out into the pouring rain. Then I had this thought, and believe God put it into my head. I saw the group of people sitting on the couches, standing around looking at the rain, and waiting for it to decrease in intensity. I saw these people as those who hear God telling them to move on, to grow up, to experience the life that He wants to give them, but they are too afraid to do it. They don't want to be inconvenienced, or "get dirty". I was brought back to my own pain which I experienced last night. I was in my bed tears falling down my checks. I was telling my husband, " God wants me to stop watching movies with violence in them. I am afraid that it will make us spend less time with each other. Why is He just asking me to do this? Why isn't He telling you to do it too? I don't want to not be able to watch movies with you." God wanted me to change. To give him a clean place to rest and to hear Him with more discernment, and feel his Holy Spirit better than I currently do. Pain filled my eyes as the tears continued to roll down my checks. My eyes hurt and I knew I had to change, but I did not like how it felt. I told my husband that I feared that I would change so much that I would feel too different than everyone else. My husband told me. God would not have you do anything that would hurt you, or us. The devil is filling your head with lies. He said, Shelly, we already have different tastes in movies, and in books. We still spend a lot of time together, and we will continue to spend time together. Nothing will change that.

I knew that the devil was attacking my mind, I could feel it. I told John that I wanted to read some verses from the bible. Before doing so I looked up something that was in one of Joyce Meyer's books, The battlefield of the Mind. She wrote that the devil attacks us most while we are moving forward. We read some verses from the bible and when we were finished God had put me at peace. I will surrender not watching voilent movies, and then move on to music. For the last 2 weeks God has been showing me, a few verses. I have been seeing, hearing them in all kinds of different ways from all kinds of people. It is like He is trying to drive it into my head. God has been telling me through the bible, Joyce Meyer, and telling me through His words.

I will listen and obey you God. Please pray for me as I grow up and become the person God wants me to be.

James 1:2
Consider it a joy, my brothers, whenever you face a trail of many kinds, because you know that testing of your faith develops perservence. Perseverance must finish it's work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking in nothing.

James 1:21-22
Therefore get rid of all moral filth and evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept what was planted inside of you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word & deceive yourselves. Do what it says.


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