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2/21/11 10:53 P

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That's a great story Shelly(GG)

I love stories like that it was a match made in Heaven.

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2/21/11 3:46 P

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Shelly, that kind of love is such a gift from God.

~Missy~

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2/21/11 7:14 A

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Defiant thank you for your comment. I think back to all the years I battled with my vision problems. In the early stages of having a server case of Uvietis many times I just felt like I was at the end of my rope, and hanging on the very last thread. I would tell God, "I am not as strong as you think I am." However, I realized with time I was strong through my relationship with HIm. He was keeping me strong in ways that I was not even aware. People would tell me how strong I was back then, and I would tell them I did not feel strong at all. What I did not realize then I know now. (this was back when I was 28 years old. the problems with my eyes lasted for 3 years- I am now 42 yrs. old) As time went on with my vision problems I eventually realized God was using me and my health problem to serve others; as I proclaimed His healing which had not taken place yet, and through my attitude with my pain, talking about God and and what He was doing to me, instead of all the dread surrounding my eyes. Yes, God gives us a lot to handel at times, but we must know and believe ALL things can be done through HIm and we can have His grace in this life and live abundantly through it ALL!!!


Missy thank you for sharing this. I can remember back to the days when I was younger and dating. Yes, the way I felt about who ever was in my life at the time...I remember my thoughts and feelings well, although I have been married for 13 years.

I remember while I was dating my now husband at the time we were dating we lived in different states. We dated for 2 months before he proposed to me. We had been talking on the phone for 4 months before he came to visit me for the 1st time. I moved to Ohio 4 months after we were engaged. We married one another 6 months later. Well, that is a brief history of our courtship! LOLemoticon Don't ask me why I am sharing all this with you 'cause I don't have a clue!!! LOL emoticonWell, I was just thinking about my one true love and it all came out, and I guess that was why I typed it all out.

I remember when John would come and visit me from Ohio. After he left me each time my heart ached for him. I missed him so much, and it did not take us long to realize that God brought us together. As I read what you wrote Missy the feelings which I still have for my husband in many ways came back to me. I think about how I feel when I am with God and the intimacy we have with one another. The relationship I have with God comes from a lot of different things, but the things it requires is mostly giving our time and devotion to hIm in seeking to be like Him.

to have a fulfilling relationship with God requires so many of the same things you so as you become friends with a person. You share yourself with a person you become friends with, and God wants us to share ourselves with Him in the same ways. God does not only want us to pray to Him but he longs for us to talk to him. He wants us to tell him how we feel about things, and share all of ourselves with HIm. He wants our time, and wants our service, He wants US. Well, those were my thoughts after I read what you wrote Missy.

I just want to add, I used to think that there was like a cap on how close I could or would get to God. Before I had some very serious eye problems I felt so close to God I did not realize that there could be a deeper much richer relationship, and intimacy between us. However, as my visual problems began and drew into a huge medical illness, so too began my spiritual journey. I want to humbly share with you that your intimacy can grow so close to God that he will speak to your heart, and you will see (not seeing literary), feel, and know God in ways that you did not know were possible. If you want a deeper relationship with God it all starts with prayer and just talking to him and asking Him to come into your life on a deeper level. Have faith and believe, and soon you will receive!

Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 2/21/2011 (08:13)


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2/20/11 5:17 P

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Is it amazing how God can't give you what you can't handle?! Well in hard times we sometimes feel it is unbearable and question God and why?

But as you said when the storm passes the sun is out and the birds are singing it's just his way of saying that we might not feel our best and in the end we came through it because he gave us the strength.

Thanks for posting this Glitter I remember many situations growing up even relationships where I felt I couldn't handle it and I survived.

Thanks for the reminder of how God comforts us and gets us by even when we didn't think we can.

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2/10/11 9:38 P

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We all remember what it was like to fall in love as young girls, being completely consumed with thoughts of our beloved, the object of our affection never absent from our thoughts and actions and words. How much more so with the Lover of our souls?! That yearning to hear our love's voice, to feel his touch, to become one with him ... those things are all powerful. It is no wonder that we are called the bride of Christ, sharing a relationship that is passionate and incredibly intimate with Him. (As part of a study along these lines, I was lead to carry it a bit further to our relationship with the body of Christ, the church. Our ministry to His body, our intimate touch upon His body, our intimate knowledge of His body and how it moves are so vital to our lives, just as those things are vital to our marriages concerning the bodies of our earthly bridegooms. What a profound concept!)

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2/10/11 12:54 P

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Erin, thank you for being there and sharing. I find that in whatever way you share your day with God is is pleasing to him, so I agree with you. I have meet some friends here who talk to God throughout the day. My friends which do this are victorious through God! He is their friend, and He is there right by their side always. He is with us all, but when we include Him in our thoughts throughout the day we begin to feel Him as though "a second skin". He is in my thoughts and prayers throughout the day, and I talk to him as well. Some days more than other days. Sometimes after I spend a certain amount of time on this team page I feel God so strong within me. I think it is because I have written out prayers for people, or welcomed someone, or written about God. After you have spent time doing such things His spirit is strong within you and you just feel Him all around you. Well, that is one of the blessings of being part of this team. I love doing what I do here. At times I get behind in welcoming people on their page, but I always go back and try to catch up. I hope all of you have a great day today. The emoticon is out and I am going to get outside and take a driveemoticon. I wood rather walk but it is very cold here in Ohio.



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Amen!

I have a habit (because I did have to form one and it has stuck) I go to the Lord first thing every morning. Reading, studying, listening, praying, sharing, creating...all in Him.
I get up at 4:00AM to accomplish this. This is for me not you. You do what God calls you to do. I am just sharing what I do, because it is what He has lead me to do. I may need more than some ;-)

He is a constant in my day, I exercise to gospel music or audio scripture readings or CD studies or support through ministry.
I have Him every where, visually every where...He is, so why not.
I take Him with me everywhere. He is a constant in all my thoughts, all my choices, all my decisions. If and when I mess up...guess what? I forgot to take Him with me. I repent and know I will do better.

I have established little reminders, here is one that our whole family does. As silly as it sounds it starts a good pattern. Digital clocks; ever combo of numbers we say out loud "Glory Be to You Father" examples; 1:23 or 2:22, 3:33,1:11, 7:11, 9:11, there are no bad ones like a 6:66 because time does not allow such a number. Cool! So when we check time in our busy day He is always there. I find it can make me smile when I pause to praise Him.

If we truly want to make an effort, we can and He notices it as well. His protection is all around us...even if our faith is small as a mustard seed, His power is huge!

Blessings,
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Erin

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GLITTERGIRL69
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It can ONLY be done through God

I have stated before in some of my posts throughout this past year that I want to live The Life that God died to give me. It is my life long goal and I will accomplish this goal before I die.

I share my life with you as much as I can because I want to be seen as the person I am behind my words. I want my words to illustrate to you to my life, my actions, and my thoughts, and my hope is that you will also see God through me.

Those of you who have been reading my posts these last few days know that I lost my father in law Jan.30th. My husband John and I went to PA for a week to be with our family. We came back Sunday and I have been mourning last week & this week. This death hit me hard and I clung to God through it.

A few days ago I felt as though I could have easily sunk into a deep depression. I prayed to God to keep me in His strong arms, and after he showered me with His love and grace & He then completed me with His strength so no depression would settle within my spirit.

Now, this is what God does for me and He will and does do it for ALL of us through prayer. However, for me it takes some effort from me, along with prayers, and I believe this is how it works for most people as well.

I can honestly say that I have been made new again through God's strength and grace. How did this happen? it was not just merely by praying for it..... It took a portion of my time as well. You see, I have learned that I must do certain things to live a certain type of quality life. A type of life which gives me peace within a dark storm. A quality life is not a perfect life. This life I am talking about has stressful days, and it has days which I experience happiness. Real life is life as we all know it. However, this quality life which I strive for through God I experience joy within my pain. We can feel joy within our pain...do you believe me? I hope you do because I can only write the things which I do to you as a result of this type of joy I experience.

IT CAN ONLY BE DONE THROUGH GOD

I wrote it can only be done through God as the title of this post because it is my core message to you. I departed from sinking into depression only because of payers which were prayed for me, and through God's grace. However, it took some of my own faith and effort to complete this state of peace and the joy which I have begun to feel.

WHAT MUST BE DONE?

Everyone is different, but for me I know what I must do to obtain this life, the kind of quality life God wants for me and I desire for myself. I must abide in God.

~ read the bible
~ spend time in prayer
~ read certain things in my spiritual journal
~ talk to God

Above are a few things I have done this week. Those things have helped me in more ways than I could ever try to explain to you. Now I do those things just about every day. However, just as vitamins keep your body strong, it is when you are sick that those vitamins which you have taken throughout the year maintain you while your body endures an attack of a germ or illness. It is the same thing with your spiritual wellbeing. God maintains my spirit as I abide within Him. He nurtures my mind, body, soul, and spirit as I talk to him through my week, as I spend a certain amount of time in prayer each day, and read the bible and other things. It may seem like a lot of things to do to some of you. Honestly, a year and half ago, it WOULD seem like a lot to me. The only thing I did at that time was pray before dinner and before I went to bed, talk to God, and read the bible a few times throughout the month. However, if I go more than 3-4 days without doing the things I mentioned above my spirit craves it. Something just is not right! For that reason I rarely go more than 1-2 days without doing all or almost all of those things which are food to my spirit.

I have learned through my nightmare experiences that I need to abide in God to live a victorious life, one which I experience joy as I crawl through the mud. It is this constant interaction with God that I can be as I am.

So, I am asking you to partake in some form of interaction with God on a daily basis. I know that many of you already do such things as I am talking about, but those of you who donít, you know who you are, and it is only through my love for you that I suggest such things from you.

Dear Jesus thank you so much for renewing me and giving me such peace and grace. I am amazed that I am able to feel such joy as I was in such pain and sorrow. I felt your strength within me the past 9 days, but it completely surrounds me now, and I am humbly grateful, and I thank you giving me yourself. God, it was not always easy for me to be as obedient as I am now through abiding in you. You and I both know I resisted it, and was lazy to it. I just ask you to help others grow closer to you and form a richer and more meaningful relationship with you. I also ask that you help me to become a better person to have your ways written within my heart, that I may honor you in all my thoughts, words and actions. I know God that I can only do this through you my God, so please help me to get there. Be my lead, be my conscious, and put a guard on my mouth, penetrate me, test me, and make your ways be my ways. I thank you Lord as I know you will do this for me, so that I may represent you fully. In Jesus name I pray amen.

Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 2/20/2011 (20:29)


 
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