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The fellowship of His suffering is such an important part of life. Thank you for sharing this, Shelly.
Co-leader of Can't Do This On My Own
Co-leader of I Can Do All Things Through Christ
~.~There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey~
Bobbie and Erin, thanks for your replies. I totally agree with both of you!
There is no way I could do any of that or give anything to anyone else unless I first cime to Him with need and He fills my need so I am then able to go out and give to others of what He has given to me.
He gives to us from His over flow and expects us to give to others from our over flow.
This is where I have been learning all about grace.
The more we believe and receive then the more we are enabled to give out to others from our receiving mode of over flowing grace of having received the out flow of His grace and truth.
Shelly very good study!
I loved the part about being like children.
We are here for Him, not what we can get but give Him...exactly!
How I act during difficulties; yesterday our precious daughter(12) has been a light in our lives and she is a beautiful precious gift from God...we lover her so. She is my childlike figure I use in my thoughts , prayers and comparisons. How we are like her and God is like us. It brings it to a simple analogy, which I need to do at times when emotion takes over. Not that I am comparing myself to God, but I think you know what I mean.
When I see the patience I need, when I hurt when she hurts, when I must teach through lessons and sometimes even punishment, conviction with love. Protection, but giving her enough freedom to fail and learn from her failures. To have her come to me with issues, to have her know I am always here and that I am her parent, not her friend or chum. That when she follows our guidance and understands that not all is perfect and sometimes reality may not seem right and fair but it does exist and we must deal and make the best out of it.
Growing up is difficult but still rewarding and also fun.
When I place myself as the child and respect and love Him as my parent, my Father. It does make things go better. I also would not allow my child the freedom to get to "friendly" with me or expect to much of a co-relationship with me. I am the parent and she is the child, she is not allowed to mock me, disrespect me , call me as her equal. What I expect from her, I must be willing to give my Father God as well. Without hesitation, question or disrespecting. When I use what I know as a parent, to be what I would want from my own child, it does make sense and it also makes me a better daughter, so I can be a better parent.
Walk through your journey with a loving open heart and as well mind. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
I am studying books Paul has written in the bible. I will lead the Life which he talked about in the bible. My purpose is to write about his teachings and share my insights with you. I continue to ask God for His discernment, and revelation. I pray to God that He brings meaning to everything I read, that through God I will obtain this life and His way of living. My wish is to also bring glory to God through what I share with you. In the process of writing about these things I will through God learn how to live the life as God has intended me to live it. With and by God's help I will live THE LIFE.
The Meaning of These Verses:
Do not be concerned with the hardships which you experience, rather be more concerned with how you represent God during your hardships.
Below I state the verses which I have read. You can click the link below and read them now if you like. This is your reference to the verses I am writing about:
2 Corinthians 6:4-6 (Amplified Bible)
In 2 Corinthians 6:4-5 Paul describes what it means to be a true servant of God. He wrote,"... we commend ourselves in every way as servants of God: through great endurance, in tribulation and suffering, in hardships and privations, in sore straits and calamities, In beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless watching, hunger..."
I believe that what he was saying is that through all of the above, we as true servants of God go through some awful experiences yet, as a savant of God we express and show others by the way we live that we belong to Him. Team, I am saying that although you crawl through the mud living through your circumstances, as a true servant of God, God's light within us still shines. People around you can still be encouraged, can still feel God's love within you, and still be strengthened through you as the result of the work which God has put in you to give to others.
Whether you have thought about it, or believe it or not, we were all put on this earth to serve God and bring Him glory through the things we say and do. We are God's servants. The bible talks about this fact from the beginning to the end in the books of the bible.
2 Corinthians 6:6 (is described in my own words)
HOW DO WE SHOW AND BECOME TRUE SERVANTS OF GOD THROUGH OUR HARDSHIPS?
By Innocence and Purity
We seek the innocence and purity of a child as we suffer, and go through all trials and tribulations. We find the purity in the relationship between offense and pain. We look for the innocence of one’s actions which has hurt us.
knowledge and Spiritual Insight
We pray for God to give us HIs knowledge and to be spiritually enlightened as we are suffering. We spend more time reading the bible and seeking spiritual teachings through books, church sermons, bible study, and through other things, such as through spiritual leaders, & people.
Longsuffering and Patience, and in Kindness,
Although our pain may be long and our suffering may reach a depth of deepness stay in love, kindness, and have patience.
In the Holy Spirit, in Unfeigned Love
We can ONLY do what is written above correctly through God, and through the Holy Spirit. This surpasses any earthly knowledge, wisdom, or worldly pride one can receive through anything else but through God alone.
How Do We Do This through the Holy Spirit and With HIs Love?
2 Corinthians 6:6
By [speaking] the word of truth, in the power of God…”
As we go about in our lives we all face things which we wish were not in our lives. We experience many things in our lives for numerous reasons. However, I tell you we can all be vicious with God through these things as well as others: hardships, trials and tribulations, long suffering, illness, and depression. We become victorious through our pain by abiding in God in ALL WAYS. We triumph over all things through and by HIs genuine love. Doing what I wrote entails doing a lot of different things. However, the bible explains how to do them all. Seek God's word, and no longer be trampled from the spiritual death which can/will consume you through sin, hardships, and destruction. Seek God, Jesus, and His Holy Spirit and be renewed through all of which you experience in your life!
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 3/28/2011 (03:27)
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