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10/3/11 3:33 A

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thank you all for sharing these verses with me today.

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LOVETOLAUGH & Erin, thank you. I enjoy you both so much!

Thank you for sharing. I remember when I fell and hurt my knees so badly this past year. I sought after God and asked Him to tech to me walk through my pain as He did while he was alive. We are to be like Jesus in every way some day. As we reach out to Him and try our best to be our best through Him all things in this life are a blessing because as we seek Him we find Him, and He makes our ways perfect through Him. Suffering is hard. No one really prays for suffering to come into their lives. Bur I have been through so much, and I realize with each pain I experience, with each thing I suffer, as I reach out to God I always find Him near. May we always continue to reach for God in our good days and in our bad days. In our weakness and through our strength. My we always remember that you God are just a breath away, a thought away, a prayer away. You are our God and we are blessed when we include you in each of our days!

I liked all of your verses you shared. I loved this one:

Romans 8:18 "I (Paul) consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us"


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9/30/11 2:31 P

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Oh you are so sweet, you have a very nice week end too. Enjoy God's blessings and know you are loved. His love is the best of all.

In Him,
~Erin

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9/30/11 11:25 A

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Thank you Erin.
Hope you have a great weekend

Karen, Florida, USA, Central time
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9/29/11 3:31 P

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It at times is very hard to find, peace and joy when we are hurting and in pain. Resting in Him and in The Word is where I find my only comfort...my only hope.
Beautiful scriptures, thank you for bring them here.
God Bless and I will pray that you find that perfect rest in Him.
~Erin

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Thank you ladies.
You all are so kind.
I think God planned this- I was doing my homework for my small group earlier today and my workbook asked the question about verses in the Bible where people asked God or talked about their life circumstances. I looked up suffering in my Bible and came up with several verses, but these are my favorites:
Romans 5:3 "We rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance"
Romans 8:18 "I (Paul) consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us"
Job 36:15 "But those who suffer He delivers in their suffering; He speaks to them in their affliction.
I really found comfort in these verses.

Karen, Florida, USA, Central time
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Phil 4:13 "I can do everything through Him who gives me strength"
Quotes I like:
"Energy and persistence conquer all things"
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"Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows"
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Why do bad things happen to good people...this comes to mind.
I will try and make it as simple as I needed to make it, for my own self. Trials, training and teaching. I have to have faith He has that huge picture in mind and trust Him for lessons for me or for the others around me.
Pastor Mike here a few days back wrote a blog that helped me so much with this. September 22nd titled; When Life Caves In. It reinforced again my faith and trusting in Him, even when bad things happen.
Hope this helps. Shelly you nailed it as well, I appreciate the time and effort you put forth here, wow!
Oh we are so blessed with such wonderful support here in all walks in our lives.
Hugs,
~Erin

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Missy, my sweet friend, Thank you for the kind things which you wrote. Yes, I agree with you, and I thank my mom for giving me what she has as I was growing up. She tells me it is mostly me, but I know better. I thank God for her and love her so very much! I know my WHOLE life would have been different if she herself wasn't as close to God. Anything and everything I am I give credit to God. While I was in PA I heard one of my sisters tell my mom she didn't know anyone who was as close to God as my mom is. It was a dear and tender thing.

This team is so full of love and how could I ever thank God enough for ALL of you?

LOVETOLAUGH56 (Karen) You asked this question, I have several medical conditions and I've been praying for His healing touch. I'm sure you all have medical conditions or know someone who does. What do you think about why God doesn't heal each and every one of us?"
Please feel free to ask any and all questions here. I like to think of this team as a safety zone for everyone. I think we all try hard to respect one another and be kind and show our love for each other on this team. I tell you the truth, that is, only God knows the answer to your question, all anyone else can do is guess, unless they have heard it from the Holy Spirit. I will not claim to know the answer, but I will share with you what I do know, the limited amount, about God's healing touch.

There are things God has healed me of, yet there are other things which remain. There is a verse in the bible I sometimes think upon, and your question reminded me of it:

2 Corinthians 12:9
...My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.

When I am in pain from my Neuropathy sometimes I ask God help me to bear the pain instead of God take away the pain. There have been times when He has taken away that horrible pain which cannot be controlled by medicine, (unless I take a strong prescription pain medicine)

I have suffered in numerous ways due to having severe vision problems, but within them God's blessings surrounded me. If you look at my Spark page you can read about my vision problems I had in the past. God healed me of Uveitis, but as the result of all the vision I have lost I now have Charles Benoit Syndrome. Charles Benoit Syndrome is caused by my brain placing colors in the areas where the vision was lost. It is basically hallucinating. I have had this condition for I think eight years. Now, by the grace of God, and only by the grace of God 98% of the time I don't see the colors. I consider myself extremely blessed because I am on no medication for this. I prayed and asked God to take this condition away from me or help me to tolerate it. He has done both, since at times it does come back. Sometimes it comes back for a few minutes, other times it has lasted for days, that has not happened in a long time though. There have been times though it was very hard to deal with. There was a period of time once that I saw insects that lasted for a few days many years ago. You see, with this condition some people see not only colors but people and images. By and through God's grace I am blessed in many ways. So, God healed my eyes, I could have gone blind, but I tell you this, when I read I have to read above the words, otherwise I cannot read at all: that gives you a little more insight to how my eyes were effect by having Uveitis. Now God could have healed me and gave me perfect vision, but He did not. What He gave me was what I could live with and what I needed. We have to trust God with everything that happens in our lives. Now, I will be honest and tell you I was angry with God for between 1-2 hours when I realized I was seeing colors. It was the first time in my life I was ever angry at God, and I believe God understood and accepted my anger. But I began to talk to God in my frustration. I told God, I have been your perfect representative. For three years I have believed you have healed my eyes, although it took three years to happen, I told people that you had healed my eyes. God I have been through three surgeries on my eyes, and suffered in numerous ways. NOW I have to deal with THIS!!! No, this is more than I can take God, and this is not right. But as I continued to talk to God and explained exactly how I felt I also began to praise and thank God. I was diagnosed with Uvietis when I was 28 years old. It could had happened much earlier. By this time God had given me a godly man to marry, and blessed me in many others ways as well. I told God I was grateful for all the things which He had given me, and thanked HIm for spearing me of these vision problems until I was 28 years old. At some point while talking to God I asked Him to take this thing away from me, and that if it was His will that I continued to see colors then enable me to deal with it. Well, later I think the next day the colors were gone. God explained to me that through HIs grace I would be able to endure this condition. He also told me that the devil gave this to me to cause me to rebel against God. That God would use my vision problems to continue to be glorified through me as I deal with this additional vision condition.

So, you see we all have things in our lives that we deal with just as you mentioned. But, I don't know you at all; I am just getting to know you. All I can tell anyone is cling to God, and rely and lean on Him in all ways. Never stop developing your relationship with God, and make it your goal to grow in your intimacy with God. I tell you through doing those things you can endure more than you would ever imagine. His grace is sufficient for you, it is all that you need, His power is made perfect in weakness.

(Note: I am not suggesting that people stop or prevent themselves from taking medicine. I believe in God and I ALSO believe in medication!)


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9/27/11 11:00 P

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Could I pose a question?
I have several medical conditions and I've been praying for His healing touch. I'm sure you all have medical conditions or know someone who does. What do you think about why God doesn't heal each and every one of us?
I'm not trying to whine, but I just want to know how you all think about that and if you want to share scripture with me that would be great.
Karen

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9/27/11 7:07 P

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Missy you so elegantly stated perfectly what He does for us all.

Shelly... I feel your hug and I hope you feel mine as well.

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Thank you Erin, in my heart I have hugged you!

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Shelly, when the lepers were healed by Jesus, their healing was already performed by the Lord but did not manifest itself until they began walking to the priest to pay the sacrifice required for healing. That's part of walking by faith, I think. I thank God for your mother, for His work in her life that has manifested itself in your life, as well, and for the opportunity to invest our love and prayers into her. God is SO good. *hugs*

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Shelly, you write from your heart and that is so real and no one could ever want anything more.
I at times have had discussions with my father and his health, life, God, forgiveness, eternity...well you get what I am saying. We are at such different places and have such different relationships with the Lord. He believes in so much of religion and what it taught him in his life. Much fear and condemnation. He has missed out the beauty and love of the Lord. He knows no better, and only trust in what he believes is right and correct.
Why I am telling you this is; sometimes no matter what we are willing to share, teach and bring to another. Sometimes it falls on deaf ears. Not because they can not hear, it is because they can not conceive anything they have not believed or knew for so many years, those things that are embedded so deeply that they can not move onto what we think believe and know. Fear defeats so many even though they have such a wonderful love for the Lord.
My father will never know the Lord as I do and that is OK. I have tried and now I just pray and allow him his choice and peace. I am there if he ever wants to enter into prayer with me, or even ask a question. I am available for his needs and honoring him with his own relationship with God, his way.
Not saying this is what is with your mom. You alone know her and your relationship. She alone knows her relationship with God, as my father does, as we alone do.
You are a good daughter, a honorable daughter, here on earth and in our Father's heart in heaven as well.
Shelly sometimes we just need to share. This is your life and you are very important and you need your voice to be heard. It is good that you have here to come to, with support and love!
Hugs and prayers,
Erin

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Thank you so much Erin. Last year my mom and I began to pray with each other about her health, for God to heal her total body in fact. Many months later into the next year God told me that this was going to be a spiritual journey for my mom.

Sometimes you want something for someone else, yet all you can do is give them advice, explain things to them, and of course pray. I have been through a lot in my life and God has always been there to guide me. I have had to depend on God for a lot of different things so I learned how to depend on HIm, and always ask questions along the way: taking HIs hand while He guides me. It is a process that must be learned in order to experience it, and it all starts with prayer, trust, and growing within your faith.

During a certain part of this health/spiritual journey my mom was on I told her to ask God what she should do about a total spine surgery which she will need to have or she will become paralyzed. I told her that I believe God wanted her to have this surgery. She said she was too scared to even talk about it with me. I explained that God is the only one who knew the correct answers, that He would give her the best doctor to do it, and that He will tell her what to do. Well, she became so upset I just stopped talking to her about it. Well, that conversation was last year, and although I have brought the subject up a few other times since, she still gets upset, and I have just said ok, this is between you and God.

This relationship with God and the kinds of things He does and will continue to do is in part a two way street sometimes. The cars can drive on both sides of this street, but if you don't put gas in your car it will no longer run. If you stop talking to God, stop paying to God, stop worshiping God in various ways, it will be harder to feel God in your life. He will still be there waiting for you to fuel your car up. God will still be on the other side of that road, and he will even bring gas to you. However it is up to you to open the car door and get out to open the gas tank so God can fill your car up with gas.

Ok, lets get real, you know I was just making an example, right? I am talking about our relationship with God and not driving down a street. My mom reads the bible daily, and at times she does other spiritual things. She prayers, but when it came to this huge spinal surgery fear emotionally paralyzed her. This fear has her in an emotion frozen state of fear, and with time this fear will eventually paralyze her arms and perhaps other parts of her body as well. Well, it is a long story, and I can't and probably shouldn't even go into all the details anyway.

But when it comes right down to it, I know God has healed my mom any times in different ways and on different areas of my mom's body. I have told her this and she agreed with me that she knows God has healed her many times in the past. As I continued talking to her during that time I told her that many times God has healed her, and yet she allowed the devil to take that healing away from her. We can do this through lack of faith, not truly believing that God healed us.

I know this isn't the best post I have ever written, but sometimes I don't write as well as I would like to. I was replying to what Erin wrote, and then all of the above came spilling out whatever you need from what I wrote take it as yours. If you don't need it share it with someone else if you like. I just write from my heart and hope that by doing so in some way some day someone will be helped in one way or another. That is why we write things on this team correct? emoticon

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Oh Shelly most certainly!
How wonderful to have a mom that is spiritually filled and led. How wonderful the sharing of such a life journey with your children is as well. How blessed you all are to have such a beautiful walk with and in the Lord. How powerful your messages are in faith.

My Prayers will be with your mom and your family and you as well.
~Erin

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Thank you so much Kathleen. emoticon I pray that you and Danny get the correct medicine today, and look forward to talking to you. May God help you and Danny to feel better TODAY. emoticon

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yes shelly i will deffently still pray for you mother. i pray that she heres His voice and follows His way while she is recovering from surgery. I pray that her healing is speedy and that she knows that God is doing for her what she cannot do for herself. God is so awesome today and he will do all things through HIM. I pray all these things to come and be in shelly's moms home and in her mother.

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I ask you to continue to pray for my mom***

Please pray that my mom keeps Gods word alive in her heart and that she knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that God HAS healed her. That she knows it and walks on it, and stands on this truth!!!

God's Healing Touch

I talked to my mom on the phone yesterday evening. She was by herself now. My sisters spend time with her during the day now and go back to be with their families at some point in the afternoon. Last week they were almost constantly with her (while I was there for 9 days)

She told me that Jesus talked to her in the morning after she woke up. He told her that He had healed her. While she lay in her lift chair that she has been sleeping in she asked all those in heaven to praise God. She became so excited she could not return to sleep as she has sometimes done while I was with her last week.

At some point she got up from her lift chair expecting to see her foot back to normal and her pain gone. However, she became disappointed and discouraged to see her foot and feel just as she had felt the previous night before going to bed.

As we talked on the phone last night she said, I must have been mistaken, I must have been wrong. I told her NO, you were not mistaken, and you were not wrong. My mother has had very precious and rare experiences with God. My mom is a very spiritual person. As she told me what God had told her while we were on the phone my heart was full of the Holy Spirit and God verified the truth to me. I told her, I want you to praise God every day! I want you to believe with every fiber of your being that God did indeed heal you!!! God's healing is in HIs time not our time. His healing will manifest through His will.

Sadly God tells us things, He shows us things, and He gives us things, but we allow things, as well as others people steal them away from us. We let our thoughts discourage us, we allow this world to tell us how IT is, and we lose what God gives us in the process of it all! We start to think, and don't you see THAT IS WHAT IS GETTING IN THE WAY. God gives us a rainbow, he whispers into our ear, but sometimes we fail to see it, and we don't believe what we hear.

Well, I have been talking to God for a long time and I am past believing the devils lies. God started to talk to me when I was 10 years old. After a few years of believing and knowing it was God inside talking to me one day I heard a voice tell me lies. It was the devil, but i was too young at the time to know it. The devil told me, "Who do you think YOU are, and why in the world would GOD talk to YOU of all people? You know how you disobey your mom, God isn't talking to you, YOU are just talking to yourself!' So, I renationalized, and told myself, yeah, I don't always listen to my mom, and it does seem like I am talking to myself. You see, when God talks to us it is a still small voice, and at times it sounds like ourselves... but it FEELS different. That is the presence of the Holy spirit. And God talks to each of us differently, because we are all different.

I am through with believing such lies from the devil. Gone are the days when I was 12 or 13 years old. God is with me and I know the presence of God. It is through HIm that i have developed my spirituality, and I an only thank and praise God for all that He has done for me. I thank you so much my dear God for helping me become the person I am today. I praise you for your works. I also thank you for healing my mom. Help her to always believe and stengthen her faith. Please remind this team to always pray for my dear mom.

**** I ask you to continue to pray for my mom***

Please pray that she keeps Gods word alive in her heart and that she knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that God HAS healed her. That she knows it and walks on it, and stands on this truth!!!

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