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Nangelhill posted a topic in Classic TopicsIt’s a good question. However, it’s diffcult to understand. Most people may only understand it when they’re frustrated or when they’re dying. What belongs to you in the world? Perhaps many people want the answer. 1. Does your husband or wife belong to you? No. Although you might suffer and share joy together and have a intimate relationship with him or her, yet there will be one day for you to say goodbye. And you might be born at the same day but will not die at the same time. Being with each other until the end of the world is only a beautiful wish. 2. Do your children belong to you? No. Although you have a blood relationship and have deep affection with them, you will only get joy from their union, visiting, and showing care. When you go to another world, they can only see you off but don’t have the power to bring you back to the world. 3. Does your money belong to you? No. Although you labour hard to make momey and find way to spend it, even if you save a great deal of money in a bank, that’s something you can’t bring at your birth or take at your death. 4. Do your house and car belong to your? No. Although you live in a warm and comfortable house, yet they’re nothing to you when you pass away. From this video,maybe you can find something! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPIY39lTKOk&feature=youtu.be
Is he/she the one? I've come across this question many times in my young life. I've been around Christians for about 4 years and I've heard things like the topic says regarding to someone waiting for a confirmation of God to tell them this or that person is "the one". I usually hear something like this, "We're getting to know eachother, but we are waiting on God's confirmation to see if He wants us to be together". I've also heard something like this too, "We've been together for X amount of time and I'm waiting for God to tell me if he/she is for me or not". To me these phrases cause more of a problem than a solution to a happy, commited couple. What happened to what the bible says? What happened to observing if the fruits of the Holy Spirit are in a man's life or a woman's life and using THAT to determine for oneself if one wants to be with that person or not? What happens when a happy couple who actually have the fruits of the Holy Spirit and are both ideal help for one another suddenly allow this storm of doubt to come about to their minds about the need to hear some kind of supernatural confirmation from a prophecy to figure out if that person is right or not? What happens if someone prophecies that the relationship is not of God? What happens if 2 prophecies say it is of God, but one says it isn't? Do you see the picture here? Why depend a loving, fruit filled relationship to the mercy of prophecies? Doesn't the bible say there will be false prophets in our days? Why not judge if the person is marriage material by their character and their fruits? I have this indignation because I went through this, and every time I see someone with this kind of doubt, absolutely convinced within themselves that they need a confirmation like this makes me think, "Hello? Are you aware that the bible holds your answer already and what you are attempting to seek is absolutely dangerous?" Where is your own discernment? You should know what is good and bad for yourself. It also bothers me because it seems if I come to them with this reasoning, I am seen as some kind of outsider. Now I do understand the point where people seek God's path in their lives. That's perfect. But when the questions have already been answered in the bible, why continue to seek the answers? Why continue to seek answers in areas you are likely to be deceived and hurt? This annoys me completely.
Waiting on God's confirmation I have a question for all believers, followers and disciples of Jesus. I want to discuss something that I haven't made the opportunity yet to discuss in my own community. The topic is about waiting on God's confirmation based on life desicions. I know many people who will not make a desicion in their life until they receive "confirmation" from God. This basically means they will pray to God and wait for a simple "yes", "no" or possibly "wait" answer from God. I don't see anything wrong with this. The issue here is using this logic to make mundane desicions. What house to buy, what state to live in, what college to go to, what job to work at, what car to buy. These things are mundane. We are ordered to live a life that gratifies God by loving Him through His commandments. Why make trivial things of this world such a big problem? Now I have another, more serious question ahead. Is it a sin if I don't ask God what house to buy, what car to get, what college to go to, what state to live in? Is it a sin if I go right ahead and get those things? "You're not seeking God's direction!" Is a phrase that will probably pop up. How am I sinning by doing any of these things? Do I need to seek answers from prophets, pastors or preachers upon the house I want to buy or the car I want to have? Isn't that my own business? Don't get me wrong. If you are reading this, and you are that kind of person to ask God to reveal to you what to do, as small as it can be, don't feel offended. You do what you believe is right. What I want to get through here is this: If I do these things, which are not sins, on the other hand you need revelation or confirmation to make the simplest move on earth, don't judge me because of my mundane desicions. Where am I sinning if I decide to live in another country? (Why of course unless God literally tells me thought His Holy Spirit to stay or reveals to you that you must tell me to stay by His will). Now, another question. If anyone here practices this, do you only ask for direction for big desicions or both big and small decisions? A small decision would be something like, "God, is it OK if I go to the movies this weekend". A big desicion is something life changing, "God, is it OK if I move to Europe?" How big does a decision need to be in order for you to ask God what to do? Do you judge others because they don't ask God for direction the way you do?
Okay, so... I know we're not supposed to, as Christians, delve into the dark arts of witchcraft and evil things of the like. So, I was sitting here thinking about this... Is getting your fortune told by a fortune teller a sin? That goes for fortune cookies, too. Is it a sin to believe what they say? (Just for the record, I only half believe in fortune cookies. Because those fortunes were written by human hands. And humans can put whatever they want on a tiny slip of paper and stick it into a cookie... =P)