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The Lord Intercedes, Thank God

Struggling to find strength in life's daily trials.

Lord, Lunatic or Liar
Posted:Aug 2, 2007 4:23 am
Last Updated:Aug 6, 2007 10:18 am
I have become fascinated with the topic of Christian apologetics. Recently I was discussing the topic of God with a someone that claims to be an atheist, and I found myself going back to philosophical arguements. Perhaps one of my favorites is, C.S. Lewis' "Lord, Lunatic or Liar".

As quoted from "Mere Christianity".
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: “I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.” That is the one thing we must not say. A man who said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher.
He would either be a lunatic – on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg – or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

History tells us a man names Jesus existed, and Jesus did claim to be the of God. There is much evidence to support that fact.
Jeus could either have been a lunatic, or a liar or absolutely honest about that fact.....

Which do you choose?
Finding Peace
Posted:Jul 17, 2007 11:21 am
Last Updated:Jul 18, 2007 1:07 pm
Psalm 71: 19-21

Also Your righteousness, O God, is very high,
You who have done great things;
O God, who is like You?
You, who have shown me great and severe troubles,
Shall revive me again,
And bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
You shall increase my greatness,
And comfort me on every side.

Life, so filled with interesting hills and valleys, is at the direction of the Lord. Through each test, each trial, we must force ourselves to remember that the Lord brings all things to His glory.

Sometimes that is difficult to hear. We want to blame someone for lifes failings, we dont want to believe that our uncomfortableness has any noble purpose. Too many times, have I seen Christians turn their back to their faith, because of a major life trauma. I pray for those suffering, that they may put their faith back in the Lord.

I am guilty as well. To many times do I find myself arguing with God, because I dont like my present situation, or a difficulty I am faced with. Of course, God always wins the arguement, then I find myself praying for forgiveness for my weak faith.

Today, like so many other days, I remind myself, and anyone else who needs to hear: The Lord will comfort me on every side.

What is it you are arguing with the Lord about?
Happy Day
Posted:Jun 21, 2007 4:29 am
Last Updated:Jul 3, 2007 10:21 am
I am feeling much less down. Much more cheerful, thank the Lord. Its been an interesting couple of weeks that's for sure. How easily my faith becomes shaken. I am definetly week. Though I pray for spiritual strength. How easily it is to get side tracked.

Malachi 1:1-6
The burden of the word of the Lord to Isreal by Malachi.
"I have loved you", says the Lord.
"Yet you say, 'In what way have You loved us?'
Was not Esau Jacob's brother?"
Says the Lord.
"Yet Jacob I have loved;
But Esau I have hated.
And laide waste his mountains and his heritage for the jackels of the wilderness."

Even though Edom has said,
"We have been impoverished,
But we will return and build the desolate places"

Thus says the Lord of hosts:
"They may build, but I will throw down;
They shall be called the Territory of Wickedness.
And the people against whol the Lord will have indignation forever.
Your eyes shall see,
And you shall say,
The Lord is magnified beyond the border of Israel".

"A honors his father,
And a servant his master.
If then I am the Father,
Where is My honor?
And If I am a Master,
Where is My reverance?"
Says the Lord of hosts.
New King James Version

Happy Father's Day
Posted:Jun 17, 2007 7:09 pm
Last Updated:Jun 18, 2007 10:07 am
To all the Father's in Blogland:
Happy Daddy's Day!!

Today should have been a special day. Today I was set to be Baptized. And what happened, I panicked. I choked and I left before the service started. It was the perfect day to celebrate my commitment to the Most Perfect, Wonderful Father, and I froze.

I dont know why this is so difficult for me. But it has been weighing me down for some time. Definete fear of public anything, but yet something so important, nothing should be aloud to come between.
Posted:Jun 13, 2007 6:44 pm
Last Updated:Jul 3, 2007 10:20 am
I have found, despite my better judgement, that I am constantly arguing. I argue with everyone, unfortunately including God. I seem to want what I want and have been unable to trust in His will and plan for me. Its almost an addiction, unable to stop and appreciate the blessings that the Lord has given me.

When did I become so controlling and me focused? Why can I not trust in the Lord who has given so much for my sake (and everyone else's)?

There is something in my life that is not working the way I want. I find myself praying, asking, but never following up with the faith that it is in God's hands and He will do what is best.

So I argue this losing battle. Perhaps that is my biggest sin; never trusting in faith. All the education, all the knowledge, means nothing without the faith behind it.

I want to completely trust the Lord and let go of all my anxiety, knowing that it is in His hands. For those that do not know me, I have been a Christian for only a couple of years, but I feel at this point in my relationship I should possess a stronger faith.

Unfortunately, I know that I am not alone in my struggle. Many others face similar challenges. Though it is comforting to know that I am not alone, it also saddens me, that others share in my argumentative nature.

Matthew 21:22
22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."
The New King James Version

Posted:Jun 9, 2007 5:51 pm
Last Updated:Jun 12, 2007 12:01 pm
Once again I find myself in conflict and reach out to my Christian brothers and sisters. We are told to leave your troubles with the Lord and trust in Him. Yet despite believing that I have not been able to perform this task. I pray for guidance, I pray for assistance and yet seem to remain in this anxiety ridden state.

How do you just let go? How do you put yourself and your troubles in the Lord's hands?

On the one hand I believe that through the Lord all things are possible, and yet on the other hand I cant seem to let go of my troubles.

Please offer me advice, on how you have been able to "Let go and let God".
Hello Again
Posted:Sep 26, 2006 3:25 pm
Last Updated:Jun 9, 2007 5:43 pm
"A Man's heart plans his way,
But the LORD directs his steps".

It has been some time since I have added a post. Have restarted school and it is a bit consuming. A good busy though...
Reading and Wanted to Share
Posted:Jul 31, 2006 5:38 pm
Last Updated:Aug 1, 2006 8:32 am
"Come now, and let us reason together,"
Says the LORD
"Though your sins arre like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.
If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the good of the land;
But if you refuse and rebel,
You sall be devoured by the sword";
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Isaiah 1:18-20
New King James Version

What is God's Plan?
Posted:Jul 25, 2006 6:58 am
Last Updated:Jul 31, 2006 5:19 pm

I have a question

How do you "know" that you are following God's plan?

How do you "know" which direction to choose?

I pray on things, and know that God hears them, but I never seem to be able to hear the answer.

I would love to know some of your experiences with this.
A Bit Boderline......
Posted:Jul 16, 2006 3:33 pm
Last Updated:Jul 16, 2006 9:13 pm
Forgive my blog today, but I have traveled far away and now feel lost.

I am so tired of trying to do things my way. Being stubborn and independent. God has put a path for me, and I am resistive. Forgive me, but "I dont like His plan". I have my own. My own impression of where my life should go. I pray, I cry, I beg the Lord "change the plan, I know what I want".

And yet, surprise, He does not.

When I should be praying for strength and faith, I pray instead, 'I want it my way'.

But do you know what happens when I resist? I wind up more broken then before. Broken, pained and alone, I turn to the Lord and say "OK you were so very right" and I beg for his forgiveness. How fortunate that he is a forgiving Father!

But how do I stop this cycle? How do I stop this boderline relationship with the Lord? How can I learn to just give in, and make that trust in Him, overpower my own thoughts and actions?

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