The focus of planning according to the Lord’s will is not trying to decipher the details of your life such as who you will marry, what job you will get, or where you will live as if consulting a fortune teller. Planning according to the Lord’s will is about ensuring that the plans you make are in align with His precepts. 

 

 

Does your potential mate have a growing faith in Christ and is your relationship pure?  Does the job you are considering still allow you to put God and family first?  Is the home you want to purchase affordable and still allow you to give generously?  We sometimes fret over details trying to figure out what God wants us to do, when if we examine our desires and plans in light of scripture His truth always reigns. 

 

 

God’s word is black and white; the gray only exists in man’s heart.  Are you struggling with a decision right now?  Is it possible that you know the answer, but it is not what you want to hear?  Most of the time our problem lies in a failure to obey not in a failure to know God’s will. 

 

 Deut. 30:19-20  19 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

 

 

Today commit to choose life – a life that honors God, so that you will love Him well, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him.

 

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  1. When it comes to your own family you next often have to learn to live in love with what you got .. and the same attitude applies to divorce, you try to make the best of it.

    http://thefocusonthefamily.wordpress.com/2008/07/18/most-popular-post-the-focus-on-the-family/

  2. Like I said.. what people need firstly is getting the book of acts Pentecostal experiences.. and they will naturally next care for the poor people, act like real anointed Christians. http://groups.msn.com/HolySpiritCome

    Many Christians are doing their own thing, trying to live a life without Jesus, without even taking to him now often too..

    Jesus himself hath said without me you can do nothing.. nothing!!!

    http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/08/02/great-links-great-christian-literature/

  3. Nance says:

    Sinners are not saved by “experiences”, do not be decieved.

  4. Sinners were saved by the experience of Jesus Christ alone.. but life is also working out your own salvation and much more through Jesus Christ

    (Eccl 12:1 KJV) Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
    2 While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
    3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,
    4 And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;
    5 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
    6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
    7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
    8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.

    (Eccl 12:13 KJV) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

    (Eccl 12:14 KJV) For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

  5. Nance says:

    thenonconformer-
    Rather than split soteriological hairs with you, I have a better idea. I receive a lot of traffic from atheists and agnostics. Why don’t explain to them what you mean by “experience”?

    Tip: You will need to drop the Christianese and the “invite Jesus in your heart” language. Also, if you have a user friendly translation of the Bible (NIV or NASB) you might have more success in communicating your message.

    I look forward to hearing from you!

  6. Now here is what should not be amazing for real Christians.. I had posted the same initial simple reposes, comments on many professing Christian sites that I had visited today.. and I next had got mostly similar positive comments but on 2 of the sites the persons had written me back and sais they could not understand what I had shared.. and that often happens..

    Many Christians are doing their own thing, trying to live a life without Jesus, without even taking to him now often too.. Jesus himself hath said without me you can do nothing.. nothing!!! You cannot even understand God’s truths.

    (Rom 8:7 KJV) Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

    (1 Cor 3:1 KJV) And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

    (1 Cor 3:3 KJV) For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

    (1 Cor 3:4 KJV) For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

    I am also fascinated as to how I can make the same post and get contrasting different responses to it.. I understand some persons are more mature than others, some are spiritual and some just carnal even though they profess to be all Christians.

    http://nogreaterjoy.wordpress.com/2008/08/05/imitate-me/

    Like I often get this typical response “A hearty AMEN! Thanks for your comment. Be blessed. ”

    “Hi Brother. thanks for dropping by. I totally agree with your comment, it wont eliminate dry times and trials but it is a vital part of our Christianity. … Frank”

    hey I post the same posts on different professing Christian sites and I get different responses too.. interesting..

    and yet I also get the clearly negative ones..

    A true Christian believers set of beliefs, doctrines is based on what the Holy Spirit himself who also is God himself now teaches you and me and his teachings they will not contradict the Bible.. and it is not rather based solely on what an angel or other men may teach us too.

    But of course if any others because they really still do not know God and/or because they are doing “your own thing”, following their own will, and/or have not died to Jesus Christ, they thus are not open to the Holy Spirit himself to talk with them thus they really should find out why too! otherwise they will mostly allow the false men, false angels to deceive themselves instead..

    So how are they dealing with Jesus Christ firstly.. is he personally rightfully their Lord, Savior, or are they just playing a religious game?

    so I like to note that the type of response to my posts is reflective of the true spiritual nature of all of the posters as well and I can easily see those who have found the truth, and those who are still seeking for it or have wrongfully denied it..

  7. Nance says:

    nonconformer- “Thanks for the tips, but here is mine, why don’t you just visit my over a dozen sites and see what I mean..

    and in decades now with thousands of readers too very few people now even had really complain about understanding what I write about..

    even about bad churches, bad pastors, bad Christians..

    and I have been pastoring now over 2 decades as well.. I have been a Christian for about 50 years too.. and what about you?”

    As a fellow sister in the faith, I am ashamed of your behavior. You displayed little grace and much pride in your comments.

    Our faith is not a competition.

    I had already visted a few of your sites and that is why I trusted you to share the gospel in truth. I am deeply grieved by your lack of grace and blatant display of pride in your comments. Why does it matter what other people have to say about you?

    You are so consumed with your percieved success that you could not humble yourself and share Christ, but endeavered to proclaim your own greatness. I am not sharing your blog sites because of the character you displayed here.

    I do not wish to compromise the ground I have gained and the respect and trust I have earned within the lost community by continuing this discussion. It does not honor God and it should embarrass you.

  8. yes i was embarressed by your behavior.. it should embaress me..

    in particualry since 80 percent of the people had elswhere replied positively to my very same posts too.

    I too would have prefered that you rightfuly live the sermon before you try to preach it to others .. try to remove the toothpick in their yers, neglecting the beam in yours.

    I have done no wrong at all by my posts..

    wayneman5 has in contrast said 34 minutes ago:
    I agree, thenonconformer. And that “book of acts pentecostal experience” is receiving the Spirit of God in our hearts, which is exactly what Christ told us to ask for. God bless. KWH

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