Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
May 27, 2016, 08:04:55 AM
Home Help Search Login Register Chat Logout
News: Guests need not register to take part in the Guest Lounge... you can ask anything anonymously there.
Guests can read, but not post in, most other forums.

+  World Of Prophecy
|-+  Recent Posts
Pages: Prev 1 ... 8 9 [10]

 91 
 on: March 24, 2016, 08:48:25 PM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by Barry
Amen, Betty!

We are to be light in a dark world for as long as our Lord chooses to keep us here.

Thankfully, when we fail to empathize or show compassion, we have a Saviour who is ready and willing to forgive us.

The world is getting darker every moment and the lost don't have the comfort that we have.

We must try not to be a part of those mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 24:12.

We must try to maintain our love for the lost and for one another.  Our love should not 'wax cold'.

God bless,

 92 
 on: March 24, 2016, 08:25:09 PM 
Started by Chipper - Last post by Barry
Ya, Chipper, he's for real.

Obama's dislike of all things Israeli has been palpable during his time in office.  Sad

 93 
 on: March 24, 2016, 03:04:38 PM 
Started by Chipper - Last post by Chipper
President Barack Obama conceded Wednesday that a two-state solution to bring peace between the Israelis and the Palestinian Authority won’t happen under his administration — and claimed that the failure was, at least in part, due to Israel’s continued economic success.

The admission came during a town hall forum in Argentina, when Obama told the crowd that “because Israeli society has been so successful economically, it has, I think, from a position of strength, been less willing to make concessions” to the Palestinians.
link:
http://www.theblaze.com/s...ast-peace-more-difficult/
(can you believe him...is he for real?)

 94 
 on: March 24, 2016, 10:44:01 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
Good Morning and Happy Thursday,


Full Definition of empathy
1
:  the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it
2
:  the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicitmanner; also  :  the capacity for this

Full Definition of compassion
:  sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate

    As I was doing my chores this morning, I was reminded of a conversation I had with my hubby last night.  I had told him of a situation when a waitress had left a nasty note on the receipt because she was offended by one of the customers health issues .  I told him that people today lack compassion and empathy.  When I was a teenager there was a hit son called "What the world needs now is love ". I believe the world as a whole needs a fresh dose of empathy and compassion for others. Even as Christians when we are having a bad day can be quilty of thinking "better then then me" when we hear of someone has a serious problem.  We may not phrase ours words that way but if we are honest our first feeling is relief that is not us instead of heartfelt compassion for the sufferer.  If we are not careful the devil can take us further so that we find a way to blame the sufferer for their problem. It's if we can blame them we do not have to feel compassion nor have to ask if there is anything we can do to help them.  We can walk away with a clean conscious, without having to do anything.  Of course we are not always in a position to help everybody, but there is no excuse for not praying for those hurting.  Is our first thought to pray for people when we hear they are in trouble?  I admit it is not always my first thought. When you are in the grocery store checkout line, glance at the magazine titles.  Often the headlines is trashing one half of a couple that is splitting.  Gossip and trashing people's reputation sells, compassion doesn't.  As Christians we do not have to be like to world.  If we hear of someone divorcing or losing their home, we do not have to spread the gossip to others.  We can choose to have heartfelt compassion and pray for all concerned.  Sometimes we use pray request as a way to gossip.  This is not necessary.  We can be the Anderson's of the Brown Family on the prayer list as unspoken prayer request of just ask people to pray for the family.  If someone presses you for the details just remind them that God knows the situation and leave it at that.  Do not add to a family's suffering by spreading gossip about them.  Let us as God's children be compassionate towards one another.  Let us pledge to God to be a source of comfort to the suffering and not a cryer in the streets repeating gossip about them.  God will bless you as you seek to comforter and be a healer to the suffering and not a destroyer.   Let us pray that God will give us a heart with empathy and compassion for others.
Jesus bore our suffering can we not be compassate on others that are suffering?
Seek each day to show compassion, kindness, and empathy towards everyone you meet. 
Betty



Psalm 111:4King James Version (KJV)

4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.


Matthew 14:14King James Version (KJV)

14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.


 95 
 on: March 23, 2016, 09:56:48 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
Good Morning and Happy Wednesday,

  I remember when I was a young and our Church would have Revivals.  The Holy Spirit would work and the shyest man would dance in the Spirit.  There was shouting and you could feel God in that place.  When you left to go home, you felt like you weighed less because you were so blessed by the Holy Spirit.  As Christians we love our Mountaintop experiences.  There are needed to refresh us in the Lord and God loves to give us the gift of the Mountain top experience.  Most of us would love it if our whole life we lived on the mountaintop.  We can imagine living in a place where it is Heaven on earth, where all prayers are answered instantly, and no one gets sick or dies.  Yet,  if we looked at the big picture, we would see that if God put all His children on the mountaintop protected by the Holy Spirit, we would all be baby Christians.  Our faith would never be challenged so like a muscle never used, our faith would never grow.  We would not have trust because like faith trust would never develop.    The great Mission God gave the Church would go unfulfilled because we would be so busy feeling good that we would never leave the bubble to share the Gospel with others.  So our generation would be the last people to be saved.  Our idea of having a lifetime praise and worship gift to God would become clear soon that it is a selfish desire.  Except for those called to be Missioners, God did not save us to leave out jobs and families to go live on a Mountaintop.  He wants us to live for Him where we live and on our jobs.  And along with our daily lives comes valleys.  Valleys are hard and uncomfortable but very necessary.  It is in the midst of the valley that you learn trust and your faith grows.  Spiritual growth comes in the dark and often scary valleys.  It is in the hard times that you learn to lean on Jesus.  That you truly know the power of the Holy Spirit working in you.  As humans our natural indication is to fight against the valley, but when we submit to God's will we can let go of fear and trust God even in the midst of the valley.  We all want to be strong Christians, but we often try to escape the valley.  God wants us to trust Him and allow Him to do a work in us.  Remember God is with us on the mountaintop and He is with us in the valley.  Whatever place God has us, let us live every day with a prayer of thanksgiving on our lips and a willingness to submit to God's will.
Betty





God of the mountain by Lynda Randle
Verse 1
Life is easy, when you're up on the mountain
And you've got peace of mind, like you've never known
But things change, when you're down in the valley
Don't lose faith, for your never alone

Chorus:
For the God on the mountain, is still God in the valley
When things go wrong, he'll make them right
And the God of the good times, is still God in the bad times
The God of the day, is still God in the night
Verse 2
We talk of faith way up on the mountain
But talk comes easy, when life's at its best
Now its down in the valleys, trials and temptations
That's where your faith is really put into the test
Chorus:
For the God on the mountain, is still God in the valley,
When things go wrong, he'll make them right
And the God of the good times, is still God in the bad times
The God of the day, is still God in the night
The God of the day, is still God in the night

 

 96 
 on: March 22, 2016, 09:43:21 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
Good Morning and Happy Tuesday,

Psalm 10:10 Why standest thou afar off, O Lord? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

   When we look around and see the wickedness that is abundant in this world that seems to go unchecked, we often wonder if God has gone on vacation.  Or does He just not care anymore?  What we see as inactivity is actually God's patience.  Giving everyone a chance to get saved before the trumpet blows at the rapture.  The guilty will not go unpunished and God will have His justice.  God does see the evil in the world and he will repay.  As we wait for God's timing are we redeeming the time?  Are we living for Jesus?  I waste so much time.  I often get caught up in games and other things that keep me from working for God.  Other times I give into depression, as my body hurts and the symptoms of the disease become unpleasant and uncomfortable.  I would love to say that I always serve God with a serene smile on my face and my faith is always strong, but that would be a lie.  There are times that I give in to despair.  Times that I cry and question God.  Yet I have found that I serve God that is over flowing with mercy and love and in my dark times He wraps me in His perfect love and peace.  Never give into the devil's lies.  He will try to convince you that God doesn't care about your pain, desperation, and loneliness.  God does care and though there are sometimes we may not feel Him there, He never leaves us or forsakes us.  It is as we begin to pray and worship God that the Holy Spirit will cover us with grace and love.  In your distress and through your pain call out to Jesus.  Reject the lies of the devil who would convince you to run from God.  As we worship God and praise Him in the midst of our struggles, He will strengthen us.  Life is such a short time and our suffering such a short period compared to the eternity in Heaven, that awaits the children of God.  We can rejoice in the midst of our pain and we can praise God in the midst of our despair.  Let us not give up when we are so close to the end.  Keep your eyes on Jesus and when the devil whispers lies in your ears drown out his voice with songs of praise and worship. Praise God today for the victory that is coming tomorrow.
   This morning there is several squirrels and the humming bird has made a visit. 
Betty

 97 
 on: March 22, 2016, 07:48:40 AM 
Started by Barry - Last post by Barry
Americans Skeptical Of God But Think Heaven Is Real, Somehow

http://www.vocativ.com/ne...ray-think-heaven-is-real/

"Since 1980, the number of Americans who believe in God has decreased by half and the number who pray has declined five-fold. Has America lost its faith?"

 98 
 on: March 21, 2016, 12:15:55 PM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
Good Afternoon and Happy Monday,

   I was awake until 4:30 this morning so I slept late, but that is okay.  Since I have been sick I am learning sometimes we have to cut ourselves some slack.  As we enter Easter week we should remind ourselves of the great sacrifice that Jesus made to save us from our sins.  This is a good time to not only be more grateful to God but to express our praise to our Heavenly Father even more.  Easter Sunday is a day that some people go to Church who only go once a year.   Let us be praying that God will open hearts to be receptive to the calling of the Holy Spirit to receive salvation.  What a wonderful Easter it will be if many people accepted Jesus as their personal Savior!  We should be praying for our Pastor, that God will give Him the right words to say and that the Holy Spirit will be on him when he shares the Gospel, Sunday.
Sometimes Easter Sunday can be chaotic, with grown kids and grand kids visiting Church with family.  This would be a good time to pray that the Holy Spirit will move in the service.  As we draw closer to God, we find we have a strong urgency to see our loved ones saved.  This is a good thing.  Take time this week to pray for your Church, your Pastor, and your lost loved ones.  Our Heavenly Father is gracious and kind and even in our trials He brings comfort and peace to our hearts and mind.  When you are overwhelmed by life take a moment to reach out to God in prayer and ask Him to give you peace and to guide you.  We will go through things that we may not understand until we get to Heaven, but we do not have to go through them alone.  Not only is God with us but we can reach out to fellow Christians and ask them to pray for us. 

  This morning I have had several birds at my feeders.  We purchased 135 lbs of bird feed yesterday because it was on sale so my birds should be set for awhile.  There are some days as I sit in my chair and look out the window, that I am hurting or depressed and I will see the birds or a squirrel right outside my window and I say a prayer of thanksgiving to my Heavenly Father who loves me so much that He sends the birds and squirrels to encourage me.  What a marvelous God we serve!
Betty

 99 
 on: March 20, 2016, 08:48:26 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
Good Morning and Blessed Sunday,

Psalm 139: 23Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.

As many of us go to worship in the House of God today may those verses be our hearts prayer.
May we be open to God not only pointing out areas that we need to change but open to change.  May we be willing to allow Him to work in every area of our lives and commit ourselves to Him completely. Let us be willing vessels for God to fill  with His Holy Spirit and willing vessels to work for His glory.  Let us seek to be Holy in the eyes of our Father and pure in His ways.  This can only come by allowing Him to work in us and through us.  May God bless you today and keep you and your family safe
Betty

 100 
 on: March 19, 2016, 09:45:12 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
Good Morning and Happy Saturday,

    We live in a world that is both simple and complex.  A person who lived in the 30's would be shocked at all the electronics and machines we have to make life more simple like: dishwashers, microwaves, and slow cookers that can be set to start and turn off themselves.  Yet we are probably one of the most stressed generations with many of us having to take pills to cope with stress and depression..  More stuff is supposed to save us time and yet we are often running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get 30 hours of work done in 24 hours.  Women are expected to have it all a powerful job, perfect children, and a social life.  Men are protrayed on TV in movies as fumbling fools and then we wonder why kids do not respect their dads.  Sadly even worse the last two generations the women did not even want a man in their lives even though they chose to have children.  Parents are raising young people with no respect for authority and entitlement agenda.  This has led to a generation in college who think that they should not have to earn anything and should be given everything they want .  In college they are taught to disrespect Religion  and God.  We have a generation that is not only ripe for socialism but ripe to accept the anti-Christ.   Those parents who try to speak the truth are considered old fashioned and  less educated.  Yet in the midst of all this if you go to a good Bible preaching Church you will find young people who still believe in God, the Bible, and family values.  While most colleges have not only kicked God out but are actively teaching satan's agenda, there are still parents who are raising their children in God fearing homes and in the House of God.  We who not longer have children in schools should pray for our young people at our Church. Pray that they Schools will not discourage them and that they will not lose their faith in God.  Being a Christian today has its challenges but being a Christian young person has many more.  Let us pray that they do not lose heart. 
   The times we are living in has it's good and bad, there is no doubt.   There is every reason to believe that we are living in the time that the rapture will take place. This alone makes this a troubling but wonderful time to be living.  Let us be pray warriors that will stand in the gap for our Christian young people.  I believe God is calling more and more of us to be prayer warriors.  The news is troubling today with different groups threatening riots in November.  We have seen riots in other parts of the Country and we know this is a legitimate concern.  Remember we cannot control other people but we can pray that God will protect us and guide us.  It is okay to have some concerns.  That is normal.   Let us not lose heart or our faith, because we trust in a living God.  He has not left His throne nor has the world spinned out of His control.
Betty

Pages: Prev 1 ... 8 9 [10]


Login with username, password and session length
Home Help Search Login Register Chat Logout

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.6 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Psalms 27:6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.