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I asked god into my life when I was 13 years old.  That was 30 years ago.  Since then I have had a child out of wed lock, married, divorced, married again.  Lost my 16 year old son to suicide and walked away from God completely.  I have asked God numerous times to forgive me, to take me back.  Then I just walk away again... drinking, cursing, commiting adultry... you name it, i am / was doing it.  I am done, I want God, I need God to take control of my life.  but will he take me back? can he forgive me again....  PLEASE some one help me before it is too late. 

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ARE YOU IN A RELATIONSHIP OR ARE YOU IN A RELIGION?

God never places an expectation on us. Expectations requires that someone does not know the future or outcome and is trying to control behavior to get the desired result.
We try to control behavior largely through expectations. God knows everything about us so why would He have an expectation other than what He already knows? That would be foolish. And beyond that, because He has no expectations, we can never disappoint him.
What He does have is a constant and living expectancy in our relationship with Him, and He gives us an ability to respond to any situation and circumstance in which we find ourselves in with a hopeful expectancy.

Let us ask ourselves if we are in relationship, or just acting religious?

“Yet they act so pious! They come to the Temple every day and seem delighted to learn all about me. They act like a righteous nation that would never abandon the laws of its God. They ask me to take action on their behalf, pretending they want to be near me.” (Isaiah 58:2)

“Although I am free from everyone's expectations, I have made myself a servant to all of them to win more people”. (1 Corinthians 9;19)

“But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.” (Romans 7:9)

“Let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ's blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.” (Hebrews 10:22)

I was confronted with two words recently that really caused me to re-evaluate my relationship with God and others.

They two words are; “expectancy,” and “expectation.”

Whenever we begin to develop a relationship with some one, there is an expectancy. It is the fuel that causes the relationship to grow. But what happens when expectations are thrown into the relationship?

God invites us into a relationship with him and it is filled with expectancy and it is the joy of our hearts to to spend time with Him. But as time goes by we tend to place these expectations on ourselves that end up hindering our relationship with God.

A good word that describes what I am talking about is, “legalism” which is living by a set of rules.
We tend to place these expectations on others also. We say you must do such and such because...

As I was thinking about this I thought about time in my life where I became resentful about prayer. I was in a church that was all about legalism and rule keeping. I was in a morning prayer group 5 days a week, plus 2 hours a week on a prayer chain, plus a Friday night prayer meeting. Up until this time I delighted in prayer, then it all became an expectation that was placed upon me. I lost a since of expectancy and just fulfilled my obligations.

Can you see how loosing that expectancy and living with a set of expectations destroys relationships?

I have seen this in the Church so much in how we relate to one another. How many of us haven't had some expectation placed upon us by some one saying, “you must do this if you are a Christian.”

There are those who are just in a church setting looking for what they can get for themselves. They often use this technique to get what they want.

All these expectations we place on ourselves, others, and upon God block intimacy.

Do not mistaken responsibility for expectation. We need to live responsibly in all we do as Christians, but it is a mistake to make relationships all about the you should... if you are...

God is constantly calling us into a deeper intimate relationship with Himself. It is exciting, it is filled expectancy, and it is communion with the lover of our soul and it is a delight to have the fellowship of our brothers and sisters.

PRAYER
Father we repent for our failure in placing road blocks up in our relationship with you and others. We desire the expectancy that leads us past just obligations and expectations and into a vital and living relationship with you. In Jesus name we pray, amen
THAT WAS VERY WELL PUT MY BROTHER, PLEASE CONTINUE TO LET GOD LEAD YOU, WHERE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO BE A BLESSING TO THIS WEB SITE ,PEACE AND LOVE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR BIG BROTHER AND HIGH PRIEST
I THINK I READ IN HIS WORDS THAT HE CHOSE US NOT THAT WE CHOOSE HIM AND THAT HE KNOWS OUR ENDING BEFORE OUR BEGINNING SO HE KNOWS ALL THE MESS THAT WE BRING WHEN HE CHOSE US AND THAT WHY WE BECOME A NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST JESUS AND GOD TRANSFORM US TO THE LIKENESS OF OUR BIG BROTHER JESUS IN OUR DAILY WALK AND THROUGH JESUS BLOOD WE ARE COVER IF WE SLIP AND FALL
Some one once said that we were in a mess in all our sin, but now that we are His we are His mess and He promises that He will finish His work of restoration in our lives.

God will never forget you nomatter how bad we have been He is a LOVING GOD Jesus spent most of his life with such people for this reason He came to save the sick the Lost lonely He never turned His back on the adultress yet He stooped down and wrote in the sand when others were goiing to stone her He stood up and said He who is with out sin Let Him cast the first stone all tho she was the one that washed His Feet with purfume showed her many sins were forgiven so how many times must we FORGIVE our brother 7 times Nooooooo! 70 times 7 this means the moment we ask for forgivness we are forgiven nomater how many time you may repeat the same sin the moment we call out to God for forgivness He forgives and forgets all about it yet never will he forget you NEVER!!! as we first invite Him into our life He is with us all the way. as we follow after God He will draw near to us. in Gods time our drinking, adultry, cursing, everything you can name will be wipe out and you will have the mind of Christ in your heart and a heart of flesh the stony heart will be taken out that is why we keep short accounts that is to keep a check on your heart. 2 Cor 10:3-6 speaks of our charge of Walking in the Flesh Is Answered and to walk in the Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-26 even before you ask God to Forgive He has already Answered your prayer He never will!!! Forget you each time God looks at you He does not look at you it is the Blood of Jesus that He sees and say this is my child I love as I once said Keep short acounts that is to say each time, we all fall at some time but! watch your actions that is keeping a checkup each day God Loves you and never will turn his back on you yet will waait for you to come and admit your sin He never forgets NEVER!!! AND HAS A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE!!! LOVINGKINDNESS CHRISTOPHER!!!
You want God? Good, because He wants you!

But there is a problem, and it is deadly: sometimes our sins can be so painful, and our sense of loss so great, that we lose sight of the power of Christ -- we pray for forgiveness, but we don't feel forgiven, we don't feel forgivable. As a result, we cannot bring ourselves to accept the love of God. It's hard to feel loved, when you don't feel lovable. And so, our sin remains a veil over our eyes, so we cannot see God's grace. Yet God's grace, His love and forgiveness, is THE very thing that sets us free from the power of sin!

This attitude is wrong. You are not forgiven when you say you are forgiven, you are forgiven when God says you are forgiven. The blood of Christ is enough because God says it is enough. God is not a liar. Your sins are forgiven, all of them.

So how to break this cycle you're in?

1. Accept God's forgiveness. It's His choice, He's God, stop arguing. Stop begging Him for something He has already given you. Accept it, and quiet your heart before Him.

2. Start a daily devotion. Miracle Grow, a group here at All About God, has a great basic strategy. Focus on just finding out who God is, and what He is like. Keep Him the focus of your studies and prayers, and not yourself. And listen!

3. Find a church, and find fellowship. www.allaboutgod.com/find-a-church.htm is a good place to start, if you aren't a part of a fellowship already. Be honest with them, do not hide. Let them know of your struggles. Sin grows in the dark, and withers in the light, so don't hide!


I will keep you in my prayers.
God is love.He loves each and every one. Once we really repent He will forgive us.

I believe that once you repent, you should find a church that loves GOD. Disassociate yourself from the people who condone what you formerly did and find new friends who will develop your new love for GOD.
look at it this way. if you're child went out and sinned against you over and over and then one day came to you and said i am so sorry, please forgive me. would you turn your child away? wouldnt you still love your child even if they were stealing from you? God is perfect.. we are not. if you could not turn away your child and say no you have sinned against me too greatly i do not forgive.. then dont you think that God in all His glory would be able to forgive you? it's not a matter of whether He still loves you.. He ALWAYS loves you.. and since He always loves you he will ALWAYS forgive you.
My friend, when you take this into your heart, do stress on god's grace but not as much as should on your ' responsibility '.
And, do not willfully rebel against god.
Don’t you know that your ways shall cause you to lose your reward on the day of judgement?
Do you want that meanful stature in heaven? Again, this is 'responsibility'.
Your reward depends on how you are (will be). Dont (eager to) take too many responsibilities, unless god gives you them. Be alert to speak noble words from your mouth and in your actions do not sin. And in your heart, do have nothing except love for christ.

The yoke you should (responsibly) bear is easy and light.
Do not be 1deceived by satan either through men or your own knowledge.
'easy and light' shall not be substituted1 .
Always, ask for forgiveness of your sins that shall get on you always an yoke of christ but never otherwise shall it be a permission to sin.
Always be diligent in prayer and in all circumstances be diligent in following his way -the truth i.e., his word. Our hope is not on sandy ground, but on the rock that is christ.

The holy spirit shall be our guide, christ our savour, our path - god's word, and our life
shall be an incense unto god. This way we shall love him - through Obedience (willful submission).

> Gmaw Pradeep.

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