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    Good questions here. I believe sometime we have to be uncomfortable to move forward sometime, or else we would just stay where we are. Never moving forward. Praying, looking to improve and help others in our daily walk with the Lord with get us where we should be according to God will.
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    I believe you are right. Not just reading , but taking the time to take it in and reflect too. Because there is no greater words than Gods!
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    Nice breakdown of your thoughts on this! Amazingly Blessed ties it all together!
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    I don't see or hear WWJD as much as I once did that is for sure. This is encouraging!
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    Yes Debe dedication to God through Christ is the answer to all needs. Thanks for your truthful words.
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    Yes, amen! And I'm so glad to see you got it all straightened out and got started. Yay!
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    We can stand on God word because it is truth that never changes!
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    Hi MaryAnn, Thanks for sharing this post. I liked how you shaped it so that those who do not know God can take the opportunity to meet and commit their lives to him. Congratulations on obtaining First Place in the Historical Fiction Category of the 2020 Christian Indie Book Awards Contest. It's nice to come across someone who has actually won one of these book awards.
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    This is a good practice to have! Once you break trust it is hard to get it back and always ends up worse then it could of been.
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    Just listened to your message. It is a great way of taking everyday pressure of of our lives. Doing our best, and taking our problems to the Lord knowing he is on control.
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    You are right, we can so easily get distracted from our daily walk with the Lord. TV, phone, internet, or just tired. But, our soul suffers. Remembering the importance of making the time to grow in Gods word will feed our soul. Living a life of more joy and peace!😀
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    It was not right to make accusations against Jared (or anyone's) Christianity. It appears the user deleted their account since they made their posts. I think there is nothing more to do at this time but the Moderators will keep their eyes open, and as always, feel free to Report a contentious thread or if you think someone is being attacked.
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    I hope I do not come across as too brazen in this response, but I do take offense to that last statement that I am "not a True Christian". I do not adhere to The Watchtower's interpretation of the Bible founded by Charles Taze Russell (a known charlatan), but I adhere to the Bible, I believe Jesus is the only way to salvation, and I follow him as a Christ-follower (Christian). Here is some of the research I have done that supports what I claim above. (This is from my personal website) https://www.countertopministries.com/founder-fraud.html https://www.countertopministries.com/false-prophet.html https://www.countertopministries.com/new-world-translation.html Likewise, I believe I have answered your question of "what is the name of the god you glorify". Who He is, is not determined by a name written in a specific man-made language. I used to be a teacher, and my students had a nickname for me, "Mr. Trip". That is nowhere near my name, my middle name, or my last name. But it was an endearing name that came from a funny story during my student-teaching days. Some of them called me by my name, "Mr. Williams", and others called me "Mr. Willy". Simply because they used a different name, doesn't mean they were referring to different people. To get to know "Mr. Trip" was to get to know "Mr. Williams". This is just an analogy, but Jehovah is merely one of many words the ancient Jewish people used to refer to God. It meant "God" to them. A more literal translation would be "I am that I am", in other words, the name God gave Moses in the burning bush when Moses asked for his name. With all the names, or titles - if you will - that I listed above, they are all ways of glorifying God as who He is, God. The creator of heaven and earth, the one who created us and the one who desires a personal relationship with us. If I do nothing but call Him, "Abba, father." Like Jesus once did, that does not negate or diminish who it is I am speaking of. If I strive to get to know "Abba", speaking of God, that does not somehow prevent me from getting to know the Creator simply because I do not limit myself to referring to Him by a certain name. Romans 10:13 is a great verse, but it is even better in context. Romans 10: 9 - 13 (NIV) - If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” First sentence - You are saved by believing in Jesus, not by knowing a name. "As Scriptures says, 'Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.'" - Who is this "him" Peter referring to? Jesus Christ! "...- the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,..." who is this "Lord" Peter is referring to? Jesus Christ! "for" - meaning therefore, meaning as what is said before this is true, then this follows "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." again, who is Peter referring to? None other than Jesus Christ himself. FOR - "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." In fact, ALL translations except the New World Translation has it in such a way. They all agree except the NWT. From the previous links, I cannot bring myself to agree with the translation. It is interesting though, even in the New World Translation, here is the verse in context. Romans 10: 9-13 (NWT) - For if you publicly declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and exercise faith in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one exercises faith for righteousness, but with the mouth one makes public declaration for salvation. For the scripture says: “No one who rests his faith on him will be disappointed.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek. There is the same Lord over all, who is rich toward all those calling on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.” Even here, it says that believing in Jesus is how you are saved in verse 9. and it still refers to Jesus when it says "No one who rests his faith on him will be disappointed." and then also still refers to Jesus as "There is the same Lord over all, who is rich towards all those calling on him." but then switches to Jehovah in the last verse. It almost seems that the NWT is encouraging the Trinity here, but I know that the Watchtower sees the concept of the Trinity as something from the Devil. As a Christ-follower (literal definition of a Christian), I believe that Jesus is the only way to be saved - that He is the way, the truth, and the light, and no one comes to the Father except through him. I believe you would agree with that statement - especially since your translation of John 14:6 is identical to ours - though we may disagree upon other concepts.
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    Thank you @ Guest The Nonchalanté, but in my research of different faiths, beliefs, and religions, I have done some research on Jehovah's Witness, and I do not agree with some of their interpretations and beliefs. But thank you for your kind comments. As far as what is the name of my God, I don't believe he can be pigeon-toed into a name we can say with our limited tongue. He is the one and only God of the universe. The one who created all things. He has gone by many names - to Moses, he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” - He also told Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.'" The Hebrew word for God was "YHWH", or Yahweh. The Hebrews had other words for God. El Shaddai - Lord God Almighty El Elyon - The Most High God Adonai - Lord and Master Jehovah Nissi - The Lord who is my banner Jehovah Raah - The Lord who is my shepherd Jehovah Rapha - The Lord who heals Jehovah Shammah - The Lord who is there Jehovah Tsidkenu - The Lord who is our righteousness Jehovah Mekoddishkem - The Lord who sanctifies you El Olam - The everlasting God Elohim - God El Qanna - God who is jealous (far from being a name of bad connotation, this means God is jealous of us, for our attention and our praise) Jehovah Jireh - The Lord who will provide Jehovah Shalom - The Lord who is peace Jehovah Sabaoth - The Lord of hosts. Don't misunderstand me, These are not different gods. These are all descriptive names of who God is. There is one and only one God. And He is the God of the Bible. God is not a God of a certain language. Therefore, I do not believe he can be caught up on one name. He is who He is. We only have to believe in Him. His name is not as important as who He is. I hope this answers your question, even though it wasn't quite a straight-forward answer...
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    The word bacon got my attention! But in all seriousness, that is a interesting point of view to look at.
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    Sounds like you have had a lot going on this past decade. Thank you for the encouragement, and prayers! I will be praying for you too for God blessing over your life!
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    Everything is done according to God will. God is always for us and works all things together for our good. Even if it does not seem that way at the time.
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    I will be praying for you too, so sorry for your loss. God Bless.
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    So sorry to hear about your loss. I'll be praying for you !
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    A wonderful reminder of the love that is with us.
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    The poor will always be with us, but we can still extend a helping in in anyway that we can to those in need. Sometimes all it takes is being a good listener or giving our time.
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    Heavenly music, that is something to think about. I too have been to churches that stick with hymns, and others a more modern sometimes even edgy sound. I don't think that we can comprehend the heavenly music that awaits us. A sound all to its own I think. I myself like to hymns, and that is what my church sings. But I don't know if there is a right or wrong to this. Just as long as it lifts up in Gods name, and not just a show about the person. To God the glory!
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    Interesting, I think you are right. Many of us probably do not take the time to see if our prayer life is in need of improvement. I believe it is part of the relationship you have with God, and the strengthens with prayer. So to me that is something of the up most importance to make sure it is where it needs to be. I think this can be accomplished with being mindful of setting aside time each day. No matter how small to start. Make sure to surround yourself with people that will lift you up and you can do the same!
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    Well said and appreciated.
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    A "counselor" of my ex-wife once told me, "God doesn't want you to put him first. God's not selfish." Too few people realize that it is only by putting God first that I will ever be able to put another first above myself. I need God's in order to love someone else. God, others, then myself. Satan's formula is myself, others, and then God, if there is anything left over. Formula for failure. "
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    It's true. The Gift of love is not as easy as we think. Thank you for sharing,
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    Wow, Teddy, what you've written seems to be telling my story...
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