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First time I've ever heard that saying.
Well then... Sounds like we should hang out more. Whatcha got goin on tonight after the loss to Kansas?
BornToBeRed said: WPS, just a head's up. We might be the most family-friendly board on the network, so take it easy on your normal wps-ness.
I'll be heading back to the White House to resume my position as President, since the scenario you're describing is only happening in some alternate universe.
put it down
Actually, if Michigan does lose, it means I'm really pretty likely to win my pool. I've already got the most points remaining and I'm only down by 30, and most of the top brackets still in contention are pretty similar, but the only person ahead of me now has Michigan beating Kansas.
I'll answer and explain the best that I can. After all I am from MS where we all run around barefoot and toothless. Ha
1. In my prayer time He would interject thoughts and just show me. Like having an epiphany. Also used other people around me, mentors that were praying for me also. They knew some things about me and my actions that no one else could've known. I believe that God showed them these things.
2. When I say He changed me I guess I mean He showed me how. It was ultimately up to me to take what I felt like He had shown me and apply it to my life. He did this through the same process that I tried to describe for 1.
Yes it is very impressive when someone changes their life around without feeling some type of help from God.
3. I didn't find religion, I found Jesus. Religion is what I had before I found Him.
I am absolutely no better than anyone else. In fact, I feel that I am worse off than a non-believer because I have the saving Knowledge of Jesus Christ and yet I still sin. I am completely unworthy of anything that God does for me. Yet, He loves me anyway.
The Future Is Bright! Hotty Toddy
Very interesting, I appreciate the answers. A couple more follow-ups, if you don't mind.
1. You refer to other "mentors" - have you ever talked with these people specifically about how they knew these things that they seemingly couldn't have known? If so, what'd they say?
2. Which do you feel was the more difficult part - asking for help, or implementing the necessary changes? Which was more mentally taxing?
3. Is there an appreciable difference between "finding Jesus" and "finding Christianity"?
4. "I feel that I am worse off than a non-believer because I have the saving Knowledge of Jesus Christ and yet I still sin." Now that you have this knowledge, are your sins worse than if a non-religious person committed the same sin?
5. How do you now make up for your sins committed after you "changed"? Has Jesus shown you ways to change further and eliminate these continuing sins?
Will answer as soon as I get a chance. About to dye eggs with the kids.
I take everything back... I was wrong about everything.
1. We didn't really talk about how they knew. They just mentioned that these were issues God was laying on their heart, and it was spot on with what I was dealing with personally.
2. Well, the only one I asked for help was the Lord. The others I just asked for prayer. Definitely implementing the changes, which is a life process, was more taxing.
3. There are many people that use the word "christian" loosely. I was one of those people before I met Christ. For example, other countries think everyone in the USA are Christian. I don't believe you find Christianity without finding Christ.
4. This one is kind of hard for me to answer. My sins aren't any worse than anyone else's nor their's worse than mine. ( this next part is strictly how I see it) But, I hold myself to a higher standard because I am saved and others know it. So if they see me sin then they may think its ok and do the same thing. I wouldn't want to be the cause of someone else's sin.
5. Once you are saved all of your sins are forgiven. Past, present, and future. The difference is after you are saved you are more aware of your sin to be able to make the necessary changes. So yes, Jesus does show you ways to overcome sins, But we also have to seek out how to overcome them.
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