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If God Asked..........
« on: February 20, 2009, 09:16:12 PM »
If, after this phase of life is over, God asked you why you thought and talked and posted so much about Him, what would you answer?

What do you think you will think of yourself when looking back from the new heavenly perch? What will you think about all the time you spent on this forum for instance?

Just curious.

cp
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Re: If God Asked..........
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 09:23:32 PM »
My time of posting is all of the below...

a time of learning
a time of sharing
a waste of time
an invaluable use of my time

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 09:26:52 PM »
My time of posting is all of the below...

a time of learning
a time of sharing
a waste of time
an invaluable use of my time
Why waste Sarah? :icon_flower:
Isa 29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

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Re: If God Asked..........
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 09:28:20 PM »
If, after this phase of life is over, God asked you why you thought and talked and posted so much about Him, what would you answer?

What do you think you will think of yourself when looking back from the new heavenly perch? What will you think about all the time you spent on this forum for instance?

Just curious.

cp




Because I really hope for it to be true.

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Re: If God Asked..........
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 10:03:49 PM »

  CP

   where your treasure is,your heart is. :HeartThrob:..He's the

  best thing that ever happened to us.Of course our mind is

 going to be  on things pertaining to Him.


   Birds of a feather flock togather :gangel: :cloud9:

   It is perfectly understandable why we would be drawn

   togather.


                                              Sheila

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Re: If God Asked..........
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 10:08:53 PM »

  CP

   where your treasure is,your heart is. :HeartThrob:..He's the

  best thing that ever happened to us.Of course our mind is

 going to be  on things pertaining to Him.


   Birds of a feather flock togather :gangel: :cloud9:

   It is perfectly understandable why we would be drawn

   togather.


                                              Sheila
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Isa 29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

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Re: If God Asked..........
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009, 10:19:34 PM »

  CP

   where your treasure is,your heart is. :HeartThrob:..He's the

  best thing that ever happened to us.Of course our mind is

 going to be  on things pertaining to Him.


   Birds of a feather flock togather :gangel: :cloud9:

   It is perfectly understandable why we would be drawn

   togather.


                                              Sheila

I'm not saying we shouldn't I'm just asking a few questions.

Sometimes it helps me be me in a literal way when I try to put myself ahead a bit and look back. Kind of like looking back now. I say to myself 'Should have done that different' or 'Did I really have my future in mind or was I just living for the moment'.

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Re: If God Asked..........
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009, 10:33:09 PM »


  my bad,

   you was asking 'what' and I was answering,'why'


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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 10:36:55 PM »


  my bad,

   you was asking 'what' and I was answering,'why'


                                       Sheila

Can you imagine yourself in the next phase of life? What will your thoughts be about how you lived this life?

cp
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2009, 10:44:28 PM »


   well, I wrote this several years back,about my life here

  and now.physical and spiritual



            I lived

            I died


            I came

            I saw

            I went


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Re: If God Asked..........
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009, 11:00:57 PM »
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Why waste Sarah?

Nothing judgemental toward anyone here.

There have just been times when I spent too much time on the computer when my time may have been better spent with my kids, finishing up domestic responsibilites, and even praying. Sometimes it is easier to get on and chat than to focus on scripture and ask the Holy Spirit for yourself. That's all.

But for the most part my time hear has been fulfilling, encouraging, challenging and prosperous.

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Re: If God Asked..........
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2009, 11:32:00 PM »
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Why waste Sarah?

Nothing judgemental toward anyone here.

There have just been times when I spent too much time on the computer when my time may have been better spent with my kids, finishing up domestic responsibilites, and even praying. Sometimes it is easier to get on and chat than to focus on scripture and ask the Holy Spirit for yourself. That's all.

But for the most part my time hear has been fulfilling, encouraging, challenging and prosperous.


Sarah, I know exactly where you are coming from and i will tell you right off the bat that you have nothing to feel guilty about. 

By that I mean, do not look back,   just do other things if you feel you have neglected something, just start not neglecting it.   I spent 40 years of my life wondering coulda, woulda, shoulda, about many things.

woulda coulda shoulda is now dead and now it is just take every day and do what I think may be right and you know what Sarah?    Thats all anyone can do.   

God hugs us and says.   "Hey, its alright, just keep going."



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Re: If God Asked..........
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2009, 11:36:27 PM »
If I tried to look ahead like . .. in heaven and looked back here . . . I think I have doctrinal issues that conflict with that personally.

But as far as this particular forum is concerned . . . looking back as to the purpose of why I ended up here . . . I would have to say that it may because God wanted me to get to know my real family . . .not my religious one I'm affiliated with.

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Re: If God Asked..........
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2009, 11:38:16 PM »
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Why waste Sarah?

Nothing judgemental toward anyone here.

There have just been times when I spent too much time on the computer when my time may have been better spent with my kids, finishing up domestic responsibilites, and even praying. Sometimes it is easier to get on and chat than to focus on scripture and ask the Holy Spirit for yourself. That's all.

But for the most part my time hear has been fulfilling, encouraging, challenging and prosperous.
I was Just curious Sarah...Hope ya didnt Mind...and for sure No worries about being judge-mental, we have four teenagers, two dogs and then Tracey says she Has me..homes etc have to be kept too,,again No wrries

Thanks for sharing
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Re: If God Asked..........
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2009, 12:26:54 AM »
Hello Freinds,

I have never doubted that each of us is meant to be here right now even down to posting in this very thread.

Two or more are gathered in the name of Jesus here, sharing in the Good News.

It is all very well to read about ones self in Ephesians 1, but to actualy meet Online and communicate with others refered to in Ephesians 1...

I can only say thanks be to God for each every one of you.......because we seem to be spread rather thinly in this current era, and you are a great encouragement to me.

Grace and Peace to all of you....

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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2009, 12:45:54 AM »
Thanks for the kind words Paul. The problem is the 'just start not neglecting it' bit as I sit here listening to my kids and my neighbors kids destroying my house. Oh well, I'm not too worried about it.   :mshock:


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Re: If God Asked..........
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2009, 12:51:30 AM »
If, after this phase of life is over, God asked you why you thought and talked and posted so much about Him, what would you answer?

What do you think you will think of yourself when looking back from the new heavenly perch? What will you think about all the time you spent on this forum for instance?

Just curious.

cp

I need more abuse in my life?  :laughing7:

Really, though, I'd probably just say I wanted to share what I was seeing with people travelling along the same path I was in a dark world.
Just because God says He will save all mankind
does not necessarily mean He won't.

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Re: If God Asked..........
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2009, 12:53:52 AM »
Thanks for the kind words Paul. The problem is the 'just start not neglecting it' bit as I sit here listening to my kids and my neighbors kids destroying my house. Oh well, I'm not too worried about it.   :mshock:




Well, I am a little kid at heart, usually I was destroying the house with my kids and their friends.   Maybe you relate to my wife as she yelled at us all  "TAKE IT OUTSIDE BEFORE I TAKE YOU ALL OUT"

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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2009, 12:56:25 AM »
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"TAKE IT OUTSIDE BEFORE I TAKE YOU ALL OUT"

 :laughing7: I can relate.

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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2009, 01:15:51 AM »
Yup, me to . . .I actually am what's left of what :laughing7: got taken out . . .

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Re: If God Asked..........
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2009, 01:51:12 AM »
If, after this phase of life is over, God asked you why you thought and talked and posted so much about Him, what would you answer?

Because I'm so happy that the kid in me was allowed to live. If God wasn't going to let everyone come and hang out with him in the next life, my little kid inside would have died. and if my kid inside is dead, I don't want to be alive.

If my wonder, sense of awe, feelings of saftey, giddiness, fascination, goosebumps, sense of innocence, hope and uncontrollable glee were dead... I would not want to exist.

The fact that EVERYONE is going to be ok, and that WE EXIST....
WE.
EXIST.
 :mshock: :mshock: :mshock:

We're HERE.
I am HERE.
YOU are HERE.

and "HERE" is just a little stepping stone to "THERE".

and "THERE" is.......


 :dsunny: :boogie: :hithere: :violin: :trampoline: :gthumbsup: :2thumbs: :happyclap: :handshake: :LoveH1: :flowerred: :mfriends: :Peck: :duck:

And we're ALL GOING TO BE THERE.
TOGETHER.
WITH GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And all of His creation will be restored.
EVERYTHING.

The animals.
Just thinking about a teeny, tiny part of His creation... the animals...
all the thousands upon thousands upon thousands of different types of animals.
And to have all eternity to explore... and to just DIVE INTO His creation.

It's just....

ALL TOO MUCH.

It's too much.

My brain can't take it.

We will live the way WE WERE ALWAYS MEANT TO LIVE.

NO MORE FEAR.
NO MORE SORROW.

We will Be WITH GOD FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It's just....


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH TOO MUCH!!!!!  :laughing7:


This is why I think about Him and talk about Him and post about Him.

He created us.
For a reason.
He loves us.

It's just all so unbelievable, sometimes.
It's just all so..

UNBELIEVABLE!!

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I've thought about what I would think looking back on my life once I've passed over... and I've finally come to the conclusion that I am where I am at this moment. I will have lots of regrets, but I don't think it's going to matter, because whatever regrets I have, I always end up learning something. We're here to learn. I see this life as a huge tapestry of learning. Each life is a THREAD. Every single person's life matters and is crucial to the tapestry. Everyone will LEARN from each other, ultimately. When we are able to finally see the big picture, the huge tapestry of life lived on earth... each thread will represent a LESSON we all need to learn. That's why there are so many of us, there are a lot of lessons to be learned. Each life will benefit everyone... even the lives that caused the most darkness in this world.
It ALL serves a purpose... from the high to the low, from the most bright to the darkest shadow. It will all serve to teach us.... and to make us ETERNALLY prepared to live with God and with ALL of creation in harmony... FOREVER.


just my  :2c:  :icon_flower:
peace.



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And knew that I was on the brink
Of endless joy. And everywhere
I turned I saw a wonder there."

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

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Re: If God Asked..........
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2009, 02:01:40 AM »


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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2009, 02:14:09 AM »
Now that was a nice trip, reading your post Sparrow.

cp
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« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2009, 02:16:05 AM »
Now that was a nice trip, reading your post Sparrow.

cp

teehee... :happy3: :gimmefive:  :HeartThrob:
"I knelt to drink,
And knew that I was on the brink
Of endless joy. And everywhere
I turned I saw a wonder there."

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

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« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2009, 02:26:06 AM »
Now that was a nice trip, reading your post Sparrow.

cp

teehee... :happy3: :gimmefive:  :HeartThrob:
Hi Bird
Youve always had a JOYFUL sprit....

good to have ya Back posting.
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Isa 29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.