"Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
"He will give you the desires. . ." means two things: (1) He causes you to desire what you desire and (2) He fulfills those desires. The…"
It is an interesting question.
Recently a man of my church, one of the teachers of sunday school, get divorced, his ex-wife wasn't Christian. Then he was telling us not to marry a non-Christian. And then he asked us "Who are…"
"I agree that Faith without deeds is dead. God helps, but I have to work at it too. I don't think that praying out of money for your own ambitions that do not have God is good. For example I think its good to pray for success in Him through many…"
"When Adam was in the garden of Eden, before God created Eve, he (Adam) was perfect, because he didn't sin yet. And because he was perfect, he was 100% husband material, he was ready to be a husband. Maybe God wants to teach you something, or…"
""selfish" isn't the vice I'd be worried about in this context. "Presumption" is. It has been my experience, and I think this is supported by parts of Paul's epistles, that there is value in preparing…"
"Praying for a good Christian wife, if you're a good Christian man that is, would not be selfish as it would answer at least two prayers should it come about. But the second part of the question about material possessions well,…"
"I definitely agree with what these guys said.
I praye for a long time for my wife to come along, and it seemed like it wasn't going to happen. So at a certain point, I just put it in God's hands, and lived my life for Him. Not to mention,…"
"Of course not, that is how a believer is to live, friend.
It took me 20 years of prayer; I have the wife the Lord provided me, and now I understand why it seemingly took so long... Our Lord is not in a hurry, he provides the best for us, if we…"
"I agree with all your points Rick, honestly. Drugs are not something I 'need', but I have an interest in trying. Don't most people at one point or another have this interest?
I agree the physical and superficial aspects of this…"
"I guess why I say those things is because those particular things were the things pinpointed at bad when i was growing up by school or parents. I know for a fact my parents tried drugs when they were my age.
- we weren't allowed certain…"
"I keep coming back to this because it resonates with my experience.
You're trying to break out of a mental prison, as you say, by doing physical things. It can't be done, at least not by just physical things anyway. You need to…"
"There's a man on Youtube called Wranglerstar. His channel deals with modern homesteading, so there's plenty of woodworking, metalworking, leather craft and other things made by his hands. He also does Bible studies. Pretty cool dude."
"I can't voice what I think about your choice(s) without pissing you off considerable. Usually I'd just say it's your life but damn your thought process is just stupid. If you want to rebel against your parents why not just…"