"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 think if that is taking over the relationship you have with God i.e. Your praying more for that then praying for a relationship with God, then yes I think it can be selfish. But just by itself I don't think it is selfish we are made to do…"
"Secretaries don't tell you to review discovery from X case before drafting the brief in Y case before conducting research in Z case. Unfortunately, it's this kind of work - all independent and in the office, nose-in-the-books, so to…"
"First, you need a pastor of your own. Just because you're feeding others doesn't mean you don't need to be fed. You need an advisor, a counselor, someone you can go to the same way your parishioners come to you.
"Yep. I've been wondering why a grown man in law school needs an anonymous woman on a message board to write his schedule for him. Doesn't inspire a lot of confidence in his ability to practice law.
"http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/ is happy to find clergy and would add a new social circle for you.
When our last pastor left I was surprised to find that they considered my wife and I their best friends here. I do not feel like…"
"To be fair, the kid's posting has steeply tapered off.
I'm a bit worried about the Italian justice system if its future lawyers can't figure out their own study schedules less than a year away from being licensed, but I understand…"
"Denominations try to address these issues by requiring all the pastors in a region to meet periodically. There's no concerns about sheep-stealing, because these aren't pastors in the same town. There's fewer scheduling…"