How can I feel the grace and love of God?
Question: How can I feel the grace and love of God?
there is more to this question, so I am a college kid surrounded by sin.. (lust, alcohol, cursing, etc.) and I have no friends the same desire as I do to accept Jesus into my life. Recently I have been trying real hard to live by God's word because I am frightened of hell. I want to live by God's word but I always fall to temptation (lust, alcohol, etc.) and I feel guilty.. I pray every night before bed but during the day I don't feel it.. why does this happen ? How do I feel the love and grace of god at all times so that I may live through him..
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The answer is... replace your fear with love. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear (1 Jn. 4:18). Fear has to do with punishment. Since you already know what you are like (we're all the same, anyway), lift your gaze up to what He is like. He loves you and wants you in His family. All you need to do is respond to His calling by accepting this gift He wants to give you: eternal life. Now, you need to believe that what God has said He will do (which is, to forgive you), He will do. You can not love Him in return, until you trust Him on this. He is trustworthy and can not lie. Once you have made up your mind to believe Him (it's called faith), you can now love Him with all your heart, and the fear is replaced, with this love, and joy!
We all struggle with the flesh and no one can deny most college campuses are far from God. But the crown is given tothose who endure you have God's grace and love and mercy that endures forever, this is not permission to sin but rather focusing on God's love and what Jesus did on the cross will help keep you from sin. Also walking in the Spirit bible study,fasting and praying, (putting your flesh beneath you) willhelp you live Holy. Remember your faith in Jesus makes you the righteousness of God. Live the part and you may bring others into the light and out of the darkness and always remember there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
seek the empowering of the holy spirit of acts 2 with new tongues. you need to be part of a christian campus ministry or church nearby. you wont be able to live your christian life victoriously alone. you must see the need for spiritual covering and protection through other godly men to cover you in prayer and counsel. like lot in sodom and gomorrah however, if it gets to be too much, it would be better to live at home and commute to campus or study on line. biblegateway.com
chris is absolutely right. Those are words of wisdom.
I love your wrote Issus call name.Beaustiful..Yes that true.When i was young in high school like fun enjoy bad things,i think that okay..How my best friend she..She,s mother is strong christian..She teach me about bible book and need change great life not good bad things..Make me feel pretty gulity and not understand what mean..I did read bible book,some friends teach me..i feel change but i feel still control want back old fun like stubborn..I keep fight fight figh think against bad things not worth it will not work out..So i keep read and go church lots help..Yes i feel lots change beaustiful new life wonderful and i have to keep away who they wait for me enjoy wrong wrong happen..Noway..I want stay love new life with God close..Need show love importment so great..I still keep read bible book or see visit friend good sharing help each either..Make me happy now
"the Mark of the Beast" is the enforcement of SUNday worship!
Vatican's "New World Order"
"Sunday laws must be enforced"- quoted as "principles contained in the Constitution" of the orginial organization, (then called The American Sabbath Union), cited in The Lord's Day Alliance, Twenty-fifth Report, page 5
source : Remnantofgod.org
Fresh Grace Every Day
34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
“I am concerned about the big business deal that I have to close tomorrow.” “I am worried about tomorrow’s job interview.” “My medical test results will be out tomorrow. I am afraid it won’t be good.”
God does not want you to worry about tomorrow. He wants you to know that He gives you all the help you need for today, and when tomorrow comes, so will fresh help from Him.
This is God’s principle even in the Old Testament. When the children of Israel were in the desert, God gave them fresh manna from heaven every morning. (Exodus 16:13–16, 31) They did not have to worry about tomEVERYorrow because when tomorrow came, there was fresh manna again. He was their provision every day.
Today, God’s manna is the grace He gives you every day. If you are worried about a situation tomorrow, know that there will be sufficient grace for that situation when it comes. God wants you to simply rest in His ability to heal, deliver, protect and provide for you every day.
In the Old Testament, when the armies of Moab and Ammon came against King Jehoshaphat, God told the anxious king, “Do not be afraid nor dismayed… for the battle is not yours, but God’s… You will not need to fight in this battle… stand still and see the salvation of the Lord…” (2 Chronicles 20:15–17)
When the next morning came, King Jehoshaphat saw how God caused such confusion to come upon his enemies’ camp that it brought about their own slaughter. Amid all that fighting in the enemy camp, God’s people merely stood still and saw Him fight the battle for them just as He had promised.
My friend, when you see a problem looming in your tomorrow, don’t be afraid or dismayed. Look to the Lord, and see His grace and salvation deliver you.
God wants you to live a stress-free life, not one filled with worries about tomorrow’s problems. When tomorrow comes, His grace will be there for you as your help, protection, favor and enabling!
Have A Large Revelation Of Jesus!
2 Peter 3:18
18… grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ...
In the Old Testament, three types of burnt offerings were brought to God. I believe that the rich brought offerings of young bulls (Leviticus 1:3), the not-so-rich brought sheep (Leviticus 1:10) and the poor brought turtledoves. (Leviticus 1:14) Though of varying sizes and values, the different burnt offerings were all accepted as sweet aroma to the Lord. (Leviticus 1:9, 13, 17)
These burnt offerings speak of Jesus and His perfect work at the cross. Today, to bring a “rich” offering means that you have a large revelation of Jesus and His finished work. To bring a “not-so-rich” offering means that you have a smaller revelation of Jesus and His finished work. But whatever the size of the revelation you have of Jesus, God accepts you just the same because Jesus is the only measure of your acceptance before God.
However, God wants you to grow in your revelation of Jesus because your well-being hinges on it. Before that first Passover night, all the children of Israel had received the same Word of God — “when I see the blood, I will pass over you”. (Exodus 12:13) But I believe that some households lived through that night trembling in fear as they heard the loud wails outside their homes, while other households rested in God’s Word, ate their Passover lamb and spent the night rejoicing in His protection, deliverance and love for them.
You see, as long as the households came under the blood, they were all saved, trembling or not! But when they didn’t have a revelation of the power of the blood to save them from the destroyer, fear came in even though the blood availed for them. In the same way, God does not want you to struggle through trying times with fear, apprehension and stress. He wants you to enjoy and rest in a greater revelation of Jesus as your deliverer and salvation.
In 2 Peter 1:2, it says, “Grace and peace be multiplied to you…” God wants you to experience more of His grace and peace in your life. How? The verse continues, “… in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord”. The more knowledge of Jesus you have, the more God’s grace and peace will rest on you!
Well said Pricila. Yes, you do need Christian friends, find a church,and grow. Read your Bible every day,(a good place to start is Matthew) God's love letter's to you.
Yes, you must surround yourself with people who believe what you do. My son joined Campus Crusade while in college and found lots of fellow believers.
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