I'm looking back at the entries about not finding others that see my points and I am finding that while not much has changed, I have gotten to know a lot of other people that are Christians of some sort. They are really nice and I appreciate them. Though, during our Bible studies I might pick up on something I've never caught before and throw something out there using only the scripture to say "wow, it's really interesting that..." and kind of challenge their doctrinal values. Why am I so afraid of just bringing it up? Life or death issues (heaven and hell) are huge and I have no knowledge of when Christ will return. What if it's tomorrow and I just haven't mentioned the views to these other Christians out of fear? *sigh* It's such a hard issue to cope with and I know I shouldn't be afraid but obviously I am. I guess I need to put my faith in God a little more. Though God has provided ample opportunities to bring up the other perspectives without being pushy.
Every now and then I get confused or weary or have desires to "quit" but then I pray and prayer is so powerful. My campus needs prayer on behalf of a lot of issues being brought up lately that are very sensitive to many. Thanks again for thoughts and prayers, I appreciate them because God tends to answer prayer.
First off, thank you for any prayers...I appreciate them greatly and I can tell that God is helping to keep me strong.
I am, however, a little discouraged. Each time I really put my faith out there it automatically causes people to either change the subject or whatever they must do to avoid it and forget it happened.
I don't know who, if anybody, on here is a facebook member but I wrote a really long thing in a discussion entitled "God?" and answered all of the questions pertaining to it...a couple hours later when I went to see if anybody had responded to it the entire discussion had been deleted and the guy who posted it left a message saying "we don't need this type of discussion" in a more elaborate way and referred to the comments as "bsing." I guess I've never quite gotten that reaction. Needless to say things between him and I are a little awkward right now.
I'm really comfortable with God and I feel close to Him but it just seems so many people are rejecting any idea of Him...it's sad.
Anyway, support is appreciated and it's very nice to know I have sisters and brothers out there thinking of me. Thanks, all.
Well, those entries are very old and I haven't really used pleonast for a while... so I forget how to do colors (I think?)
But I would like to request prayers on behalf of my college experience.
I'm going to Willamette University in Salem, OR and it's a very liberal college and the majority of people I have met are either not at all Christian or more-liberal Christians. I have really been strong in telling them about my beliefs and putting God and Christ out there and they respect my stance but I can tell just being around them that it's going to be interesting.
Thanks... I hope everybody is having an enriching year. Assuming people have started college? Hahaha... :-)
I was at a meeting and small talk was being made and this is a sentence I heard: "Yeah, she's the preacher there. Well, she's the preachers wife but she preaches there sometimes." I never knew it would be so weird to hear that but... wow. It just sounds bizarre to me.