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- Pokémon X
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Possibly other games. I don’t even know anymore.Meaning there’s nothing here right now.
This infuriates me.
But at the same time, I don’t believe the decision to devote their lives to Christ is a decision a child can make in the same sense a child can’t make. If you don’t trust a child with their college funds at that age, then I wouldn’t trust them with what teachings dictates their lives and is considered in everything they do. I’m not sure how I feel about that with regards to any children I choose to have. I want them to go to Christ only because they want to and not because I made them go to church. But that’s a sidebar.
Perhaps it may go back to being “born again.” You’re certainly an adult (or of an adult enough mind) to choose to follow Christ, but you’re forsaking everything else to do so. Everything in life becomes second to doing God’s Will. I think it’s much harder for an adult to do, because of what they’ve acquired in life, but I think that requires faith as well: to take what you’ve worked for and have been granted and put it secondary to serving.
As for prayers, a couple of the medical issues I’ve had turned out to be minor issues, for that I’m really grateful. I still have to see a specialist, but moments where faith is “rewarded” helps to strengthen it for later times.
Ok, I responded to the last question (had the email marked “Unread” so I could come back to it.) I know what I should do with regards to my situation with friends, but I just can’t bring myself to follow through. I’ve done it before though. I can do it again.
As for the verse (not having read what everyone else is saying), I think it refers to a collection of attributes. A child hasn’t had the opportunity to amass worldly things or honors. They aren’t coming to Christ with a lot of pomp and circumstance or pride. They just want something and go to it sincerely.
Thanks much. And I have told them about it. It’s generally as I expected: They understand, but I think it’s next-to-breaking their hearts that I’m not physically close. I think being out of daily visiting distance (even if they would choose to not visit me daily) is hard on my parents.
Furry+Bears+Spinning+Sonic+High Speed Danger
Ah, this gif brings back so many nostalgic feelings.
I think I has a response similar to this a while back. When one pulls their motivation and will from a being such as God, you know that you’re working for an ultimate purpose that’s far beyond anything you could create yourself. If you believe in Him, then you have confidence and resolve to work towards that goal.
For example, if someone was running for their health, they’d probably stop running when they got very tired. If that same person is running with a different purpose in mind like running from an angry dog or running during a team sport, then they would be able to run further, longer, and harder. It’s a higher level of motivation to “do good” (which is often aligned with doing God’s Will) than to do it for some other reasons (i.e., because it will net you something good in return.) In those instances, the motivation to to good in the world leaves once there is no foreseen “reward.”
As for prayers, I’m still trying to figure out how to words things without hurting feelings, so that’s been difficult. Still trying to figure out how to move around like I want in life without making my family feel like I don’t care about them (because I do care.) The medical issues are still a concern, but things have certainly been better. Any prayers for that would be appreciated, and thanks for the ones you’ve sent so far.
So…how are things? Are you doing alright? How are you holding up with school and all?
Well, I think that says that Jesus is the same being as when He was first “born,” after His death, and after His resurrection. But I think it also speaks to the Godly nature of Christ in being of God. God was before Creation and will be forever after. It probably doesn’t just speak to Christ’s teachings but also the fact that Jesus Christ and God are omnipotent and omnipresent. They always are (i.e., “The Great ‘I Am’”).
As I said before, I still struggle a bit with my tendency to prioritize my friendships. I don’t have the emotional capacity to care for as many people in the way I normally do, and many people online and IRL want relationships with me that I can’t sincerely offer them due to time or the lack of desire for it. I do wonder if that’s just a failure on my part with becoming more like Christ, but I’ve never been able to be a really good friend who can pour a lot of emotion into many people. It’s always been 4 or 5 at a time at some point in life. But it’s just a lot to take on. I feel stressed all of the time because of that sort of pressure.
At the same time, I feel horrible, because I know people want me to be that friend, and it implies some sort of “prioritization,” which in all honesty, does exist. That’s where the guilt and pressure comes from.
As for prayer requests, that issue I was dealing with seems to have gotten better on its own or through prayer, which I do appreciate. But I would like to go see the doctor to make sure everything’s alright. My insurance company is giving me all sorts of trouble just to go have a check-up though, and I don’t have time during the day to get it sorted because I work for longer hours than their customer service does. I’m not too worried about it. I’ve prayed about it, I feel good about it. I just have to keep working and hope for the best.
I felt feels.
Uploaded an image to Mamming.
If you want to ask something, just drop by my wall, and I’ll answer as soon as I get a chance.
My question: How are things?
Back when I was really young, I remember watching this movie once out of boredom. I hardly remember what happened, but I’ve always had an ear for catchy, pop tunes. The song in the credits is probably one of the first ones that ever caught my ear. And it stuck with me all throughout my life. Occasionally, the chorus sin lyrics would pop up in my head even if I hadn’t thought of it in years.
However, much like a bunch of other things, I realized that if I could search with enough related terms, I’d probably be able to find the song again. One I hadn’t heard since I started remembering things (about 22-24 years.)
And so, it ends.
Oddly enough, I get it. And I’ve never played any GTA game for more than 10 minutes.
You can blame CitationNeeded for this.
But yes. I never really left the site, although I lurked a lot more. I was ready to “come back” for a while, but I wanted to leave that up to the admins. I didn’t want to be a mod who quits then asks for the position again. Perhaps I took it too seriously at times before, but I’m never going to take the job lightly either, and I didn’t take it, give it up, or accepted it again without much thought. It’s just not my nature.
It was sorta an situation meeting opportunity. I went to report an image in the IRC, and RM asked if I just wanted image powers back.
He then asked if I wanted forum powers back.
I said “Sure. Why not.”
Generally, I won’t be on at all hours like I used to be, but I can be on for more unobligated hours and more regularly now that my job time is set.
I’m much less hands-on with the forum, but I’m hoping to get a few completely free nights (i.e., free from bills, chores, working out, groceries, etc.) to really start going through images.
Yes, but as I said, I’m…my mind isn’t in it.
I would think as a competitive battler, you’d know why no Sudowoodo would be a master at anything.
With that said, any prayers for my general well-being would be greatly appreciated. And prayers for my own prayer life. I’m usually pretty good about it, but I find it hard to stay focused when I pray recently. I’d also ask you to pray about how I interact with people. I’ve always been a bit of a loner, so it’s very difficult for me to get close to people. When I try to be as close to people as they are to me, it begins to wear on me. But if I try to keep as much distance as I would like, then they feel like they’re losing a close friend…when I probably considered them as a friend but not nearly as close of one.