Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: Am I faking it??

Am I faking it?? 1 year 9 months ago #55749

Hi everyone...I had no clue what to name this topic..last time it was something about my relationship with God, but...no one responded so...I figured (or rather hoped..) this would get your attention.
So...Mp137 once posted that she's not really feeling the connection with God...well, that's kinda the same with me. I really want to become best friends with Jesus..I was raised in a great christian home all my life (15 years) and I think I'm so used to going to church and praying, and reading the Bible, that it's more of a habit than a friendship...I want to get that feeling back...the feeling when I was baptized and it seemed so real. So...do any of you have any advice? Cause it would really help. Thanks guys!
~Kayla
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Am I faking it?? 1 year 9 months ago #55772

  • Mp137
  • Mp137's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • I love God, reading, helping, and nature
  • Posts: 2189
  • Thank you received: 1944
I was reading a book by Rick Warren called What On Earth Am I Here For? (It's a really good book and I highly recommend it to everyone.) And in it he says that God is always with us and near, but He sometimes gives us the feeling that He is not there to test or faith and strengthen us. So you just need to tell yourself over and over that God is there. Keep praying, keep following God, and keep trusting Him.
... Even if it gets me convicted
I’ll still be on my knees with my hands lifted ...
... If saying I believe is out of line
If I’m judged cause I’m gonna give my life
To show the world the love that fills me
Then I want to be Guilty ...
- Guilty by Newsboys
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: 123Bluegem123

Am I faking it?? 1 year 9 months ago #55783

  • Quirky
  • Quirky's Avatar
  • NOW ONLINE
  • I LOVE writing, and ummm, writing..oh! and writing
  • Posts: 3707
  • Thank you received: 2978
Im kind of in the same boat right now, but there is one thing that i know you should look out for.


Do. Not. Trust. Your. Feelings.

Our relationship with Christ should not depend on how we feel, because feelings are fleeting. Our relationship depends on our faith. And we all have that because God gave it to us (Romans 12:3). So whether we feel like we're on top of the world or that we can never ever be saved, we must have faith that God is still working with us. Check out this awesome book called His Robe Our Mine by Frank Philips. Go to justifiedwalkministries.com. you'll find it
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: 123Bluegem123

Am I faking it?? 1 year 9 months ago #55800

  • SnowAngel
  • SnowAngel's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Hello...it's me...
  • Posts: 33
  • Thank you received: 12
Hi Kayla....
Reading the book The Prayer Of Jabez For Teens by Bruce Wilkenson might help you. It really helped me.
It's not who we are that holds us back, it's who we think we're not.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: 123Bluegem123

Am I faking it?? 1 year 9 months ago #55822

  • Skite
  • Skite's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Science and LEGO Bricks. Oh and sleep.
  • Posts: 1132
  • Thank you received: 604
Sometimes I am also there.
So let me sing for the love
Let me love for the lost
Let me lose all I have
For what I found on the cross
Let me trust you with my life
Let me live to give you praise
Lord, let me praise you
For the grace by which I'm saved
Lord, let me sing

- Chorus of "Let me sing" by Andrew Peterson
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Am I faking it?? 1 year 9 months ago #55849

  • InspiredThinker
  • InspiredThinker's Avatar
  • NOW ONLINE
  • He changed my life and now I'm free
  • Posts: 1433
  • Thank you received: 1214
What you described doesn't sound like faking it. You want to get to know God better, so start taking Steps to Christ (this is a thinly veiled book recommendation).
Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the cause of the needy and oppressed.
-Proverbs 31:6

#LetUsBeDissatisfied
#BlackLivesMatter
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: GirlDriver

Am I faking it?? 1 year 8 months ago #56273

  • jon01
  • jon01's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 153
  • Thank you received: 42
have a special time with God each day, even if its only 5 minutes, and think of nothing but him and pray during that time for the Holy Spirit to fill you
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Skite, 123Bluegem123

Am I faking it?? 1 year 7 months ago #57135

  • im a beekeeper
  • im a beekeeper's Avatar
  • NOW ONLINE
  • Fellow fruit loop :P
  • Posts: 391
  • Thank you received: 188
Make sure you don't have only other gods. Jesus can't live in your heart with a another god in there. If your wondering if you have any other gods or how to know what they are. The answer to that is I say the first things that flashed in your mind when you read my comment those are your gods.

guidecyberclub.org/beekeeper

firstencounterministry.org/join-our-team/
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: 123Bluegem123

Am I faking it?? 1 year 7 months ago #57286

Thanks everyone! Maybe I'll try some of those books. :)
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Time to create page: 0.247 seconds