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What's Wrong With Me? 8 months 5 days ago #72818

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So, I was reading Pilgrims Progress and I came across a part in the book where the main character feels a huge conviction and guilt for all of his sins, and looks upon the Cross and weeps when he realizes Jesus died for him. Then, I compared that to my own Christian walk and I realized that I don't feel the same need for the Cross as this man did. I understand that Jesus died for me and that I am a very sinful person but sometimes I don't feel very convicted. I look upon the story of Jesus's Death and Life with indifference, and just say, " That's cool", and move on. I want to feel a conviction and a need for Jesus, because I know He is the only way to heaven. Why don't I have this huge sense of need for it though? I know that to grow as a Christian I need to have a love for Jesus and to have that I have to have a conviction for sin and a need of the Cross. Right now I feel kind of emotionless and blind to the actual meaning behind the story. How do I learn to love Jesus and feel a need with real emotion? I know the Bible says we shouldn't rely on our feelings, for they are sinful, but I think that there's a problem. I have asked Jesus to give me a Conviction of my sin and for God to reveal His Son to me, but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm at a standstill. What do I do?
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What's Wrong With Me? 8 months 5 days ago #72846

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Maybe God is working on the right timing for you :) I'm also like that, but when I go to Campmeetings or things like that, I feels bursts of love and understanding.
Did you grow up as a SDA/christian? Part of the reason why I think your at a standstill is because you've been taught it all your life whereas people are just realizing it now. Or sometimes you just need a dramatic happening in your life to notice or feel it.
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Maybe God is working on the right timing for you :) I'm also like that, but when I go to Campmeetings or things like that, I feels bursts of love and understanding.
Did you grow up as a SDA/christian? Part of the reason why I think your at a standstill is because you've been taught it all your life whereas people are just realizing it now. Or sometimes you just need a dramatic happening in your life to notice or feel it.
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mittens92999 wrote:
So, I was reading Pilgrims Progress and I came across a part in the book where the main character feels a huge conviction and guilt for all of his sins, and looks upon the Cross and weeps when he realizes Jesus died for him. Then, I compared that to my own Christian walk and I realized that I don't feel the same need for the Cross as this man did. I understand that Jesus died for me and that I am a very sinful person but sometimes I don't feel very convicted. I look upon the story of Jesus's Death and Life with indifference, and just say, " That's cool", and move on. I want to feel a conviction and a need for Jesus, because I know He is the only way to heaven. Why don't I have this huge sense of need for it though? I know that to grow as a Christian I need to have a love for Jesus and to have that I have to have a conviction for sin and a need of the Cross. Right now I feel kind of emotionless and blind to the actual meaning behind the story. How do I learn to love Jesus and feel a need with real emotion? I know the Bible says we shouldn't rely on our feelings, for they are sinful, but I think that there's a problem. I have asked Jesus to give me a Conviction of my sin and for God to reveal His Son to me, but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm at a standstill. What do I do?
As I see it, the deeply convicted are the deepest sinners. I don't know your life, but you probably wouldn't be as bad as convicts serving time in prison, thus why you aren't deeply convicted. If you feel that you have fallen away though, you could call on Jesus once more.
Galatians 5:22 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 meekness, self-control; against such there is no law."
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mittens92999 wrote:
So, I was reading Pilgrims Progress and I came across a part in the book where the main character feels a huge conviction and guilt for all of his sins, and looks upon the Cross and weeps when he realizes Jesus died for him. Then, I compared that to my own Christian walk and I realized that I don't feel the same need for the Cross as this man did. I understand that Jesus died for me and that I am a very sinful person but sometimes I don't feel very convicted. I look upon the story of Jesus's Death and Life with indifference, and just say, " That's cool", and move on. I want to feel a conviction and a need for Jesus, because I know He is the only way to heaven. Why don't I have this huge sense of need for it though? I know that to grow as a Christian I need to have a love for Jesus and to have that I have to have a conviction for sin and a need of the Cross. Right now I feel kind of emotionless and blind to the actual meaning behind the story. How do I learn to love Jesus and feel a need with real emotion? I know the Bible says we shouldn't rely on our feelings, for they are sinful, but I think that there's a problem. I have asked Jesus to give me a Conviction of my sin and for God to reveal His Son to me, but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm at a standstill. What do I do?

Finally someone who gets how I feel... I've been raised in the church and everything, but I don't feel that deep conviction of my sins or anything. And I just go "Yeah, thats nice, but whatever". And I don't really feel like I'm that bad of a sinner, or that I really need to confess my sins or anything. Even though I've left the church twice, when I came back, it was a short experience, and then I was over it. Anyways, glad to know someone knows the feeling. I'll be keeping you in prayer, sister in Christ.!!! ;) :)
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What's Wrong With Me? 8 months 4 days ago #72978

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So, I was reading Pilgrims Progress and I came across a part in the book where the main character feels a huge conviction and guilt for all of his sins, and looks upon the Cross and weeps when he realizes Jesus died for him. Then, I compared that to my own Christian walk and I realized that I don't feel the same need for the Cross as this man did. I understand that Jesus died for me and that I am a very sinful person but sometimes I don't feel very convicted. I look upon the story of Jesus's Death and Life with indifference, and just say, " That's cool", and move on. I want to feel a conviction and a need for Jesus, because I know He is the only way to heaven. Why don't I have this huge sense of need for it though? I know that to grow as a Christian I need to have a love for Jesus and to have that I have to have a conviction for sin and a need of the Cross. Right now I feel kind of emotionless and blind to the actual meaning behind the story. How do I learn to love Jesus and feel a need with real emotion? I know the Bible says we shouldn't rely on our feelings, for they are sinful, but I think that there's a problem. I have asked Jesus to give me a Conviction of my sin and for God to reveal His Son to me, but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm at a standstill. What do I do?

Finally someone who gets how I feel... I've been raised in the church and everything, but I don't feel that deep conviction of my sins or anything. And I just go "Yeah, thats nice, but whatever". And I don't really feel like I'm that bad of a sinner, or that I really need to confess my sins or anything. Even though I've left the church twice, when I came back, it was a short experience, and then I was over it. Anyways, glad to know someone knows the feeling. I'll be keeping you in prayer, sister in Christ.!!! ;) :)


Nice to know I'm not alone!! You sound just like me! I'll be keeping you in my prayers!
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So, I was reading Pilgrims Progress and I came across a part in the book where the main character feels a huge conviction and guilt for all of his sins, and looks upon the Cross and weeps when he realizes Jesus died for him. Then, I compared that to my own Christian walk and I realized that I don't feel the same need for the Cross as this man did. I understand that Jesus died for me and that I am a very sinful person but sometimes I don't feel very convicted. I look upon the story of Jesus's Death and Life with indifference, and just say, " That's cool", and move on. I want to feel a conviction and a need for Jesus, because I know He is the only way to heaven. Why don't I have this huge sense of need for it though? I know that to grow as a Christian I need to have a love for Jesus and to have that I have to have a conviction for sin and a need of the Cross. Right now I feel kind of emotionless and blind to the actual meaning behind the story. How do I learn to love Jesus and feel a need with real emotion? I know the Bible says we shouldn't rely on our feelings, for they are sinful, but I think that there's a problem. I have asked Jesus to give me a Conviction of my sin and for God to reveal His Son to me, but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm at a standstill. What do I do?

Finally someone who gets how I feel... I've been raised in the church and everything, but I don't feel that deep conviction of my sins or anything. And I just go "Yeah, thats nice, but whatever". And I don't really feel like I'm that bad of a sinner, or that I really need to confess my sins or anything. Even though I've left the church twice, when I came back, it was a short experience, and then I was over it. Anyways, glad to know someone knows the feeling. I'll be keeping you in prayer, sister in Christ.!!! ;) :)


Nice to know I'm not alone!! You sounderstand just like me! I'll be keeping you in my prayers!

Yes! I'm so happy that I'm not alone with that feeling. And thanks so much! Same here. ;) :)
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What's Wrong With Me? 3 months 1 week ago #84466

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So, I was reading Pilgrims Progress and I came across a part in the book where the main character feels a huge conviction and guilt for all of his sins, and looks upon the Cross and weeps when he realizes Jesus died for him. Then, I compared that to my own Christian walk and I realized that I don't feel the same need for the Cross as this man did. I understand that Jesus died for me and that I am a very sinful person but sometimes I don't feel very convicted. I look upon the story of Jesus's Death and Life with indifference, and just say, " That's cool", and move on. I want to feel a conviction and a need for Jesus, because I know He is the only way to heaven. Why don't I have this huge sense of need for it though? I know that to grow as a Christian I need to have a love for Jesus and to have that I have to have a conviction for sin and a need of the Cross. Right now I feel kind of emotionless and blind to the actual meaning behind the story. How do I learn to love Jesus and feel a need with real emotion? I know the Bible says we shouldn't rely on our feelings, for they are sinful, but I think that there's a problem. I have asked Jesus to give me a Conviction of my sin and for God to reveal His Son to me, but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm at a standstill. What do I do?

Finally someone who gets how I feel... I've been raised in the church and everything, but I don't feel that deep conviction of my sins or anything. And I just go "Yeah, thats nice, but whatever". And I don't really feel like I'm that bad of a sinner, or that I really need to confess my sins or anything. Even though I've left the church twice, when I came back, it was a short experience, and then I was over it. Anyways, glad to know someone knows the feeling. I'll be keeping you in prayer, sister in Christ.!!! ;) :)


Nice to know I'm not alone!! You sounderstand just like me! I'll be keeping you in my prayers!

Yes! I'm so happy that I'm not alone with that feeling. And thanks so much! Same here. ;) :)
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Yes, there are people who actually want to feel guilty lol. And the only way to get that feeling of guilt (funnily enough) is to pray for it. I had to pray for 4 months, maybe even a little longer, but God does hear and answer :)
The reason I wanted to feel my need of Jesus as a saviour was because of this quote: "To the sinner that feels his need of God, nothing shall be denied."
And no, you're certainly not alone!!
P.S. I really, really, really recommend reading Steps to Christ :)
1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain;
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What's Wrong With Me? 3 months 1 week ago #84472

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mittens92999 wrote:
So, I was reading Pilgrims Progress and I came across a part in the book where the main character feels a huge conviction and guilt for all of his sins, and looks upon the Cross and weeps when he realizes Jesus died for him. Then, I compared that to my own Christian walk and I realized that I don't feel the same need for the Cross as this man did. I understand that Jesus died for me and that I am a very sinful person but sometimes I don't feel very convicted. I look upon the story of Jesus's Death and Life with indifference, and just say, " That's cool", and move on. I want to feel a conviction and a need for Jesus, because I know He is the only way to heaven. Why don't I have this huge sense of need for it though? I know that to grow as a Christian I need to have a love for Jesus and to have that I have to have a conviction for sin and a need of the Cross. Right now I feel kind of emotionless and blind to the actual meaning behind the story. How do I learn to love Jesus and feel a need with real emotion? I know the Bible says we shouldn't rely on our feelings, for they are sinful, but I think that there's a problem. I have asked Jesus to give me a Conviction of my sin and for God to reveal His Son to me, but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm at a standstill. What do I do?
Wow. Same. I also feel like I should say something long and inspiring to you, but... well... *sigh*
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I've also wanted a deeper connection with God rather than just having head knowledge. Here's the strategy I'm using:
You have head knowledge. Start there, and keep studying, learning, praying, working for God, etc. Live life as God wants you to live, and continue to pray and listen.

My reasoning is this: You may not feel a deep conviction, but eventually that lifestyle will grow on you. It'll become something you just do. You will act like a child of a God is supposed to act. It'll be part of your life, part of your character, part of you.
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mittens92999 wrote:
So, I was reading Pilgrims Progress and I came across a part in the book where the main character feels a huge conviction and guilt for all of his sins, and looks upon the Cross and weeps when he realizes Jesus died for him. Then, I compared that to my own Christian walk and I realized that I don't feel the same need for the Cross as this man did. I understand that Jesus died for me and that I am a very sinful person but sometimes I don't feel very convicted. I look upon the story of Jesus's Death and Life with indifference, and just say, " That's cool", and move on. I want to feel a conviction and a need for Jesus, because I know He is the only way to heaven. Why don't I have this huge sense of need for it though? I know that to grow as a Christian I need to have a love for Jesus and to have that I have to have a conviction for sin and a need of the Cross. Right now I feel kind of emotionless and blind to the actual meaning behind the story. How do I learn to love Jesus and feel a need with real emotion? I know the Bible says we shouldn't rely on our feelings, for they are sinful, but I think that there's a problem. I have asked Jesus to give me a Conviction of my sin and for God to reveal His Son to me, but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm at a standstill. What do I do?
Okay. So I've been there and pretty much said I want to be done with this. But my mom talked to me for a long time and helped me.
Pray Lord please help me to truely understand the depth and meaning of the cross. Confess your sins, I know I might be really sounding like a preacher, but this really helped me. And just tell God how you feel. I know you are probably thinking well He is God so why do I need to tell Him how I feel. Well just tell Him, He wants to be your friend, so don't feel bad talking to Him. And telling Him that you aren't feeling convicted. Well I hope this helps. I'm not trying to be a preacher or anything.


A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirt will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and will give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26
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So, I was reading Pilgrims Progress and I came across a part in the book where the main character feels a huge conviction and guilt for all of his sins, and looks upon the Cross and weeps when he realizes Jesus died for him. Then, I compared that to my own Christian walk and I realized that I don't feel the same need for the Cross as this man did. I understand that Jesus died for me and that I am a very sinful person but sometimes I don't feel very convicted. I look upon the story of Jesus's Death and Life with indifference, and just say, " That's cool", and move on. I want to feel a conviction and a need for Jesus, because I know He is the only way to heaven. Why don't I have this huge sense of need for it though? I know that to grow as a Christian I need to have a love for Jesus and to have that I have to have a conviction for sin and a need of the Cross. Right now I feel kind of emotionless and blind to the actual meaning behind the story. How do I learn to love Jesus and feel a need with real emotion? I know the Bible says we shouldn't rely on our feelings, for they are sinful, but I think that there's a problem. I have asked Jesus to give me a Conviction of my sin and for God to reveal His Son to me, but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm at a standstill. What do I do?
Wow. Same. I also feel like I should say something long and inspiring to you, but... well... *sigh*

Same :(
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