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Im not being hostile, and I dont intend this as offensive, but...
We often give thanks to God for our success, and we should. God gives us the ability to succeed or fail, but the results are ours to obtain. I dont believe God picks winners and losers. There are many who have unfortunate circumstance in life, and not always of their making. Bad things happen to good people, and oddly, sometimes undesirable people seem to have it easy.
Im glad youre doing well JMN. When things turn down for what ever reason, its not because youve lost favor with God.
Sh!t happens.
You know I pray for you and the one you share your life with.

I had an interesting discussion with a neighbor a few evenings ago. Hes a Christian as am I, but I explained my views on many 'church teachings' were different from what most believe.
He spoke of 'hearing Gods voice' in his head, prompting him to act on certain things. I questioned that. My conscience guides me. What about when I am battling temptation? The voices often sound quite similar. My point was, dont use God as the cause of your situation. He wants you to do well, but we also know he has allowed us to be tried. I believe its all about the lessons we'll learn.

Enough of me.

Congrats Joseph.
 
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Im not being hostile, and I dont intend this as offensive, but...
We often give thanks to God for our success, and we should. God gives us the ability to succeed or fail, but the results are ours to obtain. I dont believe God picks winners and losers. There are many who have unfortunate circumstance in life, and not always of their making. Bad things happen to good people, and oddly, sometimes undesirable people seem to have it easy.
Im glad youre doing well JMN. When things turn down for what ever reason, its not because youve lost favor with God.
Sh!t happens.
You know I pray for you and the one you share your life with.

I had an interesting discussion with a neighbor a few evenings ago. Hes a Christian as am I, but I explained my views on many 'church teachings' were different from what most believe.
He spoke of 'hearing Gods voice' in his head, prompting him to act on certain things. I questioned that. My conscience guides me. What about when I am battling temptation? The voices often sound quite similar. My point was, dont use God as the cause of your situation. He wants you to do well, but we also know he has allowed us to be tried. I believe its all about the lessons we'll learn.

Enough of me.

Congrats Joseph.
That's why he gave us a brain, to use as we see fit.
And I second the congrats to Joseph.
 
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Quick follow up.
Does God talk to us?
I wont lie...My mind sometimes drifts while working. Ive been thinking about BBQs quite a bit lately, but I just happened to be daydreaming lustful thoughts just before the mailman stopped in. We were visiting about a strong storm that went through earlier this morning. I commented we sure do need the rain. He responded in a slightly lazy mouth slurred way, 'We dont need it pouring".
What I heard was, 'we dont need porn'.

We hear (if we're listening) that still, small voice.
 
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I'm of the mind that when you say a prayer you should assume it will be answered. Now it may not be answered the way you want it to, ie... "please help me quit this job and find a better one " :) Next day you are laid off... In the mean time your prayer made Joe at acme dentistry get a promotion, opening up a space for you to take Joe's place. Prayers are not simple, the answer may take years and you had better be prepared for a wild ride.
 
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I'm of the mind that when you say a prayer you should assume it will be answered. Now it may not be answered the way you want it to, ie... "please help me quit this job and find a better one " :) Next day you are laid off... In the mean time your prayer made Joe at acme dentistry get a promotion, opening up a space for you to take Joe's place. Prayers are not simple, the answer may take years and you had better be prepared for a wild ride.
Sometimes it's "Yes", sometimes it's "No", sometimes it's "Wait"
 
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Whenever I've gotten really ill, I've always had no calls. Coincidence is not a Kosher word.
 
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