Happens to me too.
I have heard that this period of time used to be called the third watch-from....I think three to six A.M. In today's language, I think we call it "the late shift" or the night shift. I call it the EARLY shift! LOLOL
I try to get to bed by 9:00 because He seems to wake me up so early a lot of the time.
It is okay to ask for help in here, but it is even better to ask GOD Himself what it is that He wants and to ask HIM for help to understand what it means. Then just be patient and wait. He will explain it to you.
"knowledge makes arrogant but love edifies"
I like worshiping the Lord at church and at home in private. Worship can be quietly listening to some praise music..or singing along out loud. It doesn't have to be dramatic or anything. I might dance as I sing (at home alone) or might not. At church I might raise my hand to Him in praise as I am singing with everyone else...or not. Every church has a different worship style. At ours people stay standing by their seats though some might do a little dancing there..lol...but most don't. I don't think there is any right way to worship...just that it comes from the heart. That is why I said if He wakes you up early put on some head phones ( so you won't wake others up unless of course you live alone) then you can lay quietly in bed and just listen to the song and focus on Him.
"People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; We drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; We drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated?" - D A Carson
Ok, God woke me up at 3:45 this morning, I tried praying, but all that i ended up saying was, "Dear God................I don't know... it is just too familiar with other failures." I have done this all too well, just to have hopes ruined. I just hate to think of losing myself again because my legs weren't healed, or if i was not freed from my addictions.....This is just..... =..( I hate this sooo much..... Living my entire life around this one thing. At 15 i was a die heart, then i had constant let downs and i just lost it...I could not get my self to that same point after that. I built these wall ever sense, i thought i had this all fixed after i went to an encounter weekend, just fell into the same thing again and again.
I'm too scared to lose my faith. I can't tell my mother cuz she will just freak and give me that same ;( Look.
Well, anyways sorry for off topic. I did not mean to. Probably think I'm a jerk or something. but if you want me to ill delete the post, Just say so.
You know what I think, Gavin?
I think you are so afraid you are doing or will do something wrong - pray wrong, think wrong, do something "bad."
You feel like there is this great pressure to do good and be good and that you will mess it up.
And you are right. We will ALWAYS mess it up.
But that is not how you have to live any more because you have the one Person who has taken all of your goof-ups from the past AND all of your goof-ups from the future, and said: I have paid for them and I will forgive and will see those sins, goof-ups, wrong thoughts, bad decisions - I will see them no more. I Myself (Jesus) have paid for them all.
Our parents may hold them against us, but HE will not.
The point is not to try to be "good". The point is to cling to and lean on HIM and what HE has promised He has done for you.
The point is to realize that you have goofed up in the past and that unless HE prevents it, you would do it in the future too!
Don't worry about what you should say to Him. If you can't think of what to say or how to talk to Him, ask Him to help you with that and then don't worry but just wait for His answer!!
And you don't have to wait for morning to do this - you can do it any time of the day or night!
"knowledge makes arrogant but love edifies"
Thanks, that is what i needed....(you might have heard this a thousand times) but....i would like some confirmation.
I will, pray and most likely keep rereading the post you sent me.
By the way, thank you for using my name. I don't know why but i receive things better then I hear it. (or read it in this case)
Awww, that's WONDERFUL --- and I will certainly pray for your son.
I Have prayed, gonna finish up a movie and start getting some Z's. I hope praying for a good night's sleep will help ^.^
Thank you for the prayers. Love you all. =)
I need to talk to you to encourage. I believe this is no accident that I came across this message. I want to tell and I know you have heard this said before but, the enemy is always trying to discourage us from achieving the potential and power we have in Christ Jesus. Do you even understand how much He loves you? Have you grasp His great love for you? What Father gives up His sinless son to be mistreated to save the world from sin and hell? What man has layed down His life to love a friend? One who loved us first. I was really sick in great pain but, I learned that He said by His stripes we were healed. I said it everyday and when doubt tries to enter my mind I cast it down by saying, I cast down every thought that exalts higher than God. You are not alone. The Holy Spirit is just a breath away hoping you believe in what He has already said. Practice to focus on God's written word, promises and know that there is nothing you can't do if your mind stays on Christ. Sometimes the Holy Spirit does all of our praying for us and we just groan without words to God unable to utter or say one word. I was so attacked when I tried to built a relationship with Christ and gave my life to Christ. Be aware we have a adversary but, rejoice because Jesus has already won the battle. It is up to you to make up your mind and follow Him. Stop looking at the past and concentrate on God promises. If we repent He has no problem in accepting your words. He just wants a relationship with your whole heart. Please focus and read the Scriptures. I pray and ask God gives you the spiritual wisdom you need to avoid been deceived. Also, my hope is that we will meet in God's kingdom someday. Remeber that nothing is impossible for those who believe in Christ Jesus. He is truly the truth and the light to the world and world to come. Amen! I will add that the road many take is easy and wide but, God also told us that His yoke is easy and burden light. If you see that the road you are taking many are in it then, you need to make up your mind to refocus your relationship with Christ. I hope you will take the narrow journey and spread the Word as He has commanded in truth. I pray also the peace of God enters you now that surpasses all understanding. My hope is that you built up the strengh needed to continue on the journey that will be the gratest one you will ever take. Remember that prayer does changes things. Please do not loose heart. Again, I will repeat; you can do all things through Christ Jesus.
Amen on that.........and welcome ambassador4Christ.
Thank you for sharing the message.
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Praying for Mieke and CharlesCor 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation ; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
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