Frustration and my humbling

Frustration and my humbling

Postby Jakob on Sat Apr 10, 2004 10:41 pm

For the last month or so I've tried to do something that I knew that I shouldn't do.....question God.Now I don't mean having any questions,we all have questions.I tried to intellectualize God and his plan/will.<br>
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"For it is written,I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent."-1 Corinthians (1:19).<br>
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I don't really know why I tried it......questioning God.Like I said,not having questions but questioning Him.Maybe it is because I am a relatively new believer?I only recieved the Holy Spirit around Christmas.Well,the end result was exactly as written.I became very frustrated and was fighting against the Spirit.Thankfully,I have great parents who are both born again Christians.I realized (finally,I'm such a fool and stubborn to boot)that I need to trust the Holy Spirit.I need to let go.I have been fighting the Spirit and have been full of myself.When I finally broke down,I had a great prayer (session).My parents had been telling me to trust the Spirit and had been warning me against trying to pick everything apart.I realized that I know nothing and it was fantastic.I feel like a child (or sheep if you will)and I love it.I know the same truths that I had revealed to me when I accepted the Spirit.I know that Jesus is the Christ.I know that he died for our sins.I know that he rose on the third day and that he is seated at the right hand of the Father.I know that through his shed blood,we are forgiven.(Praise the Lord!)<br>
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My frustration was upsetting me and I was rather miserable at times.Let me say that I am so joyous and thankfull that we have the kindest,greatest Lord whose love knows no bounds.I thank Him with my Heart and Soul that he loved me (us)enough to take on the sins of the world and die for us.(Jesus)<br>
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Lastly,I believe that what I went through was necessary for myself.If I get big headed,I want the Lord to humble me....and humble me he did.When is the Rapture going to happen?Which tribulation view is correct?I tell you that I haven't a clue.I do know that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Saviour through whose shed blood we are saved.I believe that if I (we) hold firm to my (our) belief in our Lord and remain steadfast to the End,we will be fine.I am letting go and letting the Spirit take over.It goes back to some very basic principles such as faith,and trust.I had the faith,I just had a hard time letting go (trusting in the Spirit and being content with the fact that I don't know everything.I actually know not much at all and am feeling fantastic<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> !<br>
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May God Bless you all on this Easter Sunday and forever,<br>
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Donald Jakob Steger <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub149.ezboard.com/bherbsdiscussionboard.showUserPublicProfile?gid=jakob@herbsdiscussionboard>Jakob</A> at: 4/11/04 1:45 am<br></i>
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Re: Frustration and my humbling

Postby PAM on Sun Apr 11, 2004 6:32 am

Thanks for sharing that! <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Frustration and my humbling

Postby habakkuk15 on Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:33 am

Dear Jakob,<br>
You seem to be searching for God's will in your life. You are tender hearted. God can use you because you have the right spirit.<br>
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<!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Be still and know that I am God.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> I will be exalted among the heathen. I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Jacob</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> is our refuge. Selah.</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--><br>
Psalm 46:10-11<br>
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Dear Lord Heavenly Father,<br>
Please take this young man into your arms and right this moment, remind him that You are Abba Father. Direct him in his way that he may lead a life that is pleasing to you. This is his desire, dear Father. I pray in accordance to Colossians 1:9-11, dear Father, that You will help our brother, Jakob to be filled with the knowledge of Your will. Give him wisdom and spiritual understanding. Help him to walk worthy of You, to be fruitful in every good work, and to increase in the knowledge of God. Strengthen him in his inner man according to Your glorious power and make him to abound unto all patience, longsuffering and joy in his heart.<br>
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I give You thanks, dear Father, for this man, Jakob and all who like him, toil under the burden of a tender conscience seeking to do Your will.<br>
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I give You thanks, dear Father, for this Resurrection Lord's Day as we commemorate the victory Your Son Messiah Jesus had over death, and rejoice that He nows sits at Your right hand. We await His soon return, and Praise You, dear Father, for all Your Majesty.<br>
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Bashem Y'shua (In the Name of Jesus)<br>
Amen<br>
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This is my prayer for you, my brother, and for all the brothers and sisters who cry before the Lord in repentance, as you have. Know that you bring a smile to the face of God, my brother.<br>
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Respectfully,<br>
Johnny <p></p><i></i>
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Thank you and answered prayers

Postby Jakob on Sun Apr 11, 2004 1:37 pm

Thank you Pam and Johnny and praise the Lord.I feel great today.He never turns His back on me or ignores my pleas'.I praise out Lord Jesus Christ.<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Parents

Postby AngieKat on Sun Apr 11, 2004 2:32 pm

He has blessed you with wonderful parents. Praise Him for that too! Welcome to the faith, brother.<br>
angie <p></p><i></i>
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