THE INNER ROOM - "Learn and Grow - to Maturity". Please read the 1st Post.

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OH, yes! I love it!!!
Good post, Bondman! In everything, have thanksgiving! Oh yeah!
We can have confidence in Him, because He has power over everything! We do not have to fear anything! Especially not that which He has created! ha!
It flies in the face of the enemy when we can be confident, joyful,
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assured even in the face of his assaults! yeah!!!!!
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Hi there, I found the IR and have read through alot of the posts.
What an awesome sharing going on.
My path with the Lord has been awesome lately. I am now in the Word more than ever, reading other books and doing devotions on a regular basis.

I have a question and if it is inappropriate, please delelte it.
But can you share with me where in the Bible it talks about Masturbation and how the Word speaks to it for both a man and a women?

Thanks so much

Faithwoman

I was always told no question is stupid, it is when one does not ask the question is when it is considered stupid.
 
Hi there, I found the IR and have read through alot of the posts.
What an awesome sharing going on.
My path with the Lord has been awesome lately. I am now in the Word more than ever, reading other books and doing devotions on a regular basis.

I have a question and if it is inappropriate, please delelte it.
But can you share with me where in the Bible it talks about Masturbation and how the Word speaks to it for both a man and a women?

Thanks so much

Faithwoman

I was always told no question is stupid, it is when one does not ask the question is when it is considered stupid.

Faithwoman, how wonderful that you're here and that the Lord is meeting with you in your daily walk with Him. That's just so great! *jumps around excitedly!*

I agree with you. Children learn by asking piles of questions. It's 'why this' and 'why that' and 'why the other'! I drove my parents crazy as a child. *grins!* No different for adults. As Christians if we don't seek to LEARN then we are never gonna GROW. GOD WANTS US TO GROW: TO BECOME MATURE (grown up!) CHRISTIANS!!! But how can we LEARN if we don't seek answers? It's sad the number who never seriously seek God and His truths.

Okay, this is just information for you, okay? There are those who will find speaking about things like m. to be uncomfortable, even VERY uncomfortable, and so would probably feel that asking via a PM would be more appropriate. Similarly, they would feel that for me to answer here would also be inappropriate. Now the New Testament says very clearly that by OUR FREEDOM to do this or that or the other we must NOT OFFEND a brother or sister! So because of this I'll PM my response to you in the next hour or so. Anyone else who'd like to read the response, please ask and I'll PM a copy.

Oh, and I can't delete anything on this forum (only on my own) - only Mods can do that.

With you soon. Gotta go make me brekky first to get some strength into me bones - oh, I spose that's into me muscles! *haha*

May you continue to learn and grow in a powerful way, dear one!! Love in Jesus!

- BM and his Mrs
 
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PRACTICAL NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY


MESSAGE #14

SPIRITUAL INDIGESTION...

THE SUNDAY SERMON

Once a week, right. I can't comment on how good the content may or may not be, but can you remember anything from the last one you heard? MORE to the point were you able to start to put it into practice in your life? To start actually DOING it? Okay, I doubt we have too much 'Spiritual Indigestion' here.


BONDMAN MESSAGES

But a message almost daily from Bondman... Whoa, that's a different matter. Because first, I pack a fair lot into each one. Second, it's all practical - stuff to get your teeth into. Third, it's always serious and often challenging. Sometimes it may even be confronting.

So is it possible to get Spiritual Indigestion here in The Inner Room? Yes it is! How come? - because you're reading a lot at once, too much to be able to put into practice! Certainly in so short a time. So what should we do? I should write less maybe? No I don't think that's the best answer.


TRY THIS

Here's a great way to go! This is most IMPORTANT!! If you ARE truly seeking the Truth in Jesus - which I earnestly hope you are! - then usually you can tell if God "highlights" something to you. It kind of gets your attention! You find that you're having a bit of a lightbulb moment!
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Once again if you're serious about Jesus, then this is almost certainly the HOLY SPIRIT who is shining His LIGHT onto a TRUTH: a truth that's just right for YOU!!!


The Spirit is our TRUTH-REVEALER! So wow, best take notice when this happens!!! So:

.. Spend more time on the truth.
.. Read it again.
.. Talk to God about it.
.. And most of all ENSURE that you start towards putting this into your life! Absolutely critical!!

Need more info about it, or help? Just ask!


SUMMARY!

1. Take note of those things the Holy Spirit lights up - these are special for YOU!

2. Start acting upon it or them ASAP.

3. Don't try to DO a million new things at once - you'll just get Spiritual Indigestion! (and maybe depressed as well). NOTE: it IS alright to take in and LEARN all the truths you read - that's a quite different matter.

4. Start ACTING upon it or them ASAP! *oh, did I say that?!!*

Bless you as you aim to follow this important course of action!

- BM and his Love
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QUESTIONS WELCOME!

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Gosh that is exactly how I feel! I have in the last couple of months finally seen alot of light! and Spiritual Indigestion has hit me..

I have been reading and reading, both in the Word and other books.
I really want to get those two books I saw you mention earlier.

The lightbulb that has most recently gone off for me was Sexual Purity.
The Lord was really speaking to me in regards to that. So I started there.


I have alot happening in my life right now and am really praying to see if these things are from God or just me wanting to be on my path of life again.. But I truly believe some of them are from God.. It has been so great to find the Forum.. there has been so many folks that have helped me recently and I appreciate that!

Faithwoman
 
Faithwoman! Welcome to the Inner Room!
I understand about Spiritual indigestion!
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You are so hungry for the Word,
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and anything about God and Jesus, that you read and read,
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listen and listen, and everything gets jumbled together, but you cant help yourself but to keep piling it all in! *pant,pant*
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God is so good! And there is so much to learn about Him and we are SO impatient to learn it all right now!!!!
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Faithwoman! Welcome to the Inner Room!
I understand about Spiritual indigestion!
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You are so hungry for the Word,
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and anything about God and Jesus, that you read and read,
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listen and listen, and everything gets jumbled together, but you cant help yourself but to keep piling it all in! *pant,pant*
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God is so good! And there is so much to learn about Him and we are SO impatient to learn it all right now!!!!
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And I understand and can relate to EVERY WORD you said!!! Wow, certainly been there, done that! You can't help yourself, right? You want more and more...

But regarding "... and we are SO impatient to learn it all right now!!!!" - in the 9 aspects of the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, #4 may be translated 'longsuffering' in your Bible; or your translation may use a word that starts with the letter 'p'**. Mostly we don't like this 'p' word, but I've proven that it's definitely a goody to specifically ASK God to make stronger and stronger in your life!!

Cos trying to DO it all at once doesn't help. Learning it all is fine. However what we get into our life has to be what THE LORD wants for us right now. When we go ahead of Him, wouldn't we be doing that in the FLESH? Whereas when we seek ONLY what the Holy Spirit is REVEALING and HIGHLIGHTING to us right now, what we DO then can be in the SPIRIT. Agree?

Hope that may help a little!

** Love, joy, peace, patience... Galatians 5:22,23
 
Gosh that is exactly how I feel! I have in the last couple of months finally seen alot of light! and Spiritual Indigestion has hit me..

I have been reading and reading, both in the Word and other books.
I really want to get those two books I saw you mention earlier.

The lightbulb that has most recently gone off for me was Sexual Purity.
The Lord was really speaking to me in regards to that. So I started there.


I have alot happening in my life right now and am really praying to see if these things are from God or just me wanting to be on my path of life again.. But I truly believe some of them are from God.. It has been so great to find the Forum.. there has been so many folks that have helped me recently and I appreciate that!

Faithwoman

Wow, you got a lightbulb! I love them, I really do. And GOD surely loves sexual purity. He is not impressed one bit with sexual impurity. The NT speaks a lot on this subject. A major matter, and we simply MUST take note of what He wants for us, and make sure we DO it!

Praying for you, Faithwoman, for you to get the right balance and right focus from the Lord, and follow it. "Jesus, please be our Revelator by Your Spirit. Show us what YOU are working on! Help us, because we so easily stray off the path. Keep us looking the RIGHT way. May we not try too hard either, but rather simply cooperate with You to our utmost, so that we truly let YOU do the work in us. No work of the flesh for us please Lord! May it be of Your Spirit!!"

Much love from us both!

- BM and his Lady
 
About the "p" word, patience.
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..God is using a wonderful way of teaching me patience! I ask alot of quesitons, sometimes He answers right away, but MOST of the time, He waits awhile. Usually until I have forgotten I had asked the question, then He gives me an answer to it, and its like "Oh, yeah! I DID ask that, didnt I?"
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He does that to me about prayers, too. I have learned to wait for Him
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and not stress out over it!
 
Man oh man... the P word! drives me crazy.. I think I inherited it from my mother! Took the day off work today and got a few things done but not as much as I should have

As I look around my house , everything is from the Lord and I must treat it as such.. so I have lots to do tonight!

Have a great one!

Faithwoman
 
About the "p" word, patience.
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..God is using a wonderful way of teaching me patience! I ask alot of quesitons, sometimes He answers right away, but MOST of the time, He waits awhile. Usually until I have forgotten I had asked the question, then He gives me an answer to it, and its like "Oh, yeah! I DID ask that, didnt I?"
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He does that to me about prayers, too. I have learned to wait for Him
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and not stress out over it!

Oh wow, that's all fabbo, hon! Love it!

'WAIT' is just one of God's superb 4-letter words for us!! :):D And while we are - waiting that is!- we should do another of His 4-letter words: "REST", i.e., resting in Him, namely, being in a state of restfulness in the Lord in our mind, heart, and spirit (read Hebrews 3:7 to 4:11 for how important He views 'rest'!)
 
Frustration

Alrighty, then.. so I did not get much done around the house. My parents fly to Florida in March, so they sent me their flight plan. So I thought man I best check mine for this month when I go to Arkansas.. Good thing I did!
The agent made an error and had it booked for January 21st instead of February 21st! I was on the phone for an hour trying to straighten it out.
My boyfriend booked a flight for me for my birthday to go and meet a woman I have never met.. we have been online friends for 4 years.. met in an online forum... so ya think he will book a flight to Australia for me?
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ;););)

Hugs
Faithwoman
 
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PRACTICAL NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY

MESSAGE #15


THREE ESSENTIALS


STEPS TOWARDS MATURITY

1. We can't understand a single thing in the Spiritual realm except the Lord specifically REVEALS them to us. When we try with our own understanding, our eyes remain closed and we get nothing of value. Or we may even get ERROR!!

2. God doesn't REVEAL things to us unless/until we SEEK for them, and SEEK FOR HIM. Become a serious TRUTH-SEEKER. We learn, see and understand Spiritual things in direct proportion to our earnest seeking!

3. To SEEKING and GOD'S REVELATION add TRUST, FAITH, BELIEF - and you have a winning combination! You can then move forward in your Christian walk, both LEARNING and then GROWING!! Towards MATURITY IN CHRIST!!!

God wants you to enter heaven to be with Him forever, not still a baby, BUT MATURE IN THE LORD JESUS! And please don't waste time - this is coming to us all really SOON!


- BM and Mrs
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QUESTIONS WELCOME!

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Questions, questions, the Lord loves questions! And He loves to answer them!
I like the idea of rest. Of not striving and struggling. Just leaning on Him and trusting Him to guide you and tell you what to do.
OH, man! No smilies today! Site is down again for maintenance!
Give yourselves a big hug, ok?:groupray:
 
I'm so tired :yawn: it was a long night. We had tornados, high winds, hail, and flooding across the state. There were 24 deaths in Tennessee last night, and more in in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Alabama. My understanding is that they are still searching to see if any other victims are found. At least tally 47 deaths and over half of those came from TN. Midnight brought round two of the storms to where I live and it was loud and scary because I had no power to listen to the news. Mom still had power and so I called her and she kept me updated. It is going to be a long day across the south as more people are found by injured and dead. So please send prayers down here to everyone that has been touched by the tornados and storms.
 
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