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  • Trying to live as purely as I know how

    6 posts, 5 voices, 597 views, started Dec 20, 2008

    Posted on Saturday, December 20, 2008 by Psalmist

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    • Garnett
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      First, let me start by saying that I condemn no one, I don’t have the power or the right, only my Saviour Jesus Christ can do that.  I know that all have fallen short, and that there is none perfect, save Christ Himself.  I only want to live as He would have me live.  

      But when I am surrounded by “brothers and sisters” who proclaim that they are saved by grace only to willingly practice what they know to be wrong with no eye toward repentance, I begin to even doubt myself.  I am not pure, by no means, but when I hear of men and women of God living together without the bond of holy matrimony, or old Mothers of the church leaving Bible Study to purchase lottery tickets, or ministers cursing at their children, I get a cramp in my heart.  I begin to wonder if I’m over the top in trying to live right.  

      I remember sitting in Bible Studies and being taught to “be holy as I am holy.”  I remember being a teenager and making a pledge to remain virginal until my wedding night.  I remember being taught to respect my elders, no matter how old I am.  I remember being taught to “let no unwholesome talk come out of my mouth.”  I remember being taught to be “wise as serpents but gentle as doves.”  Did I miss something along the way?

      I try to pass this on to the next generation, but when they are surrounded by other men and women of God doing what the world does, how am I expected to compete with that?  Tell me, am I being unrealistic in my expectations to continue to strive to be a Godly woman?  Or should I just give in to the temptations and go along to get along?  I’m just so tired of trying to live right while I see others’ getting away with spiritual murder...

      I won’t throw in the Bible (as one of my former pastors would say).  I know what the Word says, and though I may be in a valley of dry bones, I will speak to those bones, and because it is the Will of God, they will live again.  I may not see it in my lifetime, but I will plant seeds; I may even get the opportunity to water, but it is God Himself Who will bring the increase.



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          Theresa Simmons wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • i like the way you think. your right,ive had 4 kids by 4 different men,maried when i was 15 (no kids) but now  my spritial self is really started to take hold of me.i,ve benn living with this man f.ll of rage(GUESS IN TRYING TO SAVE HIM)but demanded NO SEX,if he leaves oh well im sure god is trying to get me out of this relationship anyways.ive been a drug addict,been molested,had a very hard cildhood.i lost my mother last year,my father 3 weeks after that,now my first born child is going to die of cervical cancer,it seems the more holy i try to live the worst thing get,thats where my faith comes inwhich is not easy considering what im going through. so my answer to you would be no,dont follow the sinners hold steadfast ans strong untill the end and you will get Gods promises.i love you sister.



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          Linni wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • i agree with Terri...STAND FIRM IN YOUR FAITH! do not conform to society, or to the other ” christians ” who are living in sin! The Lord will give you strength! ” Where we are weak HE is strong!

          Gods Blessings to you!
          Linni



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • Psalmist, don’t you ever give in to get alone. Not when it’s something you are so passionate about.
          This world needs women like you to remind us to live as pure as we can.
          If we all gave in to this world, we be in some big trouble.
          I do understand how frustrating it can be when it seems like everyone around you doesn’t have the same life lessons under their belt and they are moving along just fine.

          I hope that you keep on keepin on, because we need you to!
          Lisa



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          Psalmist wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • Thank you all for your encouragement.  I will remain in prayer, and I ask that you pray for me.  Terrilynn, because you shared some of what you have been through, I will be adding you to my prayers.  My sister, I feel your pain, and though I can’t even imagine the thought of possibly losing my daughter, I know that there is no coincidence or accident in God’s Kingdom.  I pray that in the midst of this present crisis for your family, God’s unfathomable peace envelops each and every one of you (especially the unsaved ones), and you keep plugging away, one moment at a time.  Blessings my sisters, to all!



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          Theresa Simmons wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • you seem like a wonderful person,you also seem like a strong willed women(YOU GO GIRL).dont worry about what people think or do,you just keep on being your sweet self,and God will do the rest.God bless you my sister,and hold you in his arms forever.



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