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Anita Hampton January 10, 2014 at 5:47 am

Hello Crystal

Im writing from South Africa-My name is Anita Hampton im 51-Not married no children.Most people when they first hear my age -Cannot believe it according to them i look younger.True.But even those compliments is not fulfilling,In my search for the Lord i have come across profound statements-eg-Better to be single than abused. The thing is this.I love company,And sister my Moms untimely passing i have no-one to spek to at night,My Mom Loved the lord.And she encouraged me to trust him-look to him.So often the holy spirit has come thru for me.But really theirs time when i want to have a conversation with someone that i can have an immediate interaction with.Is it that im not praying/asking the lord properly-If not then what is the correct way to ask!??

Crystal McDowell January 18, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Dear Anita,
First I’m sorry about the loss of your mother. This may have left a great hole in your heart. I believe that God hears your prayers and will answer them in His perfect timing. He didn’t save us to not be involved with other people especially other believers. We are made to encourage, strengthen, and edify one another. My prayer for you is that God will give you an abundance of wisdom in choosing the right friendships and community of believers to have close fellowship.
Stay strong in the Lord and don’t lose your hope in Him.
God bless,
Crystal

Denise September 14, 2015 at 8:09 am

Hi , I am a mom of two children 20 year old daughter and a son 16 years old . I am heart broken because my daughter and I just don’t connect ,she spends all of her time with friends and her aunt from my husbands side ,I know she loves me and I love her so very much . I have giving it to GOD but when things come up like her birthday I thought she would spend it with us but nope she had to spend it with her friends . I know I was not a perfect mom and told her many times that i was sorry if i hurt her in any way to forgive me , but she says nothing . please pray for us . Thank You . GOD BLESS YOU

Kathleen November 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm

It seems I have a problem with putting my husband on a pedestal at times and when he fails me it hurts so badly. How can I come to rely on God to be my all in all instead of my husband? Do you know of any books or scripture etc that might help me have appropriate priorities?

Jack Wellman November 7, 2016 at 9:30 pm

Hello Kathleen. I am sorry about that. I suggest Dr. Gary Chapman and The 5 Love Languages. It is among the best. Other than that, why not also get into the Gospel of John. This gospel seems to be more of an eternal perspective and devotes much space about a believer’s security in Christ (i.e. John 6:37-39, 10:28-29). There should be no pedestal, but men need respect the most and women need love the most. You can also read Eph 5:22-33 and maybe you can both sit down and go through those short verses together. I hope I have helped Kathleen. Pedestals must come down. The foot of the cross is level ground.

neicy August 9, 2017 at 8:08 am

Hell Ms. Crystal. I’m 61 years old and I’m retired so the only money I get is my retirement money. even though I’m married I want to be able to give my own offering to the Lord coming from my money but I don’t have a lot. I have been in the word for about 6 or 7 years and I really shy away from folks in the church. Maybe because I’m intimidated by their knowledge and hope when they speak about him, I want to engage but hopes I’m not saying something stupid to make me look worst than I already feel. I don’t quote scriptures but I do try to read the word every chance I get. I guess its my pride that is getting in the way of wanting to be able to converse with some who understand that I’m not knowlgable about the bible and understand how its important to me if they relate to me on that level, so how can I give my all to the lord when I feel like this, thank you.

neicy August 9, 2017 at 8:18 am

hello, I’m 61 years old and have been in the word about 6 or 7 years. I’m married and retired and only receive my retirement monthly that isn’t a lot. I want to be able to give my own offering in an amount I can give after paying all my bills. i don’t want to appear selfish but i give what i can in hopes the Lord knows this is the best that i can do. I’m not involved in my church because I’m not that knowledgable in the word. my conversations with them is very limited and i don’t want to appear more stupid than i already feel. i read the word every chance i get, just trying to keep up with the scriptures, and i don’t quote them either. so how can i become more involved in my own personal giving to establish a relationship with the lord.

Jack Wellman August 9, 2017 at 10:47 am

Hello Neicy. God wants a cheerful giver, not one who gives so much that they hurt their own family. It’s not about how much but about where your heart is in giving to God. Here is what I was told and also found to be helpful for someone that seems to be lacking in the knowledge of the Word: ” You need to sit under good Bible teaching/preaching, Sunday school and Bible study just like I do, so call your pastor and tell him and ask your church to pray for you as we are commanded to do (James 5:14) as we need one another (Heb 10:24-25) and seek to do what Jesus commands us to do (Matt 25:34-39) as we do it to Him (Matt 25:40) or we do nothing for Him (Matt 25:41- and that’s not good (Matt 7:21-23).

B. November 3, 2017 at 7:50 am

Neicy, do not be too hard on yourself. You are still a babe in Christ. You are not expected to know everything that someone who has been in the word for 20 or 30 years would know. You would not expect a child of 6 to have the same maturity and knowledge as a 20 yr. old…so don’t expect that of you. But just continue to study and pray and you will be rewarded with knowledge.

chuck caricofe January 15, 2019 at 5:56 am

Hello, I am 52 years old, married to my wife for 24 years with 3 children, 20, 16, and 6. I am and have been going through a hard time the last year or so with my wife. My question is How Do I Put GOD First in my life?? I need this so bad, as I wake up everyday hating life. I put on a good show I guess and get through the day but deep inside I am not happy at all. I need to learn how to love GOD and hope then I can love me.





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