However most of them believe in God and in the power of prayer. Also, they hope to have a special place where they can pray. For example on page 114, a renal failure patient though she might die, but she was reassured by the minister who prayed for her. In addition she also got the support of the church members. In other cases, patients question the existence of God and why he is allowing suffering.
I can relate to having faith because I often put trust or confidence into someone or something when I’m having a struggle in my life. When I was younger I didn’t really know God. Once I found out about God, I immediately learned having faith in him is one of the most important decisions anyone can ever make. Once I made that decision to maintain my trust in him I noticed that many things started to fall my way. In the novel, Eliezar also questioned his faith several times but always turned back to putting his trust in God because he knew what was right.
I enjoyed listening to the choir, because all though I enjoy the contemporary music that is played at my church with a band, it was nice to just enjoy some quiet and calming music. However, the whole mass service made me feel highly uncomfortable. My initial exposure to the mass was walking into the room and having it be dead silent. There was no fellowship taking place, which made me feel even more out of place. It was not as inviting as other churched I have attended, but I could really see the structure and formality of it throughout the service.
I was at a point in my life where I was okay with life, but I was missing something. There was a part of life that I desired to have, but I did not know how to get it. I was trying different churches and I thought I might have found the one. I was ignoring the one which I knew was the one for me, kind of like when Pictor turned away from the tree before he could see the transformation, I turned away from the church before I would allow it to transform me. One day, I went to my friend’s house, who was a member of the church I was ignoring, and I felt at home, but I was alone.
I wonder how many of us here really have that eagerness when it comes to learn about the Word of God. As Christians we need to devote ourselves in reading and studying of God’s Word. Nothing is more saddening than to see a Christian with no understanding of his own faith. And as current and future pastors and preachers, all the more we need to immerse ourselves in reading and studying of the Word, just like Ezra did. Getting ourselves deeply rooted in the Word will not only revitalize us, but also the flock that we are
it seems there are less hours in a day as life goes on but more to-do on the list than what is scratched out. In Heschel’s "A Palace In Time", obeying the Lord’s commandment to rest on the Sabbath is imperative for a good life. In a manner of speaking, our bodies are much like machines in the way that they fulfill our orders; we can compel our mind to fight off the sleepiness, to solve mental math, and to obey our commands to move our fingers across a keyboard. Similarly to machines, use does cause wear and tear but one of the biggest difference is that humans require internal rest which is why keeping the Sabbath holy contributes to the good life, “But an opportunity to mend our tattered lives; to collect rather than to dissipate time.” This is a time to catch up with friends and resolve our inner problems. Also, in a secular sense, keeping the Sabbath as a day of rest is not to endorse laziness but rather charges up one’s energy for another productive week, “ .
Your weight is not about your weight. Your desire for less body fat is not about fat. Food is not the problem. All of these things are just symptoms to something deeper going on in your heart. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”- Matthew 6:21 PRAY: Father God, your love is relentless for me.
Throughout a person’s life they will experience pain, and hurt, however, the way people handle these situations vary. As a social worker I will not be able to solve the problems of my clients but I will have the opportunity to help. Being a Christian social worker will allow me to turn to the Bible, and to prayer when I need direction and guidance in order to help my
I am a spiritual leader who encourages others to seek assist from the Holy Spirit and build upon the strengths of individuals mental compasses, by teaching others about how power the word of God is. I am more of a mentor, who counsels, the elderly, the downtrodden, impoverished and lost souls (unchurched) of the universe. Those individuals who do not attend church tend to seek my advise. My presupposition is that, these individuals are extremely comfortable being around me, because of my aura. In addition, I keep a smile on my face and never show the universe how I am truly feeling because I know people are watching my every move.
That is why people need God’s wisdom to choose to obey God. Though we are saved, and the power of sin has been broken, but we still could have sinful, unbelieving heart. The sinful heart will turn away from the living God and the heart will be hardened. So, we need to encourage one another daily to turn back to God. Therefore, others are necessary for personal growth in the gospel.