"he strengthened me, and said,O man greatly beloved, fear not:peace be unto thee,be strong, yea, be strong.And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened,and said, Let my lord speak;for thou hast strengthened me. (Daniel 10:18-19 (KJV))"
he said unto me,Son of man, can these bones live?And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.....So I prophesied as he commanded me,and the breath came into them,and they lived, and stood up upon their feet,an exceeding great army.…"
"95% of what goes on in 'church' isn't Christianity, it's churchianity.
When Christ was here he never once had an argument with the man on the street, the 'unsaved', the 'sinners', but he had many arguments…"
"Steve, I can identify strongly with much of what you've written about.
One of my favourite sanity checkers comes from the RH team: http://www.RansomedHeart.com/desire
How about dumping church from your life for a few years? I got asked…"
"I was a discarded despised depressed divorcee, cast out of house, family & church.
But now the Lord is teaching me how to regain lost confidence, to stride forward in the greatness of his strength.
In the above, I am the…"
"Build ye houses, and dwell in them;and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters;and take wives for your sons,and give your daughters to husbands,that they may bear sons and daughters;that ye may be…"
"No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper;and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.(Isaiah 54:17 (KJV))"
"Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee,Thou art my servant;I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.Fear thou not;for I am with thee:be not dismayed;for I am thy God:I will…"
"Very encouraging! The Lord is so great, exceedingly abundant. This scripture came to me about you:
Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee;I answered thee in the secret place of thunder:I proved thee at the waters of Meribah.(Psalms…"
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.The LORD lifteth up the…"
It sounds like you are in a great place to begin. As someone who has been in several business ventures, I can share with you that it's never a good time to start a business and it will never be a better time. You…"
Craig -- I saw your posting in the retreat message board about your situation with your daughter. My husband was in Colorado with you guys and really enjoyed his time there. I had a thought about your child support situation. I'm glad you came to the conclusion that you should continue paying it. Instead of searching the Bible for whether child support itself is Biblical, you may want to consider what the Bible teaches about contracts, even ill-conceived ones. Joshua 9 and Matthew 5:37 may be helpful starting points, but I leave it to the Holy Spirit to guide your study. Before stopping payments, you may also want to consult with your solicitor to see what legal consequences could be imposed upon you if you do not make the payments.