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Sir I am a 25 years old Indian man. I am a teacher and aspiring writer. I am having troubles falling asleep at night. I am facing this problem from a long time, have taken treatment from different psychiatrists. I lose faith at times then. Kindly suggest prayers/ advice
Dear sir, I am not really qualified to diagnose your sleep disorder, however I would suggest that you refrain from stimulants (Coffee, Tea, Energy Drinks, etc.) throughout the day, get up Early and spend some time reading the Bible and praying before you start your day. Try and develop a discipline where you awake everyday and give thanks for the day. The Psalmist David wrote, "This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it" (Psalm 118:24). This will began to provide structure to your life, as well as build faith in God.
As for prayers, it has been my experience that the most effectual prayers are those which seek to first know God more intimately, and as you began to grow in Christ you will also learn of His plans for you.
Why was the sabbath changed by the pope? And the elite agrees to it.
I am not a Catholic so I don't know that much about their theology or history. But the true Sabbath is not a day of the week but learning to cast your burdens on the Lord. Why did Jesus heal on the Sabbath? because He is our rest. Once we learn to trust in the Lord with our burdens He will give us rest. i.e. we enter into His sabbath. (Mathew 11:28-30), Paul touches on this very thing in Galatians 4:28-5:1. So I would not worry so much about what day of the week you worship but learn rather to leave your burdens and take the yoke of the Lord, as He said, His yoke is easy and His burden is light and casting your cares on Jesus because He cares for you (1Peter 7:7). Do this and you are keeping His sabbath.
how can americans(logical,sensible,intelligent americans) get rid of this sickening, nauseating fad; off the airways--called miley cyrus????? cjaabbqv
Miley is free to do as she pleases you don't have to pay her any mind if you don't want to. But if you really care about Miley then pray for her and other celebs like her.
What frustrates you the most?
Insincere questions about Christianity asked by people who have dismissed any belief without truly giving it serious thought.
What does God do on a typical day? The bible describes him sitting on a throne while being worshiped by angels and other entities. Is that the extent of his activities?
God’s days are filled with everything going on in Heaven and Earth.
He leads comforts and provides for his people
A Psalm of David.(Psalm 23)
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
(Psalm 84:11) For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
He calls to us to himself
John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
He answers the effectual and fervent prayers of his faithful followers
(Mat 18:19-20) Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
(Mat 21:22)And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
(Act 10:4) And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.
(James 5:15-16) And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
He grieves when he sees people abusing one another:
(Genesis 6:5-6.) And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart wasonly evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
He searches and understands the hearts of all people
(1Ch 28:9) for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee;
(Ecc 2:26) For Godgiveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God.
He is brings an end to darkness searching for what he can save
(Job 28:3) He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
Why did Peter deny Jesus three times before his arrest and crucifixion?
Mostly because Peter is human; he had just seen Jesus arrested for insurrection.
Peter likely believed that Jesus was going to build an army and overthrow the Roman empire. He had been hearing Jesus say for years that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. I am sure that in Peters' mind he thought Jesus meant the literal and physical Kingdom. Remember it was Peter who had declared that "Jesus is the Christ; the Son of God." Immediately after that Jesus began teaching them of the things that would happen to Him. Peter then rebukes Jesus and says, "no way, Lord," but Jesus turned to Peter and said, "Get behind me Satan."
You see it goes to show that Peter was just a man. When Jesus was arrested, Peter forgot everything Jesus had said would happen. By the time Peter saw Him crucified he is confused and is wondering what he had just given three years of his life to. He may have even thought that he too would be arrested and killed for the same crime of insurrection. He knew Jesus had been interrogated; it could have very easily crossed his mind that Jesus named his disciples as accessories.
Without Jesus, Peter thought the revolution was over before it had begun. What he did not understand was that the real revolution could not begin while Jesus was still on the Earth. Jesus had to first deal with the sin problem on the cross before He could send the Holy Spirit.
What is the most important thing you have learned in life?
1. Not to worry about anything.
2. Do your own part and share the fruits of your labors.
3. You can’t change the world but you can make a difference.
4. Love is POWERFUL
5. Words cannot be taken back so speak right words.
6. Forgiveness really does cover the multitude of sins.
7. Giving feels better than receiving.
What drink do you prefer when you’re thirsty?
Clean cool water, best from an old well with no chlorine. But, most of the time I drink coffee.
Are you the type of person with lots of friends or just a few close ones?
I am introverted, consequently I do not have a lot of friends. I do have people in my life they make my life richer, I hope they feel the same way about me.
What three things do you think of most each day?
1. Living for God
2. Becoming a Missionary to Haiti
3. How to do 1 and 2