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I am struggling with a certain temptation. I have tried hard to come out of it, but every time I end up failing and condemning myself. I want to walk in the ways of the Lord, what can I do? - S. Solanki
We praise God for your truthfulness and the fact that you desire to walk in the ways of the Lord, is a step in the right direction. Realising where we are wrong, is the first step to breaking free from what pulls us back. We live in a fallen world and so none of us is temptation-proof. But the problem starts when we start yielding to it. And it starts little by little (like yeast, which too seems to be a small thing, but it works its way through a whole batch of dough pretty fast), and then destroys your life (James 1:14-15)
We had covered this topic in depth on our blog and here are two links that will help you :
Although I am a believer, my family isn’t and I don’t want to hurt their feelings. Should I postpone water baptism? - Divya S
I like what the early church had to say when they were threatened by the world to stop preaching in the name of Jesus. Acts 4:19 says – Peter and John replied, “Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than God”. Jesus makes it even easier in Matthew 10:37
He says “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”
So the guideline is simple – if you have met HIM, you will know what to do. If you still don’t know what to do there is a good chance you have not met HIM.
A man of God prophesied certain things over my life, but so many years have passed and nothing has happened. Why? - Annie
Prophesy is a seed birthed through the Word of God. While only God can make this seed grow, He gives us the responsibility to water, cultivate and care for it in order to reap the fruit. With respect to your prophesy, ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom and grace to know the areas where God wants you to take action.
It also helps tremendously to verbally declare it over your life. Call things that are not as though they are (Romans 4:17). Hebrews 10:23 says: Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. Yes, God is faithful to fulfil every promise of His, but you need to 1. Confess and 2. Hold fast to what you are confessing without wavering to see the promise come to pass in your life. We have written a post about this, you can refer to the link here:
I am looking forward to get married, any guidance? - S. Castelino
I keep falling into the debt trap again and again. How can I set myself free? - Edward
Debt is not a part of God’s plan for your life. Just as rich rule the poor, so the borrower is slave to the lender (Proverbs 22:7).
It’s like declaring- I am willing to be a bond slave for the sake of _________ ( car, phone? Fill the gap).
Everything you are prompted to take a loan or credit for something, ask yourself- is this really what I need? Can my need wait? Is there a better way to pay for my need?
Taking loan for the sake of liabilities? That’s the worse thing you can do. Don’t buy things that you cannot afford. Avoid the credit card trap that makes you overspend.
And above all, trust God to be your provider and not banks or people or loans (Philippians 4:19).
If you are already in debt, your first financial goal should be to get out of it. Psalms 37:21 in the Living Bible reads – Evil men borrow and “cannot pay it back”. But the good man returns what he owes with some extra besides.
Here are five tips from Rahab’s life in the Bible that will help you come out of the debt mess: http://www.olivedose.com/in-debt-mess-5-tips-from-rahabs-life/
I am suffering with depression. It is becoming worse day by day. Help! - Dcosta Rowland
Depression is a mind condition and hence fighting it begins with tackling your mind. Take a strict inventory of your thought life. Only pure, holy, excellent thoughts (Philippians 4:8) are invited in your mind. Give legal notice to vacate all bad or negative thoughts. Your thoughts must align with God’s Word and not your situation, state of mind or feelings.
Whether you feel like or not, soak in the Word of God. Stick the scriptures on your door posts, walls, wherever your eyes can see them. Plant the seed of God’s Word religiously in your heart and the truth from His Word will set you free.