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Reconnecting With God

by Anonymous

Mary Sitting At Jesus' Feet

Mary Sitting At Jesus' Feet

An excellent question about reconnecting with God:


I am a single mother who is going through my second divorce. I was saved when my oldest son (now 12) was just over a year old. I was so on fire for our Lord. I loved Christ with my whole heart.

I wanted the Godly Home - I read all the right books, said my prayers, fasted, read my Bible, and attended church. I wanted a heart like Mary's and not just to serve like Martha. But, now I have no idea what has happened to me.

I can't, or maybe I won't go to church. I don't know where to go. I want love and the baptist churches I go into are so full of judgment because I am divorced. I am afraid of raising my children anything other than baptist, but now I haven't even taken them this year and it's February.

I love the Lord. I want to come back and I want His blessing on my life. I want that joy and I want that peace and contentment.

Anyone know where I should start?

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Get past yourself
by: Kim

It really sounds to me like you are trying to put God and the church into your cookie cutter mold of what it is 'suppose' to be, and you are using the statement that you can't find the 'perfect fit' as an excuse to not plug in. I know that is harsh, but it is truth. How do I know this? Cause I've done it myself for over a decade.

First, get over the idea that you can only go to a Baptist Church. Denomination does not matter. Religious distinctions are man made, not Christ certified. Look for a church that believes a relationship with God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit are what is really important, and forget the politics of religion.

Church will not be perfect because they are not filled with saints. They are filled with sinners that should be striving to live a Christ centered life. And they fail more than they succeed. Plug into a church that will help you grow YOUR relationship with God. A church won't give you a free pass into heaven. It is the time you spend building your OWN relationship with God, and letting him work in your own life that does that.

So, stop making excuses, and seek a church that will help you build your relationship without getting stuck in the muck of the stuff that doesn't matter.

I can relate . . .
by: Anonymous

That is why I am here on this site, actually. I too have experienced what you have. We have visited with several churches, and I cannot seem to find a place to plug in and find Christian sisterhood. I tried a singles SS class once, but I felt like everyone there was there to find a mate that they could trust more than being there to worship and learn. How distracting that was. The last time I visited a church, I went alone and was treated like a leper. Now I want to go, but when I start thinking about it, I end up avoiding it. Sorry, I know I sound like I'm whining, but I don't know what to do either. I know God is where my answers are. And the Bible says "don't forsake the gathering of yourselves together". I want to obey.

Trust in God
by: Angelique

Proverbs3
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding and in ALL your ways acknowlegde Him and He will direct your path." I,too, have felt the negative connatation for being divorce. I realize that the church is an assembly of saints, however, it is not a requirement that you attend. God does not have three-way, you can have a relationship without going to church. However, I would say that you have to fellowship with other believers so that we are able to carry one another burdens. 1 can fight 1000 but 2 can fight 10000.
Endulge in the word of God, find spiritual books and pray (always). I have learned that if you get people out of your head you can go further in your Christian walk and your relationship with God. We are all broken vessels and God is not a respector of a person (single, divorced or married).

May God Bless You
by: Anonymous

Well, first of all may the Lord bless you for being brave enough to ask for help. You're on the right track. It shows that this is important to you. Know that a specific church or denomination is not what will save you in the end. I believe churches were created for our benefit, that is so we can have the blessing of fellowship. The Word of God tells us in Galatians 6:2 to bear one another's burdens. Sounds to me like you've been thru your share. If the place where you used to congregate yourself does not show you the love of Christ, my advice to you would be to pray to Him, that He may lead your steps and guide you to a place where you feel His love. All you need to get started is to come to Him, with an open and sincere heart, speak to Him as if He were you're best friend (because that's what He is) and as if He were sitting right in front of you. Tell Him the desire of your heart, what you want and need. He is faithful to hear and respond. Psalm 34:18..."The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit." If you need a little help getting there I would advice you to read Isaiah chapter 53, it has been an amazing inspiration to me. I pray that this has been a blessing to you and may the Lord God Almighty come into your heart and fill you with His peace. May God bless you and your family.

The Sign A Bible Study Reference
by: Carolyn

although I am not in the exact situation. I often find myself struggling with the same issues I read something yesterday that might help, it came from a bible study. Reference Our Daily Bread

A pastor told about a sign he had seen in front of a neighborhood church that listed not only the schedule for its own time of worship but for other churches as well. The man who saw it did not think anything strange about it Instead he imagined what it must do to show such unselfishness. Some indeed preach christ from envy, and strife and some from goodwill. -Philippians 1:15

I think that maybe the Lord is telling us to go. He will guide us the rest of the way. Good luck and God Bless

Change your church
by: Anonymous

I am a single mother of 2 boys, I am divorced and I attend a Evangelical Free church in my home town. I do not feel the reticule of being divorced I find hope, love and compassion. Even if you have grown up in a baptist church You can start anew in a new church. Make new friends. Go where you feel comfortable. It's not about the people anyway it is about God and learning and growing in him.

Let go and let god
by: Andrea

God is not like man he loves unconditionaly . He loves reguardless what other think . Like you i was bound in what everyone had to say or what they may felt about my sitution.I let it bound me so far into depression that i treid to kill myself . The mind is trickey place and if you live in it will destroy you. You have to live in the spirit and the word of God because only He can restore anything you want and sometimes he takes things because there hindering us to be closer to him. It's all about acceptance you say Lord its your will and i trust you things look bad but you said everything works out for the good of those who love the Lord . You also told me you;ll never leave me or forsake me. In Pslams 34:18 you give me words of hope that The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;he rescuses those who are crushed in spirit.Let the Lord be close to you and hold you and strenghen you , but you must force yourself into his word into his presence and dont move until you feel your joy and peace. Read books Noel Jones battle feild for thr mind is a start stay conect to postive poeple who encourage you and expect God to do all he promised .Pray with out ceasing for yourself and others. And if you church is so negative the love of God is not there . They should be loving you through this and your support system . Find a church family that believes in love unconditionly but will hold you acountable. A body that wants to see you raise above the odds and let God use you in a great way . Ways you couldnt even image . Pray for God to send you to the right church and a mentor . Also those children are gift from God they give you strength to carry on . Raise them in fear of God and they will be a blessing to you. Just because you husband is gone it doesnt reflect you or your motherhood. God is your husband fall in love with him the same way you love that man. With all your heart.

Don't Be Discouraged...
by: Ameerah

The first thing that I want to say to you is, don't be discouraged.

In the last issue of the Hem Devotional, I talked about how our relationship with God, just like any love relationship, goes through peaks and valleys. I would highly recommend that you read the short devotional; I think it will be a blessing to you.

I think the one thing that we can all begin doing when we realize that our relationship and connection with God is starting to weaken is to begin beating ourselves up over it. But, remember that God does not want you to feel condemned. He loves you and He wants you to feel His love.

I think that part of the challenge that you are facing is an issue of shame. I may be wrong, but I wonder if you have forgiven YOURSELF for the divorce yet, or if you are still having issues with self-condemnation. As I explain in Becoming God's Masterpiece Satan wants you to feel condemned because it destroys your relationship with God. And I think you are not only feeling condemned about the divorce, but about your church attendance and your relationship with God as a whole.

I also wonder why you are scared to raise your kids in any church outside of a Baptist church. Now, I may be way out of line here, but Jesus was not a man of religion and that is what denominations can easily become. Your goal does not necessarily have to be to raise your kids in a specific denomination. Pray and ask God to lead you to the church that He wants you to be a part of at this specific time in your life. You may be missing out on blessings that He has in store for you because of imaginary walls that He Himself did not create. As I said, I don't mean to be out of line, but that is what came to my heart, so I figured I would share it.

I hope that what I've said has been at least a bit of help.

Hopefully other women will come and share their wisdom as well.

God Bless,
Ameerah

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