Spirit break out
Break our walls down
Spirit break out
Heaven come down
I love this song so much.
Spirit break out
I keep seeing/hearing this everywhere recently. Thought I’d share :)
hellosamanthajo asked: Thank you thank you thank you♥
Your reply means so much to me.
I love hearing other people's input on topics such as this.
Thank you for the help. (:
You’re so welcome! I’m really glad that I was able to help you. :):)
hellosamanthajo asked: Christianity and tattoos.
Can someone explain this to me?
I know you have to treat your body as if it a temple, that your body really isn't yours, and that the bible states that you shouldn't tattoo yourself. I am confused because I know Christians that have tattoos and some of my Christian friends even have verses tattooed on them. I just want know the correct view on this and what you would say to me if I wanted a tattoo. I want to get Isiah 43:2 tattooed because hearing that verse transformed my whole life, basically.
I apologize for my ignorance.
Don’t feel ignorant! This is a question that a lot of Christians have. I still struggle with it myself. Many people believe that tattoos were banned in the Old Testament because they were a symbol of witchcraft and pagan worship. In those times, God wanted to set His people apart as a pure, holy nation. Having such a mark on your body would not reflect that. A lot of Christians believe that this rule doesn’t apply to us anymore, just like the laws about eating certain foods or wearing two types of fabric on your body.
My personal belief is that it’s OK for us to get tattoos as long as we are doing it for the right reason. A scripture-based tattoo is awesome because it’s a reminder and a display of your faith. It’s also a great way to show the love of Christ to others. :)
I think it’s wonderful that you want to do this! I would definitely pray about it first, but I think that it’s a great idea.
On God and prayer
People nowadays expect prayer to do things that it doesn’t need to do. Instead of praying for someone on their deathbed to be healed we should be praying that they would be saved and walk with their lord and saviour; instead of praying for better marks on a test we need to be praying for greater concentration; instead of praying for greater understanding we should pray that the opportunities to grow in understanding become more apparent to us. God changes people who change the world, he doesn’t work as much through miracles and the physical anymore. Why would you when there are people who want to grow in their relationship with you?
I really like the example of prayer in Evan Almighty. Evan’s wife prays that the family would come close together or something similar and later ‘God’ explains that he won’t just make that happen but he will present us with more opportunities for us to make it happen. That way we actually grow in faith instead of being simply ‘upgraded’ for want of a better term.
Start thinking about what you’re ask God for. Make it things that involve you growing in faith, pray for chances to grow in your faith, pray for greater awareness of others and opportunities to show them God’s love.
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I know that the idea of everything being unchangeable can be hard to cope with. But take comfort in the fact that there is nothing your heavenly father can’t do and that he will never do anything to hurt you. That isn’t to say that there is no way you will get hurt. The world is not one sided; there are people and things that work against the tranquility of our lives. They throw the things that hurt into your way. I believe God doesn’t remove them because he knows that all we have to do is trust him. For he can do anything and will come to our help if we call.
I do not claim to understand god, or know what he intends. After this post that would seem hypocritical. All I am doing here is sharing my thoughts/beliefs/opinions.