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Re: Love the Whole Loaf
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2013, 03:30:15 PM »

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If you don't have Love you have nothing is coming to mind.

If you have wealth, family, friends et al yet don't have love what is their worth? 

If you have it all removed, wealth, family and friends what is left to rely on?  who do we rely on, people, things, God or all?

Maybe i'm going off on a tangent, i'm open to that!  might need to phone a friend mobile:

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Offline Amadeus

Re: Love the Whole Loaf
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2013, 05:26:51 PM »
O yes , I think we have all lost loved ones, including myself and not discluding those I never had the chance to get to know, but I think and believe people know what I'm getting at here  :D

Maybe the story was just simply about wealth and the restoration of it

But the trials of Job which came in waves included not just material wealth  but human loss not discluding workmen and hired hands

The main loss being the "spiritual" affect of all this

but I,ll keep digging deeper and maybe I,ll begin to find some answers

There is never a shortage of answers from God. How many answers can we receive? How many questions can we ask?

Offline Amadeus

Re: Love the Whole Loaf
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 06:03:22 PM »
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Raina: I've always been a bit troubled by the book of Job, though, that one man should be so severely tested because Satan wished to sift him.  There's entirely too much suffering in this world.  Not all suffering is enlightening to the victim, as was Job's.  There is suffering that should not be, and there is suffering that goes on too long.

Consider the people that you know today and then consider Job. The essence of men has not changed from them until now. Have any of us ever had friends that, when it came down to it, reminded us of Job's three 'friends'?

Then again consider ourselves. Are we so 'good' that we deserve only the blessings of God? Then again, are not some of things that we may not recognize as blessings, nonetheless, blessings?

Job wasn't sifted simply to satisfy satan. He was sifted to make him stop and think about how little he really was and how much pride he had in himself.

Most of my 'revelations' from God have not come to me when I have been praying or in the midst of loads of blessings from God. Usually they have come when I have been 'down and out' and could barely lift up my head to whisper the name of Jesus. We must continue to grow, but if we are feeling 'too blessed' we may not realize that while we have come a long way, the end is not yet the road ahead is mostly uphill...


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Raina: Yes, there is MUCH I do not understand.
 

Remember something that Colin a long time ago. I cannot quote it but essentially he said that he immersed himself in the Book of Psalms reading it carefully and repeatedly. The richness there which covers every conceivable situation is truly unfathomable. All of the answers to all of our questions can be found in scripture by the Holy Spirit. All of us still have gaps in our understanding.

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No, I will not 'curse God and die'.

That also is 'good'. When I have been praying and struggling and slipping and sliding and have almost decided to 'quit' is when God has slipped me a booster shot that uplifted me above all of my problems. Try out the following song:
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Offline Amadeus

Re: Love the Whole Loaf
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 06:06:01 PM »
If you don't have Love you have nothing is coming to mind.

If you have wealth, family, friends et al yet don't have love what is their worth? 

If you have it all removed, wealth, family and friends what is left to rely on?  who do we rely on, people, things, God or all?

Maybe i'm going off on a tangent, i'm open to that!  might need to phone a friend mobile:

Amen, sister, which brings us back to I Cor 13

Offline Raina

Re: Love the Whole Loaf
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2013, 08:43:38 PM »
Thanks for the song, Amadeus. :D

Yes, we do serve a big God!

Alien-R

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Re: Love the Whole Loaf
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2013, 02:08:23 AM »
If you don't have Love you have nothing is coming to mind.

If you have wealth, family, friends et al yet don't have love what is their worth? 

If you have it all removed, wealth, family and friends what is left to rely on?  who do we rely on, people, things, God or all?

Maybe i'm going off on a tangent, i'm open to that!  might need to phone a friend mobile:

Yes stripped of everything but that which we are born with

Job 1:21

and said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.

At this moment when all was lost God turned up and began a dialogue with Job "just as if they had always talked in this way"

It almost reminds me of Jesus and His death [Job being a type of Christ] where Jesus had to die in order to bring many sons to glory

Or of Elisha once Elija had departed 2 Kings 2:9 and having a double portion thereafter, BUT only after the death of another


Alien-R

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Re: Love the Whole Loaf
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 12:25:53 PM »
Yes stripped of everything but that which we are born with

Job 1:21

and said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.

At this moment when all was lost God turned up and began a dialogue with Job "just as if they had always talked in this way"

It almost reminds me of Jesus and His death [Job being a type of Christ] where Jesus had to die in order to bring many sons to glory

Or of Elisha once Elija had departed 2 Kings 2:9 and having a double portion thereafter, BUT only after the death of another





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