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I Want to Get Closer to God

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    Want Nothing But That Feeling :]

    you're the bestest its true. and so why dont i live like i know that, like i know what u say is how i should live? because i forget...ALLL THE TIME i can never stay happy and peacefull, for an hour i feel you're peace, and then i suddenly turn into another angry...
    sumtimesscared sumtimesscared 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 19, 2009

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    I Don't Really Have A Strong Faith; Although Mostly Present, It Wavers...

    ...but I know He exists, and that He is there for me. Sometimes though, I don't feel Him - and it's not really his fault. I honestly am self-absorbed, at times, and I worry about 'trivial' things that I lose focus. The distance is possibly imagined, and it probably stems from...
    sodancewithme sodancewithme 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 7, 2010

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    Lord Relieve Me Of The Burden Of Self, Make Me An Instrument Of Your Will.

    AM I ALONE?!!.....My heart hungers , yes I know God is all there is....My heart hungers to be the man that's his....My heart hungers to walk the path of love...My heart hungers to become the man from above...... My heart hungers to overcome self.....My heart hungers to reach for...
    anotherbrother anotherbrother 41-45 Apr 30, 2011

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    I Want to Be Closer to God

    I was raised Catholic but had always questioned...I was Pagan for a long time but kept going back to God. I figured there was a reason for this and that I needed to devote myself to God. I am now a Methodist and am trying to find ways to be closer to God...to know him more and...
    Lexicon78 Lexicon78 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    Reality Or Fantasy?

    I've been religious all my life. I've always felt that there was something more than this life. When I was younger I thought about becoming a missionary. Last year I was hospitalized because I thought I heard God speak to me. I thought God asked me to do certain things for him...
    JB4883 JB4883 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2012

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    Hello God It's Me Again............

    Hello God It's me again. Are you there? Are you listening? I followed what I thought was you and now I am in a mess. Is this what you wanted for me? How do I know? How do I get closed to you? I made a promise to you God, I don't want to break, but the truth is I just don't know...
    75Angels 75Angels 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    My boyfriend, while away at basic

    for the military, told me about his experience with church. He had to go every Sunday. And he's going to continue to do so through AIT and when he returns home. I'm not very religious. I want to get back into my faith. I have faith. That's what's keeping me going while my...
    tychristene tychristene 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I Lost Something Precious

    a month ago, i went in christian camp, and in the train station i forgot my bag on a table near a fast food. And in my bag i had my precious bible, from my grandfather. I really llike it. And in the bible, the money for the camp but i doesn't matter the money. I only wanted my...
    anna17hearts anna17hearts 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2012

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    Unhappy With Where You Are?

    Where we are in life is exactly where we want to be. Not necessarily because it's what we want but because it's good enough. When good enough isn't good enough anymore THAT'S when we start living :)
    maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M Mar 13, 2012

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    For My Daughter

    I recently lost my daughter fighting ALL., cancer in the blood..at age 2.Theres not one day that I dont cry or get into a depression thinking about her, Im here to tell everyone, I am a Cristian and I love Jesus Christ my savior! i dont klnow yet why god would do this,. theres...
    mcorbett mcorbett 22-25 4 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    Where Are You When I Need You

    my faith is what keeps me alive... but soon it wont and I'll die forever. the pain will stop and I wouldnt be able to correct the wrong but die in my sin. and if you tell me there is no god Fu-k you cos there is !
    luvdrunk luvdrunk 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    I cried my heart out to God just few minutes

    ago. I haven't been very good to Him. It's a long story, but, this evening, I am so thankful for the people I have in my life right now... My housemate who's been trying to get me closer to God, but I've always pushed her away, simply 'cause I'm not ready and I'm not comfortable...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Finding

    I was brought up in the pentecostal faith, for many years i have questioned the truth behind what i believed, all i knew was what i was told while growing up, from listening to my folks and going to bible study, i was married to a Christian who later left the church just before...
    passionatelymines passionatelymines 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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    Today's promise: God is always ready to help us

    and expects us to help others! How do you respond to those who seek to hurt you? "Love your enemies! Do good to them! Lend to them! And don't be concerned that they might not repay. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    Too Much Darkness I Want Light Again

    I remember the beams of light that I got from God. Time after time I found myself dealing with the darkness in this world, in others, in myself, and just now I am longing for that simplistic, pure light of God once again. The times when I was so innocent I didn't know I was...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    Want To Get Closer To Him

    I want to get closer to god I don't be seeking him like I'm supposed to. I want to have a lelationship with him. I talk to him a lot in my head and I tell him all about my worries and he knows what I'm going through. I don't even be worshiping him. I just want my walk with...
    xxmylifestoryxx xxmylifestoryxx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    Is There Proof That God Actually Exists?

    A watch requires a watchmaker. What of our infinitely more complex solar system, with the Sun and its planets revolving around it with split-second precision century after century? What of the awesome galaxy we live in, called the Milky Way, with its more than 100 billion stars...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M Mar 12, 2012

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    Sang in my first carol service this evening.

    I can express my faith through song best. Feeling blessed.
    meizhu meizhu 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    I Know I'Ve Never Been Enough... But I Want To Change

    I know I've been unworthy of help from God. It's not that I don't believe in Him. It's not that I've done the most terrible sin. I think it is because I have never been enough of a child for Him. I seek His help only when I am in a really great trouble. And I hadn't lived up to...
    ErinValcourt ErinValcourt 18-21, F 1 Response May 24, 2013

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    I've been through a lot

    but I'm very blessed too. I put my hope in God. I just want his help
    Narik94 Narik94 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Are You Here Jesus Really?

     If only you can really see Jesus in real life and to really feel him in my arms . I believe He is true but it is hard to get really closer when I still feel alone.  
    djay djay 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    I Have Nothing Of My Own Yet I Own

    I am word conscious person nt in speaking as much but in hearing , reading and writing!I commented on a story of one of my friends tht "i have nothing of my own" and then logged out.And in some seconds i realized tht my comment was having a tinge of pessimism in it!And i just got...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    Videotaped Wont Eject

    I mean I cant change my past.I re-think about it so much in my head replaying itover and over I have fun replaying it wishing things we different.It hurts more to ball it up and try TRY to suck it up but the thoughts seep back into my consious again its addicting to think back on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 28, 2012

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    Ok I love god so much.

    He is what gets me through everyday. He's everything to me. If it wasn't for him I wouldn't be alive. The devil tried to take me away when I was first born but I fought for my life and god gave me the chance at life instead of taking me straight home to heaven. he has gotten...
    Kaylamay17 Kaylamay17 18-21, F Mar 30

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    Forgive Me Father...

     I need God in my life right now.  I've done some things, especially lately, that is very unlike me.  I need to go to church, I need to be closer to God, I need to be forgiven, I need to be saved, and I need to be baptized.  Lately I've been...
    sexypink18 sexypink18 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 6, 2009

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    I Want To Do Right, But I Feel Like I Dont Know How

    Ive had a really troubled past (though ive never told anyone) and sometimes I just feel alone. At times i do feel God's presence in my life, and others times i find that my mind can get the best of me and sometimes my hearts gets overuled by my mind. i think things i don't mean...
    sierraallyse sierraallyse 18-21 4 Responses May 3, 2011

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    joyfullady joyfullady 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    He Is My Best Friend....

    Who is always there when I am depressed?  Who is always there when I am angry, worried, embarrased, overwhelmed, and feeling guilty?  When I feel like no one cares about me, who is there?  When I feeling like ending my life, who picks me up and says "I love...
    angbaby angbaby 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 23, 2008

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    God, Im Sorry I Wanted My Boyfriend More Than You

    God, when I met him, I could sense You telling me 'No. He's not the one and its not the time.' But I was so desperate for love, I got with him anyway. I put You,  my friends, and even MYSELF beneath him. I'm ashamed of what I allowed myself to do, both to You and my friends...
    RitaRee RitaRee 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 12, 2011

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    So Alone

    I dont know where to begin, right now im going thru a very rough time with my husband, my marriage is falling apart and i dont know why. I try and pray to God, to help me through this, just to be there for me, and to help my marriage, but i dont think He listens to me anymore, i...
    lonly72 lonly72 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    Stranded.

    Getting close to god has never been an easy task for me. I know he is there and I know he watches over me. But... Getting close to him is such a hard task for myself. Religion ? I have no idea where I stand. I can honestly say that I know almost nothing about the bible. I dont...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    The Battlefield: Trust And No Trust

    Firstly I'm not sure if I am a christian, I am really battling at the moment struggling to know whether I am. I have a couple of difficulties...first of all - my unwillingness to trust God, I struggle greatly with trust which causes me to be totally overwhelmed and I battle it...
    Georgelaz101 Georgelaz101 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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    I come from a Christian/Hindu family.

    My mother is a Pentecostal and father is a Hindu. When they got married, they made a mutual agreement that me and my siblings will follow the Christian faith. As a child I grew up going to church, but I've struggled with having a relationship with God. My family goes through a...
    invalesco invalesco 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2013

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    Lord Relieve Me Of The Burden Of Self, Make Me An Instrument Of Your Will.

    AM I ALONE?!!.....My heart hungers , yes I know God is all there is....My heart hungers to be the man that's his....My heart hungers to walk the path of love...My heart hungers to become the man from above...... My heart hungers to overcome self.....My heart hungers to reach for...
    anotherbrother anotherbrother 41-45 Apr 30, 2011

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    God only exist in you.

    So if you want to get closer to God you've to know yourself
    DaddyThomas DaddyThomas 46-50, M Mar 12

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    'Hold On' by Good Charlotte- This world, this world is cold But you don't, you don't have to go You're feeling sad, you're feeling lonely And no one seems to care Your mother's...
    TenThousandSorrows TenThousandSorrows 22-25, F Dec 12

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    The Bible and Hypocrites I am a believer I believe the bible is the world of God Many people don't believe the Bible because it was written by a man so therefore what's in the...
    LilBigThinker LilBigThinker 22-25, M 7 Responses Dec 1

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    My family are driving me closer and closer to self harming and today I nearly done it but I stopped myself but I really want to just to try relieving a little bit of pain from my...
    xXxLaylaxXx xXxLaylaxXx 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I complain to God. Ok I will admit I complain to God often about one thing or other. I sometimes wonder if I bother him to much with all that goes through my mind. He...
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    Ok, people always ask me if I believe in god. I'm, not sure but my friends S, So, and R have very interesting opinions. S believes there is no god, that gods are of human...