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Re: Please follow board guidelines Deputy Racer

Posted by rayww on August 31, 2008, at 9:23:16

In reply to Please follow board guidelines rayww, posted by Deputy Racer on August 31, 2008, at 6:20:27

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> > My reason for posting this right now has to do with hurricanes. Since a hurricane is an "Act of God", the only way to reverse it is exactness in obedience, exactness in belief, exactness in faith.
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> Please follow site guidelines, which include being sensitive to others who may hold different beliefs, and not generalizing your beliefs universally. In this case, for example, having made clear in this paragraph that this is your belief, and you're not extending to anyone else, would have been within the guidelines regarding over-generalizing.
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Deputy Racer,
I said "I personally believe this".
Many other things are considered acts of God. We have had droughts and floods, evacuations, ice storms, death, illness - all acts of God, or natural occurrences. If faith can move mountains, faith can curb hurricanes too. If not curb hurricanes, faith can give one the strength to endure, and blessings unexpected. Tony Snow expressed it beautifully when asked about his cancer. I have had many "mountains" in my life that have dissolved. I have one right now that hasn't. But I still have hope that it will change. The whole world right now is going through birth pangs; tsunami, earthquakes, floods, severe weather. We can use opposition to strengthen faith, or we can let it crush us. I agree there are many affected by these earth shattering tragedies. My prayers are uniting with others that are praying for them. I am hoping the hurricanes will slip between peopled areas, and that our faith and prayers will be recognized. I am trying to sharpen my obedience, to show I am serious. Having said all of this, and looking at what is happening, I wonder what message God is trying to tell us. It looks to me like we paid attention to Katrina, and we are better prepared now. Has anyone involved in these tragedies felt God's hand in anything associated with it? In watching the news I can see a lot, but there are still challenges. It has wakened up our governments, in fact the whole world has wakened. These are sensitive issues, and there isn't much we all can do, but what I can do I will, and that is sharpen my obedience as I pray. Will you join me?
ray


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