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    What was the attitude of the first son? Do we know what it was before? I think yes, to an extent. It was rebelious, selfish, definitely not obedient.

    Now he changed his mind. He repented. Was it guilt that caused this change? Was it just that he decided to go and do as his father asked him? What was his attitude? Too much to speculate. We know he did his father's will.
    2005-09-08 18:49:07 Posted by Mel ()

    He sounds a bit like me actually. Sometimes I go into battle with myself before I actually do what I must. It's like, I don't want to do it - that's the first reaction - NO! but afterwards, I have a change of mind as I know He is my Father and I need to be obedient, so I'll go and do it. To me, even though my initial response is no, the outcome is better than saying I will and never fulfilling it. Do you ever feel like this?
    2005-09-09 04:03:35 Posted by Lee ()

    Um, Yeah. Probably worse than it is for you. (at least that is the way that I feel sometimes) Ok, so I don't know that...

    And I beat myself for it, and I think to some extent, even that is the right thing to do, but just don't wallow in it.
    2005-09-09 09:12:10 Posted by Mel ()

    Mel - Try looking at it like this.....
    God knew you before you were even born, and He know everything about you and every response you are ever going to make and every good and bad decision you are still to make, and yet He still loves you.
    So, yes, when we mess up, we do feel bad, but He loves us anyway!!!!!
    It's all part of maturing don't you think?
    2005-09-09 11:19:43 Posted by Lee ()

    Yes, but having been a Christian as long as I have, I often think I should be farther along than I am now...
    2005-09-09 12:52:54 Posted by Mel ()

    I very much believe that when you start to feel uncomfortable about where you currently are with God, it is a true sign of God not wanting you to remain where you are. Sort of the Holy Spirit shaking things up and saying "ok, been here long enough, let's get moving". When I feel like that, I usually ask God to increase my faith and help me mature. Better hang tight thereafter, 'cause He will oblige and things will get rocky, but after that you will know that you have under gone the growth you needed to be happy. Good Luck.
    I also find it critical at this time to do this or else you start stagnting and the process involving that is a lot worse than simply going through the growth spurt.
    Buckle up and enjoy the ride. Let the Holy Spirit be your guide
    2005-09-11 03:34:00 Posted by Lee ()

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