Unauthorized Poll of Random Curiosity
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Posted 5/18/08 , edited 8/18/08
explain what you want to do in order to get closer to him!!!! Do it now~~~~~ ^_^...or else hehe...
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Posted 5/18/08
hm...i can't really rate myself....only God knws..but i'd probably rate myself between 7 n 8....i'm still a bit stubborn and impatient...lol!
I really want to get closer to HIM!...by reading His awesome Word, and develop my personality...i'm so praying for that!
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Posted 5/18/08
Hmmm...I'm still a Baby Christian..so maybe 2/10....I want to read more of the Bible and learn more from other Christians!

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wow, I would say 7 I am becoming knowledgeable but i am a long way from where I want to be, where God wants me to be.
Posted 8/6/08
I would say 2, I've been straying/falling away. I need to get rid of this bondage that's been taking hold of me...=(
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Posted 8/6/08
Hmmm very hard to say. somthing like 5.599999999999999.......
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Posted 8/6/08 , edited 8/6/08
I believe I'd be about 7 or 8. I am a strong, faithful Christian, but I do tend to stray somewhat when I'm with my friends or angry/upset. I always come right back, though!
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Actually, I don't like this thread. =(

I won't rate myself. I don't want to become I-centered. Whether I am or not close to God, is how he measures it. To even say if you're a strong or baby Christian, is also looking at your works, or how you interpret God responds to you. God knows us very intimately, so it's actually quite self-righteous to determine based on how you think. You may be more intimate with God and know his heart, have faith, but don't know a lot of the concepts of Christianity or Bible information.

You can study the Bible, be a professor of Christian studies, and miss the message for Christians altogether. Angels are always with God all the time, the Devil knows the Bible better than all man, but none of these two know exactly the heart of God. Faith doesn't come from yourself, but from the revelation and beholding the glory of Jesus. When we see his grace, he sees our faith. We grow in faith, by spending time with him.

We all like to cast judgements once in a while to see how we are doing 'with God'. But trust me, once you look towards yourself for credit, that's the moment when you are walking not by faith, but self-righteousness. That is character of pharisees. Take heed, people.

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Posted 8/7/08
I thought about this factor as well Fae, it shouldn't matter what I am to others and to rate yourself how you are viewed by God is in essence almost wrong.

However with that said, I do believe that knowing that someone is on the same page as you are, or seeing someone higher in faith will be beneficial and help our stride. I think it is a positive thing if it gives us that much more commitment to the Lord, I myself am appalled with my "score" and that is going to be a contributing factor because I am not where I want to be with the Lord, where I want to be is where He wants me to be. So if it benefits your walk, i can set aside my logic.
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I only made this thread so people could examine themselves and see what they could do in order to get closer to God. Not so they could tell others how well they thought they were doing with their relationship God. That was the only thing I had in mind so I'm sorry about any misconceptions that could have taken place.
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Posted 8/9/08
I think we should close off this tread.
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Posted 8/9/08
I disagree. It's a place of growth, Taking time to think about my life and where I am at as a christian has givine me stride to work harder at just that. Not for recognition, but to be where God wants me to be, and I realized actually through this thread that I am a long ways off. I think its a blessing.
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Some where between 3 and 8.5, it all depends on the time, I tend to be like a rubber band that spins in every which direction at the speed of a hyper ADHD kid on a sugar buz, so yeah my life tends to be more of a roller coaster but I have found Pauls words to be encouraging: "in my weakness His grace is made perfect, where i am weak He is strong, His love and grace is more than enough to cover me"
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Posted 8/13/08

Ratman21 wrote:

I think we should close off this tread.


I agree. I know I probably don't have any right to say one way or another because I came on to see how everyone else rated themselves, then I would probably try to rate myself. But Faeleia is right. Rating ourselves makes us conceited. Only God knows how close we truely are. In my life, sometimes God seems very very far away. On some occations, God seems very close.

The way we get closer to him is through studying God's word, doing God's work, and having fellowship with our fellow Christians. Rather than worry about how close you are now, do something to get closer to God now.
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Posted 8/13/08
I am in complete disagreement on the reasons why the thread should be closed but I now agree the thread should be closed.

I would like to personally like to say, I don't come to thread to see how I compare to others, but rather inspire, rather it is myself or others, I personally wish everyone was a 10 but only the Lord knows where we truly rank, so lets leave it at that. I am disappointed that people would come on here for selfish reasons. Conceited? Not likely, humbled is more appropriate, but no one's walk is the same so...

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