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i know Jesus is with me------------but i just cant relate to the churches here---i know a beleiver must connect with other believers--years ago when i was first saved i related-loved to grow talk with other brothers sisters in the lord----i backslid-bad---i am back--------feel Jesus relate to Jesus--but missing that fellowship-----i am not perfect----------it seems churches i attend are so churchy-----Jesus in me is MY LIFE_____its not a religion-something i do so i fit in---------something to get me out of trouble---JESUS is my life-------its everyday---every minute-------

i dont know------i have Jesus in me----but i know i need to connect to his family--i try but it seems to be a diss connect-it concerns me--------------
 
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To press toward them (your family in Jesus) simply press toward Him.

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Matt 6:33-34
 
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Hi @twc130

Don't worry or stress about others. Focus on what God tells us to do. Follow Him, set an example for others (be the light of the world). Preach the Good News. Don't get distracted by what others do.

Pray the Holy Spirit leads you to a good bible based church. He will.
 
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i know Jesus is with me------------but i just cant relate to the churches here---i know a beleiver must connect with other believers--years ago when i was first saved i related-loved to grow talk with other brothers sisters in the lord----i backslid-bad---i am back--------feel Jesus relate to Jesus--but missing that fellowship-----i am not perfect----------it seems churches i attend are so churchy-----Jesus in me is MY LIFE_____its not a religion-something i do so i fit in---------something to get me out of trouble---JESUS is my life-------its everyday---every minute-------

i dont know------i have Jesus in me----but i know i need to connect to his family--i try but it seems to be a diss connect-it concerns me--------------
@twc130

As a counselor you probably can put to words and give them to another on what is needed to come to understand what has transpired in their lives, and begin the process by which they will heal and move forward. Use this ability that God has granted you to have, to begin to see how He has used this occasion in your life, to get you back on track and grow even more in Him.

Connecting with others will be part of this growth as well. Review your own testimony, with what you have stated in your post to see how fellowship was a part of your life then and what it truly meant to you. I don't know if it lacked that firm foundation of accountability necessary to truly help one in a time of need, with the honesty required when one is starting to tumble or swerve down the path of worldliness. Only you know the specifics of what happened with those you previously fellowshipped with and the period leading up to you crashing hard.

Keep in mind that the missing fellowship from previous recollections, and the fellowship you now seek, might not be the same thing. I can only assume years have transpired between the beginnings of your trials and your delivery/recovery (like Nebuchadnezzar after seven years) to where you are now. You are not now, who you were then. Change and growth occurs. For as believers, we are reborn and will ever continue to grow.

Those who have posted here are correct. First seek Him and everything else will follow. Fellowship, does not have any specific mold by which even a "churchy" environment can prevent two or three in Christ to come together in fellowship. For He is here at TJ, and everywhere those who believe in Him are gathered. Fellowship can take place anywhere, anytime. Just don't believe it will be the same as before. If only for the very fact that I've stated before. You are not that same person!

Continue in your growth in Him. Go to bible classes, studies, as an example. You will find that as you participate in activities with other believers that the growth that has happened in you, will open that door to fellowship that you are seeking to have. Remember, it will be new, fresh, as the prodigal son coming home, as a new, maybe even more humble man of God.

Your own testimony will be used to help others, through unknown avenues, so too will the fellowship you seek be found. As always remember, no matter what we do or say, let it be to the Glory of God!

Praying that these words may be of help to you, if even a little.

With Love.
YBIC
C4E

My Prayer: Heavenly Father, I praise Your great name. For You alone are worthy to be praised in all Your goodness and mercy. Thank You for cleansing me of my iniquities and bringing me to Your side. I bring before you twc130. Guide and direct him in the paths of Your righteousness and cause him to desire Your ways. Continue to fashion him into Your holy image. That the light he walks in be the light that he has fellowship with. Hear my prayer in the name of your Holy Son Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.
 
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i dont know------i have Jesus in me----but i know i need to connect to his family--i try but it seems to be a diss connect-it concerns me--------------
It seems like you're trying to fix something that's beyond your power to fix. I like Amadeus' advice; plug into Jesus and listen for His voice.

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I don't see a problem here. You are the opposite of most "Christians" these days. I am the same way. For many, Jesus is some abstract idea attached to a painting of a guy with long hair. They use him as a talking piece to be connected to a worldly discussion. That is not the real Jesus anyways.

If all you want to talk about every day is God, you will find that most "Christians" don't want to be around you anyways. That's good. More time for Him. You are blessed. Don't feel bad. Fellowship is not a requirement anyways. Sometimes God-loving people go into relative isolation for years. Moses went away for 40 years and had kids. Most of our brothers and sisters have their hearts set on Egypt. Makes sense right?
 
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I hear you and feel its sincerity,concern and understand,it really helped, we are only limited to reach out in our computer world
---just want to mention one thing---------i would hope pray when meeting someone such as myself=in person=one will not quote scripture then walk away----------'saying go your way but be
-seeking Jesus first"---its proper and welcomed in our setting as ours, but in meeting in person its false religion-faith without works is dead-------YBIC-i feel you would take that person by the hand and help with direction but many many many more will just quote the Word which will die as the "Letter kills but the spirit gives life.
 
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I hear you and feel its sincerity,concern and understand,it really helped, we are only limited to reach out in our computer world
---just want to mention one thing---------i would hope pray when meeting someone such as myself=in person=one will not quote scripture then walk away----------'saying go your way but be
-seeking Jesus first"---its proper and welcomed in our setting as ours, but in meeting in person its false religion-faith without works is dead-------YBIC-i feel you would take that person by the hand and help with direction but many many many more will just quote the Word which will die as the "Letter kills but the spirit gives life.
Dear brother. Why worry about the unknowns of how people no matter how many may or may not react or respond to you or others? If only one response is received or given as brother or sister in Christ Jesus, in joy and love. Why carry the additional burden of those whose walk may not be where yours is at and hear you not?

Yet, keep in mind that if the quote is valid, what is the wrong in its saying? Do the repetitions of our Lords words or any of the words within the context given provide such anguish to oneself, that it should burden one without cause? If so, then we have a greater road to travel till we meet our Lord standing for an embrace, verses on our knees in shame. Though in either case, with great Love of Him in our hearts.

If the anguish is that those who use them (quotes), are missing the point. Then what you do is continue to Love them, embrace them, and guide if possible, gently, tenderly, as the Holy Spirit guides you to do. For surely, where love abounds, His guidance is surely given and felt, even if they reject such advances.

Plus, if I were to meet you. My memory is not such that scripture quotations come readily to mind Yet the spirit I pray most assuredly would move me to embrace you as a loved brother in Christ Jesus. Whose embrace I would hope you would not reject.
With Love brother.
YBIC
C4E
 
i know Jesus is with me------------but i just cant relate to the churches here---i know a beleiver must connect with other believers--years ago when i was first saved i related-loved to grow talk with other brothers sisters in the lord----i backslid-bad---i am back--------feel Jesus relate to Jesus--but missing that fellowship-----i am not perfect----------it seems churches i attend are so churchy-----Jesus in me is MY LIFE_____its not a religion-something i do so i fit in---------something to get me out of trouble---JESUS is my life-------its everyday---every minute-------

i dont know------i have Jesus in me----but i know i need to connect to his family--i try but it seems to be a diss connect-it concerns me--------------
I have felt the same way before. It is a tactic of the enemy to separate believers from other believers..When we are on our own we are open to attack, more. The enemy often used “church “ people to hurt us and cause us to want to separate from them. Some of these people are even Christians.. in the past I have found that praying for them is key. But I believe if you are physically able, you need to go to church. Make sure the Word is being preached.
 

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