Originally posted by 72Comet
I understand your delemia. I was the same way, except when bad things happened I blamed God for being a slacker. I had alot of questions that I wanted anwsers for and it's taken years of study and talking and listening. I found the bible does have all the anwsers, but I didn't get the anwsers and then seek God, I sought God then they are revelled. I suggest read Luke ch. 17 verse 11-19. Jesus told the ten lepers, when they ask for his mercy to go show themsevles to the preist. Understand when they started walking they where still lepers, somewhere along they way they where changed. Remember faith has to start somewhere, why not at the beginning.
Great stroy man! There is something pretty amazing about this as well. Most people probably look right past it when reading. Leprosy is an immune reaction to a bacteria that causes nerve inflammation and nerve loss, usually leading to bruising and ulcers, leaving wide open the door to secondary infections, gangrene, paralysis, deformation and loss of limbs.
Jesus tells these 10 men/women "Go show yourselves unto the priests." It goes on to say that "as they went, they were cleansed." This is the first cool part, these lepers didn't even make it to the priests yet and they were made clean, because of their faith!
Next, one of the lepers realized that he was made clean and immediately turned back to thank Jesus. Jesus in response said "Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole." This one person, because of his great faith was not merely made clean, he got any deformity or lost limbs back also!