Three phases of a Life of a Christian

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yapashley wrote: ↑
27 Jun 2020, 08:38
Well, as a Christian, it is one of our purpose to spread the grace and love that we have been blessed with by our Creator. When I question why I exist, this is simply my answer. To be able to share to other people of God's unconditional love for us.
The purpose of life is to live happily and make others happy as well
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I concur with the author in this. Every Christian go through this three phases. Personally I conceive grace as very inevitable in the life of a Christian. So whenever one has that grace, he shouldn't relent in returning it to others.

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I have experienced crisis in my life where I saw what I have built over time taken from me in an instant. The grace part is where God has allowed me to live after that without apathy for life or resentment. A second chance at life helps me to understand and help others who are in a similar crisis.

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Camarathy21 wrote: ↑
27 Jun 2020, 09:23
I concur with the author in this. Every Christian go through this three phases. Personally I conceive grace as very inevitable in the life of a Christian. So whenever one has that grace, he shouldn't relent in returning it to others.
Definitely. No one should hesitate to help others
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28 Jun 2020, 01:18
I have experienced crisis in my life where I saw what I have built over time taken from me in an instant. The grace part is where God has allowed me to live after that without apathy for life or resentment. A second chance at life helps me to understand and help others who are in a similar crisis.
Getting a second chance in life is a great sort of grace for many, and identifying the purpose of it is really important
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Yes, this is such an important point to highlight. I have heard a similar non-religious version of the concept wherein you must forgive yourself in order to forgive others. We are all human and likely to experience crisis.

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The three phases in life are quite relatable. Personally, I have seen my life go through these phases.

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victoriasimons wrote: ↑
29 Jun 2020, 15:37
Yes, this is such an important point to highlight. I have heard a similar non-religious version of the concept wherein you must forgive yourself in order to forgive others. We are all human and likely to experience crisis.
This concept is not limited to religions, it is universal
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01 Jul 2020, 13:41
The three phases in life are quite relatable. Personally, I have seen my life go through these phases.
The ones who have got personal experience understand it better
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I agree with the author in the three phases, and I think at some point in my life I have experienced all three. I am still working on developing my relationship with God, and finding my faith. I do think I am working in number 3, returning grace. This is still a hard concept for me. But I am working on doing better.

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char8026 wrote: ↑
02 Jul 2020, 12:18
I agree with the author in the three phases, and I think at some point in my life I have experienced all three. I am still working on developing my relationship with God, and finding my faith. I do think I am working in number 3, returning grace. This is still a hard concept for me. But I am working on doing better.
Trying to fulfill the third phase is much better when most people just ignore it
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I totally agree with the author about the 3 phases of life of a Christian. The first stage: facing a crisis, which is the hardest of all. Acknowledging that phase in your life as God's plan is the toughest to do. But as time goes on and you look back, you see why that phase had to come through in your life. Likewise the remaining two phases.

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Uncle_Praise wrote: ↑
03 Jul 2020, 04:05
I totally agree with the author about the 3 phases of life of a Christian. The first stage: facing a crisis, which is the hardest of all. Acknowledging that phase in your life as God's plan is the toughest to do. But as time goes on and you look back, you see why that phase had to come through in your life. Likewise the remaining two phases.
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For the most part, I agree with the author. Unfortunately, it usually takes a crisis for me to remember that it is God who is in control of my life not me. I often pretend that I am in control so I can do what I want to do instead of waiting to ask God what he wants me to do. Of course, living this way means that I keep making mistakes till my life reaches crisis level, and I am forced to turn back to God, plead for his forgiveness, and then finally listen to what he says. I think the purpose of this book is to demonstrate that hearing testimony from others about the times that God has saved them is something that can help us avoid falling into a crisis. Also, when we do face a crisis, the stories of others helps us have faith that God will lead us out of that crisis and our lives will be better for it.
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drwcroaker wrote: ↑
03 Jul 2020, 20:09
For the most part, I agree with the author. Unfortunately, it usually takes a crisis for me to remember that it is God who is in control of my life not me. I often pretend that I am in control so I can do what I want to do instead of waiting to ask God what he wants me to do. Of course, living this way means that I keep making mistakes till my life reaches crisis level, and I am forced to turn back to God, plead for his forgiveness, and then finally listen to what he says. I think the purpose of this book is to demonstrate that hearing testimony from others about the times that God has saved them is something that can help us avoid falling into a crisis. Also, when we do face a crisis, the stories of others helps us have faith that God will lead us out of that crisis and our lives will be better for it.
One can gain a lot by listening to other's testimonies
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