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Is it wrong to love someone who is 7 years older than you? Even if you dont think that anything will happen, can you just bask in thenlove radiating from you to them,not an obcession or a puppy crush, real love? Can you pray that God will change their heart to turn towards you? to love you back?

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Yes, Praise God He Is (Exist) - (I Am) and He appointed His Word to Israel as witness.

God declares as such as to what/why He chose Israel.

"ye are My witnesses," saith the Lord, "that I Am God."

"For In Isaac Shall Thy Seed Be Called" Gen21:9-13,Jn1:1-15, Jn3:16

It is written:

Isaiah 43:12 "I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore (ye are My witnesses," saith the Lord, "that I Am God.')

Isaiah 43:1 "But now thus saith the Lord That created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed thee, O Israel, "Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name, thou art Mine."
---char on 3/13/13


Yes, Praise God He Is (Exist) - (I Am) and He appointed His Word to Israel as witness.
God declares as such as to why He chose Israel.
"ye are My witnesses," saith the Lord, "that I Am God." Is 43:12

Isaiah 43:10 "Ye are my witnesses," saith the Lord, and my Servant Whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that (I Am He): before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me."

*"For In Isaac Shall Thy Seed Be Called" Gen21:9-13,Jn1:1-15, Jn3:16
Isaiah 42:1 "Behold My Servant, Whom I uphold, Mine elect, in Whom My soul delighteth, I have put My spirit upon Him: He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles."
---char on 3/14/13


Jan, the blog is going to close so I want to thank you for the discussion even if we do not agree.
Second, now you say,
"Judgement of God came by the mouth of an evil man speaking hatred, releasing an evil plague" you conclude that God release an evil plague because one man brought evil. But let me say, why did the others have to die? They didn't bring evil, one man did. Why not just distroy him? Why so many others who had nothing whatsover to do with that crime against God? Women and children, died by the command of God. They were all wiped out. Was that love for them? If they had free will, what good was it? Why were they not given a chance to hear the gospel Truth and exercise their rights?
Peace I leave you.
---Mark_V. on 3/14/13


God did chose them and He did say why, because He is God, and could chose them if He so desired and He did. Not because they were many are more holie, in fact they were as much sinners as all the other nations with their own idols. And those He didn't chose were damned to hell. There was no gospel of salvation for the others. What about the children who were murdered? What did they do to deserve death? Not a thing. Only to be born to non-Jews. God's love is plainly direct to those He loves and them only.
"But God who is rich in mercy, "because of His great love with which He loved us" even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ by grace you have been saved" (Eph. 2:4,5).
---Mark_V. on 3/13/13


Yacob/Israel is who God calls
Chosen and He tells us why.

As Witnesses that He Exist God I Am.

Isaiah 43:1 "But now thus saith the Lord That created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed thee, O Israel, "Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name, thou art Mine

Isaiah 43:12 "I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore (ye are My witnesses," saith the Lord, "that I am God.")
Continued'
---char on 3/12/13




*He keeps the blood-line pure: Repeatedly

Deuteronomy 20:17 "But thou shalt utterly destroy them, namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee:"

Deuteronomy 20:18 "That they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods, so should ye sin against the Lord your God."
---char on 3/12/13


He protects the Pure blood-line Y'sha Christ would come,

"For in Isaac Shall Thy Seed Be Called"

The seed Y'sha - destroys Death by Resurrection
All are given the option Life or death Ysha:God Saves - Past and future.(Heb2:14)

I Peter 3:18-20
"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:"

"By which also He went and preached unto the spirits in prison,"

"Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is eight souls were saved by water."

Jn3:16
---char on 3/13/13


---Mark_V. on 3/12/13

(my response) Part 1.
This too is according to God's word. The execution of judgement is what God said he'd do.

Judgement is what happens to a person what that person wants to happen to someone else. Like Haman being hanged on the scaffold he built to hang Mordecai. Like the men being eaten by lions instead of Daniel. (see also Deut. 7:10)

Judgement of God came by the mouth of an evil man speaking hatred, releasing an evil plague. Not by God being the personal executioner. So the Egyptians died but God's personal involvement was in the Passover blood that protected those who obeyed the instructions.
---jan4378 on 3/13/13


Jan, concerning the love of God,
"I have loved you, says the Lord. yet you say, "in what way have You loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? Says the Lord. yet Jacob I have loved, But Esau I have hated, and laid waste his mountains and his heritiage for the jackels of the wilderness" (Malachi 1:2). One more, when an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream telling him to take his family and child (Jesus) to flee and go to Egypt, He warned Joseph family only, and allowed for Herod to kill all the children up to two years old. What happen to the love for those people?
Jan, I just wanted to show that God in His nature is Love, but doesn't love everyone the same.
---Mark_V. on 3/12/13


Jan, I know you don't share the same beliefs as I do, that is why I mentioned what I did. This is by the Word of God,

"For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will stike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast, and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment, I Am the Lord" (Exo. 12:12).

It was the Lord who came through the land that night. That is why I said, God is the same yesterday today and forever. He has not changed who He is. When other nations were slaughtered by the command of God, it was for the preservation of the nation He loved Isael.
---Mark_V. on 3/12/13




---Mark_V. on 3/11/13- (answering your latest post)

I do not share your character assessment of God.

He did not kill anyone during the Passover. The death-angel did. God did not send him, he was unleashed by the words of Pharaoh in his hatred toward the Jews.

God pours out his love to anyone who humbles themselves to him. Even as he makes the rain to fall on the evil as well as upon the good.

The Israelites were required to make sacrifice for all nations. Because God loves them too. Repentance is available to all Gentiles as well as the Jew.
---jan4378 on 3/11/13


Jan, you say the lost are unbelievers because the refuse to believe in the Love of God. But they refuse to believe there is a God. They don't want any part of God. Then say,
"If God simply didn't love them, the scriptures would not call them "unbelievers"."
Does that mean that when God walked through the mist of all the firstborns and killed them all, He loved them as He was killing them? Did He love all the nations He had slaughtered? Is that the love you are talking about?
What we know is that God reserved His loved for Israel over the other nations. The nation of Israel to this day is not even saved. They are unbelievers yet God loved them over the others.
---Mark_V. on 3/11/13


---Mark_V. on 3/10/13
"By God loving you first, you will love the Lord our God with no exceptions." ...
"no sinners lost love God, not one. That is why they are called unbelievers, including athiest.

But the word "unbeliever" implies that they refuse to believe the love that God has for them. And so they continue to be lost.
If God simply didn't love them, the scriptures would not call them "unbelievers". But instead would call them "the unloved".
---jan4378 on 3/10/13


---char on 3/10/13

Much appreciated :)
---jan4378 on 3/10/13


---char on 3/10/13 //---jan4378 on 3/9/13//

No misunderstanding sister, You posted correctly.

Thank you :) I post the below scriptures in appreciation of all your posts, not just those to me.

"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification." -Romans 14:19

"So then, encourage one another and build each other up, as you are doing." -1 Thessalonians 5:11
---jan4378 on 3/10/13


//---jan4378 on 3/9/13//

No misunderstanding sister, You posted correctly.
God is Love - (He Is-Exist) the Beginning/First of All things -yet -(He Is-Exist) Timeless.

I look forward to all your post and wanted to let you know as such.

Truely a blessing sis,
Shalom.
---char on 3/10/13


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Jan, here is your reply on the answer I gave you,

"There are those who respond to his love willingly." Everyone born of God responds to His love the same way, willingly. No exceptions.
" No one is forced to respond," No one is forced to respond, God makes them able to respond.
" God does not make people love him." By God loving you first, you will love the Lord our God with no exceptions.
" There are sinners that do respond to his love," no sinners lost love God, not one. That is why they are called unbelievers, including athiest.
---Mark_V. on 3/10/13


Although He Is (exist) - Love - God does not use His power to force one to love Him.
Is this - what you meant? If so,
I agree. ---char on 3/9/13


Yes. That is it Char, thank you. Perhaps there was a misunderstanding because I had used the word "makes" rather than "forced".

The only way you can love Christ is if God loves you first. Without His love, you cannot love Him. So it is God's power and supernatural miracle that makes you love Him. ---Mark_V. on 3/8/13

There are those who respond to his love willingly. No one is forced to respond, God does not make people love him. There are sinners that do respond to his love, but also atheists who unfortunately never have and never will.
---jan4378 on 3/9/13


jan4378 You have a pure heart, I have read and agree with many of your post. Here is what I got as I read your post -

True love can not be ordered.

//God's love is unconditional. He loves us. But he doesn't use his power to make us love him in return[...] ---jan4378 on 3/6/13//


Although He Is (exist) - Love - God does not use His power to force one to love Him.
Is this - what you meant? If so,
I agree.

God Bless you,
Shalom.
---char on 3/9/13


Jan, I am not looking to win an argument. I looking to correct your comment. You did said,
" But he doesn't use his power to make us love him in return."
Did you not? That is what I was correcting. The only way you can love Christ is if God loves you first. Without His love, you cannot love Him. So it is God's power and supernatural miracle that makes you love Him.
"We love Him because He first loved us" ( 1John 4:19). So I was only correcting your statement for a very good purpose, so others will not follow something not true.
---Mark_V. on 3/8/13


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Jan, you are right, my answer to you was not addressing the blog question, it was addressing the statement you made concerning God. And you are wrong in your statement, we love Christ because He first loved us. God made the choice to love us first so that we could love Him in return. For having His love in us, we love God. ---Mark_V. on 3/8/13

You are arguing against something I have not said. Continue if you like to exercise you way of winning the argument. It's very amusing.
---jan4378 on 3/8/13


Did it never cross your mind that you set yourself up to pine for love. You picked someone you knew didn't love you. If God picks someone for you he will love you back without praying for him to love you. Pray God will send you the mate He picks for you and don't pray for a man to love you who is probably already settled in his life. Use wisdom and focus serving God and give your life to Him praying God your will be done in my life. Walk in the Spirit .
---Darlene_1 on 3/8/13


Jan, you are right, my answer to you was not addressing the blog question, it was addressing the statement you made concerning God. And you are wrong in your statement, we love Christ because He first loved us. God made the choice to love us first so that we could love Him in return. For having His love in us, we love God.
Concerning the blog question, that person can pray all they want to God and ask what they want, it does not mean God will answer any part of her prayer. Whatever is the will of God, that will be her answer.
---Mark_V. on 3/8/13


jan, I believe your statement,

"God's love is unconditional. He loves us. But he doesn't use his power to make us love him in return."

is very wrong.
---Mark_V. on 3/7/13


Your answer does not address the OP question.
Can you pray that God will change their heart to turn towards you? to love you back?

The scriptures you gave is regarding those who choose on their own to love God in return. Therefore you have not proved what I said to be wrong.
---jan4378 on 3/7/13


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jan, I believe your statement,

"God's love is unconditional. He loves us. But he doesn't use his power to make us love him in return."

is very wrong. Do you know why we love God? Because He first loved us. If God had not loved us first, we would never be able to love Him. It is the love of God that makes us love Him. God is perfect love.
"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us" (1 John 4:18,19). Perfect love who is Christ, cast out fear. So if someone fears, they have not been made perfect in love by God.
---Mark_V. on 3/7/13


God's love is unconditional. He loves us. But he doesn't use his power to make us love him in return.

So.. do you think that God will use his power to make some person love you in return?
---jan4378 on 3/6/13


The answer to love seems to be MANDRAKES rather than prayer

Genesis 30:16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me, for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

Just ask the man with more wives than anyone else:

Song of Solomon 7:13 The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates [are] all manner of pleasant [fruits], new and old, [which] I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.
---francis on 3/3/13


I think true love knows no age gap.but the question to ponder is..is he the right person that God intends to be your husband?I think focusing more on God's plan in your life rather than pursuing what you just want will prevent you from commiting a lifetime mistake..Seek God's will first
---mj on 3/3/13


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Praying that God will make someone love you is trying to coerce someone else's will to be according to your own. This is no different than slipping someone a love potion, for example.

I have heard this practice called "Charismatic Witchcraft", and it is a very, very bad thing. Jesus died to free us from all kinds of bondage. Using prayer to put someone else into bondage to you is trying to use the power of God to totally undo everything Jesus accomplished.
---StrongAxe on 3/2/13


--angie: //Can you pray that God will change ...to turn towards you? to love you back?// I believe it is not good to pray to God in this manner.(1) It is a presumption to think that the object(idol) of your mind right now is the best for you.(2) If you pray like this, God may actually give the person to you as you wish but the person may be a torment to you.(3) Rather pray for God's will for yourself, also God's will for that person.
---Adetunji on 3/1/13


Why bother? And what is REAL LOVE? Sounds like stooping to devices and arts and magic spells. LOVE POTION NUMBER 9.
---bike4335 on 2/28/13


If prayer changes everything darling "why wouldnt it change this?" yes you can ask God anything age is not an issue and your not manipulating anybody you just asking God for what you desire. I dont see any big deal on this. Just pray from the heart sweety.
---Sharon on 2/28/13


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I agree with ELENA you can not force someone to love you. But, may I say this: You could be setting yourself up for heart-break. I was just thinking, Thank You Jesus, maybe you could be honest with this person and let him know how you feel. would be one way of finding out, whether or not you be setting yourself up for a BIG let down.....Have a good day.+
---pat on 10/26/12


family,listen You can not force yourself on anyone. Love cannot be coerse, forced, no type of persuation,persistance. None of that will come to any good! yes, been there! It becomes obcession,an illness . Learn to switch that hurt,pain,loneliness give. over to God, he can fix that hurt inside,The word. of. God is a,powefull weapon against this tormenta cause thatbis exactly what it is..love with somebody,you already feel you got to try and manipulate. Even God so he will love you! Read Luke chapter 22. Give close attention to verse 31.I know this old blogg but alot of people are just like this person. In love or what they think is love and probably obcession,another Trick of Satan to keep you out of the will of God. ELENA
---ELENA on 10/26/12


there's nothing wrong of loving someone who is older than you. age does'nt matter. wat matter is? the heart. always check your motives. God never fails answering prayers which has a right motive and desire. always read your Bible and pray. =)
---tadeo_djunessa on 7/18/12


//...Get a life.//

i agree with Cluny. in fact, i was thinking the same as i am sure others did.

but, it is also obvious that angie was not equipped to 'get a life' as i am not. it does not help for someone who does not have a life to be told to get one.

just say what you have to say and leave the unecessary statements behind.You're just basking in your own fantasies. finding the truth of one who struggles without even knowing that there is a struggle is painful enough.
---aka on 4/22/12


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Cluny, you said it perfectly.
---Jed on 4/22/12


\\can you just bask in thenlove radiating from you to them,not an obcession or a puppy crush, real love?\\

This sounds EXACTLY like an obsession and a puppy crush, with a big helping of enjoying the martyrdom of unrequited love.

You're just basking in your own fantasies. Get a life.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 4/21/12


bask in love radiating from you?

you CLAIM it is not an obsession

you are simply delusional in your coveting of this person and in denial that you are experiencing "love"

YOU ARE NOT "in love" or have any "love radiating from you" that is a new-age philosophical hocus pocus

You are obsessed and lusting over another person when you are praying God will change their "heart" toward YOU

not only is it SELFISH and immature it demonstrates a lack of the purpose of prayer

GOD IS NOT a genie in a bottle waiting to perform and answer your every wish and command and to GET people to jump like puppets for YOU
---Rhonda on 4/21/12


Communication is the key. Talk to them with those words of flattery that lovers use. If they respond, then you may grow closer, and if they are not interested. O well.
---Eloy on 4/20/12


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To ---angea4567 on 12/26/11:

You said that if it's not God will it will not happen someone will love you. You said that you've been single all of my life and there's a good chance that you will remain single for the rest of your life. Despite this, you can still lead a life that pleasing to God and help other people.
---Forgotten_by_God on 4/19/12


Angie, I assume you are no longer with us, but I will answer. Nothing wrong in loving someone no matter who it is. If you are lusting over him, it is sin. Nothing wrong in praying for him to love you, very wrong and sinful if he is already married. You cannot make someone love you, understand what you understand, feel what you feel, see what you see, hear what you hear. We are all different and God deals with each one differently. Only God can change a heart, and it will be for the right reason, for He is never wrong.
---Mark_V. on 12/28/11


I learned the hard way in life that you can't make someone love you. I don't think that the 7 year age difference is a problem. No matter how much you may want something that if it's not God's will, it won't happen. I've been single all of my life. I want someday to meet the right person and get married. There's a good chance that I will remain single for the rest of my life. Despite this, I can still lead a life that pleasing to God and help other people. I have a lot of issues to work through in myself (still working on those) and I ask Jesus to help me and He has. I'm grateful for that. He can help you too!
---angea4567 on 12/26/11


Put it this way, would you want someone that you don't want to be in relationship with, pray to God to change your heart so you can like him? I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want that. It is best to surrender your heart to Jesus because He knows the best what kind of man is perfectly suited for you.

No it isn't wrong to love someone who is 7 years older but it is wrong to use prayer in order to change the person's heart towards you. This is one form of manipulation.

It takes two hands to clap :-)
---Laura on 10/19/11


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I feel im in love with a girl, i want her so bad, i feel god says to me "good, im happy fo ryou." i prayed that he will give her to me, i learned now that love cannot be forced, that he did not force me to love him. I never knew god growing up, but then one day i got a chance, a chance to see who he is, what hes like, i feel like now little by little im knowing who he is. i feel like now i can proudly say to him, "i love you father". with that, i cannot force this girl to love me, but if she gets to know me, i might have a chance, god was truthful to me(us) so shal i be to her. i do know i can pray though for god to bring us together, so that i can have that chance.
---Daniel on 2/28/10


This question shows that the writer has some serious growing up to do. Age does not matter in relationships but mutual consent does. Loving somebody who does not return your love is a sorry waste of time, and really if you examined your feelings, perhaps you are merely physically attracted to them and if you knew the true object of your affections, your mind would soon change. Thank God that He is in control and Let God Have His Way. Just accept the inevitable, whilst obeying His word.
---frances008 on 3/19/08


Angie you are sick and need very serious help.You are quite desperate and are also in need of spiritual help.Seven yrs is a very small age gap between persons in relationships.I guess you can pray for anything. That is between you and God.I would prefer to be with someone who could return my love.You need to get over this obsession and seek a relationship with the Lord--first.
---Robyn on 3/19/08


Christianity is about loving one another as a brother and sister.

But, I think you mean something else you r not explaining... When you use the phrase "Even if you don't think that anything will happen"

My question is what exactaly do you want to have happen? and would it be appro to Christ's teachings?
---john on 3/18/08


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You have to ask yourself this question...

Do you want someone who only loves you because they were forced to? Love should be given freely, not because God had to change their heart. God doesn't force us to love Him, He wants us to love Him freely, on our own volition. Don't you want a man who will do the same?

Blessings
---flo on 3/15/08


God calls what He wrote on the tables of stone,thatHe gave to Moses, a law and commendments. So were did christianity come up with God's moral laws,civil laws and ceremonial laws?
---mike on 3/2/08


We cannot make anyone love us. God loves us and He loves those who do not love Him back.

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

Seek the kingdom of God and God will add the right person, people into your life.

MMR Michelle
---Michelle on 3/1/08


Another example of charismatic witchcraft.

You can pray that way, but God will not answer manipulative prayers that force wills.
God does not force or go against our own will, and He will not coerce or force a man to love you back.

MMR Michelle
---Michelle on 3/1/08


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The description of this kind of love is from the flesh. Truthfully, the lust of the flesh that can lead one into bondage.

Works of the flesh.
Lust - fornication, adultery
Temper - envy, murder, heresy, seditions
Impiety - idolatry, witchcraft
Appetite - drunkenness, revellings

Works of the flesh, the root is sin.

MMR Michelle
---Michelle on 3/1/08


1. It is not wrong to love someone older than you.

2. Yes, you can pray for God to change their hearts towards you. However, God may choose not to comply with your requests.

No, it is not witchcraft as long as you pray to Jesus. However, people in can choose differently.
---Willy_Bigg on 2/29/08


Then I would say, "If you want me to have this house than open the door for me and let know what you want me to do." Sometimes God shuts a door and sometimes he opens it. Praying for someone's salvation is totally different than praying for someone to love you. One is you caring for someone else's eternity and the other prayer is you caring about yourself. Again, you are trying to use God's power to control someone's will- witchcraft.
---MichelleS on 10/26/07


Robyn,while you maybe right that our prayers are usually not prayed in God's will I would not go as far as to say never. I also learned at an early age not to pray things such as "I want that house God-give it to me!" because maybe that's not God's will. If I wanted the house I prayed and asked God if he wanted me to have it. If I sensed in my spirit the answer was yes, than I would say,"All right Lord, I feel like you are telling me I should have this house.
---MichelleS on 10/26/07


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MichelleS: Most prayers would fall under the category of controlling prayers. This is why the Holy Ghost intercedes for us when we pray. Our prayers are never prayed according to God's will. When we ask God to save our loved ones, give us certain material things etc...How do we know this is God's Will? These type prayers can also be called soulish.We pray for cars,houses and so on. This may not be God's Will for us but we keep on asking and praying for them. Think about it.
---Robyn on 10/25/07


No, this is not okay, A prayer like this is a controlling spirit telling you to pray that and that is almost a withcraft type prayer-as if you are trying to cast a spell on someone and you want God's power or magic to do it. God doesn't work like that. Pray for his will and not yours- that is what Jesus prayed.
---MichelleS on 10/24/07


I guess you could pray that type prayer but don't get mad at God if the person does not respond to you. God ways are not our ways and neither are His thoughts. He may have someone else in mind for you. No..it is not wrong to love someone older than you. My spouse is 20+ yrs older than me.Seven years is nothing. Why would you settle for love from a distance? This is sort of a dangerous game you are playing.Your feelings are bound to be hurt. Wait for someone who can genuinely love you back.
---Robyn on 10/18/07


Jesus interceeds for us.
Jesus came to set the captives free.
Do you believe we have freedom to love God of our own free will - or do you think God holds the strings of our heart like a marionette, manipulating love from us?

MMR
---Michelle on 10/16/07


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No
How old are you?
It does not work at any age, believe me.
---alan8869_of_UK on 10/16/07


angie, you can pray and ask God anything, but it doesn't mean He will give it to you. I say that with deepest compassion towards you because I have friends who have been praying for a husband and God hasn't given them one. Want to know why? (to be continued)
---donna6598 on 2/27/07


It is because God wants to be their husband first, and wants them to fall in love with Him and have that love relationship going on with him first and foremost. God told me to tell them that they sound like Israel when Israel told God, "We want a king, we want a king." "We want a husband." And God was saying, "But I want to be your King." But I want to be your husband." Just sharing what the Lord showed me. Write to me here at donna6598 and we can share more about this.
---donna6598 on 2/27/07


Seven years is really not that much as long as you are older than 25 or so. Maybe you should take a good look at the story of Rachel and Leah from the Bible. Leah just about bent over backwards trying to get her husband to love her. Leah did allot of desperate things to try to achieve that and still failed. Closely examine your situation. Preoccupation with this man seems to have a stronghold on your life. The Lord just delivered and healed me from one the those.
faith3858
---Faith on 2/26/07


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Hello Rachel, Rachel 'Reiter' and I have been sharing the same name for a long time. Would you consider using another identifier with your Rachel? Thank you.

Rachel***
---Rachel on 2/26/07


Take it from someone who dated someone 7 years older than them when they were only 17, and blind. Dating someone that much older than you is unhealthy. Often you are in different places in your life and if they do not share your faith it will lead you down a path of confusion and heart ache.
You can pray, but why bother. Save those words for things that will truly help you.
---Rachel on 2/24/07


Why must prayer be about asking for things? My prayer is a conversatioon with the Lord. Sometimes that means sitting quietly and listening for Him to talk. Take your Bible and look up some of His words and let Him speak to you. If you're heartbroken because you have been rejected by somebody - God will understand.
---Jim on 8/31/06


God will not make anyone love someone. God gave us all our own "free wills" or "choices" in life. Yes, God has a plan for us already, but we have a "choice" on how we are going to live and who we are going to love. Hopefully you chose to follow God's plan, But if you chose to lead your own life, and listen to your own heart, be prepared for some heart aches. But don't give up. Repent, and ask for forgiveness for not following His Will. God also has a plan B, plan C....
---Fred_S. on 11/28/05


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Do not pray for YOUR will pray for GOD'S will in your life. Only accepting God's will can make you happy and blessed. You do not see all that God sees in your life. God knew you before you where born he knows what is best for you but, you have to ask him for HIS will to get it.
---Marla on 11/16/05


dont give up hope, God has never ever let me down. pray and dont stop praying. God knows what is best for you. He will never leave you or forsake you
---shanyce on 11/16/05


All you can do is "voice" your desire to God and ask Him to do what is in His Will.
---Heather on 10/29/05


If you pray to manipulate somebody's will you are praying prayers of witchcraft and manipulation. It may not be Gods plan for this person to be with you and vice versa, if this was the one God intends then be assured they will notice you and things will flow properly. One sided love can be very painful. Do not pray they way you have asked, God will not honour it, pray for Gods will.
---Maxine on 10/29/05


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As long as you both are of legal age, according to the civil authorities that were put into place by God... There is nothing in Scripture that states that you must be in the same age bracket. There are numerous examples in Scripture of much larger age gaps... Ie. Isaac and Rebecca were seperated by 20 years.
---David7647 on 10/28/05


If you can't win his heart with your personality, good cooking and a winning smile, you can't win. Don't worry about dragging God into it, He doesn't "make" people love Himself, why would he make us love each other?
---julie3763 on 10/27/05


You can pray about absolutely anything you like. Pray that it will be according to God's will though. Just because you want this man to love you doesn't mean that this is the one that God has set aside for you. Unless you are very young I wouldn't worry about the 7 years age difference. I hope you are not spending a lot of time just hoping that it will be him though when you could be enjoying life and meeting other people - otherwise it could become an obsession.
---M.P. on 10/27/05


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