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Win by losing

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Matt Janes, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Matt Janes

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    Was praying really hard that the Vikings would win today, all I can say now is "my God my God why have you forsaken them.". :p

    I prayed that God would guide all of their plays and curse Philadelphia Eagles to throw interceptions and make stupid plays. The opposite was true!

    I was hoping the forces of heaven would bless the Vikings and the forces of hell would curse the eagles.

    The Super Bowl is in my hometown this year, and so it was very important that Vikings would win this game to have a historic Superbowl in their hometown.

    God taught me a valuable lesson. The Vikings got their behinds kicked worse this game than any other games all year, and this was the only game that I prayed for them to win this year. My prayers did the opposite it seems. The lesson is bless and do not curse. I should have never cursed the Philadelphia Eagles. The other lesson is that God doesn't care about football.

    (I prophesy that the Patriots will win the Superbowl. God is patriotic . ). :p

    Anyway, I asked God why he let me down, and the answer he seemed to give me is that he wins by losing.

    Jesus is God incarnate. look at how he chose to conquer. He chose to be defeated, humiliated, rejected, disappointed, tortured, abandoned by the apostles, and murdered. He chose to win by losing.

    God also wants me to be happy about the Vikings losing. Just like God wants me to be happy that Christ was crucified. God wants us to be happy about disappointments. He wants us to genuinely feel joy when we are disappointed, and be happy about it.

    I read a book about a guy that learned that God wanted him to praise him every time something bad happened , and thank him for that bad event, and feel genuine joy about the bad thing happening. I was able to truly feel joy about the Vikings losing. By praising God for the disappointments in life, and thanking God for them, it releases God's power into the situation to bring as much good out of it as possible.

    I was really looking forward to a historical game where the Vikings win the Superbowl in their hometown. Praise God they lost. Thank you Jesus. Allelujah!

    It is good for one's Health to accept all things as if they were the best. Being miserable and disappointed over it does absolutely nothing good. Being happy about it is good for the health , and morale is very important for a soldier!

    Go Vikings!
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    It would be very easy to praise God if the Vikings had one. It is difficult to praise God now that they've lost. Praise means more to God when it's difficult
     
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    I also learned not to waste prayers on such trivial matters
     
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    I could care less about the stupid ball game now, but I can't help but feel this scripture applies to me

    “Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities (sins) have separated you from God; your sins have hidden his face from you so that He will not hear” (Isaiah 59:1-2).
     
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    Didnt you know that God allows the team with the most born again Christians to win
     
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    I pray for a great many things, but try to end my prayers by recognizing that God's will comes first, and I should try to attune myself to that.

    And I just have to suppose that some Browns fan or player needed to be brought low this season, so that they would turn to God.
     
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    Good. I bet it was not high on Gods list of priorities either.
     
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    I think the good Lord let the Vikings lose so that they wouldn't be 0-5 in Super Bowls. So indeed, all things worked together for good. Just saying.
     
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    You "couldn't" care less, you mean.
     
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    You are looking in the wrong places.

    You pray for a team to win, others pray for the other team to win. God isn't going to answer one or the other unless God has His own divine purpose for it.

    People play sports, and God did not cause them to win or lose. God gave us freedom of choice. God does not control every movement of every human, He gave us the ability to make our own choices, not control us like robots.

    There is no point in praying for a sports team to win. It is a vain and pointless prayer and almost certainly will not be answered.
     
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