Theists, Do you feel that your Religion or Spirituality gives you personal Power?

If you believe in GOD, it doesn’t matter what Religion, but do you feel your spirituality gives you an extra edge in life? Do you feel like there are things you can do, manifest, or have resources at your disposal that you would not otherwise have?


15 thoughts on “Theists, Do you feel that your Religion or Spirituality gives you personal Power?

  1. a recent study concluded that meditation is actually good for you.

    meditation can take many forms, but they include prayer…

  2. The Holy Spirit who indwells me as a Christian also empowers me to spread the good news of salvation. This same Spirit will carry me home to heaven someday

  3. I would just like to point out that i don’t believe in god.

    but yeah they do it for an ego trip, I do it because i got bored of the rest of the internet

  4. Yes. I would not say power. But will to overcome the bad things in life by understanding why things happen.

  5. obiviously when i believe in God … it gives me confidence that Do your work surely God will help you were u need
    and praying to God makes me feel good…..and having spiritual belief make me free from mind captives of media and blasphemous things of society and give me much pleasure in living and enjoying what God allowed and made on this earth

  6. Most definitely Larisa! So can you when you confess your sins to God and turn from them. Ask His forgiveness, and ask as often as needed. Trust Jesus took the punishment your sins deserve on His cross. Your Father in Heaven only looks upon Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross as big enough to pay your debt of sin, assure you of eternal life and empower you by the Holy Spirit to stand victorious against the enemy of your soul. Read Romans 8:1-15 about a repentant heart’s authority over Satan.

    Read how the Bible says to be right with God, Matthew 4:17; Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19; Romans 2:4-5; Romans 3:23-24; James 2:10; Hebrews 9:27; 1 John 1:8-9; Romans 5:8; Romans 10:9-10; Romans 10:13; Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:18; John 3:36; 1 John 5:11-13

  7. Yes. I have more confidence in dark places. I can wrestle with one possessed by evil spirits without fear and with purpose.

  8. I don’t have any special powers. I’m just a sinner saved by grace. That doesn’t make me perfect. I still get angry, want things that are bad for me, or tell an off-color joke. The sole advantage I have is that if (when) I sin, I have an Advocate with the Father.

  9. I feel it gives me an edge in death. Not sure what you mean by resources, but I make it through the day fine. Have what I NEED, some wants and a very safe family. Mentioned to my Uncle at a reunion, we’re all mostly Christian, that for as many as there are of us, we have had a blessed life. No great disaster has befallen any of us. Sure some have died, but all of age (75+). Surely prayers have been answered to beat those odds.

  10. I don’t feel like I have an extra edge in life because I believe in God. Certainly, I do not have any personal power as a result. Faith should teach one how human they are.

    My faith is troublesome at times. It is always under scrutiny by others and tested by my own human susceptibility to temptation. Faith in one’s religion requires work. Spirituality does not always come easily. It is easy for some, and for others it is a lifelong struggle. For me, I am the lifelong struggle type, and I wish it were easy.

  11. With my special knowledge of God, I can command runaway trains to skid to a halt, I can bid the driving rain to ease up a bit please, I can ask the corn not to ripen and babies not to be born.

    They never take any notice though. They just are what they is and they do what they does. Amen.

  12. I think it does give a sense of inner strength, comfort and guidance.

    I don’t think that every word should be taken literally but most religions offer a loose guide on how to better ourselves as people and live reasonable lives. Messages like being kind and forgiving of others, living to certain moral standards etc.
    It offers you lessons that you can apply to your everyday life if you so choose. The trouble is when people take those lessons literally and very much to heart and you get extremists. But generally if it helps someone to live as a better person I don’t see the harm in it.

    It can also be a comfort to feel that you aren’t alone in the world, that there is someone who loves you regardless and is with you through life, that there is something more after death, that there are others who share your beliefs out there.
    Having that knowledge can help people through the darkest times when life seems unbearable.

    I’m not religious, if anything I’m an Agnostic. But I can see the appeal of religion and the merits it offers.

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