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 CherylCake
Joined: 2/27/2007
Msg: 6
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God absolutely sends signs. Angels are His messengers. But mostly it's the still small voice of the spirit inside you that speaks the loudest.
 horses44
Joined: 9/10/2006
Msg: 18
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Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 5/11/2008 3:16:19 PM
Interesting question.....

Yes, I do believe God sends "signs" ...... now I am Christian (Catholic even!!!) - so my "view" on this topic will probably be different from an agnostic, athesist, etc.

I don't know why life works out the way it does, but it does.... I have had crisis just like the next person, but I think my belief in God has sailed me through some very troubled waters. I think God gives us choice, my spiritual life has been in a funk for a few months, now on the surface all looked fine, go to church on Sunday, don't take the Lords name in vain (well maybe once or twice...) but professionally my life has been very challenging of late. Well after exhausting myself emotionally I thought "now there was something I use to do, let me see, hmmmm - oh yeah I would pray" Now I am not going to BS and say that the clouds parted and life has become bunnies and green field, but I do feel more "balance". I believe God watches out for me (us)

Now am I going to wander off the garden path again? Yep, I will, I will get caught up in my own drama (I SOOOO hate that term). and I will go "oh yeah, what is it that I use to do?"

Keep the faith....
 EagleEric
Joined: 11/2/2006
Msg: 20
Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 5/11/2008 3:32:54 PM
Warning signs? Are you denying your own feelings about a bad situation and turning the matter over to God? You might try owning your own feelings.

As far as someone better is concerned, the statement doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Does someone better have fewer red flags? I believe one has healthy relationships when they understand and recognize them. Apparently, after reading about the numerous disastarous experiences on POF, few people can.

The Eagle
 outlawtomboy
Joined: 12/19/2007
Msg: 21
Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 5/11/2008 3:38:06 PM
you may have experienced intuition, which i believe is a gift from God. He blesses us with intuition to help us protect ourselves. sadly, if we choose not to listen to the nagging little voice of intuition, we have no one to blame but ourselves

you also experienced a slow real estate market

best wishes to you!
leslie
 dcmartin08
Joined: 1/21/2008
Msg: 28
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Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 5/11/2008 5:06:51 PM
yes he does in some cases i forget what its called but thare is somethnage in the bible about some christians haveing the ability to seince or feel liek a gut feeling if someoen is good or bad and i have had that feelign befor and nomatter how much i tryed to be nice to the people and overlook the negitives i couldent cals i has a sickning feeling liek somethange about that peson was just not right and it turned out to be true hes a drugie a user a drunk and he stole from my best friend, if thares red flags thin jsut back off and be friends but ti would not be wise to stay with him knowign somethnage about all this aint right. take care goodluck on waitign for the right guy and god bless
 bellazingara
Joined: 7/4/2007
Msg: 36
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Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 5/11/2008 8:12:24 PM
That would be your gut feelings reaching out to you. Learn to listen to them they are rarely wrong!
 CLASSIELAD777
Joined: 3/30/2008
Msg: 37
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Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 5/11/2008 8:43:25 PM
In 1986 I made a list of 20 things I wanted in a woman..... GOD put a sweet lady into my life then..... She met 18 of the 20.... in 1987 we were married..... We were together for 18 years and never had an argument, fuss, fight or dissagreement.... I lost het in 2003 and I still miss her terribly.... Took flowers to the cemetary today....... Fast forward to now...Starting last Feb I started another list... About that time I started to get a strong feeling, or pull to go out west.... I went there in June and early july.... Colorado springs.. ( was within 3 hours of the future lady at one point ) When I left there my heart was there...... When I got back I started putting down the 10 items I wanted in a lady, HABBAKA states MAKE A WRITTEN LIST OF WHAT YOU WANT FROM GOD, In early August I felt the strong pull to go back.... but where..... Somehow I arrived at BILLINGS, MT...... I could have gone anywhere... I went on line and happened to see a lady in Roundup, Mt.... 50 miles away...... WELL SHE MET ALL ITEMS, including being 1/4 Yakamia Indian.... For 46 days we emailed and phone called.... I flew out there and we had a wonderful time.... 1 1/2 weeks later she came here to Florida for a week at Thanksgiving.... all signs pointed to a future... a long one.. Many things happened to both of us to put us together.. but it seems to have failed..... I STILL MISS HER.... But GOD HAS MORE IN STORE..... SO YES...... PRAYER WORKS!!!!!!!
 nexthyme
Joined: 9/12/2007
Msg: 50
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Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 5/14/2008 9:06:55 PM
I didn't read every ones posting, but NO... Reason is this, IF good gave man kind freedom of choice, would God be telling people who they shouldn't and shouldn't choose?

I do believe that God does send angels and messengers for really important things, but we humans we gifted the freedom of choice just as it states in Genesis... How can man kind learn how to make good choices and have faith that he can do so if there are warning signs saying don't date this person, go for that one?
 steph34
Joined: 11/22/2007
Msg: 52
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Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 5/15/2008 4:31:06 PM
yes i do and sometimes when we dont pay attention to these signs he sends bigger ones. and sometimes when we dont pay attention we may loose what we hold most dear, and think will always be there and then he shows tommorow is never guarented . so thru that i have learned to live life to the fullest.
 canusatisfymoi
Joined: 1/26/2008
Msg: 56
Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 5/15/2008 5:53:55 PM
I think he does send signs. Sometimes you just believe that what the signs is showing isnt the truth so you continued to be in a relationship with that person. You believe that the person you loved isn't like that, but when things turn out wrong you only have yourself to blame. I usually listen to my first instincts because most of the time it's right.
 UnzippedPassion
Joined: 10/30/2005
Msg: 60
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Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 5/16/2008 9:27:42 AM
My belief is God absolutely sends signs. However I also believe you have to be very quiet to hear them and open your eyes to see them so they don't pass you by. My complete trust is in the Lord and that even if I don't always understand why things are a particular way, he knows what's best for me and someday his reasons will be revealed.

You also have intuition stemming from what you know is right and wrong. Choosing to do the right thing by using your own free will which he gives you to make your own decisions...will hopefully lead you to the correct one. Either way, trust and believe even when you don't understand.

**This is a good topic but it should be moved to the religion forum. Perhaps write to a Mod to move it for you.
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 who me noway
Joined: 3/14/2007
Msg: 62
Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 5/16/2008 9:58:31 AM
NO GOD does not send you "signs" it's called COMMON SENSE and GUT INSTINCTS !
I do believe in God but I hate when people believe "God will show me the way" etc.


HERE are some signs "WAR-GLOBAL WARNING-EARTH QUAKES-TSUNAMIS-TYPHOONS! now those are signs!


You might as well go call the psychic hot line...
 BuzzLOL
Joined: 5/5/2008
Msg: 63
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Do you believe God sends signs? ...NO!!
Posted: 5/16/2008 10:11:46 AM
.. If you and your SO have different belief systems, then so-called 'god signs' will simply cause anger and/or religious hatred within yourself toward your SO and ruin what may otherwise be the perfect lifelong happy relationship...

.... You and your SO are TWO people!

.... Always be wary of allowing THIRD party influences such as comments from jealous 'friends' and the dogma from the religion businesses ruin your relationships...

.... The USA and Iraq could get along if religion didn't cause them to ENJOY killing each others' citizens so much...
 packagedealx3
Joined: 2/4/2006
Msg: 81
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Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 5/19/2008 6:22:45 PM
I don't think it matters where the signs are coming just whether you recognize what they are trying to tell you and act accordingly. It is not a sign that there is someone better waiting in the wings because there are no guarantees in life.

It does illustrate that this man isn't him. If you choose to remain with the wrong guy the right one cannot find you.
 teeajay
Joined: 1/29/2008
Msg: 88
Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 6/9/2008 6:03:06 AM
No.

(any further commentary would be a waste of time)
 orchidtigress
Joined: 1/18/2007
Msg: 98
Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 7/16/2008 7:53:08 PM
I believe this whole-heartedly...we must simply trust and have faith....prayer is always good also and you can pray that God send you definite signs : )
 dcmartin08
Joined: 1/21/2008
Msg: 103
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Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 7/16/2008 11:00:46 PM
yes god does, thare is somethnage in the bible about that, people that know him (christians) sometiems will be able to have the gift of getign feelings or knowign win say a person you just met is bad or getign the feelign somethange just aint right about theme, that has happen to me befor and yes god sends signs, thare is a reason you might never know but thare is a reason that it didint work, pray about it and ask god to help you find the right christian guy
 mcbobly
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 110
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Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 7/18/2008 5:08:05 PM
DO I believe GOD sends signs? I sure do. I have been in talks lately with someone I am very attracted to and we have had some very good time and when I really get to missing her and let that stupid issue of doubt creep in I ask him for a sign that there is nothing to worry about and I'll say this; the last 3 times I asked for a sign I either got a phone call from her, an email or a visit the very next day which instilled my feeling of attraction. So, do I think GOD sends signs? Yes. Consider them signs from him or not, but as for me I believe they are.
 GoneSailinBabe
Joined: 7/6/2008
Msg: 111
Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 7/18/2008 5:16:35 PM
I hesitate to always put a label or a name on the Higher Power, so to say God send you messages...but - I DO believe very strongly that we are sent and gifted with Divine leading as to the right or the wrong person. He/She wants us to know love and to experience it and to have it be based in all that is right and good in loving each other. So I feel you should not only be receptive to being led and guided away from that which is wrong, but also to that who may be right. People in our lives are always a lesson. Not always a pleasant experience, but always a lesson we needed. Additionally people in our life to share love with, are always a gift to be highly valued and highly treasured. How different would our world be if only everyone felt this way and applied it to how we live?
 Discerning Virtuosa
Joined: 6/10/2008
Msg: 116
Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 7/21/2008 7:53:55 AM
We all have the gift of discernment and some of us are more in tune with it. If you replace the word "God" in the subject title here with your brain or mind it still makes sense. You can subject yourself to all kinds of unacceptable relationships (even with a church) when you are looking for mysterious signs from God in place of using the mind that God gave you. It can lead to becoming a doormat if you let it.
 arwen52
Joined: 3/13/2008
Msg: 117
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Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 7/21/2008 8:03:46 AM
No. Those red flags were coming from the person themselves. In the future, do not ignore them.

Is someone better waiting in the wings? Who knows? Whether you'll find someone for another relationship or not will remain to be seen. If you are learning from your past, you'll choose more wisely in the future and they'll be better than your past relationships.
 Wishes Granted
Joined: 3/6/2008
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Posted: 7/21/2008 8:43:09 AM
{I believe} It's simply the "fight or flight" response inherent is us all. You either ignore the "flight" response (often referred to here as 'red flags") and you try to "fight" for what you want by compromise or concession. Otherwise; you take "flight" because the warnings are too great to stay and you concede that you are unable to "fight" (compromise or concede) any longer. We were all born with the "fight or flight" response (intuition) ... Cavemen even ;0) it's how the species survived and evolved.
 Discerning Virtuosa
Joined: 6/10/2008
Msg: 123
Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 7/21/2008 10:22:37 AM
I dont believe in God or religion......might as well read the Yellow Pages telephone directory for all the truth contained in the bible....or maybe Hans Cristian Andersens fairy tales....but......I respect those people who do have " faith "...

That's the difference between believers and non believers.....in my humble opinion of course.

I've been a church pianist (yeah that'll attract some guys -NOT) going on 16 years now, and I'm starting to have my doubts. Even the faithful believers get divorced and there is too much judgement against singles. They say you'll meet someone nice at church - yeah - but they are all there with their wives.

The bible is full of contradictions for those who don't marry. It says it's not good for man to be alone (I guess this means women too), and then it turns around and says fornication is wrong, sex was meant for marriage, and it's better to marry than to burn. I say if you marry badly it could very well be hell on earth. Well, I never signed up to be a nun, I don't believe in having children out of wedlock, and I haven't found anyone I want to spend the rest of my life with yet. Tried celibacy many times for long periods of my life - it's really not that fabulous. So I'm supposed to get all warm and fuzzy about a God who gives us these needs that we are not supposed to act on unless I've conned someone into putting a ring on my finger? I'm 45 - if God really loved me he would have sent someone by now. They say God does things in his own time, so when I find the love of my life, and I'm 85 and die the next day, how great is that? I want to scream when I hear "You'll find someone when you're not looking" - especially from someone younger who was or is married and has rarely ever spent a night by themselves. I have spent years at a time not dating - men weren't pounding on my door. They don't just fall from the sky and drop into your lap.

I was openly dating an athiest for 2 years and people in my church were judgemental about that, and yet he treated me better than anyone I had ever dated. I worked for a church for 12 years, was dedicated and put in a lot of time there. I watched the church almost double in size and the pastor's salary increase. I was patient and hoped that I would eventually get a promotion of some kind, benefits, and a living wage. It didn't happen and I noticed the Pastor really promoted those who were married, even though they didn't have the talent or skills. Over a year later and they still can't replace what I could do. When I quit, it felt like a divorce to me. There is no place for singles in the church, and when churches do have singles groups it's a joke. There are users, social misfits, sad divorcees just like anywhere else. Many evangelical born again Christians are almost impossible to really get to know because they talk about their faith and nothing else. No personality - just an empty preach-bot. What really gets under my skin is when a guy has "Christian" checked on his profile at various sites and contacts women for sex only.

My conclusion is if I want to find the right one, I'VE got to take the steps to do it. Life is precious and I want to live it instead sitting around praying and waiting for something to happen.
 69thfathom
Joined: 9/25/2007
Msg: 124
Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 7/21/2008 1:12:33 PM
Does G-d send signs? Of course she does. In fact, She sent me here to this forum to give you this warning:

Seriously, why would G-d send signs? I mean, She wrote whole books, right? But now She only speaks in coded messages which cause you to wonder whether they are meant for you? A perfect, all-knowing deity should have better communication skills than that. I mean, if She has something to say wouldn't She come right out and say say it? For example, if She was concerned about your well-being as regards your relationships, why wouldn't She just say, "Hey hionlymoi, this guy is a real jerk, don't go out with him"?

It seems silly to me that an omnicient G-d would communicate in such an inefficient manner as to send signs which are open to interpretation. What qualifies as a 'sign from G-d'? If your coffee gets cold faster than you think it should, is that a sign? (Holy smokes! It was hot one minute, then cold the next! That's G-d talkin'!) And what would it signify? It probably has more to do with the thermodynamics of your cup, whether it runneth over, or not.

Despite the fact that a large number of people do believe that G-d speaks in sign language, you will notice that the newspapers never have articles which cite G-d as the source of any new information. (No sign from G-d revealing the location of Usama Bin Laden. Or is Usama Bin Laden the sign G-d has sent?) The same is true for television news; never, for example, has a broadcaster opened the nightly news program with the statement that, "A sign from G-d today revealed that a massive earthquake will strike the region . . ." . Why is this? Perhaps it is a sign that in this modern age rationality prevails, or that G-d does not exist, or both.

BTW, your question seem less an inquiry into understanding the nature of G-d, and more an entertaining of superstitious notions. In this regard, one sure way to determine the potential of a mate is to throw them onto the ceiling. If she sticks, she's a keeper. Another way to know is if you see a single magpie or a peacock near his house--watch out! But you can beat all of this by just keeping a horseshoe, open-end up, over your doorway. Just make sure you nail it on tightly, or G-d might make it fall on your head. Which, of course, would be a sign that G-d wants you to have a concussion. Obviously!
 Frisky Monkey
Joined: 6/30/2008
Msg: 130
Do you believe God sends signs?
Posted: 7/22/2008 12:29:30 AM
Yes, because after messing up in the Middle East and failing to prevent the Terrorist Attacks on Sept 11th, he figured he'd stick to something easier.
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