Wednesday 27 February 2008

A letter from God





This is God. Today I will be handling all of your problems for you. I do not need your help, so have a nice day! I love you!! P.S. And, remember... If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it yourself !! Kindly put it in the SFGTD box (something for God to do). I will get to it in MY TIME. All situations will be resolved, but in My time, not yours. Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now. If you find yourself stuck in traffic, don't despair. There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege. Should you have a bad day at work, think of the man who has been out of work for years.
Should you despair over a relationship gone bad, think of the person who has never known what it's like to love and be loved in return. Should you grieve the passing of another weekend, think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children. Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance, think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk. Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror, think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine. Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking yourself, “What is my purpose?” be thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity. Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities, remember, things could be worse. You could be one of them! Should you decide to send this to a friend, thank you. You may have touched their life in ways you will never know!

Now, you have a nice day,


God

Respectfully,
Peggy Buttner

Tuesday 19 February 2008

I LOVE YOU


'Love' is not only expressed through acts or feeelings. It could also be conveyed through words and it should have to be. Remember to say I LOVE YOU to your loved ones when you feel you love them. It tells them a lot more than you think it is. Its a magic word which creates sparks in one another. A three word sentence which echoes back three hundred times, which melts the mountain of pains, sufferings and sorrows. When you say I LOVE YOU, the hearer will be thrilled with happiness and joy in his or her mind, which will get reflected in their face automatically. But keep in mind- don't restrict this love in your words but make it transform into your actions too.

When you get a victory over Satan from commiting a sin- look up to the heaven and say,"Thank you Jesus. As you know I LOVE YOU".
When God does miracles in your love, tell him," Thank you Jesus. I LOVE YOU".
And keep on telling him that I LOVE YOU - and so should you always....

Friday 15 February 2008

Reckless Romances!


Reading: Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:7
"Delight yourself in the Lord,
and He will give you the desires of your heart" (Psa 37:4)

Valentine's Day is celebrated today all over the world. Young men and young women, especially in spiritual circles, are bothered by the question, "Is it wrong to fall in love? The peer pressure and the media appeal are too powerful for youngsters to resist.
Falling in love is not sin, but love at first sight is risky. Go slow. Consider the pros and cons. Consult your parents, trusted elders and senior Christians before giving word. Commit the matter to the Lord and wait before Him for a season. See if you have peace over the matter. If you are open and sincere, God will guide you with confirmations. If due to some reason or other, your parents don't agree, but you are assured of God's will, take time and do all that's possible to get them reconcile to the matter. Parental blessing is wonderful
. Don't forget that in the Asian setting marriage brings not only two individuals but two families together. Avoid unnecessary conflicts.
Eventhough love marriages are becoming more and more common in India, a recent poll in some of the major cities reveals that nearly 80% of the young people prefer arranged marriages. This is encouraging. However no two young people are alike. Even within a family one child differs so much from the other.
When parents arrange marriages there's a tremendous advantage of their wisdom and experience of years incorporated in the choice. As long as they don't force their sons and daughters to accept their choice, this procedure is welcome. Even in the ancient times, parents gave perfect freedom to their children to accept or reject their proposal. In some Indian homes, even educated girls have no say in this matter. This is wrong. Abraham's servant was very anxious to take Rebekah to be married to Isaac. But her brother and mother said, "We will call the young woman and ask her personally" (Gen 24:56,57).
Parents should sit with their grown-up sons and daughters and ask them whether they would like to make the choice themselves or have the parents make proposals. If the children opt for the first, there must be an understanding that the choice must be made known to the parents early before making commitments. If parents would choose the candidates, they should assure the children that they would not proceed with the matter without their wholehearted consent. Whoever makes the choice, don't marry in haste lest you worry at leisure!

Thursday 14 February 2008

IT IS STRANGE, ISN'T IT....

Isn't it strange how a 20 dollar bill seems like such a large amount when you donate it to church, But such a small amount when you go shopping? Isn't it strange how 2 hours seem so long when you're at church, and how short they seem when you're watching a good movie?
Isn't it strange that you can't find a word to say when you're praying but... You have no trouble thinking what to talk about with a friend?

Isn't it strange how difficult and boring it is to read one chapter of the Bible but How easy it is to read 100 pages of a popular novel or ZANE GREY book?


Isn't it strange how everyone wants front-row-tickets to concerts or games but They do whatever is possible to sit at the last row in Church?
Isn't it strange how we need to know about an event for Church 2-3 weeks before the day so we can include it in our agenda, But we can adjust it for other events in the last minute?


Isn't it strange how difficult it is to learn a fact about God to share it with others;But how easy it is to learn, understand, extend and repeat gossip?
Isn't it strange how we believe everything that magazines and newspapers say but...We question the words in the Bible?