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#344689 01/09/04 09:06 PM
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Hi All! I posted this on D/D but wanted to share it here to. It is an email I got today from E-Mail Ministries. Have a Good Weekend!!


LISTEN TO ME

Effective immediately, please be aware that here are changes YOU need to make in YOUR life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfill My promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life. I apologize for any inconvenience, but after all that I am oing, this seems very little to ask of you. I know, I already gave you the 10 Commandments. Keep them. But follow these guidelines, also:

1. QUIT WORRYING
Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you? Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way?

2. PUT IT ON THE LIST
Something needs to be done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do-list. Let ME be the one to take care of the problem. I can't help you until you turn it over to Me. And although My to-do-list is long, I am after all... God. I can take care of anything you put into My hands. In fact, if the
truth were ever really known, I take care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.

3. TRUST ME
Once you've given your burdens to Me, quit trying to take them back. Trust in Me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs.
YOUR problems and your trials. Problems with the
kids? Put them on My list. Problem with inances?Put it on My list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For My sake, put it on My list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.

4. LEAVE IT ALONE
Don't wake up one morning and say, "Well, I'm
feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here." Why do you think you are feeling
stronger now? It's simple. You gave Me your
burdens and I'm taking care of them. I also renew your strength and cover you in my peace. Don't you know that if I give you these problems back, you will be right back where you started?Leave them with Me and forget about them. Just let Me do my job.

5. TALK TO ME
I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I'm in control. But there's one thing I pray you never forget.
Please, don't forget to talk to Me - OFTEN! I love YOU! I want to hear your voice. I want you to include Me in on the things going on in your
life. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with Me. I want to be your dearest
friend.

6. HAVE FAITH
I see a lot of things from up here that you can't see from where you are. Have faith in Me that I know what I'm doing. Trust Me; you wouldn't want the view from My eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch over you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust Me. Although I have a much bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just
doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?

7. SHARE
You were taught to share when you were only two
years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate
than you. Share your joy with those who need
encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven't heard any in such a long time. Share
your tears with those who have forgotten how to
cry. Share your faith with those who have none.

8. BE PATIENT
I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you
could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes Me a little longer than you expect to handle something on My to-do-list?Trust in My timing, for My timing is perfect. Just because I created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should always rush, rush, rush.

9. BE KIND
Be kind to others, for I love them just as much
as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for My sake. I created each of you different in some way. It would be too boring if you were all
identical. Please, know I love each of your differences.

10. LOVE YOURSELF
As much as I love you, how can you not love
yourself? You were created by me for one reason only -- to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of Love. Love Me. Love your neighbors. But
also love yourself. It makes My heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go
wrong. You are very precious to Me. Don't ever
forget that! With all my heart, I love YOU!

GOD

[ January 09, 2004, 08:12 PM: Message edited by: hopeful98 ]

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Father, thank You for Your Loving Words to us. You gave all of us Free Will, a most precious gift. After reading this, I wish I could just turn a switch and follow these Words without hesitation, especially the part of giving it to You and then taking it back. Speaking for myself (and probably many others) it is difficult, with my fragile and flawed human nature to give in completely with out allowing/demanding some control back, thinking I need to "be in action" in order to get results. Again, not trusting You, and Your Perfect Will and Timing.
I am sorry Father for allowing my human nature to doubt Your Love and Your Perfect Plan for me and for those You have entrusted in my care (Marie, Noelle and Stefan). Thank You for continually giving me an infinite number of chances to "get it right" with You as long as I sincerely repent for my sins.
I love You my Heavenly Father, and Your Divine Son, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. And thank You for Your unending, unsurmountable, all-encompassing, Love for me. Amen.

Striving for His purpose for me,
tryingTOsaveMYmarriage

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hopeful,

I noticed that you started a thread for standing on the Divorced board. Do you think it is in the right surroundings. My reasoning is that God said not to mix light and darkness. Please don't take that wrong. But the Steinkamps work very hard to keep God at the center of their site and purpose. Just don't want their work to get diluted. As in the guy from Finland who posted that he didn't care if it was the bible, or the koran, or something else, he just wanted facts. There is a difference between a Christian stander and a non Christian stander. Everytime I get away from the prayer board, I can feel my attitude change, so I prefer to stay here.

singleguy


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