Effective immediately, please be aware that there 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
I apologize for any inconvenience, but after all that I am doing, 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
finances? 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
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 & 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?
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 that 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!
Upon arriving in the city, I was approached by the young man I had treated. He told me that he had known I carried money and medicines. He said, "Some friends and I followed you into the jungle, knowing you would camp overnight. We planned to kill you and take your money and drugs. But just as we were about to move into your camp, we saw that you were surrounded by 26 armed guards."
At this, I laughed and said that I was certainly all alone in that jungle campsite.
The young man pressed the point, however, and said, 'No, sir, I was not the only person to see the guards, my friends also saw them, and we all counted them. It was because of those guards that we were afraid and left you alone.'
At this point in the sermon, one of the men in the congregation jumped to his feet and interrupted the missionary and asked if he could tell him the exact day this happened.
The missionary told the congregation the date, and the man who interrupted told him this story:
"On the night of your incident in Africa, it was morning here and I was preparing to go play golf. I was about to start when I felt the urge to pray for you. In fact, the urging of the Lord was so strong, I ca lled men in this church to meet with me here in the sanctuary to pray for you. Would all of those men who met with me on that day stand up?"
The men who had met together to pray that day stood up. The missionary wasn't concerned with who they were, he was too busy counting how many men he saw.
There were 26!
This story is an incredible example of how the Spirit of the Lord moves in behalf of those who love Him. If you ever hear such prodding, go along with it.
Nothing is ever hurt by prayer except the gates of hell. I encourage you to forward this to as many people as you know. If we all take it to heart, we can turn this world toward God once again. As the above true story clearly illustrates, "With God all things are possible".
More importantly, how God hears and answers the prayers of the faithful.
After you read this, please pass it on and give God thanks for the beautiful gift of your faith, for the powerful gift of prayer, and for the many miracles He works in your own daily life. Who says God does not move on the earth today?
I asked the Lord to bless you as I prayed for you today.
To guide you and protect you as you go along your way.
His love is always with you, His promises are true, and
when we give Him our cares you know He will see us through.
So when the road you're traveling on seems difficult at best, Just remember I'm here praying, and God will do the rest.
Pass this on to those whom you want God to bless.