Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Next time you get Spam - seize the opportunity!

This is from an incredible Saint who received a chain email.
The chain email is first then, her response.

This is AWESOME ... something we should all remember.
A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed
each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed and
shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing
home today.
His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.
After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home,
he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.
As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual
description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been
hung on his window. I love it,' he stated with the enthusiasm of an
eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.
Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait.'
'That doesn't have anything to do with it,' he replied.
Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time.
Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is
arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it.
'It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice;
I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the
parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful
for the ones that do.
Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new
day and all the happy memories I've stored away.. Just for this time in
my life.
Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in.

So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank
account of memories!
Thank you for your part in filling my Memory Bank. I am still
'Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.
Pass this message to 7 people except me. You will receive a miracle
Now, STOP! Did you hear what I just said. You WILL receive a miracle
Tomorrow. So send it right now!
Have a nice day, unless you already have other plans.

Dayna's Response forwarded to the dozen of recipients on the email chain.

Hello everyone. Most of you do not know me, but I was included on this mass email chain for a reason, and am being led to respond to it. I pray the response blesses you.

I saw this email circulate about three years ago, and I thought it had a good message. After having been through many, many trials in my life at that time, I thought "this is a great way to look at life, I am going to try it." Well, that is all I could do, try, but I was not successful because I alone did not have the power to accomplish any of the five simple rules. Let's face it, how many of you have been able to free your mind from worries? Or better yet, how many of you who are truly honest can free your heart from hatred?

Three years ago when I received this email, I was faced with surgery and possible cancer. With that news, I had one single thought, "if I die, where will I go?" Is there an eternity? If so, is there an Heaven and an Hell? Have I done enough good in my life to make up for the bad? Oh, people that knew me wouldn't say I was a bad person, but that was because they only saw a very short snapshot of my life, and because they could not see into my heart or my mind to know what I was thinking or the real reason why I did "good things" to help people. Trust me, my motives were all purely selfish.

Finally, the night before surgery, that thought was so heavy on my mind, I told my husband, "if I die tomorrow, I am going to hell, I know it." Praise the Lord He gave me that revelation because He caused me to seek Him. A few short months later, I found Him and repented and surrendered my life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Now and only now, can I apply the five simple rules listed below. Before the Holy Spirit came to live in me there was absolutely no way I could free my heart from hatred or expect less...people always disappointed me! That was because I did not know God's love. Romans 5:8 says "But God commandeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

I challenge all of you to try to follow the five simple rules listed below with your own power and strength, and when you fail, which I know you will, I challenge you to seek God with all your heart. The Bible says Deut 4:29 "...thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul." If you do that, God truly will reveal Himself to you (because God cannot lie). Then when you find Him, run to Him because He will be waiting for you with open arms. You must repent (turn from sin) and surrender your whole heart to the Lord Jesus Christ, but once you do, all the stuff of this world will no longer matter to you. You will truly have a heart free from hatred and a mind free from worries. The material things will not matter so you will definitely live simply, and because of that, you will give more because now you will have a lot more money! Finally, you will stop expecting anything because you will know how unworthy you were of the gift God gave you.

I send this email because the Holy Spirit directed me to do so. Please consider it and seek God's wisdom for the answers, not man's. I followed man's wisdom for 42 years and it only ever brought me heartache, even if I never voiced that heartache to people around me, I had it, and I was in so much emotional pain. Here's the deal, everyone of us has lied and stolen something at one point in our lives, and if you are honest, you will admit that. Because of that, we have broken God's law, the Ten Commandments, which separates us from God in this life, and will guarantee us eternity in Hell after we die. I do not want that for any of you and I do not even know you. But, God sent His Son Jesus Christ to live a perfect life and be a perfect sacrifice for you, me, and all mankind. When Jesus Christ willing went to the cross and shed His innocent blood for us, He paid our fine for us. He took upon Himself the full wrath of God for our sins. Wow! Then on the third day, He was raised from the dead, defeating death, sin, and Hell. It is that power and that power alone that can give us eternal life. God made the way for us to be reconciled with Him and spend eternity in Heaven, but He left that choice up to you, me, and all mankind. What choice will you make? You are not getting this email by accident. There are no such things accidents or coincidences. You are getting this email because God is calling you. The Bible says we only love God because He first loved us. I pray you make the choice to repent and follow God and the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart today. Remember, by not making a choice, you are making a choice and it is "no God, not Your will but mine," and if that is your choice, God will honor it when you die.

I pray you have a blessed day!

Sincerest Regards,

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