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Flee! Run for your lives

March 7th, 2010

Good morning everyone!

I just came back from a great and fun spiritual retreat with the youth of my church in an AMAZING place called Prema Shanti ( in Val David. The theme of the retreat was “Flee! Run for your lives” – Jeremiah 48:6 and the topic was about the life of Joseph and how he fled from sin when he turned down Potiphar’s wife.

I simply wanted to share with you, a small letter from God written by Cherry Ibrahim that we got to meditate on.

My lovely child,

You know that “I have loved you with an everlasting love”, I always remember you and will always answer you whenever you call me. Just remember my name and I will save you. I know that facing temptation is never easy. When Joseph turned down Potiphar’s wife, it was with the words, “How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?” he remembered my love to him. He fixed his eyes on me, and he chose to run away. You also need to get closer to me and know more about my unique love to you, so you can resist temptation.

Look at Jonah… When My word came TO Jonah. “Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD” and he chose to hurt me. Finally, when Jonah decided to Pray, I answered his prayer and the fish delivered him to the beach outside of Ninevah. I gave him a second change, because I was waiting for him.

My Child… Tell me… Why did you deny me?… Why did you sell my love to you for a very cheap price?… Why did you love the world more then you loved me?… Why do you choose to hut me?… Do you think that I deserve that?… I have loved you even though you hurt and denied me… “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down this life for his friends”. What do you do to know Me more?… Do you read the Bible?… Do you read my messages in wich I show my love to you?… I have something to tell you everyday.

I still love you and I am always waiting or you with my arms open on the cross everyday… Are you going to come?… remember… I am still here, waiting for you to come back to me TODAY!

Source: Letter written by Cherry Ibrahim

Bank account

March 1st, 2010

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, shaved perfectly with his hair fashionably combed and 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 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 depositing.

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.

Source: STGJ Newsletter

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