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Dorothy; way to go on the weight loss. I noticed you've really come a long way in your journey. May God bless you as you continue to strengthen the vessel God has given you to serve Him. emoticon

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What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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Wow Teresa!! There is nothing more to be added to your post...thanks so very, very much for sharing!! Hugs, Donanne

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Learn to forgive like a Teddy Bear..with heart wide open, not caring who is right,
Learn to love like a Teddy Bear, with eyes wide open and imperfect eye sight!!

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Thank you for posting such a powerful message. I pray that those read your post will become accountable to themselves as well as God enough to share the gospel with the lost.

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Who Will You Be Held Accountable For?
One day a woman named Louise fell asleep in her bed, and dreamed a dream. She dreamed that someone in Hell wrote a letter to her, and It was to be delivered to her by a messenger. The messenger passed between the lakes of burning fire and brimstone that occupies Hell, and found his way to the door that would lead him to the outside world. Louise dreamed that the messenger walked to her house, came inside, and gently but firmly woke Louise up. He gave her the message, saying only that a friend had wrote it to her from Hell. Louise, in her dream, with trembling hands took the letter and read:

My Friend,
I stand in Judgment now,
And feel that you're to blame somehow.
On earth, I walked with you day by day,
And never did you point the way.
You knew the Lord in truth and glory,
But never did you tell the story.
My knowledge then was very dim;
You could have led me safe to Him.

Though we lived together on the earth,
you never told me of the second birth,
and now I stand this day condemned,
Because you failed to mention Him.

You taught me many things, that's true,
I called you "friend" and trusted you,
But I learn now that it's too late,
You could have kept me from this fate.

We walked by day and talked by night,
And yet you showed me not the Light.
You let me live, and love, and die,
You knew I'd never live on high.

Yes, I called you a "friend" in life,
And trusted you through joy and strife.
And yet on coming to the end,
I cannot, now, call you "My Friend."


After reading the letter, Louise awoke. The dream was still so real in her mind and sweat dropped from her body in pools. She swore she could still smell the acrid smell of brimstone and smoke from her room. As she contemplated the meaning of her dream, she realized that as a Christian, she has failed in her duty to "go out to all the world and preach the gospel."
As she thought of that, she promised herself that the next day, she would call Marsha and invite her to church with her. The next morning she called
Marsha and this was the conversation:

Yes, Bill, is Marsha there?
Louise, you don't know?
No, Bill, know what?

Marsha WAS KILLED LAST NIGHT IN A CAR ACCIDENT. I thought you had known.
Fellow Christian, is this your testimony? Are you witnessing to your friends that you are with everyday? Or will there be a friend of yours in hell, asking you why you did not tell them about JESUS?

Deep letter, don't you think? How many of your friends will hold you accountable for not telling them about Jesus and His love? It is every
Christians mission to share the gospel message with all. It is not just the Pastors, It is not just the Deacons. Jesus does not ask you to tell the world,
like you have a choice in the matter. He commands us to tell the world! God's purpose in our life's was not just to "get us saved" if it was, once we
accepted Christ into our life and received his gift of grace he would have taken us to Heaven at the moment of salvation! His purpose is for us to tell
the world of His Son Jesus!

In His service, Teresa
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Phillipians 4:6-7
Ruth 1: 16-17

You will never possess what you are unwilling to pursue.

A womans heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should seek Him first, to find her.

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