and another thing!

...then i'll step down off my soapbox for the day :)

how many of you receive e-mails, pretty actually sappy devotionals (please forgive me if i offend because you do like them) that end with this type of writing:

THIS IS A SIMPLE TEST....? If you believe that God is alive and well, send this to at least ten people and the person that sent it to you!!!!!!!!

This is so true. Sometimes it's the simplest things that God asks us to do that cause us, if we are obedient to what He's asking, to be able to hear. His voice more clear than ever. Please listen, and obey! It will bless you (and the world). Phil 4:13 This is an easy test, you score 100 or zero. It's your choice.

If you aren't ashamed to do this, please follow the directions. Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father." Not ashamed Pass this on . . .
okay, i don't know about you, but i am pretty confident i don't worship a God that will bless me/won't bless me if i do/don't forward an e-mail to someone else. i don't think He is up in the heavenlies, keeping score over whether penni sent the e-mail back to the original sender (to her, any way) or forwarded it on to ten of her bestest friends. in fact, most of the people i would consider friends would simply delete it before they opened it if they see a "fwd:" in the reference line. i have a pretty good spam blocker, most of the reputable e-mails i do get don't even come with downloads until i click on my permission for it to do so. and for the record, no, i am not ashamed to proclaim my faith and love in Jesus Christ. i do so every day, hopefully through my actions in real life (and cyberspace, but it's not conditioned...)

does this bug anyone else, or am i simply not being open to God's graces in cyberspace?

6 comments:

Julie D. said...

I see we are in complete agreement once again ... no surprises there, eh? :-)

Kalanna said...

yeah martha!

Janet said...

With you on this one, Penni. I just trash emails like these, and for some wierd reason, feel embarrassed for the people that send them.

C. Fish said...

Oh I am so with you on this. I just hit delete. I know people that think cause I'm Christian that I'll pay heed to all these silly email chain letters just cause they try to make it look like God sent it.

God doesn't have email and if he did, he wouldn't waste his time on chain letters.

Anonymous said...

You know what I can't stand? The ones that say,"If you send this to 10 people within the next 15 minutes, your wish will come true." Or worse yet, I've gotten some that said, "So and so died after he didn't follow the instructions, so don't let this happen to you." Oh please!!! I'm still here, thank you God!

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