Forwards?! they actually take us backwards in our faith
Please pass this sms, prayer, picture, story... within the next hour to 8, 12, eight to the power of 12 people...or more?!
Let's see if Satan can stop this!
"Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven." Mt 10:32 so dont be ashamed to circulate Jesus among your friends... sort of threatening after effects if you dont do it!
Now most of us have received such emails and sms s and forwarded it many times
Saint Teresa of Child Jesus's Prayer..
Mother Teresa started this novena...
The Apparition of O.L.Fatima...
and many more...
Sometimes the content is too good to resist. So i forward it by editing the above said things. Because I beleive in God and all His goodness. He is not a God of Tit for Tat... if u dont acknowledge me i will do the same.... rubbish.
The others are if you forward this something good/miracle will happen today, you will get financial help, your loved one will come back to you, blah blah... come on everyday God is working a miracle in our life. Are our eyes open to see it and give thanks (now its a post on its own). The very fact that we wake up everyday (gift of life) is a miracle! And Our God is Jehovah Jireh, He supplies our needs. "Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" Mt 6:26 I dont need to forward this message inorder to get what i want!
This whole concept of forward and get something has a bad foundation. Its like do-it-yourself-kit/toy, where God (His grace) is left out of the equation. Christianity is not about doing something to merit his love or blessing or a place in heaven for eternity. Its a relationship based on decision to love God, His ways, His people and His creation. Forwards - do they really take u forward?