Sunday, October 25, 2009

Modern 10 Commandments

TO: EVERYONE

FROM: GOD

Effective immediately, please be aware that there are changes you need to make in your life. These changes need to be completed, in order that I may fulfill My promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life. I apologize for any inconvenience, but after all that I am doing, this seems very little to ask of you. I know, I already gave you the 10 Commandments. Keep them. But, follow these modern TEN COMMANDMENTS, also.

1.) QUIT WORRYING
Life has dealt you a blow, and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens, and carry them for you? Or, do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way? Get over it.

2.) PUT IT ON THE LIST
Something needs to be done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do-list. Let ME be the one to take care of the problem. I can't help you, until you turn it over to Me. And although My to-do-list is long, I am after all, God. I can take care of anything you put into My hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, I take care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.

3.) TRUST ME
Once you've given your burdens to Me, quit trying to take them back. Trust in Me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the kids? Put them on My list. Problem with finances? Put it on My list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For My sake, put it on My list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.

4.) LEAVE IT ALONE
Don't wake up one morning and say, "Well, I'm feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here." Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It's simple. You gave Me your burdens and I'm taking care of them. I also renew your strength, and cover you in My peace. Don't you know, that if I give you these problems back, you will be right back where you started? Leave them with Me, and forget about them. Just let Me do My job.

5.) TALK TO ME
I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy. Forget the worry, and the fretting, because you know I'm in control. But there's one thing I pray you never forget. Please don't forget to talk to me - OFTEN! I love you. I want to hear your voice. I want you to include Me in on the things going on in your life. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with Me. I want to be your dearest friend.

6.) HAVE FAITH
I see a lot of things from up here, that you can't see from where you are. Have faith in Me, that I know what I'm doing. Trust Me, you wouldn't want the view from My eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch over you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust Me.
Although I have a much bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?

7.) SHARE
You were taught to share, when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven't heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who have forgotten how to cry. Share your faith with those who have none.

8.) BE PATIENT
I managed to fix it, so in just one lifetime, you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then, when it takes Me a little longer than you expect, to handle something on My to-do-list? Things occur on MY timetable, not yours. Trust in My timing, for My timing is perfect. Just because I created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should always rush, rush, rush.

9.) BE KIND
Be kind to others, for I love them, just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for My sake. I created each of you different in some way.
It would be too boring, if you were all identical. Please know, I love each of your differences.

10.) LOVE YOURSELF
As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by Me, for one reason only -- to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of Love. Love Me. Love your neighbors. But, also love yourself. It makes My heart ache, when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to Me. Don't ever forget that!
With all My heart I love you, GOD

Oh, don't forget to TALK to Me.

P.S. I LOVE YOU ALL !!!!!!!

21 comments:

Barbara said...

What a wonderful blog you have. I am so sorry you missed the retreat, but thank you for the beautiful card you sent. It was a wonderful retreat and you were missed, but I am glad I found your blog thru what I learned there. I will be praying with others for your health. Have a blessed week.

Hootin' Anni said...

another P S.....you rock Denise!!!

This is outstanding today. Of course all your posts are that, but today...it fit into my life like a charm. Amazing.

Heather said...

absolutely true and perfectly wonderful! thank you for sharing this.

Speaking from the Heart said...

You Rock, Denise!!! Thank you for the reminder. BTW, Are you not on FB anymore?

Angie said...

Very good post! I think it's a great reminder that not worrying is also a command "Do not be anxious for anything..." it's not a suggestion, it's a sin to fret & worry over our lives. Thanks for helping me get back on track!

Pilar said...

This is such a great list and reminded.
Thanks so much for sharing

Peggy said...

Blessings and much love to you Denise, I'm so sorry that the enemy robbed you of going to the Free to Be Retreat when you had done so much & waited for this chance to meet so many blogger friends. These new modern commandments tell you exactly how to handle this major disappointment and even this setback in your health! NO WORRY! MOVE FORWARD & ONWARD...PRESS ON! TRUST! KEEP TALKING WITH HIM! You know you've got it all covered here. Hope you are doing better! &
Know that Our LORD is watching out for you! He's got you covered! Much love and prayers Denise, sweet precious sister & friend...Peggy

My internet has been out so I'm so thankful this morning to be in touch once more with everyone! Please take care!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Well, Denise I didn't think your posts could get any better, but you with God's leading seem to always know what we need and exactly when we need it. These Modern Commandments are so timely. Thank you for sharing.
I love you too and so appreciate you.
Blessings and hugs,
Sue

RCUBEs said...

You always have awesome reminders for us. Thank you for always encouraging us sister...Take good care of yourself. Blessings.

luvmy4sons said...

Amen to this list! Amen. Love ya!

Gracie said...

A reminder that I needed to read,thank you and God bless.
Gracie

Saleslady371 said...

This is some very good advice, my friend. I like all of it and struggle the most with #3, trust. So it was good for me to read this.

Joyfulsister said...

Happy Sunday Sis,
Oh this is another keeper!!! I will ponder it through the week..
What an encouragment and awesome reminder!!!

Luv Ya Lorie

Vikki G said...

Wow! I so needed to hear this at the place in life our family is at...so a very big Thank You!
Blessings,
vikki

Melanie said...

Great, great, great, Denise! What wonderful words that we all should follow.

I pray you are feeling better and that you have a blessed week!

Sandy said...

A right word at the right time. Thanks for sharing :)

Pam D said...

You knew I needed this, didn't you, dear friend? Or maybe it was God who knew. So much that I've allowed to be heaped on my plate, and I really need to hand it over to Him. Every time that I do, it always turns out so much better than if I tried to take care of it. I am SO sorry to hear that you weren't able to make it to the retreat; I know how much you were looking forward to it. God had different plans, and although I can't imagine from my limited perspective what could be better than fellowshipping with your blog friends, I know that He sees things that we do not. Stay strong, Denise, and know that He is encouraging others through YOU.
Love you...

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Wow! This is amazing! I love this post. Thanks for sharing. :)

Eevee said...

Let me tel you I agree with everyone else this was a great post!

Thank you.
You hit the nail right on the head!

Blessings,
Eevee

Caroline said...

Powerful and so true. Thank you.

IRENE said...

Thank you my dear, wonderful friend!...