There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.'
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.
He asked her, Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.
Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.'
This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and whowas always by their side in the most painful situations.
Life Is a Gift
Today before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.
And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.
And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and think: you're alive and still around..
Before whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.
Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to heaven.
Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Our words will affect how angels can minister to us and protect us. If an elderly person talks about falling, and that they will probably fall at some point in time, then the angels cannot go against that person's words/will. The angels are watching and cannot do anything because the person has already prophesied that they shall fall, and by their own words they said they shall fall. Our words each day can determine how much the angels can minister to us and protect us and keep us from harm. If we choose, out of stupidity, to step out of a 3rd story window of a building and expect angels to rescue us, will not work. Jesus was tempted with this action and Jesus rebuked the devil by saying "It is written, thou shall not tempt the Lord thy God". Willfully doing 70 mph on ice and snow and ending up in a ditch would not be a direct attack, but a persons stupidity. We may be protected from death but the car is sure not protected. It can happen that the car is protected, but why tempt the Lord. By our own words we may have said, "I do not care if I end up in a ditch." What are the angels to do then? We said we do not care.
We can be prevented from having accidents if we do not get in a hurry and listen to the whispers of the Holy Ghost. Numerous times I have been within 1/2 second of having someone run into me or me running into someone else but due to the perfect timing caused by listening to the Holy Ghost, I have been protected. Or maybe it was the angels whispering. Unrest, unease, hurry, troubled hearts, fear, and other non-fruits of the spirit can cause us not to hear and we end up in accidents even though the angels tried to protect us. We can be our own worst enemies and satan has nothing to do with it.
Having the angels minister to a person comes about from my 91 year old mother who has fallen several times, the last time 1 1/2 years ago. I suggested to her then that she had been telling her friends that she was probably going to fall, and when she says something like that, the angels hear her words. Since she had prophesied her fall, and her intentions were unclear, she could not be stopped from falling by the angels. The angels cannot read her mind. And from then on she had to stop telling her friends she would fall sometime and instead to speak every morning, or whenever she thought of it, to say that "she does not want to fall" and that way the angels know what her intentions are and can keep her upright. She has not fallen since then. Another thought to consider is an age old question, "what can the devils actually do, physically, in this world, since they are spirit and have no earthly bodies?". The angels seem to have been given power to physically do stuff, but can the devils? If the devils could, it would seem that every knife we pick up could be used against ourselves, and every rock could be thrown at a person, but these things do not happen. I see the storms and such to be caused by devilish influences through the power of people, such as sorcerers, witches etc. The dominion power of people and their words causing things to happen at the direction of the devils. People think the devils have the power, when the devils are simply deceiving people into using their own power wrongly. The people speak words and things happen. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Believers and unbelievers all use words.
Furthermore, have you ever paid attention to the weather forecasters? Listen to them as they "prophecy" the weather. they do not say, tornados may be present in a certain area. They say tornados will be in a certain area, the hurricane will turn to the north and hit Haiti, there will be snow, there will be cold, there will be rain and floods, and then everyone listening starts saying the same thing, agreeing. That sounds like agreeing to a prophecy. Hmmm.
Be of a sober mind, be watchful. Your adversary who is a slanderer, namely, the devil, as a lion roaring in fierce hunger, is constantly walking about, always seeking someone to be devouring. 1Peter 5:8
God just showed me that Satan is searching for someone that he might be able to get at. It doesn't say he can actually effect just anyone. He has to search to find someone who is not hidden in Christ, someone who doesn't know who they are in Christ and who He is in them. Someone who doesn't actually know the word of God. Just don't let that be you. Be prepared and use your shield of faith to quench EVERY fiery dart, not even bomb or spear, but just a dart of the evil one. Hallelujah our victory is eminent!!!