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Friends, go find your emotional and enormous purpose. If you find a big enough reason to change something in your life, you can change absolutely anything. This 2012 I'm praying that God will do a massive overhaul in your lives - that God will make you brand new! See you at the feast on Sunday! Don't let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future. -- Zig Ziglar If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears - Glenn Clark Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. Herman Hesse Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. - Peter Drucker Don't start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Be strong now because things will get better. It might be stormy now but it cant rain forever. - Hailee Courage is not living without fear.Courage is being scared to death and doing the right thing anyway.- Chae Richardson
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life s deepest joy: true fulfillment-Anthony Robbins The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King, Jr. Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others-Marianne Williamson Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much-Blaise Pascal Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless-Mother Teresa Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you - James Freeman Clarke Soulfood by Bo Sanchez: Grateful people get more of what they're grateful for. If we're grateful for love and friendships, we get more love and friendships. In the same way, if we grumble about our problems, we'll have more problems. Friend, remember to be grateful even when our life is far from what we expected it to be. See you at the Feast! Soulfood by Bo Sanchez: I've realized I grew most, not when everything was going my way but in times of intense trouble and pain . Because that's when God stretched me. Friend, trouble is the birthplace for your greatest growth. Let's be grateful for the blessings behind our trials. Have a glorious 2012.
Don t limit yourself. You re bigger than you think you are. I believe that love is limitless. It has no boundaries. I do what I do because I want to love people.... Wake up each morning and ask, How can I bless the world more? -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich Friend, let me ask you: What kind of debts do you have? If you have a bad debt, make a goal now to get out of it and give yourself a specific deadline. Face the mirror and shout out loud: I m going to be financially free! Make it your goal, make it your prayer, make it your battle cry. -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich God wants you to be the Scriptwriter. Create the life you were meant to live. By the way, you might be asking: Where is God in the movie? He s the Producer. -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich Have you ever wondered why you do not get what you want? There are two big reasons why you fail to get what you want. First, because you don t really know what you want. That means, you re confused with what you want.... The second big reason for not getting what you want is that we don t want it bad enough. -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich I believe that one of the biggest reasons why we don t receive God s blessings is because we rely on Him too much. We surrender to Him what He doesn t want us to surrender: our stewardship. Have you relied on God too much? -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich
God designed us to work and trust not simply to trust. -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich Soulfood by Bo Sanchez: Friend, remember that you will always have more blessings than problems. Problems seem more because you count them, measure them and you analyze them everyday. But when you count your blessings, you will realize that your blessings outnumber your problems. Always! Here s my belief: Unless you love yourself, you can t love anyone else. -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich When there is no clarity of purpose, no great thing will be achieved, -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich What you subconsciously want, you will get. And what you subconsciously do not want, you will avoid. -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich I m not content with earning enough . My heart is too big for that. I want to earn more than enough so I could bless the poor. -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich If you want to make small incremental improvements in your life, change your behavior. But if you want to make dramatic, quantum leaps in your life, change your beliefs. -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich Enlarge your psychological wallet. The poor have tiny psychological wallets. God wants to
give them more but their psychology can t handle the blessing. -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich Failure usually happens not in one dramatic event. Failure happens bit by bit, one negative act after another negative act, done consistently overtime. You re the product of your thoughts, choices and habits. -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich When you choose your thoughts, you choose your psychology. And when you choose your psychology, you choose your behavior. And when you choose your behavior, you choose the consequences of that behavior. Which includes wealth or poverty. Bottomline, you create your wealth and you create your poverty. We do it. So let me ask you: What kind of thoughts do you have? -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich If you want to get out of poverty, nothing can stop you. Not your corrupt government or you family lineage. Stop blaming your family for your poverty. -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich Blame robs you of your power to determine your life. Remember, the quality of your finances is determined by your choices in life. And unless you stop blaming others and start taking responsibility for your poverty, you ll always remain poor. -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets if the Truly Rich Friend, don t be shocked, but you have the power to create the life you want. Here s the truth: You created the life that you are living now. So if you don t like your job, you re
responsible. -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich Friend, don t be shocked, but you have the power to create the life you want. Here s the truth: You created the life that you are living now. So if you don t like your job, you re responsible. -- Bo Sanchez, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich Worry is about the future. Today, God will open up to you a whole new world. That world is called Now . When you live in your Now , you don t worry. Instead, you relax in His love. One of the most useless regrets is rushing through life. -- Bo Sanchez, 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die Soulfood by Bo Sanchez: December 9, 2011 I believe God doesn t want you to bring people to Jesus. God wants YOU to bring Jesus to people. How? By being Jesus to somebody. This is God s battleplan - for people to get to know Him through YOU being like Jesus wherever you are. Friend, you don t have to be perfect like Jesus to somebody. I believe that the ability to love others is the only high standard you need. We just need to love them. Everyday. When you re making a decision in life, ask your older self for advice. Older people are wiser. Because they re looking back at their lives. -- Bo Sanchez, 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die
Give love even if they don t respond. -- Bo Sanchez, 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die The only way to prioritize your relationships is to learn how to be grateful for your loved ones. There is no other way. -- Bo Sanchez, 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die Just one idea can change your life, Earl Nightingale. Soulfood by Bo Sanchez: December 3, 2011 What you say to yourself matters because your words are prophetic. I know many people who put themselves down with their words and shame themselves. They don t understand that they are creating their world by their words! Friend, make a decision today to bless yourself with words. Complement yourself. Say, I m blessed. I m anointed. I m a wonderful person. I am a Champion. Your words will change the quality of your life. Speak God s words and change your world. See you at the Feast! Our most painful regret is that we didn t love enough. -- Bo Sanchez, 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die How to take risks: Leave your Comfort Zone, get into your Courage Zone, but never go out of your Core Zone. Your Core Zone is the area of your core gift. -- Bo Sanchez, 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die
Friend, has God given you a dream but you ve not been doing anything about it? Have you been living in your Comfort Zone? Have you been held back by fear? God is saying, I am filling your heart with courage. I will be with you. I will never forsake you. -- Bo Sanchez, 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die If you want to succeed big time, you have to act (and act and act and act) before everything becomes clear. Obviously you ll make lots of mistakes. But that s great! Because through your mistakes, the path will become clear. -- Bo Sanchez, 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die Everything you want in life is just outside your Comfort Zone. Al success is found in your Courage Zone. -- Bo Sanchez, 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die Never focus on your problems. Focus on your possibilities. The problems will pull you down. The possibilities will push you up. -- Bo Sanchez, 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die Every raw material you need to do His work is already there within you. -- Bo Sanchez, 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die God doesn t want you to have regrets in your life. God doesn t want you to die with your dreams still unfulfilled. In fact, God gave you those dreams so that you can make them happen.
-- Bo Sanchez, 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die If you ve been far from God, God has never been far from you. He s pursued you, chased after you and He ll never give up on you. -- Bo Sanchez, 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die Comparisonitis is a spiritual disease that has become an epidemic. It s the cause of much unpeace in our lives. -- Bo Sanchez, 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die Soulfood by Bo Sanchez God doesn t define you by what you have done. He defines you by what He has done in you. Friend, your future is out-of-this world beautiful. Believe that God will walk into your open door and change everything. It may not happen overnight, but it will happen. Just keep that door open. Just never give up. Think God s thoughts. And you ll never be the same again. Perhaps, people around you are looking down at you. People around don t believe in you. And all they do is point out your weaknesses. You have a God that doesn t do that. He never compares you to anyone else. He loves you as you are. -- Bo Sanchez, 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die I have not lived perfectly. But I ve tried to live deliberately. When confronted with choices, I try to be awake. Not a zombie. Not asleep on the wheel. I invite you to do the same. Live deliberately.
-.. you get blessed. All of us do! But God says. And only you can give this gift to the world.and makes you realize that we live in a generous universe. The power of healing is flowing through my body. give me the inner strength to persevere. If you want to live a life of miracles.. .the conspiracy of grace begins to work in the background. learn to sow in time of famine.Bo Sanchez. the ballerina stops dancing and playing music.Bo Sanchez. I'm getting better and better every day. How to Live a Life of Miracles "Reason for Giving #1:
. My Conspiracy Theory "Never define yourself by your mistakes. Stand up again. I repeat: God created a universe that will conspire to give you what you need. and thank Him in advance.Bo Sanchez. I am getting stronger and stronger every day. 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die Friend.. If you give. many of them!) But I ve never given up. Sometimes. if you don t give this gift to the world. When your relationships aren't working. buried deep inside. by working on it. my friend! -. -. I ve failed in many of my tests.-. You sin. 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die "Reason for Giving #4: When you give.. I can still fulfill your dreams. 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die We all make mistakes. But failing in one test doesn t mean you ll fail in life. to never let go! Give me the courage to always love no matter what happens. -. Happy giving. God created you with a special gift. How to Live a Life of Miracles "Reason for Giving #2: When you give. To hold on. your goodness. You fall. He doesn t look at your failures. How Your Words Can Change Your World "Faith Declaration #3: Claim Your Health and Healing Say with conviction and boldness: "With long life. He satisfies me and shows me His salvation. New health. He believes in you. it's because you've not been winding them up." -. Giving breaks your poverty thinking -. If you don t become true to yourself. a hidden blessing. 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die "In all your trials. I ll be here to supply all that you need to create a new life. I don t look at your mistakes. you grow in love. Amen!"
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When God looks at you. Move on.Bo Sanchez.Bo Sanchez. new joy. And dead things can't give you love and heal heart wounds.Bo Sanchez.Bo Sanchez. new peace and new hope are increasing within me. What am I saying? Relationships need renewal or they die.Bo Sanchez. God doesn t look at your mistakes. you fail those tests. you have to give. In Jesus' name. How to Build a Happy Family "By opening yourself to blessing. Define yourself by your divine destiny. He trusts that you ll rise from your fall. you don't have to love. pouring your energies into it -. You make the wrong choices." -.Bo Sanchez. I should know. mind and spirit. Stop condemning yourself. 40 Stories of Passion "Relationships are like wind-up toys. 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die Life gives you tests. I can still make your life beautiful. He looks at your beauty. (Many.Bo Sanchez. Even if you can't see it yet. Giving takes you out of your scarcity mentality ." -.Bo Sanchez. How to Live a Life of Miracles "Reason for Giving #3: When you give." -. If you don't wind it up.that you are not poor after all. I ve got a word for you: God is the God of Second Chances. there is a hidden purpose. the world becomes a lesser place.Bo Sanchez. You stumble." -. -. Lord. But if you love. trust that it's there. you gain an abundance mentality. your holiness.
It is not something physical. Amen!' When God looks at you. I declare I ll have a super-blessed life! I claim a life of amazing abundance. greater generosity.. Each day.. but are felt in the heart. deserve your love and affection. I may have made mistakes in the past. divine connections.
When you find peace within yourself. the more your heart suffers." -. you're happy.keep stillness inside of you. How to Live a Life of Miracles "Faith Declaration #2: Claim that God is Bigger Than Your Mistakes Say it with all your heart. He doesn t look at your failures. miracles blossom.Bo Sanchez.Bo Sanchez.Deepak Chopra In the midst of movement and chaos. Each day is a new beginning for me. Nandina Morris quotes Be kind. -.. Today.-. your holiness. Show me a giving person and I'll show you a happy person." -.When you give. for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Confess your faith. I come boldly into God's presence to receive mercy. as much as anybody in the entire universe.. beauty is a light in the heart. Each day. believes in your future.Helen Steiner Rice Where hope grows.Sophia Loren Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. new opportunities. It is always better to be loved for the person that you truly are than who you are trying to be. unforgiveness is one thing that must be thrown away.-.Elna Rae You. dreams fulfilled. Bo Sanchez Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. For the rest of my life. . and it reflects in your eyes. -Plato The less you open your heart to others. answered prayers and exponential growth. 5 Things You Need To Do Before You Die
CONFESS THIS OUT LOUD. buried deep inside. How to Live a Life of Miracles "If you want to live a life of miracles.Bo Sanchez. Because of God's mercy. He trusts that you ll rise from your fall. I shall live in abundance. I shall live a new life. Let your words define your reality: I may have messed up. Each day. He believes in you. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.Helen Keller Beauty is not in the face. and accepts you just the way you are. you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. but this is temporary.. I shall experience more joy. super natural appointments. financial increase. but my future is brighter than my past. your goodness. The happiest people in the world are givers. In Jesus name! "Believe that You'll have a super blessed life!" From the Book Your Words Can Change Your World by Bo Sanchez Confidence is the result of hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication. my best blessings are yet to come. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen.the Lord is going to climb it with you. I shall walk in God's favor.. I shall receive more love and give more love. I reject condemnation. yourself. He looks at your beauty. No matter how steep the mountain . -. -Buddha A friend is someone who understands your past. open new doors.Kahlil Gibran Beauty is how you feel inside.-Deepak Chopra
. William Arthur Ward Don't let the shadows of yesterday spoil the sunshine of tomorrow. God doesn t look at your mistakes. great miracles. nor touched . Live for today.
-Flavia Weedn "Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't. you'll start having positive results. I give myself reasons why I can.Be happy. is the first and only object of good government. a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.Zig Ziglar Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself." Author Unknown "Correction does much."-Winston Churchill "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. . another opens. show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.. When you say a situation or a person is hopeless.Mark Twain
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. a kind look. When you put faith. . hope and love together. -Mahatma Gandhi When one door of happiness closes. It's one way of being wise. Allen In all things it is better to hope than to despair -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise Oscar Wilde Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in othersPlato "A gentle word.Learn as if you were to live forever. -Mary Engelbreit The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand&be understood. Suzanne Somers Be kind to unkind people ." Ralph Waldo Emerson "A healthy attitude is contagious but don t wait to catch it from others. your simple presence can make others happy. but encouragement does more. Be a carrier.they need it the most Ashleigh Brilliant Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the and the blind can see ."-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces. you can raise positive kids in a negative world.Unknown Live as if you were to die tomorrow.Nichols Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones. you are slamming the door in the face of God. you'll still be heading for a star. -Charles L.Helen Keller The care of human life and happiness. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. -Sidonie Gabrielle When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry." Author Unknown If you don't like something change it. if you can't change it. If you don't get it.R. but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us . and not their destruction. a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. Live the life you have imagined. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are. Willis Reed A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. Willie Nelson
. never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again." -William Hazlitt
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity. change the way you think about it.Thomas Jefferson Go for the moon.Helen Keller The price of hating other human beings is loving one's self less You must love yourself before you love another.
Soulfood by Bo Sanchez: Do you believe that God s blessings are falling on you everyday? Do you wake up every morning believing there s abundance everywhere? If you are desperate for God.-Abraham L. The amount of work is the same. or happy and strong. Sally Field "The positive thinker sees the invisible. in your way of thinking.It's not who you are that holds you back. See you at the Feast. Dr.Anonymous For every minute you are angry. is ever wasted. There is only a shortage of readiness to receive those blessings.Abraham L.we are contributing to the wounding of the world The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid."-Lady Marguerite Blessington "The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. . no matter how small. you re open to receive more! Friend. most beautiful form of love. To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives."-Richard David Bach "Very little is needed to make a happy life. little words of love. there is no shortage of blessings. you will receive untold peace and happiness.Abraham L. We either make ourselves miserable. Feinberg There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. To forgive is the highest. Abraham L. . Feinberg Stop worrying. Real kindness seeks no return. Joyce Brothers Love yourself first and everything falls into line .When you see a person without a smile . It will arm your soul. Worry kills life.-JULIA CARNEY. you lose 60 seconds of happiness. Zig Ziglar "Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed. -Francesca Reigler Try to want what you have.
."Anonymous Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable. Integrity is its own reward. Feinberg The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person -Alexander Pope A strong. NELSON MANDELA." Marcus Aurelius Antoninus "You have to find happiness in yourself before you can find it with someone. positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success. In return." .Robert Muller quotes Little deeds of kindness.Help to make earth happy. Feinberg Don't envy. It wastes time and energy. and achieves the impossible." Anonymous
Be helpful.Give him yours. Little Things If you&I are having a single thought of hatred against anyone in the world at this moment. it is all within yourself. believe in yourself and they will come true To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are." Author Unknown Happiness is an attitude. Worry more about your character. instead of spending your strength trying to get what you want. but he who conquers that fear. it's who you think you're not. Author Unknown It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes. Waitley
Believe in your dreams and they may come true.Lucille Ball Don't worry so much about your self-esteem. feels the intangible. like the heaven above. D. No act of kindness."Anonymous Begin each day with a prayer.
Don t let fear steal your dreams away. Richard Clarke
. Watch your words. Winners make commitments they always keep.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past. You will die tonight. if you don t like me. I don t like you too. Duke Ellington Watch your thoughts. Finish strong.Unknown Adversity is a fact of life. Dietrich Bonhoeffer If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. how would you live your last hours? Would you act differently and be a person of character? Will you be the most excellent. they become words. it s always best to keep busy. Denis Waitley Integrity is what we do. they become actions. He never says. but by the responsibility for our future. they become habits. -Tom Krause A true friend sees the good in everything. first expand your thinking. That s why He ended up on a cross for you.just experiences and your reactions to them. Les Brown All our dreams can come true. most loving human being you can ever be? Friend.George Bernard Shaw Action springs not from thought. See you at the Feast. but for broader shoulders. Seneca I ask not for a lighter burden. it s a marathon. Watch your actions. but from a readiness for responsibility. What we can control is how we react to it. It can t be controlled.Chinese Proverb Opportunity may knock only once. Jewish Proverb
A problem is a chance for you to do your best. God is your hero. and brings out the best in the worst of things. so you might as well be happy. Watch your habits. ~Mark Twain Nobody really cares if you're miserable. Watch your character. man cannot live in health without them. -Walt Disney Losers make promises they often break. they become character. you finish strong. what we say. He waits until you allow Him to love you. The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over. be a person of character. . Mother Teresa The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. . "I will try again tomorrow. Unknown The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. He waits until we allow Him to become a Hero for us. -Sasha Azevedo quotes Soulfood by Bo Sanchez: Life is a marathon. . ~Cynthia Nelms Courage doesn't always roar. and what we say we do D. If an angel appeared in front of you and told you. Soulfood by Bo Sanchez: How many times have you rejected God? How many times did you choose someone or something else?Sin? Materialism?Pride?Addiction? Yet God doesn t walk out on you. Mahalia Jackson Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. to plow your anger and your energy into something positive-Lee Iacocca The true test of a person character is how they stand during test of adversity . He doesn t abandon you. Unknown God's whispers: If you want to expand your territories.Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying. Strengthening your relationship with God isn t a sprint.J. And He won t stop waiting. Instead. just count all of the things you have that money can't buy. You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others. -Mary Radmacher There are no failures . it becomes your destiny. God waits. If you want to feel rich. You don t just start strong. Friend. Galer In times of great stress or adversity. if we have the courage to pursue them. but temptation leans on the doorbell.
You count the number of leaves that you ve lost. he blurted out. 3. I m listening. It was a happy tree. The tree began to panic. Jr. what you re experiencing is something that every other tree in the world experiences. The next day. But when you count your blessings. 6 leaves fell off from his branches. When he reached 300. quotes Anger makes you smaller. you ll realize that your blessings will outnumber your problems. I m losing all my leaves! I ve lost 94 already The bird was taken aback. You re all alone here. Count now the number of leaves that are still on your branches The tree went about counting. you say you ve already lost 94 leaves. It liked looking at the green plains below and the blue sea surrounding the island. Gasp! He couldn t believe it. Remember that you ll always have more blessings than problems. H. 4 . the tree noticed that one of its leaves was turning brown. Problems seem more because you count them. And then the impossible happened: One brown leaf snapped off its twig and fell to the ground.
Be Grateful Even When It s Difficult Once upon a time. . What s wrong? Why are you so sad? The tree said. He began to lose hope and wanted to end his life. you measure them. I m dying! Everyday. he had a genetic defect.
. But he did. On and on they kept falling. But one day. That was when a bird flew by Three Messages From The Bird
Huh? The bird smiled and said. and you analyze them everyday.John Wagner
Soon. He was born without two hands and without a left leg. I have too many leaves! The tree wasn t crying anymore. I m dying. You don t know do you? He looked around and realized why. but everyone can do something. It was the only tree in that island. with great anxiety. another 9 fell. ~Author Unknown Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own. The horrors! Soon. it is in us. 2. But despite his disability. What was going on? This was the first time it happened. more leaves became brown.. he stared on the growing mound of brown leaves gathering around His roots.
The feathered creature perched onto one of the tree s branches. This lovely tree had long branches with leaves too many to count. 12 more fell. he became a professional Tennis player in America. there was a young tree. -Cherie Carter-Scott Joy is not in things. When he was born. more leaves fell. in one of the islands of the Philippines. It never experienced it before. I can t count them. while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. Always! May I interrupt this story by another story? I was reading about Roger Crawford. My dear friend. I want to give you three messages today. You haven t seen another tree in your life.Dick Gregory Nobody can do everything.One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people. Then you re learning a very important truth. Jackson Brown. he said. He became a champion? How could he play Tennis without two hands and a left leg? I don t know. 1) More Blessings Than Problems First. Why do you say that? the bird asked. the tree answered. He was losing so many leaves each day. He counted them. The day after that. In one day. The bird asked. 1.
I realized that I grew the most during the times when there was intense trouble. Because trouble is the birthplace for your greatest growth. will be walking into your life. What will you do with what I have? Roger didn t bother counting the leaves that fell off his branches. I have arms and I have one leg. Perhaps you were retrenched. They rot. And now for my last message. Do you notice what happens to your brown leaves? the bird asked. This was the year my husband left me. Or This was the year I learned I had cancer. If you want better things to happen in your life.
Thank God for empty spaces in your life. Perhaps your company folded up. Lord. he said. I have one word for you about trouble: Get used to it. Don t say. But both had a very different attitude. A leaf was there before Look closer. Specifically. but for a purpose. Perhaps a relationship ended this year.
Yes they do. Both of their husbands found another woman and walked out of their lives. Let s go back to my story 2) More Space For New Blessings The bird said. Yes. Both were devastated. I was looking back at the year that passed. The bird nodded. Perhaps a boyfriend left you. said the bird. Do you see them? Yes. Because new growth happens only if there are empty spaces in your life. because in due time. My husband left me. Give thanks in all circumstances. Or the times when everything was going my way. Lord. the tree shrugged. I can t be grateful for 2011. My life is over. Or This was the year our house burned down. My husband left me. there wouldn t have been space for new leaves to sprout in your branches. (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Yesterday. looking at the mound of brown leaves around its roots. I grew the most when I was attacked from all directions and I couldn t breathe anymore. some older things will have to go first. I now understand.
. Well. Are they really empty. Here s my second message. Roger never complained. Intense pain. If your old leaves didn t fall. One followed the grumbling path and the other followed the grateful path. don t ever give up. Say instead. I see tiny leaves sprouting in the same place where my old leaves fell from. But the Bible says. Thank God and believe that someone new. they re empty. My life is just beginning Like this woman. why don t I have hands and a left leg? Instead. Let me interrupt this story again and tell you that this is how life works. One woman cried. thank you for what I have. at the empty space where your leaves fell from. My life is about to begin. These leaves will enrich you. because it s not really empty That was when the tree said.You see. I understand. Or This was the year my father died. someone better. I realized that I grew the most not during the times when everything was smooth. He celebrated the many leaves that remained in his branches. That s when God stretched me. My life is now over. these rotting leaves will become part of the soil. the tree smiled. Your roots will drink their nourishment. Perhaps you lost your job this year. I realized something very important. Thank God and believe that you ll get a better job and company very soon! I remember two women whose husbands left them. I want you to look at your branches. 3) More Nourishment From Your Growth The bird chirped. said the bird. But the other woman said. Causing you to grow and sprout more leaves You Need Trouble To Grow Bo.
Did you have food on your table last year? Thank God. Someone more affectionate. (I ll explain in awhile. and frogs leaping out of the lake But they weren t grateful. Your spouse has 90% of what you need. Someone prettier. That should have only taken the Israelites 14 days to travel from Egypt to Israel. They crossed the red sea on dry land. I find that weird. you had too much food. you need to be more thankful for blessings you received in 2011. So you have an affair. But they weren t grateful. They were rescued from 400 years of slavery. I feel overwhelmed at what God has done in my life. A pillar of fire accompanied them by night and a pillar of smoke accompanied them by day. Bo Sanchez Gratitude Is A Magnet Here s my message today: If you want to receive more blessings in 2012. They re waiting for something big to happen for them to be grateful. But why did they take 40 years? Let me tell you one major reason: They followed the grumbling path instead of the grateful path. But one day. But because you re not grateful for that 90%. At first. but I want to enter the promised land quickly. and a staff turning into a snake. Both habits are powerful. They saw 10 mind-boggling miracles. Because when I think of the year.) Did you have clothes to wear last year? Thank God. But they weren t grateful. May your dreams come true. And the grumbling path is much longer than the grateful path. It makes you feel wonderful. (From the way I see you. Did you serve God last year? Thank God. And the way to do that is to learn to be grateful. Do you know how quickly it should have been? The distance from Cairo to Jerusalem is only 391 kilometers. Wow. You ve lost your Miss 90% to get Miss 10%. taking care of the kids the entire day. Gratitude Attracts Blessings I know some people who can t be grateful today. What do you have that you did not receive? Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! (1 Corinthians 4:7-8) Marriages Can t Be Strong Without Gratitude Do you know why married people have affairs? It s not because of sex. Let me ask you a few questions. you ll wake up and realize you re holding Miss 10% in your arms. your wife smells of paksiw. Because gratitude is a magnet. It s because they grumble instead of being grateful. She isn t affectionate because she s tired. But when you go home. Did you have friends last year? Thank God. Did you earn money last year? Thank God. it s exciting. Someone who smells nice. I looked back at last year and couldn t help but say. Open your eyes to see that you were swimming in an ocean of blessings last year. I can t say anything else.
. Did you sleep well at night last year? Thank God. Did you have work last year? Thank God. Someone fresh. But they weren t grateful.) Do you know how long the Israelites travelled from Egypt to the Promised Land? The Bible says it took them 40 Years. you search for that missing 10% in a mistress. 40 years longer Think about it. from water turning into blood.
Choose: 2 Weeks Or 40 Years? There are two ways of living on earth: You can grumble or you can be grateful.
I don t know about you.Be grateful for the blessings behind your trials.
Instead of saying. Everyday. (I didn t invent that. say. Something so beautiful. Not because of the accident. Bo Sanchez You re As Magnificent As The Sunrise!
I heard Darren Hardy. And women speak 30. or John Lloyd. You re worth the trouble. you want to hide them from everybody. God wants you to focus on your magnificence. say. and became a helpless. they ll have more financial blessings. so utterly majestic and beautiful. We like to look at the mess. Just reporting the facts. Grateful people get more of what they re grateful for. We don t even notice. Sure. Why? Human beings have this tendency to look at what went wrong. But because motorists like to look at the accident. If you grumble about lack. I have some failures. If you grumble about your problems. say. you ve got car wrecks in your life. I m going through a crisis. Today. publisher of Success magazine. just want you to know that I agree with God. He said when an accident happens on the road. Studies say that men speak 20. But there s also a sunrise within you. crying baby in Bethlehem. I m going through a transformational experience. This manger.) Don t wait to be grateful. Something in us likes looking at what s wrong. I have some lessons. hungry. you ll have more problems. And receive more blessings this 2012. But if there s a magnificent sunrise on the other side of the road. Instead of saying.Some people say. Instead of saying. That s why there s Christmas. You ve got parts of your life that are so terrible. you need to change your talk. You re as magnificent as the sunrise! Change Your Vocabulary You need to learn a new kind of vocabulary. You re worth this visit to earth. grumbling people get more of what they grumble about. Because to me. Just a few lines to greet you. Instead of saying. God left His celestial throne.000 words a day. Focus on your sunrise! That s what God does. But
I don t have a 12-page article for you today. give this wonderful illustration. I have some hidden blessings. This cross. I have some problems.
2000 years ago. they ll have more happiness and love and friendships. We re drawn to messes. you re as magnificent as the sunrise. it ll take your breath away. Be grateful now! Why? Because both grumbling and gratitude are a magnet.
. a tidal wave of words flow out of your mouth. say. Zoom! Missing out on magnificence. If they re grateful for financial blessings. May your dreams come true. not what s right. So we speed through. Why? To tell you. Merry Christmas! By the way. with shafts of sunlight piercing the clouds a masterpiece by the Divine Master do we look? Nah.000. If you want to change your life. You re worth it. If they re grateful for happiness and love and friendships. Be grateful. you have more lack in your life. not magnificence. unrobed Heaven s glory. traffic builds up. In the same way. or Bo Sanchez (I apologize for my hallucinations. I ll be grateful if I win the Lotto Or I ll be grateful if I get promoted Or I ll be very grateful if I have a baby Or I ll be grateful if I marry someone like Brad Pitt. We like gazing at the car wreck. I don t have money. I m temporarily broke but the blessings are on the way.
It can actually poison you and make you sick. It always nourishes. magnesium. We speak without love. You can be sure that on the Judgment Day you will have to give account of every useless word you have ever spoken. It has vitamin B6. Waste Bread is bread that is stale. White Bread tastes nice and soft and delicious. If someone just recorded all that you said. Spiritually. But at that particular time. Right after the Feast. I exhausted physically and emotionally. you would have written 14. our words don t encourage at all 2. but they don t encourage too. zinc. (That s why it s chewy. (Proverbs 16:24)
One day. a typical person would have spoken 730 million words. And she said. We speak uselessly.000 words a day.600 books. and fiber. (Matthew 4:4) But here s something you may not know: God designed your words to also become nourishing bread. If it s not good and helpful and encourage. If you have an opportunity to encourage. don t say it. you don t know how you changed my life. Many times. and it s stripped from all vitamins. and waste bread. If you live until 90. Wheat Bread has all the nourishment intact. Our words can be like one of these three kinds of bread. There are men who speak 50. (Matthew 12:36) What is the Bible saying? Don t waste your words. like Preachers like me. our words aren t always nourishing. sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. I was going through a crisis. But it doesn t nourish. Defeated. Thank you so much I ve heard those lines before. vitamin E. Pretty amazing. white bread.I m sure you know of some exceptions. and put them in book form. The bible says that what we say should be good and helpful and encouraging (Ephesians 4:29). and to coach someone do so. Emotionally. Jesus says.
But in reality. I felt beaten. Bo. Many times. right? But it s not the quantity of words that s important. It s the quality of the words that s important. a woman came up to me. folic acid And fiber. Worn out. Let me explain 1. They nourish you and they nourish others. Pleasant words are a honeycomb.) Don t be shocked. I was going through a transformational experience . those words healed me. We speak without purpose. Wheat Bread God wants your words to be like Wheat Bread. Because white bread is made of white flour. In fact. Because people are hungry
. Financially. White Bread Many of our words are like White Bread. It doesn t make you healthy. It was a time when both my ministries and businesses were going through a tough time. The quality of your words will determine the quality of your life including the life of the people around you. They don t discourage. minerals. But let s admit it. Do your words bless or curse? Do your words heal or cause disease? Do your words give life or give death? Do your words nourish or poison? Do your words lift up or lower down? Do your words encourage or discourage? Be careful with your words 3 Kinds Of Bread You know this already God s Word is like bread. to lift up. to inspire. Correction. I compare our words to three kinds of bread: wheat bread.) Fiber prevents heart attacks and sweeps your intestines clean. It s already covered with mold and bacteria. when I felt discouraged.
that altar boys became Archbishop Fulton Sheen. I m so proud you re my son . Hey. Attention is the water. But try it out. And he kept telling me. pushing out the angel part until your child becomes all monster. then tell him. Waste Bread Like Waste Bread. And he too hit the chalice that contained the wine. wisdom. If he cares for his baby brother. Not once did he say he was happy with me. Don t waste your time by speaking empty words. One day. Your words can destroy your families and your friendships. the priest called the boy and shouted. I love the way you take care of your younger brother. Be preoccupied catching your kids doing good. They can encourage. They can heal. And then we began talking about his father. the other altar boy was also late for Mass. In all those years. Your words can destroy your world. their preoccupation is to catch their kids doing wrong. he didn t have a job. Because words can be poisonous. pouring it onto the red carpet. That was when his face began to grimace in pain. everybody makes mistakes. 30 years later. In other words. You re a monster! You re so disobedient! you re pouring attention into the monster part. Every child is part monster and part angel. So you know what? Maybe you ll become a priest too and he chuckled. Everytime he talked to me. He said. I ve never heard my father say nice things to me.
Everytime you open your mouth.
. Instead of complaining.
Words are powerful. Let me give you four examples. you can choose: You can cure or you can curse. he accidentally hit the chalice that contained the wine. Get out of here! You ll never serve as an altar boy! At another church. There were two altar boys who lived in two different cities serving in two different churches. I m ashamed that you re my son! You ll never amount to anything! Words killed his future. And what s the worst kind of bread of all? 3. one of the most loved religious leaders in America. Brother Bo. I m 23 years old. Let me tell you a true story. Your mouth is a deadly weapon. Complement Or Complain Admit it. If you tell your son a thousand times. And both of them had the exact same experience. Your words can destroy your children and their future. Or they can also curse. Thanks for enjoying our time together as a family. Because he was in a hurry to do everything he needed to do. They can destroy. and an atheist. After the Mass. He didn t finish school. it was always to tell me I was wrong. After the Mass. Change that. I was talking to a young man who was messed up. and love.for nourishment. For many parents. he was taking drugs . the priest who happened to be a Bishop called the altar boy and said. One altar boy was late for Mass. I m clumsy too. And that monster part will grow. The other altar boy? He became Joseph Tito. . the ruthless dictator of Yugoslavia. do the opposite: Complement! It sounds nuts. It s up to you. Son. your words can poison. If you find him happy in your family meals. What part will win? It depends on what part you pour attention to Behavior is the plant. They can bless. but both of them wanted to become priests. it warms my heart that you ve grown up to be a loving boy. he was really lost.
you ll get more of that bad behavior. Be careful with ridicule. we ridicule other people. your words can bring out the best or the worst in others. I was never good in Sports. because it s nutritious. The Bible says. at practice. And always correct within the context of a deep relationship of trust. I m the most worthless kid in the universe. Love is both the motive and manner of your correction. I was so bad at catching. class in the afternoon. Because he won t catch the ball. my P. kids would ridicule me. I never joined any sport. I d already be wishing I d get sick that day. he told everyone. When I was 9-years old. He says I m worthless. (I believe negative humor and poking fun at others has a place between very close friends. Don t shame people. He must know what he s talking about. Here s the principle: Your words create your world.Words like these will change your son. If you complement them about their good behavior. for the sake of making people laugh. the damage can remain for the rest of your life. But my little heart was crying inside. something broke within me. slapping his knee many times. You can correct to love or you can criticize to shame. I told myself. It s not as easy to
eat as Wheat Bread. I couldn t catch the ball even if I had that oversized glove. I couldn t understand why I was so uncoordinated.E. When my teacher ridiculed me. Whenever I had P. was baseball. You just need to know how to do it. Here s my realization: Nothing hurts more than words. That s just how life works. Which brings me to my second example Correct Or Criticize Don t get me wrong. Even within a close relationship. It didn t matter if it was basketball or volleyball or soccer. and you ll get a home run! He laughed loudly. For the next 15 years. (Proverbs 12:18) If you punch someone really hard on the jaw. Why? People will treat you the way you treat them. Try to hit your ball towards that kid over there.E. the swelling subsides after some days.) But I realize that nothing can be more hurting than humiliation. Remember. In my mind. And all the kids laughed with him. Because my Teacher was a person of authority. If you cut someone with a knife. The words of the reckless pierce like swords. But that s why you have to do it. Don t ridicule. So I dreaded Physical Education. So that we won t be careless with our words. It s true: Like Wheat Bread. the Teacher assigned me to the farthest spot in the field. I wish kids would come with a big sign that says. Here s a third example Refresh Or Ridicule When I was a kid. we don t correct. That s part of love. Because we want to be popular instead of loving. You should correct. Fragile Handle With Care . True enough. And with his booming voice. Society values humor so much. pointing to me. Be careful with negative humor. If you keep complaining about their bad behavior. But sometimes. correction is difficult to chew. I was a klutz. I couldn t seem to hit or catch the ball. you ll get more of that good behavior. But if you say something deeply hurting. the cut heals after some weeks. It depends on what words you choose. Because almost every class.
I pretended to laugh too. He s my teacher. Don t correct someone when the relationship isn t strong. we go to the other extreme.
. And I was even more terrified.E. So that I d have an excuse not to attend P.
I m spreading truth. It has become second nature. I don t want to color my opinion towards that person. Last example Gossip When you want to gossip. Come in. She came back. Because your words will be carried by the wind in every direction and you won t be able to take them back. bite your tongue. The old woman said. but he s full of air. But remember. you can still gossip. From now on. I ve come to ask for forgiveness. When the old woman saw her. with pen and paper in hand. He s a good speaker. And the old woman s reputation was tainted forever. But she did what she was told to do. And the universe is like a waiter. She went up the roof. Shay s pretty but not very bright. gossip about the good. I have one last thing I want you to do for me. a young woman spread gossip about an old woman living beside her house. My boss is a total jerk. The young woman was perplexed. because your words are prophetic. Barry looks like a retard. bringing with her a pillow and a knife. And if someone is about to tell you something nasty about someone else. she returned the torn pillow and knife to the old woman. There are people who enjoy pointing out the mistakes of others. What you say to yourself matters. but it won t hurt your friends. After a few months. She knew her neighbor was trying to tell her something. I ve done you wrong. I m just giving you a correction in love. They ve scattered into different directions. Sitting on the couch. Broadcast the wonderful qualities of others to the world. Friend. feathers flew far and wide. With much courage. I m not angry with you. And the young woman softly wept. plunged the knife into the pillow. If you have no choice but to listen. Go out now into the street and collect all the feathers A tear escaped the young woman s eye. carried by the wind. She really is selfish and rude! But even if you re right. But I m not spreading gossip. If you have nothing good to say.Use your words instead to refresh others. It will hurt you. She handed them to the young woman and said. People are cruelest when they know they are right. she knocked on the door of the old woman. I forgive you. The old woman nodded. Please go up to the roof of my house and stab this pillow and rip it. Instead of gossiping about the garbage. It s almost a hobby. I ll suspend judgment and give the other the benefit of the doubt. the young woman had pangs of guilt for what she did.
When she went down. excuse yourself. tell yourself. she said. Spread the good qualities of the people around you! Gossip Is Difficult To Undo One day. the most important conversation you ll ever have in your life is the conversation you have with yourself. and instantly. They love sitting down in judgment and telling the world about people s weaknesses. I m so sorry. I m sorry The old woman said. But only gossip about the good in others. waiting for your
. the young woman said. But can you do something for me? It s a special ritual She stood up and entered the room and the kitchen. Someone asked me. I m not going to believe this one-sided story. don t do it. Conclusion: What s Your Order? So far. but that can t be done. don t say it anymore. I ve been talking about your conversations with others.
You can say. Because life is like a restaurant. Are you going to say something nasty? Just stop. please only speak good words. she told her younger neighbor.
Complement yourself. You are who you are because of the thoughts you ve allowed to fill your mind. And here s the shocking part. many times a day. If you speak encouraging words to somebody. Quantum physics says thoughts are also energy. I ve heard people say. because whoever wins in the battlefield of your mind will win in the battlefield of your life The Bible says. Say good things about yourself! Many times a day. I can t do it. If you transform your thoughts. They re creating their world by their words.) They acted like they were a couple. I m rich in every possible way. You need to enlarge your mind. before
you discourage that person.
. When your mind is small. Their words make their experience permanent. after giving a talk. Not only because David was American and Bathsheba was Filipina. even your human body all these are really bundles of vibrating energy. Speak God s words and change your world! Transform Your Thoughts. I know many people who curse themselves with their words. They belittle themselves. thoughts are things. What you constantly say. Your thinking is so important. Enlarge your thinking. and I ll never be successful. I ll talk about how your thoughts create your reality. before you encourage that person. I ve heard poor people say. A Shocking Story Let me tell you a true story. Let me repeat: The quality of your words will change the quality of your life. I know people who put themselves down. How your thoughts create your destiny. Scientists say there s really no big difference between a thing and a thought. it wounds you first before it wounds others. The ground that you re standing on. For as he thinks in his heart. Transform Your Life Do you want to change your life? It all starts with thinking God s thoughts. I m blessed. Transformation starts with the renewing of your mind. Speaking is like holding a knife without a handle. They shame themselves. you re actually discouraging yourself. the sky above. I m a wonderful person. announce to the world. Here s the truth: You re a product of your thoughts. but largely empty space filled with energy. But there was something odd about them. Many years ago. I ll call them David and Bathsheba. (See Romans 12:2) I believe God has a great plan for your life. so is he Thoughts Are Things
Quantum Physics says everything is energy. But if you speak discouraging words to somebody. Because you re the first listener. You need to think God s thoughts for you to experience God s things. But God cannot put great things into a small mind. They don t understand that they re words are prophetic. In one very real sense. I m a champion. Make a decision today to bless yourself with your words. (In a minute. I m poor. you ll know why I chose these fictional names. Today. you transform your life. That s why thoughts are powerful. I m the beloved of God This truth applies when you speak to others too.order. a Filipina and an American walked up to me. the chair you re sitting on. He wants to pour greatness in you. If the knife is sharp. you re actually encouraging yourself. I m anointed. and I m no good. A solid brick wall in its subatomic level isn t solid at all. you cannot think great things. that waiter will deliver to you on a silver platter. I m amazing. I m favored. and I have no money.
I m ugly. You re beautiful.
. her? Or did your tears. When you think God s thoughts. Tomorrow. give me an American I wanted to tell her. Darling. and I saw this woman kneeling down. and the woman was 42. I m going to ask something that seems impossible. (More or less like a writer I know. What was worse than a prostitute was an old prostitute selling her old body at 85% discount. she was ugly. someone walks into her life and says. She said. in the hope that a potential husband will pass by. People called her ugly.
Can I continue the story.) As I looked at them. while I was at home. Please give me a husband. Lord. I prayed. At that exact time.It was also because David was tall. If I wasn t kind. The Bermuda Triangle. We started talking. My goodness. What is reality? Reality is essentially a product of our thoughts. I ll never been able to forget this story. (Although I already did. Even to herself. realizing once again there are certain mysteries in the world that we cannot solve. Let me ask you. But I was so tired of what I was doing. and young. Bathsheba smiled. And believe me. And I noticed. I said. really old. And why David calls this woman beautiful. crying. I share with you this story not to teach single women to pray with their door open. Ahem. Prostitution was the only way I knew to feed my children. I was guessing the guy was 26. we got married! Miracles happen. And other people don t like you too. David said. And if possible. Was Bathsheba ugly or beautiful? To everyone else. at most 28. we re all going to the States. Sweetheart? David interrupted. I was a prostitute for 20 years. and really ugly. You feel ugly. I didn t know why I was crying. I share you this story to tell you about the power of thoughts. God have mercy on you. I knelt down. I looked through the doorway. Are we talking of uh. People mocked her on the street. not so young. God thinks you re beautiful. We sat down and she started talking. I was walking on the street when I noticed a house with an open door. that the woman was very beautiful I wanted to say. three huge things will happen. But I need you to rescue me. I ve got two kids from two different fathers. I walked through the door. we started dating. But imagine I didn t. uh you know. Imagine if you think God s thoughts? Right now. I introduced myself.) But Bathsheba was not so tall. And that shift of thought will transform your life forever. then I d describe her as really short. Bathsheba was the first to speak. she was ugly. I m a prostitute. Lady. I have two kids from two different fathers. you may be like Bathsheeba. But one day. Being a prostitute was bad enough. But I won t say that. I was a prostitute in Olongapo. Can I share our story with you? You can imagine I was all ears. Of course. That s not the point and what happened to Bathsheba was absolutely strange. Brother Bo. I love your talk on God s Love. David went on. Brother Bo. He ll be introducing me to his parents. The Prophecies of Nostradamus. But I m here to tell you that God thinks you re amazing. I wanted to say. one day. I can identify. I began to cry too. You don t like yourself. I didn t say that. I m being very kind when I describe her in this way. Bathsheba said. handsome. As I looked at her. and not so beautiful. those parents will need extra-strength grace! Why I Tell You The Story
Even if this happened many years ago. I just nodded my head. and 6 months later. Bathsheeba said. block your vision? Obviously. you ve got guts.
You see. Uneducated. The youngest. How You Think About Yourself It reminds me of another David When God was looking for the next King of Israel. Where are your sons? the priest asked Jesse. with the body of a body-builder. Read the Bible and you see this exact thing happening again and again. I want you to stand up and announce to the world. How you ve messed up. If God says I m a champion. Samuel was confused. and they ve made already a prediction of what will happen to you in your future. They don t want you to shake up their picture of reality. people look at you. So he asked Jesse. I do have one more son. Why bother looking at him? You wouldn t like him. and sand on his hair. He majors in your magnificence. The boy stood in front of Samuel. For every single one of them. God is already talking about your destiny. Why? Because while you re still wrestling with your history. And so the old man called his sons to line up in front of the Prophet. Samuel asked him. Your Existence Means You Won By the mere fact that you re alive.
. I m sure Jesse was a little bit disappointed. He doesn t major in your mess. People around you may take you for granted. The gofer. Think about it. my seven sons are in front of you now. But he s just a boy. But Samuel said. While your thoughts are still mired in the quicksand of your past. I m choosing a King from the sons of Jessie of Bethlehem. David s father didn t admire him. Not this one either. So Samuel visited the house of Jesse. Call him anyway. Not this one. What Jesse really wanted to say was. Don t you have any other sons?
Jesse said. David was the runt. He s out with the sheep In other words. Jesse called the next one. And if people notice you. He was called. People want you to be consistent with the poor image that they have of you in their minds. His brothers thought he was a pest. And the next one. With calluses on his hands. And God called David King when he was but a boy smelling of sheep poop. And God told the priest. mud on his feet. And they want that prediction to be fulfilled. But God told Samuel. God s thoughts are already constructing your future. And they want you to be consistent with these negative labels they have given you. He focuses on your fabulousness.The first thing that will change will be 1. How you ve failed. People want you to remain the same. The Bible describes Eliab was tall. But God thinks about you differently. Smelly. And God told Samuel. And he doesn t wear the right clothes. Jesse said. You ve shown me your seven sons? Yes. people around you may overlook you. you re already a champion.
God called Gideon a mighty man of valor when he was a coward hiding from his enemies. He called his next son to stand in front of Samuel. The errand boy. people won t understand you. In other words. Samuel heard God tell him. And the next one. denying fisherman. How you fell flat on your face. God called Peter the Rock at a time when Peter was a stumbling. he looked like a king. I m not the labels you ve given me. Not this one. Today. This is the guy I m choosing to be King. God asked Samuel the priest. Filthy. They weren t thinking God s thoughts. The eldest was Eliab. But that s because they were looking at him thinking their thoughts. and good-looking. Untrained. Rough. then I m a champion. The Power Of Labels When you think God s thoughts about yourself. He doesn t focus on your fumbles. People have already labeled you loser and failure and mediocre and hopeless . they only notice if you ve done wrong. lying.
publish 8 magazines. You re a wimp. we change how we think about our problems too. that was me. And before you were born I consecrated you. or whether you ve been doing your Bible reading. you re bigger than this. I troubled myself for nothing. At the very moment of your conception. I shared to him My Mentor was very patient listening to my story. I was already having sleepless nights. God doesn t define you by what you ve done. Today. the veil that separates you and who you really are deep in your soul. I felt so troubled. Because before you were in the womb of your mother. I was facing a huge problem. that s nothing! That problem is so small. Like lint in your clothes. He will lift the curtain. So finally I called up one of my Mentors. Every detail I could remember. You re a coward.
. Yes. Like mud on your shoes. The Bible says. this Divine pre-selection isn t based on the good that you ve done.Why do I say that? Think about it. Your sperm cell out-swam the millions of other sperm cells to connect to the egg cell. And remember: To God. God will re-introduce you to who you really are. Who would have thought that a victim of sexual abuse would be writing this to you now? Who would have thought a porn addict of 20 years would write 25 bestselling books. you already won. You weren t doing any good yet. You re a champion! This ordination. Weeping may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning And finally. You re a nobody. You re a liar. How You Think Of Your Problems One day. Your definition of me is based on past information. when you think God s thoughts. When God talks about you. The reason why we think our problems are big is because we think we re small. But when we change the way we think about ourselves. Is that all? Bo. Here s what I learned. And then he said something that I ll never forget. Friend. you also change one last thing 3. something else will change 2. How You Think Of Your Future I love this message because this is my story. you re future is out-of-this-world beautiful. and preach around the world? This can only be God s doing. That s not you. You re a hot head
You ve got to tell them. He defines you by what He has done in you. People around you will say. just flick them This wasn t a nice friendly counseling session. You re a failure. you ll have more of those tiny problems. My definition of me is based on God s thoughts about who I really am And if you think God s thoughts. or whether you ve been a good boy or a good girl. He was my Mentor and he had my permission to be brutal with me. tossing and turning in bed. You re so big. The Bible says. or whether you ve been going to Mass. You re so much bigger! And Bo. They re so small. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations. And yet God already saw something good in you. His words changed me. all your problems are small. My wife would wake up at 3am and she d find me still awake. God pre-selected your sperm cell. I didn t know what to do. Because he made me realize I was a giant! Why be bothered by tiny problems?
And soon enough. You re a jerk. He prophecies of things yet to come. I slept like a babe. Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. I ve seen you before. you weren t praying yet. those problems that I thought were gigantic blew away like mist. That night. that problem is like dust in your shirt. He said. You re weak. God spoke that to Jeremiah but I believe He says the same words to you. on whether you ve been faithful in your prayer time. I described the problem. But let me introduce you to the new me.
bombs were falling from the sky. there isn t only one kind of conflict. I don t think there s a real friendship. This is what I mean by necessary fights. When there is no peace inside you. And you ll never be the same again. that war will flow outside you. in one sense. Carol. I still earn from the business. It may not happen overnight. Pam sells it at a higher price but tells Carol how times are hard and how she sold the jewels for a bargain. you ll be looking to others to fill your need of worth. It was already lost the moment Pam started deceiving you. What do you want to do? A part of me just wants to let it be. what should I do? I tossed the question back. either physically or emotionally fight him. Pam is a friend and I don t want to lose the friendship. Two million people died in that war. To forget about it. Confront. Never come back until he seeks help for his violent nature. Just never give up. Carol owns the items while Pam sells them. There are three 3 Kinds Of Conflicts People create many problems in their lives because they don t know the difference between these three conflicts. there can be no peace outside you. I ll talk about how you can have more peace in your life. When I was growing up. Don t let her remain in sin.
. Pam has milked from her two million pesos. Anyway. But Carol. then the friendship may be repaired. If not. I don t believe we can remove all the conflicts from our lives. Think God s thoughts. it was the Vietnam War. Get out of the house. My parents grew up during World War II. Then fight her. It s not easy. in Europe alone. But where do wars begin? Inside us. Seek help from a temporary shelter. she figured that in the past couple of years. know the difference between them. From the beginning of time. Brother Bo. Which is downright impossible. Because of that war. If you don t fight. To save yourself from many problems.
How To Be A Peacemaker Today. If she repents. Do you care for Pam? Yes. If you re angry at yourself. 1. When your husband is beating you up. If there s war inside you. Just keep that door open.
When Carol discovered the deception. Carol remained silent at the other end of the line. because you don t have peace within yourself. You see. That all hope is gone. let me ask you a question. Peace flows to the people around you. The war that rages outside you is merely a reflection of the war that rages within you. Ten million people died because of World War II. I m a realist. And you start blaming others for the mess in your life. When they got married. Present the evidence. Why? Because you love yourself and you love the person who is abusing you. Conflicts You Shouldn t Avoid Carol and Pam have a thriving jewellery business. but it will happen. Be angry. you won t accept other people s weaknesses. Carol called me up and asked. you ll be angry at the world too. you re tolerating his or her sin. Here s the truth: No one wins in a war. Mind you.Perhaps you re like Bathsheeba. Why do you fight with your friend? With your sister? With your spouse? With your parents? Sometimes. Any war. I knew my words stung. Even the so-called Victor of the war is really a Loser too. there were 13 million orphans. war was there. you don t lose anything. But believe that each day. Unknown to Carol. Here s what I learned. I do.
If you don t accept your weaknesses. If you don t like yourself. He will change everything. God walks into the open door of your life and says you re future is beautiful. you won t like anyone else. Perhaps you feel this is a dead-end for you right now. And besides. And if you feel unworthy.
David loved Saul. And this is where I want to dwell on for my message today. But we do it because we love.Be Forbearing 3. you have gained your brother. And the insight is genius. When we show we care for that person. We all make mistakes. Choose your battles. I don t want to have a single unnecessary conflict in my life. we make withdrawals. I ll avoid conflicts because I m conserving my resources. don t. Conflicts happen when the friendship is neglected. Paul says. David had a love-hate relationship with King Saul. If it is possible.Be Foolish Today. Follow my advice.
. Why? From experience. (Yep. He wanted to slay his enemies for him. as far as it depends on you. If you enjoy correcting someone. offer your love anew.) Here s the first Strategy of avoiding unnecessary conflicts. Conflicts You Should Avoid This is the bulk of our conflicts. Bo. But when we take that person for granted or when we offend that person. We need to correct because we love. attention. And he wanted to give him a few cute grandchildren. The best defence is still offence. saps my energy. Be happy. we make deposits and withdrawals to that account. If I can avoid it.Be Flexible 4. Be Faithful I first read about emotional bank accounts from Stephen Covey. How do you avoid 99% of your conflicts?
You do it by following 4 powerful strategies of a Peacemaker. go and tell him his fault. and time that I should be spending in achieving my dreams. If you ve tried to reconcile.
That s why St. And then there s the second kind of conflict 2. A wise man once said. a single conflict drains me. I ll discuss the first two Strategies Be Faithful and Be Forbearing. David had to be skilful at playing his harp while dodging low-flying spears thrown by Saul in sudden fits of insane jealousy. but the other person doesn t want to? Then at least you tried. In the Bible. what if you move heaven and earth to heal a broken relationship. no matter how small. If your brother sins against you. and wastes my time Energy. and he wanted to play music for him. You ve tried to reconcile. live your life. I will. 1. We correct someone not because of revenge or a desire to punish or humiliate someone. (Matthew 15:18) I repeat. I ll discuss the other two Be Flexible and Be Foolish. And now for the third kind of conflict 3.That s not love! Jesus said. but the other person insists on fighting you. I told her. God sees your effort. between you and him alone. Conflicts You Can t Avoid Someone asked me. really. Plus an extra Bonus fifth Strategy. (Exodus 14:14) And if he finally comes to his senses. Mistakes are forgivable. It s always painful to do so. We shouldn t enjoy correction. This love-hate relationship was so absurd. We have an emotional bank account with each person we relate to. If he listens to you. It s when the withdrawals outnumber the deposits. (Romans 12:18) Read that inserted phrase again: As far as it depends on you I love Paul for putting that in.) But King Saul was jealous of the young man s growing fan s club. They have no resources left. Because there are some conflicts in our lives when it doesn t depend on us anymore. the account or relationship doesn t get closed. robs my attention. Personally. They re needed in more productive projects! No wonder so many people can t move forward towards their goals. It s a no brainer. Like an ordinary bank account. live at peace with everyone. But if there are sufficient deposits in that relationship.Be Faithful 2. I believe that you can avoid 99% of your potential conflicts. 1. The old man was terribly insecure and saw him as a threat to the crown. Now that s what you call a flexible musician. that s when the account is closed or the relationship breaks down. Saul was his father-in-law. (Next week. The ball is in the other court now. The Lord will fight for you. you have only to be still. we deposit to that person s emotional bank account.
Here s the truth: Happiness doesn t depend on your external situation. there s lots of laughter and banter not related to the business at hand. She just smiles. When her weaknesses show. Talking about my wife s weaknesses has been proven to be hazardous to my health and endangers my existence in this universe. Because in our meetings. It doesn t depend on whether you have a boyfriend or not. plus a Bonus strategy. Today. we have very long. very inefficient business meetings. where did I park the car? she doesn t
get angry. No business meetings. we do something utterly crazy something that I haven t heard anyone else do. and West are. Let me give you another example. I get lost inside my house. Aside from that. it s insane. That s forbearance. We re about building lifetime friendships that will last until Heaven. Paul says. A great relationship requires great work. yes. Here s the second strategy 2. May your dreams come true. she insists that I stay away from any malfunctioning equipment.My wife and I have a fantastic relationship. they re not weaknesses. She s accepted that as a fact of life and lives with it. That s why we avoid a lot of conflicts in our marriage. Bo Sanchez Do You Have Happytudes? Today. my wife and I work at our marriage.Forbear with one another (Colossians 3:13) and Therefore. South. The top leaders in my spiritual family. But I like keeping it that way. I can memorize an entire Talk verbatim with 8 major points and 63 subpoints. But I m clueless where the North. top leaders meet in small groups (which we call Caring Groups) and share our personal stories our joys and sorrows. but I can t even if my life depended on it remember where I parked my car in a parking lot. My wife has learned to live with my many weaknesses. St. Light of Jesus. And my wife has learned to live with that. Each week. I d like to talk about how happiness is an attitude. Crazy but true. I can change a light bulb. Business gurus will call it a major time-waster. Be faithful. I just smile. It doesn t depend on whether you ll be able to lose 10 pounds or not. But don t expect me to do anything else. we take an extended trip together. In their eyes. but on your internal disposition. accept one another (Romans 15:17) Next week. That way. And if you think I ll talk about them here.
. Each day. And every two weeks. Actually. we fail miserably. My wife knows that. Last month. Example? I m totally clueless when it comes with directions. They re just part of who she is and I love the entire package. we hopped on a huge bus and took off to Baguio for four days. that s an exaggeration. we make deposits to our emotional bank account. Our relationships are our message. you re wrong. We do three important things to work on our relationships. Because we re not just about the work. Sometimes. People will know that we re His disciples by the love that we have for one another. Another weakness? I tend to forget where I park my car. She s totally given up the stereotypical expectation that husbands can fix stuff around the house. One reason: Each day. Your happiness doesn t depend on whether you get a pay increase or not. Yes. It doesn t depend on whether you have an iPhone or not. We meet from breakfast till lunch. I ve learned to live with my wife s weaknesses too. Sweetheart. I m also not good working with my hands. She knows she s married to this one-of-a-kind human being. don t just have business meetings. Because our relationships are our mission. It doesn t depend on whether the stock market is up or not. Sweets. I ll share with you the third and fourth strategy of avoiding unnecessary conflicts in your life. That s five hours. She doesn t get frustrated when we get lost on the road. It just doesn t happen. We just wanted to
bond as brothers. we take our families in these crazy trips. Be Forbearing If you want to avoid unnecessary conflicts. you need to learn how to accept other s weaknesses. All the Business books I read today call for short business meetings. where s the toilet again? Okay. When I ask her. East. every Tuesday. we re friends first before we re co-workers. About four times a year. What are we doing? We re making regular deposits of love to each other s emotional bank accounts. But I forbear. lest I end up destroying it even more.
They eat the same food. Wechoose them. Happy are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Allow yourself to be happier more frequently. They have the same neighborhood. · I ll be happy only if my fried egg for breakfast is half-cooked in the middle but is brown and crisp on the outside. I ve realized that if you won t be happy before you reach your dreams. Why? One major reason: Because the people who go there are happy people. Don t get me wrong. But Ernie and Bert have very different internal dispositions. He loves people.) Ernie is totally different. and a female pig. they re already happy. The preaching. Why? Because he set up very complicated rules to happiness. no matter what is happening around you. Bert s rules make it very difficult for him to be happy. · I ll be happy onlyif I marry a woman whose vital statistics is 36-24-36. We craft them. My prayer is that you ll be a happier person. They have the same
friends a giant bird. Ernie is almost always happy. Even before they step into the Feast. period. Ernie has lots of happitude. Perhaps these are Ernie s rules of happiness. We set them up. In fact. He complains about the food he eats. be hopeful. and is insane enough to fall in love with me. be pure. Why are these two men different? Think about it. In this series. (Any resemblance to two characters who live in a street named after a seed beginning with the letter S is purely coincidental. (Matthew 5:3) What does poor in spirit mean? I know many are confused by that phrase. is based on your personal rules to happiness. my prayer is that you ll develop stronger happitudes. They brought the happiness with them. In the next 4 weeks. What are your rules to happiness? Create simple rules for you to be happy! Set them up in such a way that it s easy for you to be happy and difficult for you to be unhappy. Here s the first Happitude. Just by the mere fact that they re there already makes them very happy. I d like to share with you how to be happy.
. the music. whether happy or unhappy. he s humming a tune. and be peaceful. Don t complicate your rules to happiness. a green frog. We design them. (I repeat: Any similarity to actual characters is purely coincidental. speaks French.
A little side note: I always call the Feast. What Are Your Rules To Happiness? Where does happitude come from? Your attitude. Let me ask you a question. · I ll be happy if I laugh with my friends over pizza. about the bed he sleeps in.) They have the same external situation. we ll go through 4 powerful Happytudes based on the Beatitudes of Jesus: Be open. · I ll be happy if I can get a good night s sleep. They live in the same apartment. And we write them in our hearts. your happiness doesn t depend on any external thing. Everywhere he goes. The happiest place on earth . Anthony Robbins says each person has his own rules to happiness. you re already happy. But even before you reach your dreams. Let s call them Ernie and Bert. is a gourmet cook. I always teach you to have big dreams. Why? Because of their personal rules to happiness. That s what you call a happitude! Nothing has to happen for them to be happy. you ll never be happy after you reach them. about his neighbor who happens to be a vampire who likes to count (Any similarity to actual characters is purely coincidental. He s always complaining about something. he has this big smile on his face. · I ll be happy if I watch a movie. our weekly spiritual gathering. has won an international beauty contest. Perhaps these are Bert s rules to happiness: · I ll be happy only if the temperature is exactly 78.As shocking as this may sound. Happitude 1: Poor In Spirit Jesus said. · I ll be happy if I pray. He loves life. the worship these are all a bonus. They ve chosen to be happy. has the singing voice of Celine Dion. is a multimillionaire. Friend. · I ll be happy if I m able to take a walk on the street and chat with a furry monster addicted to cookies. Bert lacks it. the choice is yours. Apply these attitudes into your life and your life will never be the same again. Your happiness depends on only one thing: Do you have a happy attitude? Do you have happitude? For the next 4-weeks.) Ernie and Bert are very different from each other. Let me introduce you to two friends.26 degrees Fahrenheit. Bert is rarely happy.
Desperate people work two hours away. So on a particular area. the elderly man grabbed his disciple s head. Always stiff. There is only a shortage of readiness to receive God s blessings. And desperate people ride the bus! The Bible says. the younger monk knelt down and asked. When the older monk opened it. I was talking to a friend who was asking for prayers for his son. Why will I get that money? Maybe it s dirty. hidden in the forest. No job offers? I asked him. For years now. he searched for him. In other words. the young monk panicked. without any warning. Proud had a favorite posture. declared the older man. There are people like that. I wonder. I love sharing this story. and Mr. In the water. There are many jobs out there. He acted as though he had everything. Proud was a boastful man. and Prepared. Lesson is over. He always stood with arms crossed in front of his chest. The only way for your son to go out there and eat humble pie is if he becomes desperate. Both men walked in silence until they saw a huge river. Happiness doesn t depend on your external situation. Pitiful. When the water was waist deep. If you can be desperate for God the way you are desperate for air right now. In other words.) Mr. So when it began raining P1000 paper bills all around him. He s been jobless for a year. Class dismissed. Someone who knows that he needs God and sees Him as the source of all His blessings. Imagine a crazy scenario. he found his small hut. Yeah. Pitiful
. He couldn t breathe! But the older man kept holding him down. and dunked him into the river. happiness depends on the posture of your heart. Because he doesn t want to be seen riding the bus. But I can show you. One day. Peter. you ll be holy. Even before the look of terror could leave the young monk s face. Recently. He said if I want him to work far away. suddenly. So he kept his arms folded across his chest looking smug and didn t catch a single paper bill. (How can that person be happy?) Here s the best definition for poor in spirit I know: Someone who is desperate for God. Proud. God opposes the proud. your son isn t desperate. He s too proud. the older man pulled him up and the young fellow frantically sucked air. but on your internal disposition. the wise monk looked him in the eye and said. (James 4:6) I don t believe God actively opposes the proud. For months. he said. Finally. Always tight. two of its engines burst into flames. In reality. 1. Proud Mr.Here s a common misconception: Being poor in spirit means someone who is far away from God. Finally. The problem is my son. it began to rain thick wads of cash. Are you still feeding him. There are 3 common Postures of the Heart: Proud. All of a sudden. and giving him a nice monthly allowance? With a loud sigh. housing him. Pride has its natural consequences. Maybe it s counterfeit. they throw away the crates of money. The older monk held the young man s arm and walked into the river. And only desperate people become great successes. Desperate people work as a janitor if necessary. I explained. (He didn t know that he was the most insecure fellow in town. when the young fellow was turning blue and was about to say hello to St. but gives grace to the humble. Pitiful. my friend said. Mr. There happened to be three people standing under that very unique rain: Mr. And he doesn t want to work too far from the house. it s the proud person who opposes the blessings that are meant for his life.
I say this often. And I m definitely not a beggar. The problem isn t the job market. Desperate people do desperate things. I should give him a car. He wants to start as a manager! Oh no. Mr. Imagine a plane loaded with crates of newly minted money. he just looked. Follow me. That s not true. He knocked on the door. but let me say it again: There s no shortage of God s blessings. The pilot realized that the only way to save the plane was to unload its precious cargo. Always closed. Prepared. So at mid-air. Hmm. and I believe He passively allows the natural consequences of pride to catch up with the proud person. Mr. his arms flailing wildly. I shook my head. what is your secret of holiness? I cannot tell you. a younger monk searched for an elderly monk up in the mountains.
3 Postures Of The Heart Do you want to be happy? Let me say it again. I m not poor. He s too comfortable. 2. Master.
she taught me that God s love is like rain that falls from the sky. my mentor s company which still sells window blinds now sells over a billion pesos each year. And he was also sickly. Sir. In one of my sales calls. Take on
a grateful heart. That s entrepreneurship. I d go door-to-door selling window blinds. and gave him my proposal written in a letter. He didn t like solutions. Do you believe that God s blessings are falling on you everyday? Do you wake up every morning believing there s abundance everywhere? If you re desperate for God. Have you ever tried applying for a sales job? He said. Oh. I met another jobless person. he opened his arms really wide. lunch. Some bring out a drum and get a drum full of rain. Yes I m lucky. What was his posture? His eyes were cast downward.
. Bo. But they became wealthy because the pain and humiliation made them desperate. God doesn t play favorites. In fact. Some go out into the rain bringing a cup and get a cup full of rain. The man threw it on the floor just to insult me. He explained to me why. Recently. No question about it. And you ll receive even more blessings! And now the third posture 3. Most of my financial mentors started poor. The businessman looked at my letter. Angelina Lim. get rid of self-pity from your life. He just wanted someone to pity him. Because of his posture. You re spiritual life is strong. smirked. 32 years later. We play favorites. Do you know what I did? What? I picked it up and said. Mr. But you just have to start again. Some
bring out a swimming pool and get a swimming pool of rain! The container represents the opening of your heart to God. I asked. I don t believe that God plays favorites. Nothing is happening in my life. His mind was obsessed with the problems in his life. Prepared Mr. Your family life is tight. you re open to receive more! One day. And he was already 46 years old. Why do you say that? I asked. He said so many things were going against him. Pitiful. My friend Dean Pax Lapid says. When he saw the money falling from the sky. Your ministry is growing. Everyone there is very young. And another door. One of my earliest spiritual mentors was a nun by the name of Sr. His hands were limp on the side. How come? Because once upon a time. catching a lot of money. But Bo. Have you tried applying in a Call Center? I heard some companies accept people your age. How about starting a small business? I ll probably fail. I don t know how to sell. He didn t have the decency to simply return the letter to him. he didn t even see money falling from the sky. And another door. Mr. That s terrible. I don t get it. He said. He said. He shook his head. When I was 13 years old. Some bring out a pail and get a pail full of rain. I believe God plays favorites. I walked out and knocked on another door. you will fail. I explained. They went through a lot of pain and humiliation. Thank you. Pitiful always felt sorry for himself. He said that he didn t finish college. for instance. and dinner. It was impossible to talk to him. I get it.The second person under that very unique rain was Mr. I give up too quickly. Pitiful doesn t catch any money falling from the sky. Your businesses are expanding. It only means one thing. Take yourself. And desperate people do desperate things. Friend. Prepared was a man who liked looking up. See the blessings that you already have and the blessings that are coming your way. One of my mentors told me a story. I don t think I can sell. someone came up to me and said. my mentor was desperate. Mr. Today. Luck consists of Preparedness and Opportunity. But I define luck in a different way. God plays favorites and you re one of them. I can t take failure. I said. God doesn t love me. When I was a young man. I ll feel out of place. he was so absorbed thinking of his own miseries. He told me. I ate humiliation for breakfast. I still think you re lucky. The Bible says that the sun shines on both the bad and the good and the rain falls on the righteous and the unrighteous (Matthew 5:45). I see the opportunity because I m prepared. I visited a businessman. I told him. It was so painful. my friend said. Some bring out a pitcher and get a pitcher full of rain. and threw it on the floor.
During that time. Agua Oxenada. And he decided to pursue her no matter what. Like Pastillas de Leche. Poso Negro. Bo Sanchez God Waits For You
Tomas fell in love with a beautiful young lady named Magdalena. This happened recently. 1521. she was a mestiza. He then asked him. when I started. May your dreams come true. (If this happened today. (Proverbs 3:5-6) Be humble before God. he went to Hongkong to work in a PNB branch there. Si. A Marriage To Another Man
May I share with you a love story? A true love story.Bo. Poso Negro. In all your ways acknowledge Him. Tomas. Buenos dias. He almost died. Agua Oxenada . a parents word was the final word. So he just smiled and muttered. He asked. And lean not on your own understanding. Tomas swallowed hard and said with a trembling voice.
When he knocked on the door of her house. He blurted out the second word he knew.
. Being half-Spanish. Tomas was the total opposite. He wanted to forget the pain of losing Magdalena forever.) Magdalena s father was a full-blooded Spaniard. Si. In March 16. Let me skip a few centuries and fast forward to 1910 ( Recent is relative. I m exaggerating. The older man wondered why Tomas was so specific about what he wanted to eat. he had to say the last word he had in his vocabulary. Sienta. Even if he didn t know how to speak in Spanish. Tomas was again totally lost. He spoke the few words that we know. Donde vives? (Meaning: Where do you live?) Of course. Perhaps that s an exaggeration. he decided that he d just say the three words he knew. (Okay. Tomas didn t understand a thing he was saying. But he was in love. And He shall directyour paths.
Magdalena s father then asked the young man. I had no choice. Broken-hearted. The only way open to me was to build my business. they d be called Tom and Maggie. So having a job and climbing the corporate ladder wasn t an option for me. What really happened was Magdalena s parents told her. Tomas said again. My grades were very bad. And you too will receive the blessings of God like a downpour. Que quieres beber? (Meaning: What do you want to drink?).) This is the love story of Tomas and Magdalena. it was Magdalena s father who opened the door. The old man said. From now on. And of course. He was a brown-skinned fellow who couldn t speak a single word of Spanish. And her family spoke only Spanish. wondering what kind of bafoon he was talking to. Magdalena s father scratched his head. Tomas cannot enter into this house ever again. Poor Tomas. Pastillas de Leche .) The father pointed to the couch and said. I love this passage: Trust in the LORD with all your heart. Tomas isn t one of us. I was kicked out of college. Que quieres comer? (Meaning: What do you want to eat?). when Magellan came to the Philippines Just kidding. he knew four words.
time stopped. It looked like Tomas! At that moment. Poor guy. And in a few months. I m not talking to you. He read about the stabbing and said. It was like a scene from the movie of Bea and John Lloyd. One day. Grandpa Tomas Is A Little Bit Insane If you re single. many years ago. If your beloved chose someone else. Tomas went straight to the house of Magdalena. His infidelities would wound her heart again and again. Pablo was in his clinic. This crime appeared in the newspapers at that time Love Is Sweeter The Second Time Around A few days later. They only had one child. my Lolo was a little bit insane. Straight from the port. Who would wait for 13 years when the person you love chose someone else. got married and had 6 children. God is also a little bit insane. And he packed his bags! Even after 13 long years. And a man barged into the door. Magdalena looked closer. Pablo ran to the streets. One year after. Because my grandpa Tomas reminds me of God. no one spoke. But he wasn t fast enough. For a long time. And he screamed. And they named her Pilar. it was very different. move on. Bo . Framed in the doorway was a familiar figure. Magdalena couldn t believe her eyes when she opened the door. was a man she once loved many. on her doorsteps. Pablo was a Doctor. He took the next ship back to Manila.A new suitor comes into the picture: Pablo. he was never able to forgot Magdalena. I m speaking to everyone. Suddenly. Finally. In a busy intersection in Manila. And named the 6th child. He was the husband of one of his patients a woman he was courting. He had never stopped loving her. In his hand was a long knife. You see. Was it really him? The sunlight was behind him. and had a life of her own? (Magdalena had one child with Pablo. And he won her heart. More importantly. Magdalena There in front of her. She discovered that her husband Pablo was a hopeless womanizer. Tomas was in Hongkong reading the newspapers. On that fateful morning. married someone else.) But I m not speaking to singles. Tomas? Tomas smiled and said. But for Tomas. Pablo was stabbed to death. And he was accepted by Magdalena s parents right away. Magdalena said. many affairs. He
looked at the name of the man who was killed and it sounded familiar. But soon.
So he courted her again and serenaded her again. Magdalena woke up to a very harsh reality. Magdalena married Pablo. Pilar grew up. Imagine it.
. Everything became a blur. he was mestizo and spoke Spanish. I will kill you! Pablo recognized the man. He would have many. they got married. And after 13 years of a very painful marriage. tragedy struck. he realized who the man was. I don t want you to be like my grandpa Tomas.
The Israelites. The story is so distasteful. if you ask me. God chose Rahab. under commander Joshua. (See Genesis 38. But in that Genealogy. If you don t like me. He doesn t abandon you. Jacob.) How many times did you choose someone or something else? Sin? Materialism? Pride? Addiction? Yet God doesn t walk out on you. You may be saying. She reads the Bible everyday. She was a Moabites widow. Isaac. He waits until you allow Him to love you. In their thinking.) The second woman is Bathsheba. I m a bad woman. And He won t stop waiting. God is your hero. I ll talk to you about a woman named Rahab. That s it! Think about it. Out of all the thousands of people in Jericho. Why don t you talk to my neighbor. I ve done bad stuff you can t even imagine.How many times have you rejected God? (I know I ve rejected his call many times. Not me. You can t trust me.
. and Rahab. She doesn t wear miniskirts like me. Let me explain a bit about the Jewish mindset. an adulteress. That may mean nothing to you. 2. Tamar slept with her father-in-law. But that s not how God operates. she hasn t slept with 854 men like I have! Right now.
Here s one of my favorite passages: God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong (1 Corinthians 1:27) Bad History? No Problem. Here s the truth: You can t clean up your act on your own. He never says. (See Joshua 2:112) Let me summarize the story into two points: 1. inserted in various places were 4 surprising characters: Tamar. While her husband Uriah was fighting in the battlefield risking life and limb. What if Rahab said. His Genealogy was quite impressive. She plays Christian music on her iPod. She doesn t have a tattoo on her arm like I do. she was lying on David s comfortable king-sized bed making a baby. Friend. It had the heavy weights of the Bible in that list. God waits. God loves you more than He loves Himself. Ruth. sent spies into Jericho to scout the area. God Is Your Hero Remember our definition of hero ? Someone who loves somebody more than himself. And most importantly. Jesus. Just give yourself to Him. that s a perfect description of who God is.
One day. Bathsheeba. Abraham. Let me clean up my act first before God will use me. a foreigner was not saved. Instead. She goes to church. David. and both you and God will clean up your act together. I don t like you too.
Shocked? But that s our big message for today: God will use anyone who says yes. This won t work. God chose a prostitute to help them. I don t want to write it down here. May your dreams come true.
God Will Use You If You Say Yes Today. But to the Jew. Liza. Next was Ruth. she meant bad luck. you may be saying the same thing. Rahab said Yes. I was reading the ancestors of Because Jesus was Jesus. Not favored by God. That s why He ended up on a cross for you. Lord. Not a very good wife. I m not worthy. Not chosen by God. He waits until we allow Him to become a Hero for us. Who is Rahab? She s a prostitute.
he pulled out a knife and cut one of the soldier s ear. The Samaritan woman had too many husbands. · I m too old. He can use you. Four women. Peter was impulsive. Yet a couple of hours later. Moses was too un-eloquent. A prostitute. God will use your weaknesses to bless the world. · I m too impatient. And finally. in front of a lowly maid. I m sure you re with him. But if God wants you to serve Him. very impulsively. Your weakness. · I m too sick. the woman said. Lazarus was too dead. · I m too selfish. · · Abraham was too old. Mary Magdalene was too sinful. all his guts vanished. He chooses imperfect people all the time. your weakness can t stop God s plan for your life. · I m too poor. I haven t heard that name before. He s not interested on where you came from He s interested in where you re going. Let s review. your fault.
. And Peter was a coward. · I m too ungifted. Aren t you with that Jesus guy? Aren t you his disciple or something? And this brave man said. He can really use anyone. Not very good choices at all. And yet Jesus still chose him to be the leader of the disciples. your sin. your past doesn t define your future. I don t know what you re talking about. He in fact became the first Pope of our Church. Peter said. · I m too uneducated. · I m too young. Just look at some of my friends who serve with me.
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Gideon was too fearful. He s not interested on what you did He s interested in what you re going to do. Oh my gosh. · I m too bad. Je what? Jesus? Uh. No.
He can use me. Mother Mary was too unknown. Gee woman. Jeremiah was too young. He s interested on how you ll serve Him in your future. · I m too sinful. Peter was temperamental. Plus the fact that she was a widow. Zacchaeus was too greedy.To top it all. disciplined. That s how God works. Perhaps you have been giving excuses so you won t serve God. David was too frail. God Will Not Waste Your Weaknesses Don t be discouraged by your weaknesses. you ve got the wrong number. Elijah was too ugly. there was Rahab. He s not interested on how you ve failed Him in your past. This Is How God Works I ve always wondered why God chose Peter. What am I saying? You have no excuse not to serve God. The girl asked. Deborah was too plain. Here s my question: Couldn t God have selected better women to be in the bloodline of Jesus? Perhaps a woman who didn t cheat on her husband? Or a woman who didn t sell her body for money? A woman who was responsible. Peter was violent. God isn t interested in your background. When some soldiers came to arrest Jesus. your flaw don t disqualify you from God s wonderful plan for your life. · I m too quiet. You Have No Excuse Go through the Bible and you ll be shocked to see others who how were also unfit to serve God yet ended up serving God. In God s equation. Bartimaeus was too blind. mature? But that s how God operates.
And yet God chose every single one of them and made them serve Him. If God found these 4 women good enough to become the blood ancestors of Jesus. Moab was a sinful place. It was like Sodom and Gomorrah. He was temperamental.
Some are still wounded. Or God for that matter. But we want to serve God I hugged them and said. Hong Kong. a very important credential for all our leaders is the ability to confess their weaknesses to others. building God s Kingdom. He didn t come to seek the saintly. My friend George Gabriel loves to say. (If you re perfect. Some of those greeting at
the door as ushers. We Welcome Anyone In Our Spiritual Family We accept anyone who wants to join our spiritual family. I need to differentiate between pleasing others vs. But that would look awkward. You re like a broom. He had all the vices of the world. (Note: Obviously. Once upon a time. Today. my pornography addiction is gone. Thankfully.) But anyone can serve if he s willing to serve. he was maintaining 3 girlfriends. Roy started mission Feasts in London. he was maintaining 3 girlfriends. But that s okay. big man has a phobia for flying. Not everyone can serve as a leader. Leaders will have to be a bit more advanced in that journey of transformation. I m separated from my wife. The irreligious. you still can t find him at home. he s maintaining 3 Feast areas Singapore and Canada and the entire province of Rizal!) Roy Pasimio had a weakness. together with his wife Rorie. Why? Because Jesus didn t come to huddle with the holy. God has changed this man. or some of those serving in music they don t have it all together. Pio and his wife Bebot have healed many marriages. and I was tempted to hold his hand. Arun Gogna? This tall.) And here s something that shocks a lot of people: We accept anyone who wants to serve in our ministries even people who don t have it all together. his marriage was on the brink of separation. In fact. someone came up to me and said. Even if that happened a long time ago. Because he has become a missionary. The wounded. (I have many more weaknesses. Vietnam. Today. But I have other addictions. I will walk with them in that journey of transformation. Yet I ve seen how God has used Alvin in mighty ways to bless people who have the same fears. the Light of Jesus. How could someone who has faith in God be afraid of flying? But that s his present weakness. this preacher combats his fears and despite his fear flies around the world proclaiming God s Love. But what about weaknesses that stay with us for a long time? Can God still use us? Alvin Barcelona has a weakness. God created the Church for the imperfect. Roy. I ll guide them to get those papers in order and pray that they ll get married soon. The immoral. He was a womanizer. nakakalinis. maski madumi.
My weakness? I had an addiction that lasted for 20 years. Fourteen years ago. One day. Some self-righteous person might ask him. go to different countries. Why? I believe that it is God who will transform people not me. As a married man. Some are still broken. And transformation isn t an event but a journey.Pio Espanol had a weakness. We can t get married because our previous marriages haven t been annulled by the Church. He d always be going out drinking and womanizing. we accept people struggling with pornography or alcoholism or adultery or premarital sex or homosexuality in our various ministries. Alvin. loving others . where is your trust in God? How can you preach? But that s his present weakness. Everyday. Welcome! Come and serve the Lord with me. The sinful. Anyone can be a member. But I ll make them servants today. Because we believe serving has a way of healing you and making you grow. For many years.
. Ang walis. I believe God created the Church not for the perfect. I continue to battle my approval addiction. And I will respect that journey. there are degrees of service. My partner is separated from her husband. sometimes. When I flew with him. The Church is for them. he tells me that he still feels afraid that he ll die tomorrow. But it still can clean.) I wish I had more time to tell you about my other fellow-preachers. For example. Roy Pasimio would be rarely at home. Middle East Their weaknesses went away. But today. He came to love the lost and save the sinner. The broom is dirty. Give me an entire day to tell them to you. he had cancer that almost took his life. Today. Because all our leaders have weaknesses and they re open about it. I felt his fear. (Once upon a time. I m not married with my partner. The broken. you don t need the Church.
They wanted a boring report card. my eldest son was filling out an application form for different High Schools. When they smell fear. they know that abundance is near. Read carefully: Your fears can either be a Wall and a Way. Yes I did. And these High Schools only accepted black and white report cards. I smiled. When your knees are shaking.
Bo Sanchez Do It Afraid Today. Perhaps you ve been booted out of your job. So last week.Even if you don t have it all together. My Lack Was God s Opportunity I m not just talking of moral failure. My word to you? Do it afraid. That purpose is to take us out of danger. you can still serve God and be a big blessing to many people. Perhaps he used you. If you want to fulfill your dreams. you ll never achieve any success. it ll control you. Courage is doing the right thing in the midst of fear. they run away. But trust in God and open
. Today. I wasn t intelligent. Learn from your mistakes. When it does. fear is a Wall.
Thank God for fear. did you have to do this? I said. I defined commitment as Doing the hard stuff . Others failures don t disqualify you to serve God too. Last week. When your heart is pounding. For some people. and chose someone else. I realize I have no other credential except one: I said yes to God. For example. Perhaps you ve failed in your business. All they need to do is walk through the door of their fear. Trust God and go out and try again. My word to you? Do it afraid. And believe that God has something great in store for you. you re afraid of being rejected again. fear is a Way. not an exciting one like mine. Unless you do it afraid. Yet God decided to use me. I d like to talk about courage. May your dreams come true. Courage is not the absence of fear. Because what stands in between you and your dreams are your fears. Have you failed in the past? And are you asking now if God can use a failure like you? All you have to do is look at me. He will do the rest. They give up their dreams. You ll see me running away as fast as I can. Thank God For Fear! Does being courageous mean not being afraid? Not at all. And you do the right thing anyway. you re afraid of being hurt all over again. walked out on you. I was a failure. It s a door to a whole new world of abundance and blessing. When your sweat is dripping. This year. When they smell fear. Today. I define courage as Doing it afraid . Why? he asked. God can use someone like you. Right now. I was not very intelligent. And that was enough for God. I was rejected. God gave us fear for a purpose. For many people. I won t go religious and pray in tongues and cast out the spirit of snakeness from the snake. Perhaps you ve been rejected by people. That s it. my eldest son is graduating Grade school. You ve heard this many times. But be careful with fear. I wasn t good in school. I won t stand here and say Hi. I thank God I m afraid of snakes. That s courage. Because I failed the entrance exam. It ll take you away from your dreams too. Why did God choose me? I had no credentials. fear won t only take you away from danger and death and destruction. you ve got to have courage. He asked me. My report card was very colorful. if you re still struggling with various things in your life. If God can use someone like me. Dad. If I see a cobra in front of me. Say Yes to God today. Are you single? Perhaps you ve been hurt by a man before. Because when fear becomes overwhelming. So right now.
he had Haman executed and the Jews were saved. In the same way. I didn t help that at 16. friendship. I have nothing to tell them! But I remember what I told myself that day. Esther s love for her people was bigger than her fear. Do not be afraid of them. If I must die for doing it. You remain there for the rest of your life.000 people at the Araneta Coliseum. Be determined and confident. the King of Persia. Remember my lesson earlier: See your fear as a door. I m here to love them. but a Way. The Jews only hope was Esther. When your fear is the biggest thing in your life. I said. It didn t work that way 2500 years ago in ancient Persia. I will die. That s why she faced the King of Persia at the risk of losing her life. She just did it afraid. he got very angry. But that s the secret to overcoming fear and achieving great success. excuse me. I was afraid. God says to you.
Do you feel as though nothing is happening in your career? In your spiritual life? In your relationships? Do you feel stuck? Find something that s bigger than your fear. not impress them. this was what almost happened. Even if you re the queen. Walk through the door of your fear and you ll walk towards your dreams. you get stuck. Or it s the couch for him tonight. I asked myself. there was a woman who did it afraid How A Woman Saved A Nation Let me tell you the story of Esther. Esther didn t get rid of her fear. I had to do it afraid many times. if the fan blew in my direction. I was so thin. blessings is right after the door of fear. All she has to do is tell her hubby to throw out the prime minister.
. Married women might say. Esther was a beautiful Jewish woman who became the wife of the King of Persia. I was literally shaking in my knees. But he took
pity on her and asked her to come to him. I will go to the king. They had this crazy law: It was a crime against Persian law for anyone to appear before the King uninvited. I looked like a malnourished refugee. She said. and you ll be able to walk through the door of fear. Let me say it again. My heart was pounding in my chest so loudly. She did the right thing even when she was still afraid. You can reach your dreams. Uh. You don t grow.your heart to the new person that He will give you. those bongo drums you re hearing is just my heart beating. What am I doing here? What was I thinking saying yes to give a talk to this humongous crowd? For crying out loud. Anyone who does so will be executed. I was behind the big stage. that s easy. The same person. I wondered if the people beside me were hearing it. She told the Jews to fast and pray for her. I had to hold on to something. Everything that you want in life happiness. While waiting for my name to be called. But Esther was a woman of courage. (Deuteronomy 31:6) What Are You Afraid Of? Think about it. She was the only one who could stop the massacre. could execute her or save her people from annihilation. I m 16 years old. awed at the massive audience around me. Once upon a time. (Esther 4:16) In fact. When Esther told him about Haman s evil plan. The King was both the source of her fear and also the source of her freedom. make your love bigger than your fear and you can do anything. The first time I had to talk to 10. abundance. When the King saw Esther in front of him uninvited. even though it is against the law. I was 16 years old. Oh. What Is Bigger Than Your Fear?
In my preaching ministry. It s not a Wall. He was like an ancient Hitler who wanted to wipe them off the face of the earth. But Persia had a wicked Prime Minister named Haman who wanted to kill all the Jews.
Here s what I noticed. The Boss said. they already studied about during their 4 years in Philo and 4 years in Theo! But each time. or committed. If the different virtues are different flavors of ice cream. God expanded my ministry to the degree I was willing to do it afraid . Tom said. he knew it was wrong. Being the rookie in the job. Are you crazy? Why? He said. But this is our job. Make your God bigger than your fear. his own Boss told him that he wouldn t succeed in his job if he didn t drink with the boys and offer girls to his clients. Tom told me that in his province. His boss was shocked. I asked myself. Before I knew it. Without courage. Tom became the top-selling. I did it afraid. my fear was gone. The next day. or honest. It takes courage to give 10% of your income to God each month. The first time I gave a talk to roomful of Judges. Without courage. Tom said. that Med Reps drank with the Doctors and gave them women. you can t be loving. uh. He Said. Let them boo me off the stage. There were many more occasions in my preaching ministry. it was S. Sir. In the same way. And none of them were laughing at my jokes! It was like they were. I won t join you and the guys tonight.
So he went along with the drinking. you can t follow God. Simple Examples Of Courage Without courage. I stepped on stage and told myself. courage is the milk in the ice cream. I did it afraid.Let them laugh at me. judging me. I ll Do It God s Way My friend Tom was a Med Rep for a Pharma company. The first time I gave a talk to a roomful of Executives. he felt ashamed to decline. And I ve decided I won t be drinking and offering women to my clients anymore. He asked. I m here to love them. I can t go against my faith. top-performing Med Rep in the entire region. Even if in his conscience. Make your dream bigger than your fear.
Your life will only grow in direct proportion to your willingness to do it afraid . you can t even do something as basic as tithing. you can t have virtue without courage. Am I more concerned about loss of face or loss of soul ? Mustering enough courage. He also worked doubly hard. It s the same with all of life. I did it afraid and loved them. he asked himself. or humble. What did I know that they didn t know? Whatever I ll tell. Mark my words. I m a renewed Catholic. I stepped on stage. You can t have ice cream without milk. But I ll love them. He d try to drink only two or three bottles at the most. And while his companions would take their bargirl to a motel. The next day. It s in all flavors. My name was called. And
.P. It takes guts to be good. In fact. I did it afraid.) The first time I gave a talk to a roomful of Bishops and Priests. DidacheBible Guide. The next day. Courage is in all the virtues. It Takes Guts To Be Good Courage is the basic ingredient for any virtue. Result? In three months. Yes. That wasn t the last time I did it afraid. The first time I spoke to an international audience (it was in Canada). (They looked so stern. I m Catholic too. he d just talk with the bargirl the entire evening. Watch how God will work.O. I m a Catholic. or loyal. he told Tom sternly. It s okay. Tom gave Kerygmamagazine to the Doctors. I m afraid. or faithful Let me give you an analogy. But one day. I did it afraid. You can t even follow God if you won t do it afraid. he went to his boss and said. You ll lose your job. Companion Bible Journal. The secret to courage? Make your love bigger than your fear.
she understood. My first stopover was Athens. made the whoooo sound. I had to swallow hard when I put P5000 in my tithe envelope. You can t ride this plane. and I was going to travel all by myself for 41 days. When I was 16 years old. She handed her ticket with a smile.) I really won a trip to Israel. I kept tithing and saw my income go up. stay in convents. I gave my ticket and the kindly gentleman gave me my boarding pass. buy your food and eat on park benches.000 a month. this is an invalid ticket. Instead. Lord. It takes courage to disciple someone loving the person until the person grows in his spiritual life. visiting 20 cities all over Europe. She picked up her suitcases from me. waiting for my flight to Israel. It takes courage to volunteer in a ministry. Don t take it flippantly. How could I leave her like this? But what could a 16 year old kid do? So I prayed. to tell her that she had to buy a new ticket if she wanted to fly. She walked to a corner of the airport. I was tempted to speak in tongues. It was the first time I was going to travel. when a somewhat plumpish woman (okay. I sat in the airport. They had to get a translator. Buy her a ticket. Don t eat in restaurants. I used the universal language. sat down. Madame. Her face lit up. so I asked. I felt God tell me. I m sorry Ma am. and said. the whoooo sound of a plane. I then moved my hand like it were a plane. Lord. thinking perhaps I was a porter. I was scared and excited at the same time. When I was earning P10. I ran to help out. Because they were very few.
We walked to the airline counter. (That s how Filipinos call the game musical chairs . so she was stranded. Tearfully. It takes courage to die for someone. Immediately. what do you want me to do? I learned that was a very dangerous question to ask. It takes courage to live for someone Love Even If You re Afraid I love telling my favorite story of courage. I wasn t used to giving P5000! Through the years. I was ready to fly. She did the hand action of a plane. What Do You Want Me To Do? She couldn t understand him. and wept loudly. Because in my heart. Greece. The man read her ticket. I won a trip to Jerusalem from a Bible Quiz on national TV. Being charismatic. what language I have no idea. telling her they couldn t do anything about it. Her instructions to me.then believe that God will stretch your money to meet your needs. as a 16 years old backpacker. But when I started earning P50. I said. It was absolutely nuts! Didn t He know that my dollars was in my socks?
. and said. Jerusalem. And that this was a stop over for her too. really plumpish woman) came walking towards me carrying two huge suitcases. It was the woman s turn. But decided against it. The man behind the counter raised their hands in surrender. Don t stay in
hotels. My mother sewed a hidden pouch on my socks and inserted my dollars there. Obviously. I held up my hands as though I was carrying two suitcases. I watched her from the distance. Puedo llevar tus cosas? She also didn t understand. I found it easy to give P1000 a month. shook his head. Jerusalem! We were going to the same place. can I help carry your things? She didn t understand a word I said.000 a month. sacrifice your time and believe that God will multiply your time. and said. She handed me her suitcases. she told them that she had no money. I knew a little Spanish. Not the Trip to Jerusalem where kids circle around chairs.
Finally. there have been many times when I did it afraid. In a few minutes. Gulp. I m buying a plane ticket for this lady. I announced. We both walked to the counter. The man gasped. They were letting her have a free ride. when our flight was about to go. All through my life. I disappeared in her embrace. May your dreams come true. He shook his head. Let the lady fly. No. My dollars remained safely in my socks. He asked. I believe it s the secret to all of my breakthroughs. I don t. I told her I was going to buy her a ticket. do it afraid. Are you rich? I smiled. Gently. (I tapped my back pocket and did my plane hand action again. Do you know her? No. But don t let this stupid guy pay! I couldn t believe it. A Miracle Happens I walked up to the weeping lady. My friend. He called his big boss. Bo Sanchez
. I brought her down. Sir. She literally jumped for joy and hugged me. I checked for broken bones and found none. I thought I heard the big boss sighed in
exasperation and said. But my Father is rich! He didn t want to sell me a ticket.I walked up to the counter guy and asked.) She understood me immediately. I was sixteen when this happened. I just met her here. Through sign language. the man marched in and they both argued our situation. But I knew in my heart that I had to do it. We even sat beside each other and prayed together. How much is a ticket to Israel? He said. $256 . Both of us boarded the plane. Okay.