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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 17, 2007
Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer. - Author Unknown
Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day,
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A Christian woman came to me some time ago in great distress of mind, and said: “I have been a professed Christian for a number of years, but do not have the assurance in my heart that I am a child of God, and belong to Him. If I could have this assurance, I would be so happy.”
I asked her why she did not know that she belonged to the Lord. “Oh,” she said, “I do not feel as though I do.”
I asked her if she knew just how she should feel. “No,” she said, “I do not.”
“Well,” I remarked, “how could you settle the matter by feeling, seeing you do not know how you should feel?”
The trouble with this poor woman was that she was trusting to feeling instead of the promises of God. Many make this same mistake. I read to her 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20: “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
I asked her, “Do you belong to yourself?”
“No,” she said.
“Do you belong to the devil?”
“No, surely I am not his property.”
Then I asked, “To whom do you belong?”
She looked earnestly at the text. A smile of joy came over her face. “Why I belong to God. He says so.” A heavenly peace, never known before, took possession of her heart.
Our evidence of acceptance with God is not feeling but faith. We are bought with a price. Our duty is to yield to God that which He has bought.
By George B. Thompson
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) February 7, 1922, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
You Won't Hear This On TV . . .
"Since absolutely nothing interesting happened today, we're just going to give you the weather and call it a night."
"Now that I've had a few minutes to consider it, Mr. Springer, I think my wife has a valid point . . ."
"Due to the extremely graphic nature of this program, we've changed our minds and decided not to show it at all."
"I don't really care if our team wins this game. I'm so exhausted I just want to get it over with."
"Since our ministry has all the money it needs at present, we won't be asking for any funds for the next six months."
"We're going to be running at least eight commercials now, so this would be a good time for you to get a snack."
Submitted by B. B.
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A man rushed into a jewelry store, told the clerk he needed a pair of diamond earrings for his wedding anniversary, and quickly made his selection. When asked if he wanted them wrapped, he replied, "That would be great, but hurry. My wife thinks I'm taking out the garbage!"
Submitted by Marty
I've received a popup telling me I'm infected and recommending a download to fix it. Should I?
I've recently started getting a new warning message when I visit some sites. It says that my computer has tracks of all the adult sites I've visited and that this will affect me in various ways. It recommends that I install a drive cleaning program to remove these tracks.
Does this mean that my computer was infected by a virus, trojan or some kind of tracking software? Have I been hacked by someone? And do you recommend that I install the drive cleaning software? Is it safe?
The short answer is that if you get warning message that indicates you are infected which recommends that you download a specific product to resolve the errors, the answer is simple: DON'T.
There may be other things you want to do, but following some random pop-up message's instructions to download a specific product isn't one of them.
Continue reading: "I've received a popup telling me I'm infected and recommending a download to fix it. Should I?" http://tinyurl.com/25agrz
Source: 'Ask Leo' by Leo Notenboom, http://newsletter.ask-leo.com/