Re: God Protected Me
- Hi, Gwen
Thank you for your kind words. It was delightful to read your
response. I respond to life much differently now. At least I try. I
love faster and deeper. I am more passionate and have more
compassion. I don't live by the rules of comfort. I take the risk of
being rejected or dejected at the chance of living life fully. I do
live each day as if it is my last. I choose to use kind words to
inspire and uplift. I'm truly grateful to be alive.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "queen_of_cryptic_cyphers"
> Dearest Latrina,
> Grace is wonderful. Thanks for sharing this story about that
> ordeal. It is good you could come out stronger inspite of this.Your
> faith is amazing, and thank you for reminding us the time we havetowards
> should be valued.
> --- In email@example.com, "latrinaljohnson"
> <latrinaljohnson@> wrote:
> > Hi, Everybody!
> > One year ago today, I was robbed single handed at gunpoint. This
> > occurrence contributed to a very pivotal pinnacle in my life. It
> > a normal day, just like today. I got up, stretched my arms
> > heaven to give God a good morning hug, showered, got dressed andwould
> > to work. I had no idea, just minutes later that my very life
> > in jeopardy.
> > As I faced the nine-millimeter gun, I had no fear. That's the
> > thing about being a child of God, He has not given us the spiritof
> > fear. And to die as a Christian is a gain. At one point I thoughthave
> > gunman was going to shoot me. When he instructed me to go into a
> > secluded room, I surely thought a bullet was going to pierce my
> > heart. BUT GOD! I remained calmed and did everything the gunman
> > instructed me to do.
> > While laying on the floor, faced down and a nine-millimeter gun
> > pointed at the back of my head, I remember hearing the words my
> > mother spoke to me earlier that morning, "Baby, sometimes you
> > forgive and just let things go" Someone very close and dear to me
> > hurt me and I had a hard time getting passed it. Then visions of
> > two nephews and siblings and father flashed before me. I thoughtI
> > would never see them again. The things that seemed like a problemstake.
> > before became null and void seeing now that my life was at
> > By the grace of God, I am here! Now, I live each day as if it is
> > last, because it just might be. So, if I love someone, I willtell
> > them. If I have a song to sing, I sing it. I throw caution to theLife
> > wind and live a life of gratitude. I will not take my precious
> > moments for granted. When my friends or foes come to harm me in
> > or deeds, as my mother said, I forgive them; I just let it go.
> > is fragile. The only thing that is guaranteed is this very momentknow
> > that we're in right now. Even five minutes from now, we don't
> > our life will expire. Because God saw fit to spare my life, I
> > tell all the world of His goodness, mercies and everlastinggrace.
> > God is my redeemer, protector and my friend. My heart is fillednot
> > praise.
> > I love Jesus. His love towards me is addictive. I wake every
> > anticipating hearing His voice. He is a God of compassion. I am
> > without flaw and He loves me still. Sweet, sweet Jesus. So, toall
> > my friends let it be known, I've never experienced a love like
> > And I am in love with my Saviour.
> > Live each moment as if it is your last. Tomorrow is not promised
> > us. Have a sense of urgency to be the best possible person youcan
> > be. Do not use your words carelessly. Make sure when you are
> > to a friend that the words that you leave with them are words you
> > live with if their lives would end the very next hour.
> > God spared my life. I am truly grateful.
> > Love,
> > ~Latrina L. Johnson