I'd like to know why it costs $50 to ask God a question...I'm shocked
I'd like to know why it costs $50 to ask God a question. While I understand that you want to keep this site going, I'm shocked and appalled that you're asking people for $50 to receive an answer from God. I'm lost for further words....
I understand how you feel, and I know you are asking sincerely from your heart. I sometimes do not like to pay for services either. This about charging bothers me too. I wish there were another way, but I just don’t know what it is.
God doesn’t charge. I charge.
Let me tell you where I am and what I’ve learned:
At the beginning I did do questions without asking for payment. I got worn out. I can’t do ten questions a day and everything else I’m doing. More importantly, I found that some people weren’t serious with their questions. They were playing a joke. For the many who were serious and sincere, many never said Thank you, or even acknowledged they had received God’s answer. That’s okay because it’s not about me, but I had the sense that free meant cheap to them and God’s answers were perhaps not as valued as they might have been had the questioner been obliged to pay.
In one sense, asking for a monetary commitment, even something so small as $50.00, is showing respect to the questioner. If someone is serious, they find the $50.00. If they’re not serious, they don’t bother. How much do they want to hear an answer from God? It seems to me that people have money for everything else they want.
I don’t know where you live, but in the United States it is not unusual for people to spend $50. or more on café lattes a month.
I would like to tell you one true story:
There was a subscriber who was out of work and suffered serious back pain. He asked five questions of God over a period of about six months. It was my pleasure to do this for him. I felt sorry for this man’s situation, and I did not ask him for payment.
You know, it seemed he came back every time after God’s answer with a But. He’d say, “Yes, God said this and that, BUT…”
After the five questions, this gentleman happened to tell me (via email) about two courses he was taking over the internet. These courses cost thousands of dollars. He complained to me how much these courses cost, but he was paying for them. It would seem that these courses meant more to him than anything God could say through Heavenletters.
The next time he asked a question of God, I asked him if he would kindly consider making a donation.
He came back with: “I won’t have anything to do with an organization that charges for answers from God.”
Perhaps this man would have had more respect for God’s answers if I had not felt sorry for him. I might have done him more good by charging..
I could also turn your question around and say, as if I were talking to the gentleman above: “Why shouldn’t you pay for an answer from God? You pay for everything else. Everything is from God. By your reasoning, food should be free. Food is from God. Why don’t you complain to the super market that you have to pay for food?”
I could also ask : “When was the last time you did something for someone without being paid? When did you ever?”
There’s another aspect to money. It is a commitment, and it is also energy. There needs to be some return of energy. I need some return of energy.The same question has come up in regard to my asking for payment for the Godwriting workshops. “How can she charge to help people learn how to hear from God?” Let me tell you a true tale about this:
One weekend I was doing a Godwriting workshop in town here. The same weekend someone else was doing a workshop that cost $900.00 per person. Which course do you think had sixty people who paid in advance? And which course do you think had fewer than ten people? Which course was valued more? Sadly, it wasn’t the Godwriting workshop.
Heavenletters isn’t in existence to make money. That is not its purpose. But money is also from God. God willing, maybe some day Heaven will have it.
I also must say that questions and workshops have been given without charge for some great souls, and I have never regretted it. Far from it. Their beautiful non-monetary gifts to Heavenletters far surpassed any monetary contribution. I want to be sure you know that sometimes ideals do work out magnificently.
God bless you.
With respect, Gloria
14. [Note: Yolanda, whose series of questions appear below, is very religious in the traditional sense. These are just a few of the questions Yolanda asked. She and I corresponded over a two week period and became friends.]
In the margin of Heavenletters at the top, it says: "God Said:" There are no scripture references. Where in the Bible does it say those things? Where is the mention of the Holy Spirit which guides one in all truth? Also daily Bible reading is not encouraged. When someone tells me that they pray to God, I want to know if it the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob.
Is there anything in Heavenletters that is contrary to Scripture?
Is not God the Holy Spirit?
Is there not one God?
The Bible is not Heaven's focus. There are many other webs sites that encourage Bible reading. A subscriber who shares your faith in the Scriptures sent in the following:
"It's not hard to find scripture reference for Heaven letters. God speaks to me, and, I assume others, with what we understand of His word. He speaks to people different ways. The only thing that makes it God-breathed is if it is backed up by what His word says, not word verbatim, but in meaning and truth. He is not going to minister to us in our life with what we can't yet understand. Jesus spoke in riddles, and about real life experiences, so that the simple could understand."
Do you believe in the deity of the Christ. Do you worship Him?
I worship God, and I love Christ with all my heart.
I guess what I want to know is what you hope to gain for individuals by your website?
All I know is that I must share. I would not control what happens on the other end, and how could I anyway? I have to leave that to God.
Do you want your audience to just be content with what is here or do you want them to be able to truly experience something beyond this world?
For a few minutes a day, Heavenletters does raise our consciousness above the mundane world. Little by little, continued reading of Heavenletters reawakens our connection to God and all of humanity, boosts our belief in ourselves and our worth to God, and brings Earth closer to Heaven.
I appreciate your honesty. It is refreshing that you are not intimidated by my questions. Most people either avoid me or talk around without directly answering my questions. You know, I don't usually respond to things I read on the internet. I don't email people I don't know, unless it's to tell them to take me off their mailing list. I don't doubt that you are in communion with God. I believe that you do love God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. The other is : "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Heavenletters are laced with this love. God said there is no other commandment greater than these.
Yolanda, that is probably the finest testimonial Heavenletters has ever received. Thank you.
It doesn’t matter that we see differently, does it? We share our love of God. What difference does it make what we make of things with our minds? In no way do I intend to detract you or anyone from their beliefs. I bless you for your faith.
With love, Gloria
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