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Years ago, E. Stanley Jones, the great Methodist Missionary to India, would conduct special meetings that he called "ashrams." An ashram was a special time set aside for spiritual growth. It’s what we might call a retreat. Dr. Jones always began his ashrams by passing out pieces of paper and saying, "No one will see what you are about to write on this paper. But I want you to take this piece of paper write what your need is today." What need do you have?”

Whenever he would ask this question inevitably someone would raise their hand and say, "But Brother Stanley, I don’t really think that I have a need. What should I write down if I don’t have a need?" and Dr. Jones would say, "Friend, if you think you don’t have a need, then that’s your need!"

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