Wednesday, August 06, 2008

God Said No!

I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.


I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.


I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is learned.


I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.


I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.


I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No.
You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.


I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.


I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said . . .
Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.


Sometimes, we can be hardheaded!


Quote:
Being controlled by the opinions of others is a guaranteed way to miss God's purpose for your life. --Rick Warren


Blessings

3 comments:

Tricia said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you had a wonderful day.

Arlene said...

I enjoyed your blog. That is just like our Lord. We need to trust him more.I didn't know it is your anniversary, but Happy Anniversary. Hope you will have many more.

Caroline said...

Thanks, gals. We haven't even had time to celebrate it, but hopefully in the next few days we'll do something special together!