Sunday, November 22, 2009

My Sunday Blessings

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.



AliceKay said...

Beautiful...just beautiful.

Have a great day. *hugs*

Mighty M said...

That was really uplifting to read. :)

buhdoop said...

Wonderful, just what I needed to read :)

Annie said...

awww, so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!!

Christina said...


blueviolet said...

That is wonderful.

foxy said...

Such a beautiful reminder... in fact, I feel like I need to bookmark this and come back often!

Thanks for all the love on my SITS day!

Heatherlyn said...

That is wonderful! I think I spend a little bit too much time wishing for all the things the speaker asked for! But God knows better. :)

LadyStyx said...

And 275 days abided by the first grouping. You gave it up and Im so proud you did!

Tammy Howard said...

What a lovely reminder!