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Friday, March 28, 2008

God's Answer

I asked God to take away my pride. 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". Her spirit was whole, her body was only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience. God said "No". Patience is a by-product of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is earned.

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

I ask God to help me LOVE others, as much as he loves me. God said... Ahhhh, finally you have the idea!




13 Readers Commented:

  1. BEAUTIFUL! Love this!

    Thanks, sister!

  2. Very nice. Refreshing. Thanks

  3. Thank God Isaiah my Brother.


  4. Godbless you Given55

  5. Dear sister,

    I've presented you with the Perseverance Award. Please pick it up from my blog when you have the time. :)

    God bless!

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  7. Isaiah, Like I said in your blog, Godbless you Brother In Jesus Mighty Name Amen.

  8. I absolutely LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish there was a way to display this on every page. Great post!!!!!!

  9. Hi Carol,thanks Carol, am sure you could do that... Godbless You.

  10. Channelofhealing, thanks for sharing, this is so beautiful, I did not know what was coming on the end, lol. BTW I like this one: 'I asked God to give me happiness. God said "No". I give you blessings, happiness is up to you.' - it is so true. Anna :)

  11. It is so true, Godbless you Anna.

  12. Thanks! This is wonderful and encouraging!

  13. Godbless you Nelya... thanks for dropping by.


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