Tuesday, February 16, 2010

God said No

Just some food for thought.......

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 is not granted but 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 might enjoy all things.

I asked God to help me love others, as much as He loves me;
God said...
Now, you are getting the idea.

10 comments:

  1. That was just the *nourishment* that I needed today, Jennifer!
    Thank you so much for posting it!
    Blessings!

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  2. Thanks for the reminder that He has already given us what we 'need'.
    I read your story about your dear Tyler, thank you for sharing it. God Bless you today and every day.
    Judy

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  3. I have read this before and it is so true. Thanks so much for sharing. Good food for thought. Love & blessings from NC!

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  4. Oh I love this Jennifer, and is it ever true. I needed to hear this right now too. I am soo glad you shared it. Hugs, Debbie

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  5. Hi Jennifer,
    I have seen that before but I just love it cause it is soooo true.
    We always want it the easy way, but
    we never learn stuff if it is easy,
    do we??
    Always good to be reminded of the truth. Hope you are having a very
    good week.
    Blessings hon,
    Nellie

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  6. Thanks for sharing! Thought-provoking for sure!!

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  7. I haven't seen this before, but I love it! So happy you chose to share it! Have a good one, Jennifer!

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  8. Thank you. This "fed" my soul this morniing--I am quick to want God to "give" me- and ask often. I will reword some of my prayers now:)

    Have a good rest of the week!

    Linda C

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  9. thank you for sharing this. so beautifully spoken.

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