09 October 2008

Liesl, my niece, emailed this to me this morning and I just had to share it with all of you.
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 by-product 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.
We as humans always expect things in life instead of being content with that which we are already blessed with.
- Blessed signing off

7 comments:

  1. That is beautiful...thank you for sharing it with all us prowlers!

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  2. So waar ons moet die dinge rondom ons elke dag waardeer.

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  3. Wow!! What an awesome message - puts everything into perspective, doesn't it??

    Thanks for sharing with us ...

    Love, Tracy

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  4. Dis so waar Desire. En ons hou niks van die snoei prosesse nie en vergeet datons kies om gelukkig te wees en leer om geduldig te wees. Dankie. Hierdie stuk was deel van die seen wat Hy oor ons uitstort.

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  5. Dankie vir die deel hiervan. So mooi.

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