Thursday, October 1, 2009

I asked God......

I asked God to take away my pain. God said, 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, Her spirit was whole, her body was only temporary.
I asked God to grant me patience. God said, Patience is a by-product of tribulations, it isn't granted, it is earned.
I asked God to give me happiness. God said, I give you blessings, Happiness is up to you.
I asked God to spare me pain. God said, Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.
I asked God to make my spirit grow. God said, 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, 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.