Friday, April 22, 2011

I asked God

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 cure my son from stage 4 Colon Cancer.
God said no.
His spirit is whole, his body 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 Ahhhhhhh,
finally, you have it.

Thanks for the email Judy.
It's been a blessing.