Tuesday, October 10, 2006

In our bible class we have been talking a lot about prayer. We have talked about why God sometimes says yes, sometimes no, and sometimes wait. It has been such a blessing for me to be in this class. It has really challenged me to re-think the way that I pray. This last week we talked about being more specific with God about what we want. The point was made that we often get lazy with our prayer by saying Thy will be done, You know what is best. All of this is true, but if something is in our hearts then shouldn't we take the time to talk to God about it. I have taken this challenge and have found that it has blessed and strengthened my relationship with God.
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 byproduct 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.
The things that I admire about
he is dedicated to his family, smart, funny, self- disciplined, determined, thorough, happy, motivated, moral, ethical, a jokester, God-fearing, pays attention to detail, he follows through, silly and a great husband and daddy.
The following is the many excuses that we make for not saving money. You can follow the link to squash your excuse....
Today I feel blessed to have my brothers. I feel so fortunate to have them so close to me. I love the time that we get to spend together. They were only little boys to me when we were growing up together in the same house, but now they are my friends.
So that's all from this day in the life of mommysmart!

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