Thank you Merry motherhood (https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/127316224/posts/153) for nominating me for the 3 days, 3 quotes challenge. Check out her fun site of life as a mother.
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Post one quote per day for three consecutive days
- Nominate three new bloggers each day.
This is a prayer my aunt has up on her refrigerator. She will go to it every now and then to help her through difficult times. A little back-story on my aunt is that she is the oldest of ten children, and of all her siblings she and her sister, my other aunt are the only ones that are still alive, with my father being the most recent loss in our family (about 4 years ago) anyway she has been through a lot being the oldest and witnessing all those brothers and sisters of hers losing their lives in tragic ways way before their times, the youngest was 17 and the oldest was my dad at 61. These little sheets of paper up on her refrigerator held up there with little vintage magnets remind her just how precious life is and how thankful we all should be for every day that we are given. So this isn’t an actual quote nor is it short but I want to share it because if it could help my aunt in all she has been through then there is someone else out there that needs to read this as well.
My Aunt’s Prayers:
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. If God allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly!
I asked God for Strength…
And God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom…
And God gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for prosperity….
And God gave me Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage…
And God gave me Danger to overcome.
I asked for Love…
And God gave me Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors…
And God gave me Opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted…
I received everything I needed.
May God Bless you with unspeakable joy, not only in the world to come, but in this world also. May your path be bright and full of light everywhere you go. May God tell darkness that it must flee at your command. And, I pray your feet will never stumble out of God’s plan. May the desires of your heart come true, and may you experience Peace in everything you do. May Goodness, Kindness, and Mercy come your way. And may you gain Wisdom and grow in the Lord everyday.
Life’s little lessons:
Me: God, Can I ask you a question?
Me: Promise you won’t get mad?
God: I promise.
Me: Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do you mean?
Me: Well I woke up late.
Me: My car took forever to start.
Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait.
Me: On the way home my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call.
God: All right.
Me: And on top of it all, when I got home I just wanted to soak my feet in my new foot massager and relax, but it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did you do that?
God: Let me see, the Death angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life, I let you sleep through that.
Me: (humbled) OH…
God: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would of hit you if you were on the road.
God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I didn’t want you to catch what they had, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.
Me: (embarrassed) Ok…
God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call. I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me: (softly) I see God…
God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight; I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I’m sorry God.
God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to trust me…in all things, the good and the bad.
Me: I will trust you.
God: And don’t doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your plan.
Me: I won’t God, and let me just tell you God, thank you for everything today.
God: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your God, and I love looking after my children.
These little sheets of paper of kindness and wisdom always put smiles on my aunt’s face.
Thank you Merry motherhood for nominating me for this challenge and thank you to my aunt for her special prayers.
I nominate anyone of my followers that would like to participate (thanks for that idea Margaret from soul food) Happy blogging everyone.