3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge-Day 3

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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.

 

Rules:

 

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post one quote per day for three consecutive days
  3. 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?

 

God: Sure.

 

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.

 

God: Yes.

 

Me: My car took forever to start.

 

God: Ok.

 

Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait.

 

God: Hmmm.

 

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.

 

Me: (ashamed)

 

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.

 

 

 

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. 3C Style says:

    I couldn’t top what you wrote and totally agree: life is precious and we should all be grateful for every day that we are given. I like your aunt’s sheets of paper. These two speak to me the most: I asked for Love… And God gave me Troubled people to help. I asked for Favors… And God gave me Opportunities. xoxo

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    1. Aww…my aunt would be so happy if she knew I shared this with everyone, I will have to tell her. She is always reminding us to be grateful for everyday and try to stay positive as much as possible, life is just one big lesson.

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      1. 3C Style says:

        You definitely should tell her. If you think it will make her happy and smile it is one good reason. It was brilliant of you to share it with us. It’s the little things like that, which makes one big difference at the end.

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  2. Not one thing I could or would add 🙂 Just love it !!!

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    1. Thank you. I hope these prayers come in hand throughout your life. My aunt would love knowing that her little sheets of paper have helped not just her family but others as well.

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  3. mel says:

    Agree! Sometimes God save you from bigger problem by giving you a lot smaller problem.

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  4. This post made my day ❤ Right now I'm on a mid-life crisis and the prayer you've mentioned sounds like a personal message to me. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Oh my gosh, I hope things start turning around for you. That prayer is a special one. It has gotten a lot of our family members through some tough times. May only good things always come your way from this day forward and God Bless you.

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      1. Thank you for the positive vibes. I believe in the power of hopeful words. They always worked in my favor. God bless you and your family too.. 🙂

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  5. the first and last remind me of how i “try” to live my life. its not always easy and i must admit i am almost always the one asking god and the universe WHY?. reading those helps to remind me everything has a reason if I stop to see it,. your aunt having them on her fridge most certainly helped her remember that.

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  6. Oh my goodness what a wonderfully beautiful prayer, and conversation with God. You have brought me to tears and reminded me just how Almighty, and loving, and gracious our LORD God iss and always will be. This is such a blessing, thank you :):)

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    1. Thank you. My Aunt made copies for me to hang up on my fridge. Everyone should have these prayers for those times when it seems hard. Everything happens for a reason and there have been so many times in my life when I have seen signs from heaven, like little gifts. I think about those times things could have been worst. It is like that movie Signs with Mel Gibson about the aliens.

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      1. Yes so true. Me and hubby talked about that after I read it to him. We talked about times when God has done the same for us. hehehe it was fun with all the, “and remember when…” God is always so good to us if we are willing to see it 🙂

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