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… Ahhh,
finally you have the idea! 


To the world you might be one person,
but to one person you just might be the world.
May the Lord bless you and keep you;
May the Lord make his face shine upon you
and give you peace.

Good friends are like stars…
You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.


Have a blessed day my beautiful friends!


17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Touch
    Jun 15, 2009 @ 10:40:04

    This is great, Rhonda.


  2. Beth
    Jun 15, 2009 @ 10:48:34

    Thank you Rhonda. This is beautiful!


  3. nita
    Jun 15, 2009 @ 11:12:26

    this is very timely for me rhonda, thank you – hugs nita.


  4. Sparkling
    Jun 15, 2009 @ 11:27:11

    this is a lovely blog Rhonda, very nice Have a good day


  5. Rusty
    Jun 15, 2009 @ 11:49:18

    Rhonda dear, I just love this and I believe it too. You are such a sweetheart. God bless you.Hugs to your family……………Rusty ((HUGS))


  6. Amy
    Jun 15, 2009 @ 12:26:54

    ::clapping:: AWESOME!!


  7. Carol
    Jun 15, 2009 @ 13:45:32

    Very beautiful entry Rhonda


    Jun 15, 2009 @ 16:03:59

    This is so beautiful and so true! Thanks for sharing. I pray that your day is going well. I am so glad we are friends. IT is so true. God does work in mysterious ways. Hugs, Becky


  9. Captain
    Jun 15, 2009 @ 17:29:07

    You threw me for a loop. When you said it was mine, I thought I was in my e-mail program. Stop confusing me! Where it says: \’Good friends are like stars…\’ I thought it was gonna say: \’They only come out at night!\’ lol! Pretty potent discourse Rhonda. Bravisimo! True we don\’t always know how God blesses us. We only need to know that He does. If He joined you with me, then He must know what I need ;O)


  10. Sue
    Jun 15, 2009 @ 18:47:17

    RhondaThis is a beautiful blog,hope all is well with youand that your having a good weekTake care Sue


  11. Cynical
    Jun 15, 2009 @ 20:22:41

    I like the message of personal responsibility that your post contains.Peace, Doc


  12. Rhonda
    Jun 15, 2009 @ 21:49:42

    Thank you Doc…I think it is something we all forget about.


  13. Patsy
    Jun 15, 2009 @ 21:55:41

    Rhonda this is beautiful,and thanks for sharing it. You are a beautiful friend. Hugs, Pat


  14. Angel eyes
    Jun 16, 2009 @ 01:35:12

    Just lovely dear angel eyes hug


  15. Terry's
    Jun 16, 2009 @ 07:16:34

    This was so sweet dear . and it is so true . God gives us life and we are to do the rest .I love this blog . Take care sweet friend love Terry


  16. Why
    Jun 16, 2009 @ 07:30:13

    Such beautiful words Rhonda…we should all take time to think about some of the meanings in these verses…have a happy week my friend…hugs Valerie x0x


  17. Jun 16, 2009 @ 08:56:27

    Amen! When God says "no" we keep on growing and glowing for Him.


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