Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. -Luke 9:23
I asked God for strength that I might achieve.
I was made weak that I might learn to humbly to obey.
I asked God for health that I might do greater things.
I was given infirmity that I might learn compassion.
I asked for riches that I might be happy.
I was given poverty that I might be wise.
I asked for power that I might have the praise of men.
I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life.
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for – But everything I had hoped for….
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered
I am among all men most richly blessed.