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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wow...another week has flown by. I have so much to be thankful for. I'm still praising God for saving my two sons. Sometimes I just catch myself grinning and thinking back to Tuesday night when Jesus passed our way. God is so good!

I've been thinking a lot about my passion......or lack thereof. I believe that our passion is an offspring of our character. And my character gets weak sometimes and the fire gets snuffed out. I pray for God to allow me to somehow, someway show His love daily. I want to replace my "I can'ts" to "I can."

Philippians 4:13 (New International Version)
"I can do everything through him who gives me strength."

And I make it so hard!?

Thank you Jesus for eternal life and unconditional love!

I want to leave with you a prayer that was in my devotional yesterday. It is a prayer that Dale Evans (wife of Roy Rogers) prayed. This may not be fitting for a Thankful Thursday post, but it caught my attention and I just wanted to share.

"Lord, thou knowest better than I know myself, that I'm growing older, and will someday be old. Keep me from getting too talkative; particularly from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Deliver me from the need to try and straighten out everybody's affairs. Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point. I ask for grace to listen to the tales of others' pains; but seal my lips when it comes to my own aches and pains, for they are increasing and my love of rehearsing them gets sweeter as the years go by. I ask not for improved memory, but for a growing humility and less cocksureness, especially when my memory seems to clash with the memory of others. Teach me that occasionally I may be mistaken. Keep me reasonably sweet. I don't necessarily want to be a saint -some of them are so hard to live with. But a sour old woman ( or man) is one of the crowning works of the devil. Make me thoughtful but not moody, helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom it seems a pity not to use it; but Thou knowest Lord, I want a few friends at the end. So give me, I pray, the ability to see blessings in unexpected trials and goodness in less-than-perfect people. And give me the grace to tell them so, in Christ's name, amen."

Let this be my prayer too dear Lord.

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Denise said...

Such a beautiful prayer, thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Oh Carrie that is such a sweet prayer. I pray that also! Thanks so much for sharing that one! Love Your Sweet Heart!

K. Tilley said...

Oh that prayer is funny but oh so true for me. Hope you have a great Thankful Thursday!!

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