To my readers: If you have been following my posts, you will have seen this a few times. It is worth another look: Abundance is in the seeing, not the gathering. (And the older we get, the more we can see, the more abundant our lives.) ----Gloria
Olaf in Frozen II sings, "Things Will All Make Sense When I am Older." Yes, Olaf, what makes so much sense are the things I prayed for in my younger years and did not receive. My prayers of the ego had no life. Older now, I see the wrong turns I might have made if not for a gracious hand guiding me. Yes, those lessons learned were painful. Memorable. Humbling. But nevertheless, learned. As Leonardo da Vinci said, "Learning never exhausts the mind."
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. -----Romans 8:26
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone. -----St Francis of Assisi.
Heaven is full of answers to prayer for which no one ever bothered to ask. ------Billy Graham
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