Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thankful for Our Needs

What to Pray For
I asked for bread and got a stone;
I used the stone to grind the grain
That made the flour to form the bread
That I could not obtain.

Instead of asking Him to give
The things for which we pray,
All that we need to ask from God
Is this: show us the way.
~ James A. Bowman ~

Compliments of The Feathered Nest

I came across this poem in a book titled Snowflakes in September.  Stories about God's Mysterious Ways by various authors, including Corrie Ten Boom.    I thought it would be a good fit for this Thanksgiving season.

Dawn from The Feathered Nest has the most wonderful free graphics for us today and this sweet image seemed to be a perfect fit for this poem.  You may want to check them out if you want some vintage goodness. 

I hope you have a wonderful day.  Thanks for stopping by. 


Shoregirl said...

Reminds me of the 3rd verse from Andrae Crouch's song "Through It All" --
"I thank God for the mountains,
and I thank Him for the valleys,
I thank Him for the storms He brought me through.
For if I'd never had a problem,
I wouldn't know God could solve them,
I'd never know what faith in God could do"
So true -- we learn our faith and trust in God in THROUGH the bad times in life -- think how shallow and weak we'd be if all we ever experienced were mountain tops and good times!

budgeteer said...

thank you for such a beautiful poem and lovely images.I really appreciate what you do.
Lesley (budgeteer) Heart for home-making blogspot

Noelle the dreamer said...

Lovely poem Abby and what a sweet picture!
Have a wonderful day as well,

The Feathered Nest said...

What a precious poem Abby!! I love that it reminds us that we are involved in His answer sometimes!! Thank you so much for sharing my blog and images, you truly are an angel ~ sending you hugs and love, Dawn

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Abby! The Lord laid your name on my heart today, and so I just prayed for you and wanted to stop by and say hello. Hope you are doing well.
Blessings to you,

MaxineD said...

Thank you Abby - the poem is so true, and I can atest to the fact that difficult times cause us to push into God.

Holly said...

So wonderful, Abby! Just stopping by to wish you His blessings this Thanksgiving.