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. 


7 comments:

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,
Karen

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.
Blessings
Maxine

Holly said...

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