The Thought for the Week this week is written by Jay Neilson

by Susie Jean Sharkey


Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Psalm 25:4 New Living Translation (NLT)

Sometimes God says No!

I came across this story in a local paper on holiday, cut it out and kept
it. I hope you enjoy it.


I asked God to take away my bad habits. God said, “No. It is not for me to
take away but for you to give it up”.
I asked God to heal a disabled child. God said, “No. His spirit is whole.
His body is only temporary”.
I asked God to give me patience. God said, “No. Patience is a by product of
tribulation, it isn’t granted. It is learned”.
I asked God to give me happiness. God said, “No. I give you blessings.
Happiness is up to you”.
I asked God to spare me pain. God said, “No. Suffering draws you apart from
worldly cares and brings you closer to me”.
I asked God to make my spirit grow. God said, “No. You must grow your own,
but I will prune you to make you fruitful”.
I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life. God said “No. I will
give you life, so that you may enjoy all things”.
I asked God to help me LOVE others as much as He loves me. God said, “Ah,
finally you have the idea”


Psalm 25:4 New Living Translation (NLT)
Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow.