Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Prayer for the Journey

 O Christ,
do not give me tasks equal to my powers,
but give me powers
equal to my tasks.
I want to be stretched by things too great for me.
I want to grow through the greatness of my tasks,
I shall need your help for the growing.
E. Stanley Jones

I sincerely prayed this prayer 2 years ago and wrote it in my devotional journal... and oh my!! I had no idea what kind of ride I was in for!!! Life has never been the same again!

God has been good and He truly answered this quest of my heart even though I had no idea what I was asking for. He's been faithful and given me the help I have needed for these things too great for me. Yes, I've even said a few times, "I don't know if I have what it takes to do this!!"  The road to the taking on of the twins, and having the twins themselves, has been a stretching, growing, expanding experience for our whole family, but especially me.

One thing have I desired of the Lord, 
that will I seek after... Ps. 27:4

How about you?


Mama in Uganda said...

Not I, but Christ!

Blessing and joy on your day,

Sean and Lisa said...

Oh my, you get a big amen from me!!

Holly said...

Hi there! It's Holly from the Abundant Life blog. : ) Thanks so much for stopping over and saying hello. I am excited to find your blog now too! It looks like we have a lot in common. I also homeschool, and I was a music major in college. And we are starting foster care classes on Thursday--just waiting to see what God is going to have for us with that... So nice to meet you here in blog world!