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Can someone help me find the poem/story?

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Dina, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. Dina

    Dina New Member

    Nov 3, 2002
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    I am looking for the poem/story where the writer is saying what he asked God for and what God gave him and what he learned from it.

    Anybody know where I can find that?
  2. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator

    Jun 30, 2000
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    Elvis did one???

    I thank the Lord for everything
    When things are going my way
    He said to me I will comfort thee
    And drive your cares away

    He promised me I will walk thee
    And drive your cares away

    I did not ask for riches
    He gave me wealth untold
    The moon, the stars, the sun the sky
    (Are there for you) to behold

    I thank the lord for everything
    And I count my blessings each day
    He came to me when I needed Him
    I only have to pray
    And He'll come to you if you ask Him to
    He's only a prayer away

    Probably NOT what you were looking for, but a blast from the past for me!!
  3. Jailminister

    Jailminister New Member

    Jun 10, 2003
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    This may not be the right one but here it is:
    One night a man had a dream.

    He dreamed he was walking
    along the beach with the LORD.

    Across the sky flashed
    scenes from his life.

    For each scene he noticed two
    sets of footprints in the sand:
    one belonging to him,
    and the other to the LORD.

    When the last scene of his life
    flashed before him, he looked
    back at the footprints in the sand.

    He noticed that many times along
    the path of his life there
    was only one set of footprints.

    He also noticed that it happened
    at the very lowest and saddest
    times in his life.

    This really bothered him and
    he questioned the LORD about it:
    "LORD, you said that once I
    decided to follow you, you'd
    walk with me all the way.

    But I have noticed that during
    the most troublesome times in
    my life, there is only one
    set of footprints.

    I don't understand why when
    I needed you most you would
    leave me."

    The LORD replied: "My son, my
    precious child, I love you
    and I would never leave you.

    During your times of trial
    and suffering, when you see
    only one set of footprints,
    it was then that I carried you."

    By: Mary Stevenson (1922-1999)
  4. Dina

    Dina New Member

    Nov 3, 2002
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    Thanks Dr. Bob.
    It's not the one I was looking for, but I do like it, and WOW! from Elvis even.
    Found 2 versions of the one I was looking for.

    In case anyone else is looking for them too, here they are.

    I asked for strength, that I might achieve;
    I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey...

    I asked for health, that I might do greater things;
    I was given infirmity, that I might do better things...

    I asked for riches, that I might be happy;
    I was given poverty, that I might be wise.

    I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men;
    I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God...

    I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life;
    I was given life, that I might enjoy all things...

    I got nothing that I asked for- but everything I had hoped for;
    Almost despite myself, My unspoken prayers were answered.

    I am among all men most richly blessed.
    --By an unknown soldier.


    • I asked God to take away my habit.
    God said, No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give up.

    • I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
    God said, No. His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.

    • I asked God to grant me patience.
    God said, No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; 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 of the things I might enjoy in 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... Ahhh, FINALLY YOU HAVE THE IDEA!