"If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?"
-David Livingstone

February 9, 2012

What not to pray for. . .

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. 
Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers, 
pray for powers equal to your task. 
 -Phillip Brooks


  1. Ah, there's more to the quote:

    "Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be a miracle. Every day, you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come to you by the grace of God."

  2. Thank you, Araya. I've never heard that part. Wow...it applies. Others looking on may not see any miracle, but I, knowing where I've come from, do. Richness of life has truly come to me by the grace of God. . .

  3. I love this quote! Missing you, Maria!