Monday, August 14, 2006


Thought I would post what I read today in a book about prayer. I remember reading this book and this quote before God gave us the desire to adopt and it was encouraging then and it is just as encouraging now to think about God's plans for all of our lives.

"If Jacob's desire had been given him in time for him to get a good night's sleep, he might never have become the prince of prayers we know today. If Hannah's prayer for a son had been answered at the time she set for herself, the nation might never have known the mighty man of God it found in Samuel. Hannah wanted only a son, but God wanted more. He wanted a prophet, and a saviour, and a ruler for His people. Someone said that 'God had to get a woman before He could get a man.' This woman He got in Hannah. Precisely by those weeks and months and years there came a woman with a vision like God's with tempered soul and gentle spirit and a seasoned will, prepared to be the kind of a mother for the kind of a man God knew the nation needed. " (W.E. Biederwolf)

Wow! Isn't it exciting to know that God is in control and He has a reason for everything in our lives. Even if we don't understand He has a plan for it all and in it all He is definitely wanting to mold us to be the person He is wanting.


Kris said...

Wow, such a beautiful statement on prayer. Thanks for sharing it. I want to be disciplined to pray more often and more fervently.
Hope you had a good day. Looking forward to seeing you and my sister later on this week. =)

Becky said...

Great reminder! My prayer life seems to be like a little kid's these days...always asking. Thanks for the post!

~Bekah said...

wow, thank u soo much for your post on my blog about "The Wait Poem." I'm truly thankful for all God is doing in my life right now and He's placing women I've never met into my life right now with words of encouragement, scriptures, upliftment, and prayers. Your words mean more than you'll ever realize! thank u thank u thank u! I am adding u to my "Blogs I like" list so i can keep up w/ ya. ur girls are gorgeous! thank u again,.. God bless u and yours..