Saturday, January 24, 2009

Dear Lord...


"Dear Lord, Thou knowest better than myself that I am growing older and will someday be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out every body's affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody, helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom it seems a pity not to use it all, but thou knowest, Lord, that I must have a few friends at the end."

~ Ruth Bell Graham ~


3 comments:

Renee said...

Ruth Bell Graham was one of my favorite people. I loved her spunk and her deep faith in Christ that she expressed throughout her life.

Abounding Treasures said...

I hadn't heard this before but it gave me a little chuckle when I read the end ~ it's SO TRUE :o)

Blessings Patty!

lady jane said...

***Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every occasion***

Oh dear Lord God in heaven! All this weekend I kept sensing the Lord telling me, "Shut up, Jane. Just. Shut. Up."

arghghg.

Gee, Patty, thanks for the confirmation. ;o)

Hugs,
Jane