A friend of mine who was a pastor of a church was shaking hands at the door a number of years ago. A woman shook his hand and said, "Pastor, pray for me that I might be given more patience."
He replied, "I will pray that the Lord will send you a packet of trouble."
She said, "That is exactly what I don't need. I've already got trouble. All I need is patience."
"Well, if you want patience, I'll pray that the Lord will give you a packet of trouble" - because that is the way the Lord regularly does things.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Be Careful What You Pray For
In his book Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus, D.A. Carson shares this story, and how true it is: