"You've never gone through anything that wasn't supposed to mean something." - Beth Moore, "Breaking Free"
"We've control of little in this world. It doesn't belong to us. It's out of our hands. Like being born... All we can change is the way we think and the way we live." -Francine Rivers, "Redeeming Love"
"The outcome of our lives is not determined by what happens to us but by how we respond to what happens to us." -Nancy Leigh DeMoss, "Choosing Forgiveness"
Paraphrased from the movie "Facing the Giants":
There were two farmers. Both prayed to God for rain for their crops. One prepared his field for the rain and the other just waited. Which man had more faith in God that it would rain? Obviously, the man who prepared his fields for it.
When we ask God to do something in our life, are we preparing a way for it or are we just waiting to see IF the Lord will provide?
Prepare "your fields" for rain and you will be blessed!