I'm not asking God to give me a good year in 2013, I'm asking Him to sift everything through His loving hands and help me to accept pain along with the good.
I'm not asking Him for prosperity. I'm asking Him to help me be thankful for what I have and to fill my needs.
I'm not asking Him to make me popular. I'm asking Him to make me more like Him.
I'm not asking Him to fix the problems I see in the world. I'm asking Him to use me to make a difference.
I'm not asking Him to bring Peace to the world. He already did 2000 years ago. I'm asking Him to help me to be a peacemaker.
The great thing is, I know He's going to answer my heart's desires in these things, because His word tells me He wants these things for me.
(Borrowed from my friend Kim... thank you, Kim. You expressed my heart beautifully!)