Monday, June 28, 2010

This is My Prayer for a Healthier Body and Soul

This is My Prayer for a Healthier Body and Soul:

Dear Father in Heaven, most gracious God, this is my prayer for my life to be healthier in my body and stronger in my spiritual life. It is my goal to magnify You, my Savior, by the way I eat healthy and depend upon You to grow me stronger in your ways that others will see me and want what I have because it is You Lord that is within me!

Now Father, I ask that You break away any dependence that I have on natural bread and fill me with Your Living Bread. Help me to distingush how I am dependent on sugar and yeast products. Give me the strength and will power to eleminate these products from my life. I want to feed on Your Bread and drink Your Living Water.
In Jesus' mighty name. AMEN

Then I am reminded just how much I like icecream when I read my MountianWings Moment a few minutes ago. I beleave that it is ok to put a copy of the story here about Icecream. I am reminded that it is ok to eat a little icecream, that it is good for the soul! This story has been around for a long time!

Ok here is the story:

A Little Ice Cream

Last week I took my children to a restaurant.

My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace.
As we bowed our heads he said,
"God is good. God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would
even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And
Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard
a woman remark, "That's what's wrong with this country.
Kids today don't even know how to pray.
Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!"

Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me,
"Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?"

As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific
job and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman
approached the table.

He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that God thought
that was a great prayer."

"Really?" my son asked. "Cross my heart," the man replied
Then in a theatrical whisper he added (indicating the woman
whose remark had started this whole thing), "too bad she never
asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul

Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal.
My son stared at his for a moment and then did something I will
remember the rest of my life.

He picked up his sundae and without a word, walked over and
placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her,
"Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul
sometimes, and my soul is good already."

~Author Unknown~

Don't be afraid to ask for a little ice cream in life.

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