When You Don’t Want What You Get

“Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me.

Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Luke 22:42 NLT

The day bubbled with excitement. Family and friends from miles around gathered with both their presence and their gifts. It was wedding day.

I always had a strong will, a desire to “get what I wanted”. It often created internal turmoil. Wedding day and its subsequent gift opening were no different.

Paper ripped. Ooo’s and ahhh’s filled the air. A cooler, towels, and cookware were revealed. Silverware was as well. I look back at the generosity and can certainly say, “We were blessed.”

But there was one gift that didn’t fit my trivial desire…

Today I’m humbled and honored to join Betsy de Cruz at Faith Spilling Over as we worship Almighty God with words. If you’d like to read the rest of the story, amble on over to Betsy’s place by clicking here. We’d love to have you!

Linking with Intentionally Pursuing, Purposeful Faith, Testimony Tuesday, Jennifer Dukes Lee, Holley Gerth, Counting My Blessings, & Dance with Jesus. 

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  1. Kristi, I am flooded with memories from my wedding registry of things not listed but that others knew would be perfect for me. Thankful for the wisdom. Thank you, Kristi, for sharing your heart at #IntentionalTuesday on Intentionally Pursuing. : )

    1. Ahhh…you understand, Crystal. 😉 And you know the funny thing? Their gift is about the only one which I recall the giver.

  2. I so remember these moments when we got married! But SO true on a deeper level…so often the things that God gives don’t seem like exactly what I want, but end up being exactly what I need. Beautiful!