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Day by Day - 1 Samuel
A Younger Wife Please!
Clif Johnson
Aired on Sep 01, 2023
Show Day by Day
Aug 16, 2023
00:02:44 Minutes

Sometimes God gives what we want to show us it is not what we need.   ~~~ I recently read the story of a married couple who were enjoying a romantic meal, celebrating their 40th anniversary. They were each twenty years old when they got married, so they were now 60 years old. They were reminiscing over the glorious years of marriage, and once their meal came and was set in front of them, they raised their glasses and the husband said, “Here’s to 40 more.” Once the glasses met and chimed, a fairy appeared and said to them, “Since you two have maintained such an exemplary marriage, I am here to grant you each one request.” A big smile came across the wife’s face and she started clapping her hands, and she said, “I know exactly what I want. I want to travel to Europe with my husband.” The fairy waved her wand and then poof, she had two first class tickets in her hand. Looking over at the husband, the fairy said, “And what is your request?” Knowing that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and not wanting it to go to waste, the husband looked around the restaurant, noticing all the young women, mustered up the courage, closed his eyes and said, “I want a wife 30 years younger than me!” The fairy waved her wand, and poof, he turned into a 90 year old man. Have you ever asked for something and then been less than satisfied, or even really disappointed, even though what you received was exactly what you asked for? Sometime you get exactly what you ask for. Getting what you ask for and not being happy with it, or growing tired of it quickly, is actually pretty common among us. There is always the bigger and the better just around the corner it seems But when it comes to our spiritual lives, we can oftentimes think that if we pray for it, and ask God for it, and if it comes to fruition, then we must have been in alignment with God’s will. Why in the world would he send something our way that was not in alignment with His will? Well, actually, we will discover that God does that very thing and he does it for a reason. Sometimes God gives what we want to show us it is not what we need.  

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