...of Because I asked...

1. Acquiring patience through adultery has proven to be extremely trying. Whether you’re the adulterer or casualty of adultery, getting beyond it requires a major sacrifice of self-entitlement.

24 April 2006

“I pray that Anton trust me to share his weaknesses, failings, shortcomings with. I pray that I accept those things, understand, & forgive. I pray that I love him for him. I pray that I be his number one source of encouragement. I want him to believe that I believe in him. I pray that I allow him to be the man God created him to be. That I not be a hindrance for him, that I be encouraging & supportive.”

27 April 2006

“Father give me the right heart to support Anton & his struggles rather than judge & tear him down. Let me not try to change him. I want to support Anton in the way he needs to be supported. I want to help him fight his temptations instead of fighting him.”

The Lord will do what you ask. It may not be the way you envision, but He will do it…

“At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, ‘Ask! What shall I give you?’ And Solomon said: ‘You have shown great mercy to Your servant David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; You have continued this great kindness for him, and You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted. Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?’ The speech pleased the LORD, that Solomon had asked this thing. Then God said to him: ‘Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked for riches for yourself, nor have asked the life or your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice, behold, I have done according to your word; see I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you…’ 1 Kings 3:5-12 And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore. 1 Kings 4:29 NKJV


  1. Your family stories are beautiful because of the triumph of God shown throughout! :O)

  2. I love what you said about helping him fight his temptations instead of fighting him. How often we, as believers, tend to "attack" the person instead of standing with them to attack the sin that entangles them.

    We all need to remember that none of us are immune to temptation and we need to encourage each other!


Y'all's comments are overwhelmingly encouraging. I appreciate them very much. They motivate me to continue being myself. Smooches!