The trouble with most people is that they want to know the way and the channels beforehand. They want to tell Supreme Intelligence just how their prayers should be answered. They do not trust the wisdom and ingenuity of God. They pray, giving Infinite Intelligence definite directions how to work, thereby limiting the Holy One of Israel. ~ Scovel-Shinn, Florence. The Power of the Spoken Word. Start Publishing LLC. Kindle Edition.
Each person is like an actor who wants to run the whole show; is forever trying to arrange the lights, the ballet, the scenery and the rest of the players in his own way. If his arrangements would only stay put, if only people would do as he wished, the show would be great. Everybody, including himself, would be pleased. Life would be wonderful. ~ A.A. World Services Inc. Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition. A.A. World Services, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
You see, God, I’ve got this all planned out!
First you get Johnny to be involved,
to get the right people together,
then get Suzy to get them all inspired,
and you’ll see, God, it will all come together
and work just fine. It will turn out just right!
They do not trust the wisdom
and ingenuity of God. They pray,
giving Infinite Intelligence
definite directions how to work,
thereby limiting the Holy One of Israel.
God, teach me to pray, not to mouth words
but to seek your instructions and gladly
to do it Your way!