Last Wishes

We all want something in our lives. We ask the Lord, each in our own way, and ask for it in our prayers. God knows what we need.

About one year before she passed away in old age, loved by everyone in her family, a devout woman wrote these sincere and heartfelt words.

A prayer, specific to a difficult time in her life, despite all her many blessings, recorded in her own arthritic handwriting in one of her stacks of notebooks, using one of the many bags of store-bought pens, during a repentent period of her life.

I hope it blesses you.


Please Help with money problems -- If it is Thy will -- help me grow in good health & strength --
If Thy will wants me to --
walk to neighbor church on Sundays
Help me do as i should in keeping me & my area clean
Thank You, dear Lord Jesus. --
(Help me to listen)
Pray to God for help in knowing His Will for me -- in living the rest of my life -- turn that time over to God -- study the Holy Bible -- pray every day -- meditate -- ask Holy God -- the Lord Jesus The Holy Spirit to teach me God's will as I try to work through problems...


In looking at the way it's written, she inserts "Holy" before God after the fact, and "Please" before "Help", so as not to offend the almighty.

Her request is graciously given. And, looking through all her prayers and wishes, it's clear that every one of her prayers were answered. Although not always in the quiet way she expected.

She asked for friends and had them, for clothes and got them, and many other things.

Toward the end, she recognized that this was not her home. And about a month later, she finally did go home. To her real home. To be with Jesus.

Her words show me she's more devout than any preacher I've ever met or heard of in my life.

And in my opinion, all those preachers given the duty to teach the will of God ought to be ashamed of themselves to leave such sweet, marvelous people in so much doubt about the will of our Father in heaven.

Nothing much can be accomplished without knowing God's will.

But I've studied the Bible from cover to cover, and I know for sure what will happen to those preachers. To those shirkers.

It would be better for them that they had  never been born than to suffer the agony of the consequences of their arrogance.

It's easy to teach the basics about the will of God. Follow the rules in Leviticus or Deuteronomy, which teaches you how to conquer like Moses, or God will lead you to every kind of suffering and a horrible death.

It was the Minister of God's Wrath who first introduced her to the book of Ezekiel. She said she'd never heard it before. From the look on her face, I realized she'd never heard anything like it.

In other words, she'd never learned the will of God until she prayed to know it. And this is how her prayers were answered.

His will is simple. God wants to bless you with abundance.

Obey God, which consists of believing in the Son of God, the promised Messiah, and receive his abundant blessings, you will have life, and have it more abundantly.

Disobey his laws and all the curses of Deuteronomy 28 will befall you and your family, one after another after another.

Here's the helpful perspective of an older gentleman:

"We can never learn too much of His will towards us, too much of His messages and His advice. The Bible is His word and its study gives at once the foundation for our faith and an inspiration to battle onward in the fight against the tempter."

God blessed this man by making him the richest American who ever lived. And certainly the richest man in modern times. You've heard of him. He liked to be called "Neighbor John." As in neighbor John D. Rockefeller.

Seems to know something about the blessings of which the Lord is capable.


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