I’ve started reading Windows of the Soul lately. I didn’t like it at first but have gotten more into it as I continue to read. Last night I didn’t want to put it down. The author speaks of the power of stories – the story of his own life and stories that have impacted him like Atticus Finch and Vincent Van Gogh .
Here is a piece from the book:
A Prayer for Understanding
Help me, God
To realize that in being crippled that I learn to cling, and in limping that I learn to lean,
that victory comes not in how courageously I struggle
but in how completely I surrender
and that this is how I am to grow,
by being defeated,
by constant greater things.
Help me to understand that Your power is perfected in weakness,
so that when I rendered weak,
You are given the opportunity to be shown strong.
Help me to understand, too,
that “more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of,
for so the whole round earth is every way
bound in gold chains about the feet of God…”