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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Friday, July 30, 2010
I asked God to teach me to run and he broke my legs.

I asked God to teach me to love and he broke my heart.

I asked God to teach me to live and he gave me a disease.

I asked God to teach me to give and he took away almost everything I owned.

I asked God to teach me to communicate more effectively and he shut my mouth.

I asked God to make me more like Jesus and he let me be betrayed.

I asked God to give me invaluable treasures and my wife got pregnant.

I asked God to give me direction and he sent me to the desert.

I asked God to tell me the most important thing I could do today and he sent me to my knees.

I asked God to give me more faith and he gave me more pain.

I asked God to make me great and he made me weak.

Don’t ask God anything you don’t want God to do.

Copyright 2010 Chris Fabry


Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing this poem on the brightened my day!
-Marina Westerdahl, Miramar, FL

melinda said...

oh my gosh. straight from the heart. amazing words. thank you for sharing.

Bonnie Robertson said...

WOW!! How true! He teaches us so much through our trials and tribulation.

Kristen said...

I just heard you read this on the radio on my way home today.

This was the line that took my breath away: "I asked God to make me more like Jesus and he let me be betrayed." Not how I expected that line to finish.

Thank you so much for this. It helped me see even more clearly that my answered prayers are woven into the fabric of my painful circumstances.

Rachel said...

I was riding alone in my van when you read this poem and I just broke down at the line about being betrayed. I have been in court for 4 yrs. w/ my siblings over how my mom left her farm to us. So many lies have been told on us and my heart has been broken too many times. Also my husband's business partner was in a wreck this week and broke both her legs. The poem really hit home. I have been married 30 yrs. and also have 9 children, 3 of whom are in Heaven. THank you, Chris! Thank You, Lord!!

Shawn said...

Chris, I was just swept away by the power of these words. How true, how unbelievably true. His ways are not our ways and I continually expect them to be. I cannot tell you how incredibly God used these words to encourage me today, a hard day. Thanks for sharing His perspective so that I could realign mine. And thank you for your constant hard work to bring radio messages on Chris Fabry Live that meet people right where they are at. Blessings!