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Thursday, February 2, 2012

More Good Quotes

My friend Tia posted these quotes on Facebook recently... I figured if I post them here, they might encourage someone else, plus I'll be archiving them for myself to reread in the future!
Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

You are at your weakest when you believe yourself to be your strongest. We need HIM every hour.
I can't find an author for that last one -- maybe it was Tia's original statement. But it's so true. We were talking in Sunday School last week about how satan is constantly trying to get man to act independently from God. It's way too easy to get sucked into doing that without even realizing it... I'm humble, I'm listening, God gives direction, I actually GET IT, and then bam, I take off running! "Thanks God, I got this!" No, no, no, no, no. I need to stay at His side, not run ahead of Him, because His NEXT direction might call for me to do something different than His LAST direction. My devotion this morning was basically about this very thing.

Help me not to forget it Lord -- I need You every hour!!!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

I was just reminded of this when I re-read this section of "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis:

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”

May we BOTH be open to change and growth in the coming weeks and months! :-)