Friday, January 27, 2012
Not Re-inventing the Wheel
I have heard this saying all my life, "don't re-invent the wheel." So many times we try to do exactly that. I can even do it with my blog post. If someone else has said it more eloquently, why try to capture the truth in my own words? Why not let their words speak my heart? The Bible always crafts words better than I, as well as other writers. Today, I am not even going to try to re-invent the wheel. These authors words penetrated my heart this past week, so I will let them speak...may you be blessed.
Charles Spurgeon - By perseverance, the snail reached the ark.
Tender hearts give the same kind of shelter. But his comes from being shaped by the whipping gale force winds of the alleyway. - Jan Meyer - The Allure of Hope-God's Pursuit of a Woman's Heart
This perseverance can be either hard or tender. We all know women who can gut it out. That's easy. Tender perseverance is an art. - Jan Meyer
Jan Meyer, also quoting C.S. Lewis
It can all be worth it. We can be shaped by the winds of trial with a confidence that we will give shelter and life along the way. But as C.S. Lewis said, "Probably this will not, for most of us, happen in a day; poetry replaces grammar, gospel replaces law, longing transforms obedience, as gradually as the tide lifts a grounded ship.
(Can you say Amen to that?
"We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image...." 2 Corinthians 3:18
Oswald Chambers - Utmost for His Highest
Beware of anything that would spot or tarnish that mirror in you. It is almost always something good that will stain it - something good, but not what is best.
Posted by Janettessage.blogspot.com at 5:01 PM