I'm having: Water with lemon and a handful of M&M's - want some?
I'm feeling: troubled on every side, yet not distressed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.
On my mind: It's not so much about the suffering, it's about the sovereignty of God...
A quote to share:
The care that is filling your mind at this moment, or but waiting till you lay the book aside to consume you - that need which is no real need, is a demon sucking at the spring of your life.
Do you object, saying "But NO! you do not understand. The thing I am worrying about is a reasonable anxiety - an unavoidable care."
"Does it involve something you have to do at this very moment?" I ask.
"Then you are allowing it to usurp the place of something that is required of you at this moment, the greatest thing that can ever be required of any man or woman."
"And what is that?"
"To trust in the Living God."
"What if God does not want me to have what I need at this moment?"
"If he does not want you to have something you value, it is to give you instead something He values."
"And if I do not want what he has to give me?"
"If you are not willing that God should have his way with you, then, in the name of God, be miserable-until your misery drive you to the arms of the Father."
"Oh, but this is only about some financial concern. I do trust him in spiritual matters."
"Everything is an affair of the spirit. If God has a way of dealing with you in your life, it is the only way. Every little thing in which you would have your own way has a mission for your redemption. And he will treat you as a willful little child until you take your Father's way for your own."
George MacDonald ~ Knowing the heart of God
Head on over to Ruth's to join us for Tea Talk