The Week In Words

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Welcome to The Week In Words, where we share quotes from the last week’s reading. If something you read this past week  inspired you, caused you to laugh, cry, think, dream, or just resonated with you in some way, please share it with us, attributing it to its source, which can be a book, newspaper, blog, Facebook — anything that you read. More information is here.

Here are a few that spoke to me this week:

From a friend’s Facebook:

Some pursue happiness, others create it.

From another friend’s Facebook:

God doesn’t merely want a change of habit. He wants a change of heart, which will lead to a change of habit.

Seen at Challies:

Trials and tribulations are very good for us in that they help us to know ourselves better than we knew ourselves before. —D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Among the many purposes God has for suffering, this is one. Usually, for me anyway, I discover a deficiency in myself or some new way in which I need to trust in or yield to the Lord more.

And, actually, I heard this first rather than read it, but then I wrote it down and then read it. 🙂

God does not love us because we’re valuable; we’re valuable because God loves us. ~ Adrian Rogers

Also since last time I shared quotes about winter and quotes from Anne of Avonlea in different posts.

If you’ve read anything that particularly spoke to you that you’d like to share, please either list it in the comments below or write a post on your blog and then put the link to that post (not your general blog link) in Mr. Linky below. I do ask that only family-friendly quotes be included. I hope you’ll visit some of the other participants as well and glean some great thoughts to ponder.

And please — feel free to comment even if you don’t have quotes to share!

10 thoughts on “The Week In Words

  1. The quote about changing our hearts, not just habits, hits home, especially with New Year’s Resolutions so fresh. I don’t want to just change what I DO; I want to change who I AM, by the grace of God.

    Trials and tribulations are very good for us in that they help us to know ourselves better than we knew ourselves before. —D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

    Isn’t this so true? I relate to what you discover, Barbara, that unfortunately, I often find out how weak I am in those trials, when I thought I was a stronger person. But that’s good knowledge to have too—makes us know how much we really need the Lord!

    Thanks for giving us good things to think about to start our week.

  2. I like the habit/heart one. I know my emphasis tends to be on habits, externals–but then God reminds me (like He did this week) that it’s my heart that He’s really interested in.

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  4. Love the one by Lloyd-Jones, man is that true and it is really true for me today with things that have been going on right here and right now. THANKS for that quote.

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  5. I like this one: “God does not love us because we’re valuable; we’re valuable because God loves us. ~ Adrian Rogers.” It puts the notion of grace in perspective.

    Sorry no pithy quote to share with you today, Barbara. Maybe next week…

    Blessings, e-Mom

  6. God does not love us because we’re valuable; we’re valuable because God loves us. ~ Adrian Rogers This pretty much sums up our current Bible Study class (Romans) in one sentence.

  7. I had always loved quotes…so glad that I found this meme!

    The quote about God changing a heart so He can change a habit struck a chord with me too!

    Have a blessed week!

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