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 stood out to me, with little commentary:

Seen on Facebook, I think:

Let God have your life; he can do more with it than you can. ~ D.L. Moody

From a friend’s Facebook status:

Stop trying to fit in when you were born to stand out.

From Candy Troutman:

“What the Israelites feared (the sea) became their way to freedom.”

From another friend’s Facebook:

“The best training is to learn to accept everything as it comes, as from Him whom our soul loves. The tests are always unexpected things, not great things that can be written up, but the common little rubs of life, silly little nothings, things you are ashamed of minding one scrap” ~ Amy Carmichael

In a similar vein, from an Elisabeth Elliot devotional:

An angry retort from someone may be just the occasion we need in which to learn not only longsuffering and forgiveness, but meekness and gentleness; fruits not born in us but borne only by the Spirit. From “God’s Curriculum” in Keep a Quiet Heart.

From The Old Guys:

Shall we give entertainment unto that, or hearken unto its dalliances, which wounded, which pierced, which slew our dear Lord Jesus? ~ John Owen, Overcoming Sin and Temptation

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 don’t forget to leave a comment here, even if you don’t have any quotes to share! 🙂

8 thoughts on “The Week In Words

  1. I love that one about the Israelites and the sea–especially since it was only a few weeks ago that my Sunday school class studied Exodus. I’m just amazed by how God led the people of Israel into what they considered to be desperate circumstances (in fact, they almost always yelled “We’re going to die” in terror)–yet God brought them into those circumstances precisely so that He would be seen as the deliverer.

    • Yes, Bekah, God LED them to this place between an army and the sea intentionally. And He showed them He was their God. So many times we think we have missed God’s will when we find ourselves in difficulty, when in reality we are on the cusp of a new spiritual adventure!

  2. Love this: “Stop trying to fit in when you were born to stand out.”

    This quote is similar to the Japanese proverb, “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.” It’s great to promote cooperative living as they do in Japan… but then who is doing the leading?

    Someone who stands out is usually a leader. I think we should applaud our leaders for taking risks and daring to go where no one else has gone before.

    As always, thanks for making me think!

    Blessings, e-Mom ღ

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