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! 🙂