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.

I linked to a couple of these on Saturday, but I wanted to pull out a couple of quotes that particularly stood out to me:

From I Got Nuthin, HT to Robin Lee Hatcher:

“If you don’t come to me empty, Jesus says to me, all you’ll have to offer is the self you are so full of.” ~ Heather Kopp.

We can’t be filled with Him and filled with self at the same time.

From On Controversy, HT to Challies:

“If our zeal is embittered by expressions of anger, invective, or scorn, we may think we are doing service of the cause of truth, when in reality we shall only bring it into discredit.” ~ John Newton

Very good article about dealing with controversy publicly (with the caveat that it is written from a Calvinist point of view and I am not a Calvinist.)

And from Diane:

Faith is the bridge between where I am and the place the Lord is taking me.

You can share your family-friendly quotes 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 hope you’ll visit the other participants as well and glean some great thoughts to ponder. And I hope you’ll leave a comment here, even if you don’t have any quotes to share.

6 thoughts on “The Week in Words

  1. I’m back this week, Barbara. Thanks for hosting! Love the quote about faith and the bridge. I needed that reminder this morning.

  2. That first quote fits right along with the passage of Scripture I’m meditating on this morning:

    “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. ” (Galatians 5:16-17)

    The Spirit and the flesh, Christ and self, are opposed to one another. I cannot surrender to both–I must be enemies of one in order to love the other. Oh, that I would choose Christ, that I would choose to walk in the Spirit, every moment of every day.

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