Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Wisdom of the Wise: Elisabeth Elliot
Today there are just too many things to do. My natural response is to fret and fear. Both are forbidden: Fret not. Fear not. That tells me what not to do. What, then, should I do?
I will run the course set out in thy commandments, for they gladden my heart (Ps 119:32 NEB).
There will be both time and strength today to run that course, for it is always possible to do the will of God. The course He sets for us in his commandments is not an obstacle course, but one carefully planned to suit our qualifications - that is, not too rigorous for our limitations, not too lenient for our strengths.

The plan of God for me, for this one day, is meant not to trouble but to gladden my heart. Christ's yoke, according to his own promise, is not hard but easy - if we bear it together with Him and if we bear it as Christ bore it, in meekness and lowliness of heart.
We must run with resolution the race for which we are entered, our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom faith depends from start to finish (Heb 12:2 NEB).
Elisabeth Elliot, American writer and missionary (1926-)
From A Lamp Unto My Feet and found at Rocks in my Dryer

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At 15 March, 2007 11:45, Blogger aussietigger1980 said...

Elisabeth Elliot is amazing. I should pick up a book of hers and read it. Soon.

 

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