Sunday, May 18, 2008

recent learnings

God has been speaking to me through a couple different things recently... amazing. seriously. i can't describe it... but i wanted to share with you a quote God led me to through jerry bridges book, "Respectable Sins". The quote is from the writings of John Newton...

(One of the marks of Christian maturity which a believer should seek is) an acquiescence (agreement without protest) in the Lord's will founded in a persuasion of his wisdom, holiness, sovereignty, and goodness... So far as we attain to this, we are secure from disappointment. Our own limited views, and short-sighted purposes and desires, may be, and will be, often over-ruled; but then our main and leading desire, that the will of the LORD may be done, must be accomplished. How highly does it become us, boh as creatures and as sinners, to submit to the appointments of our Maker! and how necessary it is to our peace. (pg.66)

I realize now that my dreams are all limited and short-sighted... and that when I am "over-ruled" it's not that God doesn't like my dreams but that my dreams aren't aligned with His greater dreams and purposes...

what a joy to be learning to trust God fully.

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