Study Hard. God Good.

1 11 2010

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
(Hebrews 12:11)

Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.
(Hebrews 5:8)

“Trials are not an elective in the Christian life, they are a required course. Patience is accepting a difficult situation without giving God a deadline.”
(C.S. Lewis)

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He’s Not Safe

16 01 2007

“I know that You can do all things and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.”
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The sovereign God who holds your days in His Hand is not safe. He’s anything but. He’s the King, I tell you.

But He’s good.

–Joni Earkeson Tada, When God Weeps, p93
Adapted from C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe





Unbreakable

26 10 2006

“Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”
(Romans 12:10)

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket–safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from the perturbations of love is Hell.

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