Thursday, March 11, 2010

Where are they coming from?

I have another quote for you!

Where are the quotes coming from?

I am reading a little $5 book I got at the Christian bookstore. It is from a devotional series... this one is called: God's Plan for Your Life - Overcoming Tough Times.

Each short chapter ends with verses and quotes.

Today the one that hit me was:

"Nothing is more disastrous than to study faith, analyze faith, make noble resolves of faith, but never actually to make the leap of faith." by Vance Havner

I kind of have to laugh, really that is how we act sometimes as Christians. Sometimes we want to study and talk about God's Word more than we want to live it.

Here is one more quote from today's chapter:

"I am truly grateful that faith enables me to move past the question of "Why?" by Zig Ziglar

I never thought of that as a blessing but it really is. Being able to get past "Why?" is huge. Sometimes we take for granted the blessing of being able to lean on Christ through hard times and not worry about the things that others worry about. He truly caries our burdens for us.

I also think you could apply that quote to the idea that we don't have to understand EVERYTHING in the Bible to know it is true and trustworthy. I don't have know why God does some of the things He does or says the things He says.


Anne said...

His response, "Because I'm God, that's why!" :-)

Yep, letting go of the WHY or the WHEN or the HOW... that's walking the walk and holding onto faith.

Blessings to to!

Guess what my word verification was today? Anniest. So I guess you got the most today... not just Annie or Annier you got the Anniest. :-)

Cathy said...

Good post. Thanks for sharing.

I'm starting to learn I have enough to do and I don't need to know about the why...I just need to make sure I know the Who...and He can take care of the why.