Thursday, January 22, 2009

therefore

"There are times when I'm clueless.

I can not figure out what He's doing.

Now, I'll be honest with you: I haven't been in that predicament for a number of years, but it's fresh enough in my mind that I remember what it was like when I did not have a clue what He was doing.

But I could always, by choice, feed myself on what he had done.

Because I do have a brain and it does have a memory. I am able to call to mind the things that the Lord has done.

Sometimes it's a disciplined act of recalling to mind - in fact, Jeremiah in the book of Lamentations says, 'This I recall to my mind, THEREFORE have I hope.'

Bringing certain things to mind as a deliberate act is a part of the ongoing strengthening process of the people of God, no matter what happens."

- Bill Johnson, Bethel


"Hope has two beautiful daughters;
their names are Anger and Courage.
Anger at the way things are,
and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are."
– St. Augustine (354-430 A.D.)

2 comments:

mimosa said...

thanks, that was encouraging. and good to be reminded.

Andrew G said...

love that quote

:-)