Crumbs to Contemplate for The Most Telling Thing About Us

(If you missed the post preceding this one, you’ll find it under Food for Thought. It’s called The Most Telling Thing About Us.)

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of  your faith develops perseverance. James 1:1-3



“I fled Him, down the nights and down the days; I fled Him, down the arches of the years. I fled Him down the labyrinthine ways Of my own mind, and in the midst of tears I hid from him, and under running laughter.”               Francis Thompson, The Hound of Heaven



Don’t let what’s wrong with you define you.” Mark Batterson                                                                                        

God’s grace is greater than our sins and His power can overcome our weaknesses.” elw


We need to have faith in what the Bible says, but we have to be careful that we aren’t trying to force God to do what we want. That is arrogance rather than humility. God loves us, but we cannot demand things of him as though our faith is in charge rather than God.                                                                                               Eric Metaxas, Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life

the power of prayer

“…the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by his letting us have our way in the end, but by his making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly pray what he taught his disciples to pray: Thy will be done.” Elisabeth Elliot


If our our hopes seem to be experiencing disappointment right now, it simply means that they are being purified. Every hope or dream of the human mind will be fulfilled if it is noble and of God.”                   Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest


Prayer [is] the quiet, persistent living of our life of desire and faith in the presence of our God.”                      Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer


The truth is that God can do anything He pleases through an ordinary person who is fully dedicated to Him.” Henry T. Blackaby, Experiencing God

Give your all to Him and expect a miracle!” elwGod is faithful

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