Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Secure in the Everlasting Arms

"A prayerful heart and an obedient heart will learn, very slowly and not without sorrow, to stake everything on God Himself" (p. 34).

"The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever - do not abandon the works of your hands." Psalm 138:8

"We are meddling with God's business when we let all manner of imaginings loose, predicting disaster, contemplating possibilities instead of following, one day at a time, God's plain and simple pathway. When we try to meet difficulties prematurely we have neither the light nor the strength for them yet. 'As thy days so shall thy strength be' was Moses' blessing for Asher - in other words, your strength will equal your days" (p. 37).

"Faithfulness today is the best preparation for the demands of tomorrow" (p. 39).

"Are we assured that we are safe in the hands that hold the stars? Can we wholeheartedly surrender to God, leaving quietly with Him all the 'what ifs' and 'but what abouts'? Will we truthfully say to Him, 'Anything You choose for me, Lord - to have to be, to do, or to suffer. I am at Your orders. I have no agenda of my own'?" (p. 39)
excerpts from Secure in the Everlasting Arms by Elisabeth Elliot

1 comment:

  1. Carey

    I have added a reader and updated all my friends blogs to it and am now spending a little time each night catching up. Anyway, this post cam very appropriately for me tonight. Our pastor mentioned this same thing this Sunday and I was discussing it with a friends afterwards. I am so bad at thinking ahead to all the bad stuff that might happen rather than just resting in Him. I think I need to read this book. -PS I've been trying to stay up on my blog more now if you are interested. http://houseofberglund.com/kari/blog/