Posts Tagged ‘ Quote ’

Where God Becomes Favorable

The cross is the place, the event, the sacrifice, by which God becomes favorable or propitious towards us poor sinners. – D.A. Carson, Basics for Believers

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Just Do It!

I’m in the thick of doing a really nasty case analysis as part of my master’s program. I do not want to do it. I want to go read a different book. A fun book. Any book but the one I’m reading right now for this class. The quote below is ringing in my ears:

No unwelcome tasks become any the less unwelcome by
putting them off till tomorrow. It is only when they are behind
us and done, that we begin to find that there is a sweetness to
be tasted afterwards, and that the remembrance of
unwelcome duties unhesitatingly done is welcome and
pleasant. Accomplished, they are full of blessing, and there is a
smile on their faces as they leave us. Undone, they stand
threatening and disturbing our tranquility, and hindering our
communion with God. If there be lying before you any bit of
work from which you shrink, go straight up to it, and do it at
once. The only way to get rid of it is to do it.
‐Alexander MacLaren (1826‐1910), Scottish preacher

I leave you with an image of what I am trying to fight inside myself today:

A Reason to Bless the Lord

I bless the lord that all our troubles come through Christ’s fingers –Samuel Rutherford

A Full Feast

Christ is as full a feast as you can have to hunger. –Samuel Rutherford

on How to Spin Out Comforts

You Must learn to make evils your great good, and to spin out comforts, peace, joy, communion with Christ, out of your troubles, that are Christ’s wooers to speak for you to himself.Samuel Rutherford

There is Room For Your Head

There are many heads lying in Christ’s bosom, but there is room for yours amoung the rest. Samuel Rutherford

Lay Your Weights On Him By Faith

Lay all your loads and your weights by faith upon Christ. Ease yourself, and let him bear all. He can, he does, he will bear you. –Samuel Rutherford

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