Friday, December 12, 2008


What a beautiful quote. So often we tend to think that joy comes from circumstances around us: "If this or that happens, I will be happy. If only things weren't the way they were, I think I would be so much happier." Yet joy does not come from unbroken sunshine, like this quote says. God has designed us to find perfect joy and fulfilment in Him; as we rest and trust in Him, we see His faithfulness and goodness and are overwhelmed with "joy unspeakable and full of glory." Total dependence on Christ is, indeed, the highest pinnacle of our spiritual life.

7 comments:

Lilly said...

Wow! MELANIE that is a heart stabbing quote!

Leah said...

Thank you dearest Melanie. That is a very big encouragement to me right now.

Pure Little Ladies Ministry said...

I haven't been on here in a while, I'll have to come back sooner than normal! ^_^

Great post, great quote...

Munches of Love,
Toria

stephanie12 said...

Wow, that is really neat, Melanie! Thanks for sharing...I love the picture!

anderson family said...

Yes, that is a wonderful post. I need to remember that all the joy is in CHRIST, and it doesn't have to come from my surroundings. Very convicting!
I agree with Stephanie, the picture is very pretty. ^_^

-Bethany

(P.S. Sorry I haven't been on here for SUCH a long time!!^_^)

Rosebud said...

Ditto, everyone!! =P

Miss S. said...

Beautiful quote! It's so relevant to where I've been at these days. Thank you for posting it!
~Miss S.