Thursday, September 10, 2009

Some Random Thoughts From a Tired Brain

Forgive me for my serious lack of posts this week. I haven't felt very literary, and though the Lord has been teaching me things, it's been harder to put them into words.

I decided to share a quote that sums up some of what I've been learning. This is, again, from Jim Elliot. Can you tell what book I've been reading lately? ;-)

"One does not surrender a life in an instant-- that which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime."

Also along this line God has been showing me that it is the same with grace. We don't get grace all of a sudden and have it for every situation. God gives new grace for each situation that comes down our path, according to the need of the moment.

This is helpful to me as I work through some of the events that have happened this year or the inward struggles I face as I interact with God and others. I must, instead of relying on my own strength, daily be relying on His grace to help me through. He is faithful, and He is always there to help me.

Here is a verse that has particular meaning for me:

"Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee,
when my heart is overwhelmed:
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For thou has been a shelter for me,
and a strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in Thy tabernacle forever:
I will trust in the covert of thy wings."
(Psalm 61:1-4)

Well, it's late and I'm tired, so I'll tell you all good night. :-)


Teddy said...

Thank you for sharing Mels, again, things I needed to hear. :-P

Melanie said...


Anonymous said...

That's a neat quote; I had never thought of it that way before.

Teddy said...

Of course 'Mels', what else? Oh, I could be naughty and tell 'the world' your other names buuuuuut, I don't think I will.
Oh, and your new picture at the top is REALLY neat...Scotland I presume????
Wv: worporee....a bad referee who warps his duties and throws games to whoever pays him the most. :)

Melanie said...

Oh Teddy, you're just too much.
Actually, the picture is Kenilworth Castle, the largest castle ruin in England. The picture is from Mrs. Sutherland; she has sent me some pictures and stories of their time in England.

I like your worporee!! LOL! :-D