Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Glory in the "Now"

"Whatever your circumstance is right now, and whatever mine is, we have the immediate opportunity for defeating Satan and bringing glory to God. How? First, by whispering to Him, "I love You and trust You," and asking that He increase that trust and love. Second, by longing for an increase of truth within us as we say, "Not my will but Thine be done" in the middle of this period of exhaustion, this anxiety, this particular shock, this prison, this wheelchair, this set of bandages on our eyes, this kind of frustration, this pile of dirty dishes, this lack of understanding, this attack by friends, this disappointment, this accident, this unbearable monotony, this unending succession of changes. Whatever the immediate "now" is made up of, it is not "after this is over" that we will have an opportunity to do something important for the Lord."
- Edith Schaeffer, Affliction

5 comments:

Susanne said...

Love it! Very simple yet oh so profound!

Stacy said...

Thank you for this insight. You do not know how much I needed to hear these words today. Thank you for this! I will continue to reflect on this all day and week. God bless you.
Stacy :-)
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D said...

I needed this today! Thank you!

Joni said...

This certainly hits home. Thanks for sharing...

Jill said...

That is so good! Thank you, you have no idea how I needed to hear that.