Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Bloom where you are planted

"A young mother asked how on earth she is to learn to love the Lord, grow in grace, and be truly holy in the midst of general chaos-hard work, very limited means, little chance for fellowship, and her own children disobeying, screaming, and fighting.

It is tempting to imagine that, given a different lot in life, circumstances other than those in which we find ourselves, we would make much greater strides in holiness. The truth is that the place where we are is God's schoolroom, not somewhere else.
Here we may be conformed to the likeness of Christ."

The trivial round, the common task,
Will furnish all we ought to ask-
Room to deny ourselves, as road
To bring us daily nearer to God.
(John Keble)

-taken from Secure in the Everlasting Arms by Elisabeth Elliot.

Encourage one another,

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