Friday, June 5, 2009

Share a Book

Does anyone have a book to share? I enjoy hearing what people are reading. If you have any recommendations, please feel free to share them. I am presently reading a book entitled" Rivers of Living Water" by Ruth Paxson. She was an American missionary to China in the 1930's. She wrote several books.
"To be a Christian is to have Christ the Life of our minds, hearts, and wills so that it is He who thinks through our minds, loves through hearts and wills through our wills.It is to have Christ filling our life in ever-increasing measure until we have no life apart from Him." Ruth Paxson
It is very challenging!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Are you overwhelmed?

I have been saved for 20 years now...and as I look back , I remember a time when I said "Yes!" to everything. I am not referring to spiritually dangerous things. Although I am sure that at times I found myself in sticky situations that were not healthy for a new babe in Christ . God has a way of protecting us even though we are dumb sheep. But, I am thinking specifically about all of the "Good" things that we can say "yes" to without really asking God Himself to lead and direct us. I said "Yes" to so many things that I found myself overwhelmed, tired, irritated, etc. I struggled to have Peace and Joy. It took me many years to learn this lesson. One of my favorite quotes that has helped me is: "Never Respond to Need, only Respond to the Will of God"
It is very freeing! I hope to encourage you to listen for God's voice and allow Him to lead you.

"For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me." Psalms 31:3