Posted on July 29, 2013 by BecauseOfGrace
Perhaps the elusive “it” of serenity occurs through surrender.
C. S. Lewis observed, “The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become — because He made us.
Surrender yourself to the Lord, and wait patiently for him.” (Psalm 37:7a GW)
What does Surrendering your life mean?
The founder of the Salvation Army, William Booth, once said, “The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender.” Surrender Leads to Victory
Today is my birthday and as I surrender another year to the calendar of memory, it is good for me to dwell on what (And Who) outlast the calendar as well.
More Monday words for the soul
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Posted on March 8, 2011 by BecauseOfGrace
Saw this picture and felt an immediate reaction
And I thought about it.
Then, I tried to stop thinking about it.
Tried to avoid thinking about it because something was festering.
Tried to distract myself from thinking about it (an old ploy)
And then I realized…
The most insensitive thing that I could think of has
So this is what this feels like.
So, what now? What is the lesson, as Dad would asked.
And so…Flipping This over a little…
I have heard HAPPINESS defined as wanting what you already have.
I have always liked the way Katherine Hepburn described it:
Maybe being on this side of what I think is the most insensitive thing is part of the complete happiness definition. The complete happiness tableau, if you will excuse my preoccupation with all expressions borrowed from A&E right now.
Maybe wanting what you already have and surviving the most insensitive thing is a type of happiness. Maybe it is what my friend Ron reminds me from 2 Corinthians 12:9:
Maybe it is Acceptance.
And maybe it is peace.
In any case, it is not because I am strong.
Or brave. Or tough like Sidney Bristow in “Alias”.
FAR, far from it.
It is Because His love is made perfect in my weakness and Because of prayers of faithful friends and Because of surrendering to a power greater than me.
And Because of Grace…
What about you? Have you already survived the most insensitive thing?
And was His grace there?
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