Saturday, December 10, 2011


Lately, I've seen that the Lord has been plunging me into the deeper study of contentment, duty, and acceptance of His will.... I came from a background where all of these ideals were sorely lacking and my mind was "trained" from early-on to look for troubles, to expect disaster, to prepare for the worst, and to know that "contentment" always laid in the unobtainable future. Through His goodness, I am learning! Here are a few things I've found as I read:

"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Francis De Sales (1567-1622)

"Every lot is happy to a person who bears it with tranquillity." Boethius (470-524)

When thou hast learned to do all things to Jesus, it will shed pleasure over all dull things, softness over all hard things, peace over all trial and woe and suspense." Rev. Edward B. Pusey (1800-1882)

"Duties are ours, events are the Lord's." Rev. Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)

"Be resolute in overcoming self." Pere Hyacinthe Besson (1816-1861)

"The wise and diligent traveller watches all his steps, and keeps his eyes always directed to that part of the road which is immediately before him; but he does not incessantly look backwards to count his steps and examine his footmarks, — he would lose time and hinder his progress by so doing." Francois Fenelon (1651-1715)

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