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Rest, again February 3, 2009

Posted by leukemicnut in Life.
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My recent post was about how much I felt stressed about the many things that I have to do, and with so little time to do all of them. Thus, while taking a long break from writing my thesis, I found this in Joshua Harris’ blog. Just a great reminder of how I my perspective should be. I will just quote it verbatim:

A quote I’ve been encouraged by recently…

The main difficulty, therefore, is not in our work, but in ourselves; in the conflict with our own unbelief, in the form either of indolence or self-dependence. When faith is really brought into action, the extent and aggravation of the difficulty (even were it increased an hundred-fold) is a matter of little comparative moment. Difficulties heaped upon difficulties can never rise to the level of the promise of God. To meet the trembling apprehensions—”Who is sufficient for these things?” the answer is ready—”our sufficiency is of God.” There is a link in the chain of moral causes and effects, which connects the helplessness of the creature with the Omnipotence of God, and encourage the creature to attempt every thing in the conscious inability to do any thing: and this “in weakness” thoroughly felt, Divine “strength is made perfect”. It is equally important to feel our abasement, and to maintain it with a corresponding and proportionate exercise of faith. Let us lie low, but let us look high; let us realize our weakness and strength at the same moment; let there be a remembrance, as well as a present exercise of faith. —Charles Bridges, The Christian Ministry


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1. coofee - February 3, 2009

thanks for sharing this, Lem. such a timely, timely post after being stressed out today sa work doing things i never did before.:) hahaha

2. leukemicnut - February 3, 2009

Sakto nga din sa akin eh. Galing.


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