Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Secret.

The other morning, I was reading through Elisabeth Elliot's devotional book, "Keep A Quiet Heart" and this quote jumped out at me:

“God came down and lived in this same world as a man. He showed us how to live in this world, subject to its vicissitudes and necessities, that we might be changed----not into an angel or a storybook princess, not wafted into another world. The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.”
And again, I realized: Anything good that comes out of our lives is because of Him and Him alone. Not us. Or even us in changed circumstances! Jesus Christ set an example when he walked this earth as a man, but we can only perservere with the strength and guidance He lends us each new day.

And for that, I am truly grateful!