Monday, February 06, 2006

Training for service

The best training is to learn to accept everything as it comes, as from Him whom our soul loves. The tests are always unexpected things, not great things tat can be written up, but the common little rubs of life, sill little nothings, things you are ashamed of minding one scrap. Yet they can knock a strong man over and lay him very low.
Amy Carmichael (Candles in the Dark)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Love, Mom

Aiming at Proverbs 31 said...

I tried a blogger account, I'm not sure if it worked, I really didn't want a blog, just to comment. Love, Mom

Aiming at Proverbs 31 said...

Apparently it does. I just worked back.

mreddie said...

It is usually not the boulders but the grains of sand that cause us the most trouble. These small irratating objects that hinder our walk with the Lord. We would do well to take a lesson from the oyster and make pearls out of the small prickly things that bother us. But I don't pretend that it is easy. ec

thebeloved said...

Yes, that is one of my favorite images--the pearl. There needs to be a wounding for the sand to get in--and then that wound turns into something that is beautiful.