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The only thing that concerns us

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by J.R. Miller

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 

Is not God wise enough to manage the complications of our lives–and to bring order and beauty out of them? Has He not skill enough? Is He not our Father? and will He not always do the very best and wisest thing for us? Should we not trust Him–and cease to be anxious about anything that we have committed to Him? Is not anxiety, doubt? and is not doubt, sin? We are simply to commit our way to the Lord, trust Him, and be at peace.

The only thing that concerns us, is our DUTY. God will weave the complicated web of our lives, into patterns of beauty–unless we mar it by our follies and sins. But His plans are sometimes very long, and our impatience may mar them, as well as our sins. The buds of His purposes, must not be torn open. We must wait until His fingers unfold them.

Commit your way to the LORD. Trust also in Him–and He shall bring it to pass.  Psalm 37:5

via Grace Gems

And more J.R. Miller from Grace Gems:

ladder

Ladder-rungs

All base desires, all bad habits, all longings for ignoble things–which we vanquish and trample down–become ladder-rungs on which we climb upward out of earthliness and sinfulness–into purer and Christlier character. There really is no other way by which we can rise upward. If we are not living victoriously in our little common days–we surely are not making any progress. Only those who climb, are mounting toward the stars. Heaven itself at last, and the heavenly life here on earth–are for those only who overcome.

To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with Me on My throne!  Revelation 3:21 

He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be My son!   Revelation 21:7

I like that word: Christlier

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Written by mrsdkmiller

March 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Posted in Doctrine, Quotes

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