The Week In Words

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Welcome to The Week In Words, where we share quotes from the last week’s reading. If something you read this past week  inspired you, caused you to laugh, cry, think, dream, or just resonated with you in some way, please share it with us, attributing it to its source, which can be a book, newspaper, blog, Facebook — anything that you read. More information is here.

Here are a few that ministered to me this week:

From a friend’s Facebook:

“Unerring wisdom ordained your lot and selected for you the safest and best condition. Remember this -had any condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there. You are placed by God in the most suitable circumstances. Be content with such good things as you have, since the Lord has ordered all things for your good.” ~ C. H. Spurgeon

This spoke to me on so many levels. I had to just sit and think through it for a while.

Sherry at Semicolon shared this quote from Corrie ten Boom in A Hiding Place:

“You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom

Profound, from one who lived it.

A quote from a former pastor, now with the Lord:

“We are indwelt every day by either the grieved or ungrieved Holy Spirit of God.” ~ Jesse L. Boyd

May I live as much as possible without grieving Him and be quick to repent when I do.

If you’ve read anything that particularly spoke to you that you’d like to share, please either list it in the comments below or write a post on your blog and then put the link to that post (not your general blog link) in Mr. Linky below. I do ask that only family-friendly quotes be included. I hope you’ll visit some of the other participants as well and glean some great thoughts to ponder.

And please — feel free to comment even if you don’t have quotes to share!

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8 thoughts on “The Week In Words

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  2. Deep words this week. I kept staring at the “until Christ is all you have.” That will be in my thoughts for awhile. Grieving the Holy Spirit horrifies me when I really come to terms with it, although I know I sin a lot. I’m with you on repenting quickly every time.

  3. “…had any condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there.”

    Oh, I need to remember this all the time. I’m so glad I’ve finally come to know Spurgeon the past several months. Wow–I had been missing out.

    Thanks, Barbara!

  4. I saw Corrie ten Boom in person once. What a treat!

    “Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.”
    John Henry Newman

  5. No quotes to add today, Barbara, but I just love your quote from Corrie ten Boom. I’m thinking of the Japanese refugees right now. This brings great comfort should we ever face such utter devastation and loss in this country:

    “You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom

  6. The quote by Spurgeon on contentment challenges me. Often, in my discontent, I lose sight of the good things that God has given me–and of the good God who has given me the circumstances I have (and withheld the ones I don’t have) for my good. Thanks for sharing.

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