Seeking Wisdom

I find so much encouragement and inspiration from those who have gone before me and those who lead me now. The written word has a way of breathing life into the darkest places, whether it be in our lives or the lives of others. Here you will discover truths weaved into the words of Scripture, lyrics to worship songs that have drawn tears to my eyes, passages from books that I've carried with me as an old friend.

My hope, my prayer, is that one of these entries would hit a nerve, strike a chord within you.

Let God's voice speak to you.

Listen for Him.

If I say, "I will not mention Him, or speak any more in His name," there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot. (Jeremiah 20:9)
 Can we follow the Savior far, who have no wound or scar? (Amy Carmichael)
It was from the Lion that light came. No one ever saw anything more terrible or beautiful. (C.S. Lewis)
“Look Daughter, and learn how to love” and He showed me His five open wounds. “Do you see this cross, these thorns, these nails, these bruises, these tears, these wounds, this blood? They are all works of love; of infinite love. Do you see how much I have loved you? Do you really want to love Me? Then first learn how to suffer. It is by suffering that one learns how to love.” (The Autobiography of St. Gemma Galgani)
Nothing before, nothing behind; the steps of faith fall on the seeming void, and find the Rock beneath. (J.G. Whittier)
Before the winds that blow do cease, Teach me to dwell within Thy calm; Before the pain has passed in peace, Give me, my God, to sing a psalm. Let me not lose the chance to prove The fullness of enabling love. (Amy Carmichael)
The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman. (Elisabeth Elliot)
My God's not dead. He's surely alive and He'd living on the inside, roaring like a lion. (David Crowder Band)
God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. (John Piper)
Because of the cross, my interest in the crowd died long ago. (Apostle Paul)
When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow. (Shauna Niequist)
Christ lived the life we could not live and took the punishment we could not take to offer the hope we cannot resist. (Max Lucado)
Say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you." (Isaiah 35:4)
The one thing I ask of the Lord -- the one thing I seek most -- is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord's perfections and meditating in His temple. (Psalm 27:4)
Take my love, my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store. Take myself and I will be ever, only, all for Thee. (Chris Tomlin)
 Trading Your life for my offenses; for my redemption, You carried all the blame. Breaking the curse of our condition, perfection took our place. (Hillsong United)
His character enchants, subdues, overwhelms -- and with the irresistible impulse of its own sacred attraction, it draws your spirit right up to Him. (Charles Spurgeon)
To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; to seek Him, the greatest adventure; to find Him, the greatest human achievement. (St. Augustine)
Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn. (John Wesley)
Let me kiss Thy bleeding feet and bathe and wash them with my tears. (Charles Wesley)

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