Sunday, March 16, 2008

Quotes from Perspectives

My DH and I are taking a course called Perspectives. In this class, we have the opportunity to read lots of articles on missions and hear from speakers which combine to give us a better perspective about missions. I guess you see how it gets its name. Anyways, here are two quotes that stood out to me in the past two weeks.

"Expect great things from God. Attempt great things from God." William Carey

"Do not pray for easy lives, pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle but you shall be a miracle."

As a mother, I have often prayed for my children to be good, forgetting that I also needed to pray to be a better mother. As a teacher, I have often prayed for my students to be well behaved and learn easily, forgetting that I also needed to pray to be a better teacher. Even though I know the quotes were directed towards missions, I believe they can apply to all whether we are in full time missions or not. I often have too small view of God thinking of what I can handle, not of what God can handle through me. This is something I hope to change.

God, Thank you that you are a God that we can expect great things from. Thank you that you are also not only interested in our circumstance but in who we are becoming. God, I pray that you will make me a stronger woman. I pray that you will give me the power equal to the tasks that you have for me. Amen

1 comment:

Ben Fouts said...

Thank you Father for a son and daughter-in-law who seek to be a man and a woman after Your own heart. Help me to be a better husband, a better father, a better father-in-law, and a better grandfather.

In Your service,

Ben