As the season changes, the kids and I are enjoying our fall break. It feels good to just sit for a bit and think about the last few months. School has kept me busy so I haven't blogged that much. Where do I start? As I go through my journal, I decided to start with words or quotes that have met me where I am at. This fall has been hard for me. My emotions have been like a roller coaster. School has taken more out of me than normal. In the midst of it all, I have felt God's presence and guidance. Here are some of the words that have helped me.
From Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at the times of challenge and controversy."From Elisabeth Elliot in her book Keep a Quiet Heart.
Heaven is not here, it's There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next."
This one is the quote I keep going back to again and again in the last month.
From Lysa TeurKeust in her post When Fear Chases Me.
"God is not just a quick refuge from the storm but He's the place where fear no longer has access to me"
"Fear can't catch what it can no longer reach."A great reminder from Proverbs.
"Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit."From Spiritual Warfare for Women by Leighann McCoy
"The giants God allows Satan to put in your life (as fierce and ferocious as they might seem) are divine invitations (filtered through the heart of God) for you to partner with God in taking them down so the world will know there is a God in your corner of it."From The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan
"Under God's economy, nothing really changes until our minds do. Transformation is the fruit of a changed outlook. First our minds are renewed, and then we are transformed, and then everything is different, even if it stays the same. God is more interested in changing your thinking than in changing your circumstances. He wants you to have the same attitude as the very mind of Christ."
What have you read or heard lately that still has you thinking?