Monday, September 17, 2012

If God be for us...

A friend sent me this quote today:

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.  

                                                                        --Phillips Brooks


Lisa said...

Thanks, Katie. I needed this today.

Sandra Conner said...

Hi. I'm just visiting around the "Blogger" neighborhood as I have time because I just created three new blogs here and would like to meet others who seem to be rather like-minded or like-spirited. I have been blogging for a couple of years on WordPress, and have several different blogs --each with its own primary focus, but "Blogger" seems to offer me more control of fonts, etc., so I am experimenting with this site for a while.

I've enjoyed my visit to your site and the delightful stories about your children. As a teacher myself, I can relate to several of the things you've shared.

I couldn't resist stopping to comment on this particular post because it reminded me of something the Lord quickened to me a few years ago in relation to this particular scripture. I was meditating on the words, "If the Lord be for us, who can be against us," and suddenly this thought came to me. "Well, if I had to translate this into my own version, I'd say, 'If the Lord be for me, anyone with any sense at all will rush full-speed to get on my side.'" Every once in a while, I think about that "translation," and it helps me.

Blessings to you and your family.