Quit you like men, be strong. 1 Cor. 16:13
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. --Phillips Brooks.
We must remember that it is not in any easy or self-indulgent life that Christ will lead us to greatness. The easy life leads not upward…
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift;
We have hard work to do, and loads to lift.
Shun not the struggle; face it. 'Tis God's gift.
Streams in the DesertMrs. Chas. E. Cowman
“Be strong!” My friend Joni ends many of her emails to me with those words. Being strong has never been an attribute of mine (not even close). So maybe all the better that I am now getting a good chance to work that muscle. Time for a second cup of coffee (and some carbs) as I prepare to accept God's gift for today.