Sunday, September 14, 2008

Affair of the spirit

"The care that is filling your mind at this moment, or but waiting till you lay the book down to leap upon you--that need which is no need, is a demon sucking at the spring of your life."

[And the other person--this is a dialogue--the other person says,]

"'No; mine is a reasonable care--an unavoidable care, indeed!

"'Is it something you have to do this very moment?'

"'No.'

"'Then you are allowing it to usurp the place of something that is required of you at this moment!'

"'There is nothing required of me at this moment.'

"'Nay, but there is--the greatest thing that can be required of a man.'

"'And what's that?'

"'Trust in the living God....'

"'I do trust Him in spiritual matters.'

"'Everything is an affair of the spirit.'"--George MacDonald


God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble .

Psalms 46:1

4 comments:

WomanHonorThyself said...

Amen sista. Thanks for the reminder!

MightyMom said...

trust is hard, waiting while continuing to trust is really hard.

Pam said...

a conversation I needed to read!

I read your note about calling. Should I call you?

Findalis said...

Amen. We turn to God when we are hurt or in trouble, and forget to turn to Him in times of joy and happiness.

Thank you for the reminder.