J.I. PACKER “WEAKNESS IS THE WAY”

“The truth… is that in many respects, and certainly in spiritual matters, we are all weak and inadequate, and we need to face it.  Sin, which disrupts all relationships, has disabled us all across the board.  We need to be aware of our limitations and to let this awareness work in us humility and self-distrust, and a realization of our helplessness on our own.  Thus we may learn our need to depend on Christ, our Savior and Lord, at every turn of the road…”

J.I. Packer “Weakness is the Way

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Great Quote

“I don’t think there is anyone who needs God’s help and grace as much as I do.  Sometimes I feel so helpless and weak.  I think that is why God uses me.  Because I cannot depend on my own strength, I rely on Him twenty-for hours a day.  If the day had even more hours, then I would need His help and grace during those hours as well.”

Mother Teresa “No Greater Love

I’m 33!!! How did that happen?

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“Nobody knows what the future holds
And it’s bad enough just getting old
Live my life in self-defense
You know I love the past, ’cause I hate suspense…”

-Vampire Weekend “Diane Young”

This catchy lyric from Vampire Weekend’s “Diane Young” pretty much epitomizes how I feel after 33 years on this planet.  If there’s two things I’ve learned this year through a painful process of unlearning it’s that I don’t know a thing and I have absolutely no control.  In the words of Vampire Weekend, I don’t know what the future holds, I am getting older, I live my life in denial of these facts, and I glorify my past because I hate the suspense of the unknown. Continue reading