Tuesday, September 11, 2007

In Other Words Tuesday

The worth and excellency of a soul is to be measured by the object of its love." a Henry Scougal quote (from The Life of God in the Soul of Man ), quoted by John Piper in The Pleasures of God.:What do you love? Is your heart filled with love for worldly things? Are you addicted to shopping? Or is your addiction the computer, or other electronic gadgets? What do you fill your soul up with? Do you fill it up with chocolate, or some other type of food? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions, your soul will always be an empty vessel. Your love will never measure up, it will always come up empty. My friends, love the Lord Your God with everything you have, fill your soul up with Godly things, not worldly things. With every breathe I take, I want to breathe in the goodness of my Lord. Exhale the entrapment's of the world, inhale the grace, and freedom of the Lord.


Karing said...

Breathe in, Breathe out. We are all one breath away from eternity may we make it count and let all we inhale be that of God. Thanks for sharing.

Laurel Wreath said...

Amen, nothing will fill us up; only the Bread of life can do that. Everything is in vain.


MiPa said...

"...if you answered yes to any of these questions, your soul will always be an empty vessel." Oh AMEN! Bless you for sharing this week.

lori said...

your last line is PERFECT...good enough to copy and use at another time:)
"exhale the entrapment's of the world, inhale the grace..."
I love those words...strung together so beautifully!!

Talk..to..Grams said...

We sure do need to get the dust of the world off!!!

We took Nancy over to KU MED Center in Kansas today! She is doing better so that is good news.... Love and Hugs Carolyn

Mrs. Pharris said...

Breathe Him in. I love it!

eph2810 said...

Denise - I am so thrilled that you are doing well after your surgery - PTL.
You are right, if we fill our bodies with things of this world we always will come up empty. No riches of this world can replace the logging He has put into our hearts.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Be blessed today and always....

Crystal said...

I loved this post my friend! I am taking some time today just to breath e God in!
Sorry it took me so long to get here, it's been a crazy week!