Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Words of Wisdom for the Weekend ~ Slow down this Christmas Season, Breath in the Grace of God's Greatest Gift


"He will not burden you. He will not break you. He will bless you—the God of invincible reliability, the God who has infinite resources, the God who is insistent love . . . You can always breath when you know all is grace." 
"You must feel the fullness of your own pitcher before you trust the pouring out of yourself."
"'It is not use for you to attempt to sow out of an empty basket, for that would be sowing nothing but wind," wrote Spurgeon.'"
"So slow down and feel the wind. Listen to carols just a little bit longer. Linger in the quiet and taste the grace of now, and know that He is God and He is good." 

". . . and the greatest present you always have to give is His presence—looking into someone's eyes as you listen, refusing the wrong of rush, lingering long enough to really listen—to everything. "



~Ann Voskamp, 'The Greatest Gift'

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{Words for Wisdom for the Weekend: These are words that I have been challenged or encouraged by that I have read throughout my week that I kept pondering; words that I couldn't get off my mind and heart throughout my week. 
For other Words of Wisdom for the Weekend posts see here.}

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful quotes from Ann's book. I am reading her book as well this month! May you be graced with more of His Presence. I visited from Still Saturday this morning. Have a blessed Sunday!

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  2. entering with you into the quiet
    lingering

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  3. This is absolutely beautiful. I love this: "You must feel the fullness of your own pitcher before you trust the pouring out of yourself." Blessings to you! :-)

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  4. Beautiful combination of the Word and photos. Very well catching attention and hearts. Thank you.

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  5. What beautiful words and photos.
    Happy Sunday! I'm resting today~suffering from a bad cold. Have a blessed day.

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  6. To linger in the quiet - oh, yes - I want to do that. Thank you for sharing this beautiful encouragement!

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