Thursday, July 14, 2011

My Prayer

 Lord, take my heart; for I cannot give it. It is Thy property. Keep it pure, for I cannot keep it for Thee. Save me in spite of myself, my weak, unchristlike self. Mold me, fashion me, raise me into a pure and holy atmosphere, where the rich current of Thy love can flow through my soul.  {COL 159.3}  

This is one of my favorite quotes because it embodies what I want the Lord to do in my life. May it be your prayer, as well.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Les Fleurs

Have you ever considered the beautiful flowers that bloom where no one will ever see and appreciate them? They go unnoticed by the world, but still show the handiwork of the  Creator. 

Our greatest victories are those which no one knows about; the struggles and temptations overcome in our daily lives. They are the blossoms that grow in the out-of-the-way places that only a select few are privileged to witness.

At first there may only be a few flowers growing in our secret gardens. By God's grace, they may multiply until our gardens are so prolific that they are can no longer be hidden and those around us will see the evidence of the Master Gardner's work.

Let's strive every day to cultivate more of these blossoms in our lives. By overcoming in the little things, our lives will grow more beautiful and we will more clearly reflect the image of the Creator.