Quote of the Month

“How much ‘chaff’ remains even in the one who has been genuinely converted! How much of the ‘flesh’ mingles with and mars his spiritual exercises! How much which is merely ‘natural’ is mixed with his youthful zeal and energetic activities! How much of carnal wisdom and leaning unto our own understanding there is, till God is pleased to deepen His work of grace in the soul! And one of the principal instruments which He employs in that blessed work is the ‘tribulum’ or our tribulation. By means of sore disappointments, thwarted plans, inward fightings, painful afflictions, does He ‘take forth the precious from the vile’, and remove the dross from the pure gold. It is by waning us from the things of earth that He fits us for setting our affections on things above. It is by drying up creature-streams of satisfaction that he makes His children thirst for the Fountain of living water…”

-A.W. Pink

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3 thoughts on “Quote of the Month

  1. Hello Heather!

    You can thank your brothers for directing me to your wonderful ‘little’ site. I will take great joy in visiting often to read your thoughts and reflections, just thought I’d let you know you had a fan.

    Dt

  2. That’s an unbelievable quote. It makes one thank God all the more for thwarted longing.
    I like your new blog, Heather. 🙂
    ~Dani

  3. Hey DT,
    Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web:-) It was fun to see you at West Point Market the other day.

    Dani,
    Thanks for your kind words. It was great getting together with you the other day. I was built up and encouraged by our time together!

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