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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Today's words of wisdom come from one of my favorite authors, Elisabeth Elliot.

The ordering of a peaceful home is not possible without the application of eternal principles. It is, after all, mostly little, common things that make up our lives. This is the raw material for the spiritual life. If we despise small things, regard normal household duties as burdens, routines as boring, rules too confining, we will never learn, nor can we teach our children, to live a life of holy harmony. This takes faithfulness in the troublesome details first of all, learning to do them well that we may make of them an offering to the Lord, for it is His work, after all, given to us. It is our daily bread for which we should learn to be thankful. Such faithfulness is the groundwork for all God may ever ask us to do.

1 comment:

  1. Elisabeth Elliot is one of my favorties too, and such words of wisdom today when I am feeling like the floor never stays clean and the dishes are never done!
    Thanks for sharing,
    lv,
    Joy

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