Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The story...

"This life therefore
is not righteousness
but growth in righteousness;
not health but healing,
not being but becoming,
not rest but exercise.
We are not what we shall be
but we are growing toward it;
the process is not yet finished
but it is going on;
this is not the end
but it is the road.
All does not yet gleam in glory
but all is being purified."

~ Martin Luther ~
"God doesn't start where we should be, He start where we are" - Pastor Wilson

Isn't lovely that God in His kindness gives us what we need instead of what we deserve.  I love this Luther quote, I had read it at a friend's house- she had it framed and she sent it to me this morning.
The Lord is gracious to give us His body to encourage and love us along this path.  He is good to us.
Blessed be His name.

2 comments:

Trisha said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! I take much comfort in knowing God is refining me so patiently day by day. Good words, Jo. Thank you for sharing them.

Susan S said...

I love this quote! I know I have still left lots of room for growth in my life!