Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Character of the Shepherd

I started re-reading Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard this past week, and the words have been challenging and encouraging.

Here is an excerpt that gives the foundation of the heart of this book:

"We feel we would give anything if only we could , in actual experience, live on the High Places of love and victory here on this earth and during this life -- able always to react to evil, tribulation, sorrow, pain, and every wrong thing in such a way that they would be overcome and transformed into something to the praise and glory of God forever. As Christians we know, in theory at least, that in the life of a child of God there are no second causes, that even the most unjust and cruel things, as well as all seemingly pointless and undeserved sufferings, have been permitted by God as a glorious opportunity for us to react to them in such a way that our Lord and Savior is able to produce in us, little by little, his own lovely character."

The cry of our heart, the longing in our soul to be like Him...willingly....Father, Shepherd...help me when I falter!

3 comments:

Arno said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing, create in us a clean heart oh God!!!!

Carole said... Best Blogger Tips

Always loved that book. Very good reading. Love the pic,too! :-)

Carole said... Best Blogger Tips

Always loved that book. Very good reading. Love the pic,too! :-)

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