Monday, March 8, 2010

don't try to figure out everything on your own

Below are several readings I have read the past few weeks. Ever have quotes just jump off the page at you and speak so loud you have to pay attention or else insert earplugs? Yup, these are it. Enjoy.

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to
figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do,
everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
 Prov. 3:5-6 (MSG)

"Whatever you're going through, there is a purpose. It might be to learn to be still. It might be to minister to others. We aren't called to understand all of God's purpose (as if we could!); we're just called to trust Him." What wisdom from a young will-be-published author, Debra Weiss


"Contentment is being so absorbed in dancing for God and trusting him so fully that you realize you have everything you need for this leg of the dance."~from the book The Divine Dance by Shannon Primicerio


"What are you dreaming of today? Or maybe the last decade? Perhaps all your life? Like me, are you hiding behind safety? Are you living in your comfort zone? Don’t you want to be thriving? What is God asking you to do today? What dreams have lingered with you that won’t leave you alone? Take your eyes off the raging waters, off all the logical reasons why not, and reach out your hand and slip it into God’s. He’s been waiting for you. He says, “Have courage. It’s me. Don’t be afraid. I’ve got you, kid. I’ve got you.”

Now you just have to meet him there." ~devotional post for Proverbs 31 by author Jenny B Jones


"Allie looked up too, and her face lit. She let go of my hand and shot forward as fast as her little feet would take her. “Daddy!”

Her father’s face immediately formed into a smile, and he dropped the clipboard and notebook and knelt with his arms stretched in front of him. “My beautiful daughter!” She mashed her face into him, rather ungracefully, but her father was not dissatisfied. He took her in his arms and held her tight.

I watched as he picked her up and spun her around. In my mind, I thought of my Heavenly Father. I search for Him, but sometimes I can’t find Him. I skip down hallways that don’t lead to where He is. I become discouraged and wonder if He’s even here.

Then He reveals Himself to me. I want to run into His arms with abandon. I want to let go of everything I’m holding on to. He doesn’t care how clumsy or uncoordinated I look. He calls me His beautiful daughter." ~by our beautiful writer daughter


  1. Oh wow. You quoted me. I feel honored. :)

    To be honest, reading that right now really felt like a kick in the pants. I haven't been fully trusting God in a recent situation.

    Thank you for the powerful reminder to not try and figure everything out.



  2. Isn't it awesome how God can take a few words printed on a page or on a computer screen and somehow make them jump into our heart?
    Your quotes are so convicting-but also inspiring. Thanks for sharing:)

  3. Debbie, you are just so quotable. :) Love your new post today as well. Can't wait until you are published! You can do it!

    Laurie, God is so awesome, indeed! And He provides those meaningful quotes at just the right times.