Saturday, October 23, 2010

Walking On Dry Land


"Passionate, genuine affection for Jesus will lead to all sorts of vows and promises which it is impossible to fulfill. It is an attitude of mind and heart that sees only the heroic. We are called to be unobtrusive disciples, not heroes....We can buck up and face the music of a crisis magnificently, but it does require the supernatural grace of God to live twenty-four hours of the day as a saint, to go through drudgery as a saint, to go through poverty as a saint, to go through an ordinary, unobtrusive, ignored existence as a saint, unnoted and unnoticeable. The "show business," which is so incorporated into our view of Christian work today, has caused us to drift far from our Lord's conception of discipleship. We have to be exceptional in ordinary things, to be holy in mean streets, among mean people, surrounded by sordid sinners." --Oswald Chambers

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  1. I just read this this week too. And wrote down that last statement too. Sometimes it's hard to serve God where you are because it seems mundane and small.

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  2. Great quote and fantastic photo!

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