My life at the moment is ridiculously busy. Teaching online is not for the faint of heart!
And, while God is teaching me stuff “along the way”, there is nothing I can share here yet.
So, since I have no encouraging words to share this week, I thought I would offer you a set of quotes from one of my heroes, Corrie ten Boom.
Corrie was born in 1892 and was about my age when World War II broke out. Because of their faith, she and her family worked together to hide Jews in Holland from Hitler’s Gestapo. They were eventually found out.
Corrie’s father died in prison and her sister died at Ravensbruck, one of the concentration camps, where the two of them were sent. Corrie was eventually released due to a clerical error and spent the rest of her life teaching, writing and serving others. You can read her story in “The Hiding Place”.
Keeping that context in mind, here are some of her thoughts about life, the Lord and walking with Him. I hope they bless you as much as they bless me!
“Don’t bother to give God instructions, just report for duty.”
“You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.”
“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”
“What wings are to a bird and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.”
“It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability that counts.”
“This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person he puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only he can see.”
“The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.”
“Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.”
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
“Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.”
“There is no panic in Heaven! God has no problems, only plans.”
“When I try, I fail. When I trust, he succeeds.”
“Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.”
“When we are powerless to do a thing, it is a great joy that we can come and step inside the ability of Jesus.”
“Faith is like radar that sees through the fog — the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.”
“We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.”
“My job was to simply follow His leading one step at a time, holding every decision up to him in prayer.”
“Whatever in our life is hardest to bear, love can transform into beauty.”
“The wonderful thing about praying is that you leave a world of not being able to do something, and enter God’s realm where everything is possible. He specializes in the impossible. Nothing is too great for His almighty power. Nothing is too small for His love.”
“Jesus can turn loss into glory.”