Sunday, January 21, 2007

Just a Little More

"So it is with truth. Scripture cautions us, because we 'suppress the truth in unrighteousness.' We stifle the natural voice and direction of truth, and we twist it to fit our wills and our ways. But even the sinful way we hold truth doesn't make it less true. The truth remains the truth. We may take good things and pervert them, but that doesn't mean they are not good. It means that what we've done with them isn't good, like eating so much Healthy Choice ice cream that it's no longer a healthy choice."

"We often begin by holding the gold (the nuggets of truth hidden in fairy tales) and end up cluthching it so tightly it becomes a disfigured, misshapen image. This is the way we start to build castles in the air. We take good gifts, greedily cling to them, and even worship them, ignoring the Giver of these gifts. becomes idolatry that will deform our hearts and make them vulnerable."

"When we are accused of living in a world of denial or of fairy-tale thinking, it's pretty safe to say we went there for good reasons. We want the good stuff."

Taken from the book Keeping a Princess Heart, by Nicole Johnson.

I shall end this short look into this book....with a quote she uses from Oswald Chambers.

"Temptation is a suggested short cut to the realization of the highest at which I aim - not towards what I understand as evil, but towards what I understand as good."

In Him,
Looking forward to living out the most wonderful and grandest happily ever after of all time, because He is Truth and Faithful and His Word is true. The vision of John is no fairy tale but our hope in Him.

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