Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sharing a Quote

Missy, here. The ladies Bible study that I'm a part of recently started another study by Beth Moore. The Patriarchs. We're only a couple of weeks in, but so far, it's amazing (like all the others we've done).

I wanted to share a quote with you that we read last week that really hit me. It was while Beth was covering the story in Genesis 12 where Abram (later called Abraham) basically gives his wife, Sarai, to Pharaoh just to save his own neck. When we read that we may think, man, I'd never do something so terrible.

Well, maybe we wouldn't do what Abram did. But don't we do our own sinful things? We act out of fear and lack of faith...out of pain and resentment...out of guilt and shame...out of stubbornness and the desire to be in control. So with children like us, what's God to do?

Beth says:

"The weaknesses of God's children do not strain the strength of God." (The Patriarchs, Beth Moore, page 16.)

Wow. I just love that quote. I underlined it and put an asterisk out to the side. I'm comforted by the thought.

Thank God that though we are weak, He is strong.

7 comments:

  1. Wow! Powerful quote and I'm like you, it's very comforting.

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  2. Hey, Christy. Yeah, it was one of those quotes that nearly gave me chill bumps.

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  3. I did the Bible study--I don't remember the quote. But thanks for sharing it. It's awesome to think about how our minds can't even comprehend the magnitude of God's strength.

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  4. Wow, that is a quote worth keeping handy! I love Beth's studies; just live too far in country to find any available!

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  5. Jackie, I did my first a little over a year ago. We've been having them regularly at our church. We trade off with other churches on the videos--borrowing and lending them. It's nice to have it locally. I hope maybe a church in your area will host a study sometime!

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  6. One of the best things I've ever done was learn to relax into God's strength instead of going on my own. I've learned one thing... in any situation, in every situation, HE IS ABLE!

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