Thursday, March 29, 2012

Just a tidbit from a friend

My friend, Nicole, over at , posted this a few days ago and I just had to share it! Thanks, Nicole!

“A zealous man in religion is pre-eminently a man of one thing. It is not enough to say that he is earnest, hearty, uncompromising, thorough-going, whole-hearted, fervent in spirit. He only sees one thing, he cares for one thing, he lives for one thing, he is swallowed up in one thing; and that one thing is to please God. Whether he lives, or whether he dies - whether he has health, or whether he has sickness - whether he is rich, or whether he is poor - whether he pleases man, or whether he gives offence - whether he is thought wise, or whether he is thought foolish - whether he gets blame, or whether he gets praise - whether he gets honour, or whether he gets shame - for all this the zealous man cares nothing at all. He burns for one thing, and that one thing is to please God, and to advance God’s glory.” J. C. Ryle

What is swallowing you up today? Is it money? Possessions? Entertainments? Activities? Busyness in out- of- the- home responsibilities? At the end of the day when all is said and done, whom or what have you spent your day zealously pursuing? One can never go wrong with God when following and pursuing Truth. Everything else just wears you out and wears you down, but Christ said, Come unto me and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon burden is light.

1 comment:

  1. You are so welcome! Glad you found it as powerful as I did! (Ps. You should read the whole book! Just sayin' ;)


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