Monday, April 2, 2012

Knowing God: His Children

“In this world, royal children have to undergo extra training and discipline which other children escape, in order to fit them for their high destiny. It is the same with the children of the King of kings. The clue to understanding all His dealings with them is to remember that throughout their lives He is training them for what awaits them, and chiseling them into the image of Christ. Sometimes the chiseling process is painful and the discipline irksome; but then the Scripture reminds us that the Lord disciplines those He loves.”

“‘Wait on the Lord’ is a constant refrain in the Psalms, and it is a necessary word, for God often keeps us waiting. He is not in such a hurry as we are, and it is not his way to give more light on the future than we need for action in the present, or to guide us more than one step at a time. When in doubt, do nothing, but continue to wait on God. When action is needed, light will come.”

Adapted from J. I. Packers Knowing God

I have been so blessed in the reading of this book for the Lent season. This is the last week to share my favorite excerpts with you! Come back next Tuesday for a recap of this book and my thoughts on the Lenten season. Follow me on Twitter for daily quotes from this book. Follow #KnowingGod to catch every one.

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