Friday, March 27, 2009

Still Submission

Polliwog Pond
Adirondack National Park
8.14.08 at 1906:14

The prayer that does not succeed in modulating our wishes, in changing the passionate desire into still submission, the anguish tumultuous expectation into quiet surrender, is not true prayer. The life is most holy in which there is least of petition and desire and most of waiting upon God. That in which petition often passes into thanksgiving. Pray, until prayer makes you forget your own wishes and leaves or merges it into God's will. The Divine Wisdom has not given us prayer as a means or way to obtain the good things of earth, but as a mean whereby we learn to do without them, not as a means to escape evil, but as a mean whereby we become strong to meet it.
-Written in EGW's Bible


Phoebeeee said...

As we surrender to Him, we will have the strength. Praying for you, girl.

Kelsey said...

Cool thought. Strangely different from the blustery day I was wished earlier this week...

Christy Joy said...

Well, I wanted to wish you something that I knew would be fulfilled. And since it was already a blustery day, I figured that would be a safe wish to wish you. lol

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