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Thursday, 3 May 2012

ThoughtFilled Thursday 5/3 ~

I'm sharing thoughtfulness today
from Ann Voskamp,
author of 

holy experience

My own spirit resonates once more
with the reminders of Truth 

Psalm 43:3

Amplified Bible (AMP)

"O send out Your Light and Your Truth, 
let them lead me; 
let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling."

to Your Presence, lead us O God...

~ How to Be a Star ~
from Ann's post 

In a world of reaching, how do you rest? In a culture of numbers how do you kneel? In a world of ladders how do you go lower?

Who wants the love of a Messiah more than the lauding of men?

When the world strives — the wise still. It’s the only way to feel God’s embrace.
The whole world could compete to be heard and esteemed
and known and get ahead. 

She didn’t have to. 

She could breathe deep and feel all of  her

filling with this calm sea of peace.

You can give up the need to compete in the world —
when you accept being complete in Christ.
Sometimes the way to win is to never enter the race.
There’s no need to keep up with the Jonses’
when you are keeping company with Jesus. hiddeness, we are held.
She needn’t be heard…. because she was known.

She could see it all above her — How the stars are always small…

1 comment:

Amy said...

First of all, I have to tell you that Ann Voskamp is one of my favorite authors. I have been following her blog for years and avidly read her book One Thousand Gifts. I really enjoyed your post. Thank you for sharing. And for linking up with NOBH! Smiles -

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