On Living the Christian Life

Posted by editormum on 10 March 2011 in Uncategorized |

… as you look to [Jesus], hoist your sails and buffet manfully the seas of life. Do not remain in the haven of distrust … of suffering your frames and feelings to pitch and toss on one another like vessels idly moored in a harbor. The religious life is not a brooding over emotions, grazing the keel of faith in the shallows, or dragging the anchor of hope through the oozy tide mud as if afraid of encountering the healthy breeze. Away! With your canvas spread to the gale, trusting in Him who rules the raging of the waters. … If we remain groveling on the low ground of feeling and emotion, we shall find ourselves entangled in a thousand meshes of doubt and despondency, temptation, and unbelief.

— J. R. MacDuff, as quoted in Mrs. Charles E. Cowman’s Streams in the Desert

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