A quote to start your day…with you…

I am away this week. But I still wanted to keep in touch. So we’ll keep in touch virtually. So I’ve set up a few quotes to be sent out through the week. I hope they help you, challenge you, or drive you deeper with God. And then next week if you’ve commented I’ll get back to you. But for now here is the first quote:

 “You cannot become someone other than who you are until you know who you are. And you cannot know who you are until you accept who you are right now and in this place. For the time is now, not some other time; and the place is here, not somewhere else. And you are who you are, not anyone else” – Laurence Kushner

I love this quote because it reminds me that even though I want to be more Christlike, the starting point is here and now and who I am. It reminds me that to change who I am, I need to start with who I am.

The reason this quote gives me hope is because it reminds me I’m already at the starting point of change. That I don’t need to be someone else, or be in a different place to start changing. I just need to accept where I am, that God meets me there, and move on from there.

So today accept where you are…because Jesus meets you there…and follow him where he leads…

Quotes to Live By…

I love a good written word, paragraph, sentence, or phrase. They move me and give words to emotions that are difficult for me to describe. So I’ve included here one of my favorite quotes or prayers. I have prayed it often throughout my life. Let me know what you think of it. But also let me know what quotes have moved or changed you?

And who knows maybe I’ll post quotes to live by more often!

My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following Your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please You does in fact please You. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that, if I do this, You will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust You always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for You are ever with me, and You will never leave me to face my perils alone.
-Thomas Merton