Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It is better...

{Photos via weheartit. I thought they were beautiful.}

"Better to love God and die unknown than to love the world and be a hero; better to be content with poverty than to die a slave to wealth; better to have taken some risks and lost than to have done nothing and succeeded at it."

-Erwin Lutzer, Pastor of Moody Church


There's not much I can add to a statement like that. It sums up my hopes for this life on earth.

I want to live free from slavery to the things of this world.

I long to be so content with loving God that nothing else matters.

I desire to attempt much for God, regardless of the outcome.


Sometimes I wonder if I will really live like that. I fear a wasted life. But you know what? I can't live like that...not without the power of God working in me. I need His Spirit to do in me what I cannot. He is the God of the impossible and He promises to show His power in our weakness.

Thus, I give Him my love, my possesions and all that I do. All things are in His hands.

20 comments:

stephanie said...

Amen! I'm so glad we have to rely on God because of our weaknesses. :) Love the quote.

melissa said...

Amen Sista! Could not have been written any better. Beautiful! xo

denise* paper angels said...

i was just thinking about that quote yesterday actually. wealth is such a sneaky idol... i always struggle to see myself as rich, but i really am. x

Kristin @ The Chronicles of Kristin said...

I was just reading in 2 Corinthians 12 where He says His power is made perfect in weakness. Such an incredible thought. Loved the quote you shared. That's my hope as well... to be unchained from the things that could tie me down to the world and to live my life pursuing Him and making Him known. Great post. :)

Haley K said...

those photos are indeed beautiful.

And that quote touched my heart!! Thank you SO much for sharing...i'm excited to share it with my Dad. He loves sending my siblings and me "gem thoughts" and he'll love that I send him one :)

Emily said...

Absolutely LOVE the 1st part of that quote, 'better to love God and die an unknown...' (of course the whole quote is great) but I would take that 1000x times over being a celebrity, hero, popular with the world any day of the week.

I love knowing that I have the security of Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, and knowing where I'll be when my sin filled bodily self dies away.

Alexis Kaye said...

You have got to be one of the most dedicated people I know! :)

Katie Hufstedler said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you!

The Soul Anchor said...

What a wonderful quote. I love it.

Jen Jacobs said...

Beautiful photos; thanks for the encouraging words!

Bethany G said...

That quote is so beautiful!
I, too, fear a wasted life often... but you're SO right we can't live like that!

Natalie @ NS Pottery said...

Thanks for this. I need to hear it tonight. :)

Lauren said...

Beautifully put :)

DoublClik said...

Jennifer so nice to meet you and your lovely blog. Thanks for stopping by DoublClik, and liking it enough to keep tabs. Glad to have you! I'll be checking on you more too!

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Candice said...

What an absolutely beautiful and inspiring post. That quote is a fantastic reminder of how our lives should be lived!

Ashley Slater said...

what a perfect quote.... and what a tough thing to achieve. I mean really, we think we are doing that, but are we REALLY? Great way to get me thinking!!

Jo-Ann said...

What an awesome post. Love that quote.

Gelai said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the quote!

Kara Faith said...

Wow.. beautiful quote.. that is what I long to be too.. you put it beautifully.

Warren Baldwin said...

Great quote; good comments.

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