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A helpful quote

In Christianity on April 17, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Just want to share a helpful quote from a book I’m reading by Elisabeth Elliot. She’s talking about how rules and order can increase originality. What’s helpful to me is knowing that God is always drawing me to be more precisely who he’s made me to be – which involves constraints. Among other things, it involves saying ‘yes’ to some things and ‘no’ to others. Here’s the quote from Elisabeth Elliot as she speaks about “divine restraint”:

“A river flowing through a chasm, walled in by high rock moves with a rush of concentrated strength which dissipates the moment it reaches the flat plan”

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  1. It’s odd. Just earlier today, I was thinking to myself, “Jackson is a shotgun–but he needs to stop firing buckshot and start firing solid slugs.” And then I came across this entry! It’s funny how Elisabeth Elliot and I have such different metaphors for conveying the same idea: the importance of focus.

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