I’m home alone this morning because of a lovely head cold. I’m lazily browsing my bloglines & thought I would pass along the interesting things I’ve found.
~Excerpt from an article found on Heart of Wisdom:
(Pastor Richard Wurmbrand was a Romanian pastor who was imprisoned and tortured for 14 years by the communists.) On the evening of Easter Sunday in 1988 Pastor Wurmbrand was speaking to our newly planted church when it was meeting in our home. He finished what he wanted to say to us and opened the floor for questions. My wife Beverly was first to speak and asked him what we could do as a new church to grow, be healthy, and advance the kingdom. His response took us off guard – he said, “I do not have the answer to that question. Who has the next question?” He then took a question from a young man, a political activist, who wanted to know what we could do in America to prevent the same kind of persecution the church endured in Romania. In response, Pastor Wurmbrand said, “I cannot answer this question either. And now I want to tell you why. I cannot answer your questions because they are the wrong questions. To ask, ‘What must I do…?’ is like asking ‘What is the melody of a prune?’ A prune has no melody. As Christians we cannot ask ‘What must I do…?’ We must ask ‘What must I be…?’”
~Also from Heart of Wisdom: A Pride Test by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. My friend Kelli is always telling me how powerful this woman’s words are – Kelli, you were right! Rare is the person who will make it through this article without wincing. This is a must read!!
~If you have a teen in your life, pass these along: