Friday, September 11, 2009

Book Quotes: Focus on Christ

From Because He Loves Me by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick (page 99):

...if she thought her wounds were too serious to be so easily healed she would miss God's gracious gift. This is the downfall of everyone who sees their failures as being greater than God's grace.

Look up from your reading again and focus on [another] object for a moment. When you looked away you couldn't read this page, could you? In the same way, the Lord calls us to fasten our eyes on him and not on all the sinful toxins in our heart (Isa. 45:22; Mic. 7:7). We're invited to look away from ourselves and our great need and to focus on his overflowing bounty...

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