I love quotes. They make me think. They stay with me. Wonderful ideas are expressed succinctly, yet so profoundly. When I discover a great quote, I find myself reflecting on it throughout the day. Jonathan Edwards – preacher, theologian and missionary – got me thinking today.
How it comes about I know not, but I have remarked it hitherto, that at those times when I have read the scriptures most, I have evermore been most lively and in the best frame.
It’s true – this I know.
It’s easy to lose perspective as a day unfolds. I need to be constantly bathed in the truth – that’s what sets me free. That’s what fuels me. That’s what gives me hope. I find no greater peace than when I am reading His strong and mighty Word.
Today was one of those days when I truly delighted in the Word of God. I’m speaking tomorrow to a group of young women and I have been strengthened today, not by my regimented preparation or my eloquent speech but by the wisdom of scripture.
This is what grounds me.
He is the reason I have something to say tomorrow.