Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Pilot who steers my ship...

“Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish, even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness”
~ John Calvin

A friend of mine posted this quote this morning. It seems so very applicable to me today. She posted it in regards to teaching: teaching not from a place of fear and anxiety, but from a place of peace and rest. That is a great application.

I've been applying it to apples: having the blessing of abundant apples, and making decisions about how to use such a blessing without being weary or overwhelmed.

I see my tendency to forget the practical fact that God will provide and care for me. I act as if it's not true, in little things like apples, or bigger things like relationships and cancer. I act like I'm an atheist, with no hope outside of myself.

Oh, to remember my Pilot, capable and powerful as He is, and live as if I am resting in Him...

1 comment:

Shannon said...

This is wonderful. I think I'll use the quote on my blog too!
Oh to remember, and to truly TRUST, the Pilot.