10.08.2014

31 Days of Quotes, Day 8....

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"It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased." 

—C.S. Lewis  {The Weight of Glory, and other addresses}

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This quote has been on my heart lately.  In reading The Tale of the Three Trees to Anna Jaymes today, I was really moved {again} with the conviction of how far too "little" our dreams are sometimes in God's eyes....or far too shallow.......or, in the case of the book, just how much on the  wrong paths of getting there we may be and not knowing exactly how we will fulfill our dreams.........

The paths they were on in getting to their ultimate dreams were a lot more humble than they originally hoped.

It was encouraging to remind me of where this path I'm on is leading me.  We are destined for great things in Christ.  I pray that I would remember that and trust His ways of getting me to become the person He wants me to be and the dreams He wants me to fulfill.

After all, His ways and thoughts are higher than mine. {Isaiah 55:9}

Now seriously, I've read this book many times before, and I was getting choked up thinking about the truths as I read the words to her....and then trying to read like I wasn't about to cry!  I love when God speaks to us through reading a book one of them picks out.....a little moment with God, not to be taken for granted......a blessing of choosing to read to her instead of lying on the couch flipping through the phone or iPad...which I was easily about to do, considering how exhausted I was!

and I say that boasting in Christ giving me the grace to make that choice.

Anyway,  by the end of the book, I was reminded of how far too easily pleased we are....and the truth of C.S. Lewis' words.

I don't want to settle for dreams as little as mudpies.  I don't want to settle for worldly fulfillments in blindness.  I just want to trust God's dreams for me and the humbling path He may take me on to get there.

xoxoxo

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