Monday, August 13, 2007

The way of purity



When you chose to follow the way of purity, did you expect it to be easy? When you decided to wait for the best, did you think that waiting would be fun? Did you think that your faith would not be tested? When you decided to take the narrow way, did no one warn you that difficulties, hardships and tears would be part of the journey? And that you would often face rejection from others and be forced to walk alone?

My child, that which you wait for the longest you treasure the most, and through much struggle the prize is won.



13 comments:

Kaylene said...

"...That which you wait for the longest you treasure the most..."

Oh wow. That is such beautiful truth that really hits home right now. Thank you for sharing.

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Lovely. This is another wonderful post, and I love the quote. She is right; it isn't easy, but it will be more than worth it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the quote sis! It is a great reminder at the perfect time! Love ya, RW

Goldfish said...

I love that! I just read that the other night (well, who knows when it was! :). The quote is so good and something to really think about! I am just a-lovin' that book!!! And picture is so pretty. I have one almost identical to it. :)

Ashley said...

I read that quote not to long ago and actually wrote it down in my journal!! It is so true and has been an encouragement to me! Thank you for posting that!

A HEART OF PRAISE said...

Thanks for the quote! I was really blessed by reading that book. :)

BrittLeigh said...

Very good! Thanks for sharing!!! Love the photo too ;) (((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

Ditto to what everyone else said.

On a different note... My very own Nikon D70 is on it's way to our house currently! It has a Nikon 50mm f/1:2 Prime Lens and a Vivitar 28mm f/1-2.5 Wide Angle Lens. Someday we should get together and "talk cameras" :-)
We are praying for you all.

Hillary Hipps

Bryant said...

Ah, what a wonderful quote!

Anonymous said...

Oh, dear sister! I sit amazed at God's perfect timing in your post choice once again. Thank you for sharing from the heart, to reach a heart! His ways are so much HIGHER than ours. If only we will choose to trust HIM, we will someday see the great treasure He has in store! I love you!

Anonymous said...

Bethany, thank you for your encouragement! If it's possible could you tell me what page # that is in the book? I want to underline and highlight it! I've flipped through the book twice trying to find it, but can't seem to. So anyway, if it's easy enough for you I'd love it!!! May God bless you abundantly! In Christ, Ruth Ann

Bethany said...

Congrats on the camera, Hillary!! I'm so excited for you!


Ruth Anne -- the quote was taken from page 123, about half way down the page; hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

Bethany, thank you so much, I really appreciate that! I've been so blessed by your blog and how you always have a word and it speaks to me. God has really used what you post in special ways in my life, as I'm going through some stresses in life right now. In Christ, Ruth Ann