terça-feira, 18 de maio de 2010

A quote from DL, so true for me too!

“People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending much of my life in Africa. Can that be called a sacrifice which is simply paid back as a small part of great debt owing to our God, which we can never repay?

Is that a sacrifice which brings its own blest reward in healthful activity, the consciousness of doing good, peace of mind, and a bright hope of a glorious destiny hereafter? Away with the word in such a view, and with such a thought! It is emphatically no sacrifice.

Say rather a privilege. Anxiety, sickness, suffering, or danger, now and then, when foregoing of the common conveniences and charities of this life, may make us pause, and cause the spirit to waiver, the soul to sink; but let this only be for a moment. All these are nothing when compared with the glory which shall be revealed in and for us. I have never made a sacrifice!”

- David Livingstone, missionary in Africa

sábado, 15 de maio de 2010

Today x Eternal

One thing I am sure about God and that is that He is too interested in eternal real things to give in to any manipulation in temporary matters! Not that He does not care or see little things, because He does and even more than we can imagine! But He has a more priviledged sight of things and takes more in consideration than our momentary situation and what we can see and expect.