Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Today the Lord shall deliver you into my hand; I will strike you down.

No, I'm not planning to kill anyone. Just trying to get a grip on my personal demons: be a better mom, get organized, lose some weight, that sort of thing. To that end, the Dumb Old Housewives highly recommend this online bible study magazine  (available in print version too).

God wants us to learn the combination of faith and action that David showed, that balance between his grace and our work that will give us victory every time. [...]
How often do we rely too much on God and neglect the work that he calls us to do, whether in evangelization or in our own growth in holiness? And how often do we rely on our own strength, doing the “work of the Lord” but neglecting the “Lord of the work”? Both approaches are fraught with danger. The first one can leave us feeling fruitless and frustrated. The second one can leave us full of ourselves or worn out and dispirited. But the middle way—the way of cooperation between divine grace and human work—brings not only fruitfulness but refreshment and joy as well.
Entire meditation here.

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