Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Monday, May 5, 2008

May 05, 2008

dig up the soil

"He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood.
He who faces no calamity will need no courage.
Mysterious though it is,
the characteristics in human nature which we love best
grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(American clergyman)

"In this you greatly rejoice,
though now for a little while
you may have had to suffer grief
in all kinds of trials.
These have come so that your faith...
may be proved genuine
and may result in praise, glory and honor
when Jesus Christ is revealed."
- 1 Peter 1:6,7 NIV

"Trials teach us what we are;
they dig up the soil,
and let us see what we are made of;
they just turn up some of the ill weeds
on to the surface."
- Charles H. Spurgeon
(British Reformed Baptist preacher)

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