Saturday, May 20, 2006

CQOD: 05/20/06 -- Shoemaker: God at work in all things

Christian Quotation of the Day

May 20, 2006
    For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
    -- 1 Timothy 6:10-11 (ESV)

    Anybody with any maturity knows that an experienced Christian is more eager to have God use him than he is to use God for his own ends; but this does not mean that God is absent from the processes of business and livelihood, nor unconcerned about them, nor unable to reveal Himself through them. When we begin to look upon work, business, money, as potential sacraments through which God can work, we shall make better use of them.
    ... Samuel M. Shoemaker (1893-1963), The Experiment of Faith [1957]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, sanctify the things in my life, so that they may serve You.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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