Tuesday, November 22, 2011

If You Know How to Use It

I read this morning a fascinating quote from E.Stanley Jones:

"A young army officer said this, 'Weather, in war, is always favorable, if you know how to use it.' That is the point--if you know how to use it.  The fact is that everything that comes to you in life is favorable--if you know how to use it." 

I look at the day before me and grimace over the tasks, but then I wonder, Is everything favorable if I know how to use it?

I look out at the icy rain and frown over the weather, but then I ask myself:  How can I use this? 

Beautiful things are coming; I'm already choosing joy.  Over these last 600 blog entries, I'm learning to use whatever comes in order to learn, grow, and find beauty. That's God promise, and I find that He keeps it. 

Do you know how to use whatever you're going through?


Meredith said...

I LOVE this.

I desperately need to remember this!!!
Awesome stuff, my friend!

J Rice said...

thanks for the thought provoking posts...I do enjoy them. 
In response to this one:
I don't always know how to use it for good ... but I am learning that God does...love that verse inRomans... no situation or experience is beyond His redemption... I have, in hindsight, seen this truth play out in my life...this knowledge bring peace to life