Tuesday, July 17, 2007

On Disappointment

"...The great and unexpected benefits He intends us, by all the discipline we meet with, is to tread down our wills, and bring them into subjection to His. So far as we attain to this, we are out of the reach of disappointment; for when the will of God can please us, we shall be pleased every day, and from morning to night..."

-John Newton

3 comments:

Aimee Waldrop said...

I really needed to "hear" this today. Thank you for allowing God to use you in this way.

Love the pics from the park. Didn't know there was a play area there. I'll have to check it out soon.

Blessings,
Aimee

Alicia said...

It's a good reminder isn't it? I think that this is why God takes complaining so seriously. It's us telling Him that we don't like His will.

The play area is really fun, Aimee. Maybe we could meet up there sometime. BTW, Thanks for offering to help out a while back. I wasn't sure how to respond then because I didn't feel like I "knew" you, but it was very kind of you.

Aimee Waldrop said...

No problem about the offer of help when all was crazy at your house. After I left the comment, I thought "Hmmm, she doesn't know me from Adam. She probably thinks I could be some nut."

Anyway, I like the idea of meeting downtown sometime. I would also love to bend your ear a bit about homeschooling. My husband and I have been batting the idea around for a couple of years now and may be ready to take the plunge. I participated in Family TOUCH for a bit, but didn't stick around because we weren't officially homeschooling and we weren't ready to make the commitment.

If you want to talk more off-line, here is my email address:
waldrop23972 at bellsouth dot net.