Tuesday, March 1, 2011


we finished forgotten God the other night. wanted to share three more nuggets.

"i don't want my life to be explainable without the Holy Spirit. i want people to look at my life and know that i couldn't be doing this by my own power. i want to live in such a way that i am desparate for Him to come through. that if He doesn't come through, i am screwed."

"this is the precious gift of the intimacy the Holy Spirit offers us. it is a security that is priceless and worth any loss of safety and comfort."

"the reality is that i am indwelt by the Holy Spirit. and because of this reality, stress and tiredness and impatience don't have to define my day."

i love all three of those, but i really love that last one. i really CAN have joy in the middle of sadness, without being fake. that's the power of the Holy Spirit. there is such a delicate line here between two realities. the reality of pain. and the reality of joy in the midst of that pain. we get in trouble for being "fake" in this culture. maybe putting on a happy face doesn't have to mean that you're hiding the realities of life. maybe putting on a happy face simply means that you actually have something to be happy about. and that something is the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.

loved it. i'm sad to be done.


Laura said...

Can I borrow it?

addyandwest said...

Oh man! Sounds like really good stuff. Totally blessed by those quotes today. Especially the third one. It's the everyday stuff...fussy kids, wiping noses, sleepless nights- that tempt me to lean on the flesh and thus be defined by stress tiredness and impatience! How I long for more of the HS too! Thank you so much for sharing your heart Mandy. Love it!

Courtney said...

good stuff!!