In Others’ Words: What Grounds You?
Yesterday ended rather abruptly with me crawling into bed — admitting that the lurking migraine had won the day. It wasn’t the worst migraine I’ve ever had, brought on by the weather, but it was stubborn. I finally said, “Uncle” around 8:30 PM.
Then this morning as I’m taking my walk, refreshing my mind, body, and spirit, I think: You didn’t post a blog last night, did you?
No, I didn’t.
That realization kicked up my pace a bit.
Today’s quote is one I’m pondering this week. Here’s the full quote from Charles H. Spurgeon:
“Your salvation is only because Christ offered a full atonement. You are complete in Him and have nothing of your own to trust in. Rest only on the merits of Jesus, for He is the only ground of confidence.“
I am a writer. I run around in the publishing world, where it’s possible (dare I say probable?) to place my trust — draw my confidence — from a lot of other things besides my faith. Besides what God did for me through Christ. Besides what God says about me.
I can ground my confidence in reviews, awards, sales … or the lack of all that.
You might call all of that “circumstantial evidence” of who I am.
But grounding myself in my faith? Solid ground, my friends. Solid ground.
In Your Words: What do you find is shifting sand for your confidence? And what grounds you?
a Nikon CoolPix Camera
a Lands’ End canvas bag
2 beach towels
a Contigo water bottle
a copy of Crazy Little Thing Called Love
a copy of Somebody Like You
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