Bonhoeffer + Life Lessons.

We are reading through “Life Together” by Bonhoeffer. 

Thought provoking.

Stomach churning.

God’s whisper. Listen, Lauren. You need to hear what you’re reading.

Firstly, I would love to sit and have coffee with Dietrich in heaven some day. This is the coffee I just bought and love…

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Yes, I also love bright coral.

Anyways, back to Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Some really good thoughts from Bonhoeffer…
“We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts. How can God entrust great things to one who will not thankfully receive from Him the little things?”

“…if on the contrary, we only keep complaining to God that everything is so paltry and petty, so letting our fellowship grow according to the measure and riches which are there for us all in Jesus Christ.”

Humbled.

It stirs something in my heart.

And, makes me realize some of things my Abba is teaching me.

He’s showing me things in my heart, that need to change…to look more like His.

He is the potter. I am the clay. He gets to decide what He will make me.

Also, …I finally got another journal. Oh my goodness. 

What is better than a brand new journal? Not many things. 

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It says, “Ideas grow here.”

Other things that grow in this journal…

Prayer.

My heart.

God’s challenges for me.

Also..another note from Bonhoeffer on love.

Human love constructs its own image of the other person, of what he is and what he should become. It takes the life of the other person into its own hands. Spiritual love recognizes the true image of the other person which he has received from Jesus Christ; the image that Jesus Christ himself embodied and would stamp upon all men.”

 

 

 

 

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