What impressed Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941) most in the godly people she knew was their quiet acceptance of life’s ups and downs and sufferings.
Sometimes they felt ill or weary, sometimes they had to deal with impossible demands made on them. Sometimes they secretly endured bitter conflicts with evil.
It was evident to her that their strength came from the Holy Spirit’s power acting in and through them as followers of Jesus, the Suffering Servant.
“Patience is the peaceful, indifferent endurance, for the sake of God, of all that can happen.”
— Jan Ruysbroeck (quoted in THE WAYS OF THE SPIRIT by E. Underhill)
Coffee/tea thought: Ponder this powerful quote for a few moments, asking the Holy Spirit to work powerfully in you, whatever what may be happening today.
November 29th, 2018
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