Fenelon says that many people are willing for God to work in them, provided He makes them into something great! But they are _not_ willing to endure suffering or loss or being crushed inwardly like grapes to accomplish God’s plan.
God uses difficulties in our lives to accomplish His purposes, which include becoming humble and turning from self to God.
Coffee/tea thought: Lord, I see I’ve been resisting the way You have chosen to work in me for my good. I am yours. Do your good work in me, however You choose, and make me more like your Son. Amen
Ref: Letters of Francois Fenelon (1651-1715) are the basis of several modern English books published by Paraclete Press.
May 13th, 2019
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