Friday, March 23, 2007

A Mess Worth Making

I'm heading on a road trip to Indiana and Ohio gracious husband has encouraged me to go visit family and friends even though he can't spare the vacation time (we're saving up a few for this little event we have going on in August ;) While I drive, I might be pondering this:
In certain situations, your relationships will leave you disappointed and discouraged. They will require what you do not seem to have, but that is exactly as God intended it. That is precisely why he placed these demanding relationships in the middle of the process of sanctification, where God progressively molds us into the likeness of Jesus. When you begin to give up on yourself, you being to rely on him. When you are willing to abandon your own little dreams, you begin to get excited about his plan.

Head over to Carolyn's place to check out some thought-provoking perspectives on relationships (not just romantic ones, but friendships, family relationships, and all kinds of interactions between people). The above quote is from the book Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, by Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp--sounds like a book worth buying.

Now I need to get going or I'm going to be late for lunch with one of my dearest friends! Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

Be careful and have fun!

Unknown said...

it was lovely having coffee with you! i hope you had a great weekend...and i promise to read up on how you are doing and make attempts to come see you. :)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the visit Amy! I'm glad it worked out to have lunch together. It was nice talking with you...hope we can do it again soon.
Love, Sandra