Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesdays with Words :: Way of the Ascetics

Linking up with Dawn for Wednesdays with Words.

Today's quote is taken from Tito Colliander's Way of the Ascetics, one of the most influential books in my life thus far. 

Hereafter you will consider that everything that happens to you, both great and small, is sent by God to help you in your warfare [i.e spiritual warfare]. He alone knows what is necessary for you and what you need at the moment: adversity and prosperity, temptation and fall. Nothing happens accidentally or in such a way that you cannot learn from it; you must understand this at once, for this is how your trust grows in the Lord whom you have chosen to follow. 


  1. How comforting to consider that He knows us so personally, so completely that he gifts us as we need.

  2. Wise words. It's hard to see clearly when you're in the middle of the battle. Nothing like looking back to see His hand in previous times to give added hope.


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