Wednesday, February 01, 2012

A True Heart

"But true discipline is a far cry from legalism -- Thank God! The difference lies in motivation. Legalism is self-centered, discipline is God-centered. The legalistic heart says, "I will do this thing to gain merit with God." The disciplined heart says, "I will do this because I love God and want to please Him." The true heart of discipline is relationship -- a relationship with God."
Barbara Hughes, "Disciplines of a Godly Woman"


2 comments:

  1. I am sorry I didn't get here to visit you sooner! You have been on my heart anyway! The quote you shared is awesome! I would like to copy it for use someday on the topic of legalism. I love it when you share your thoughts. Most of the best posts are short and pithy!

    Also, I like the idea of Simple living tips. The first one will save someone serious bucks!

    I pray you are well, dear friend. Be blessed in Jesus!

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  2. Hello Dear Friend! The days are busy and your linking up has grown so much and so fast! Praise God! Thank you for coming over to comment!
    I found this quote one day when I was on Amazon. It was from a portion that you can read to get a feel for the book. I have never read anything by the author, but decided after reading this that it would be worth getting. :)
    As to the simple living tips, I have been thinking about organizing different parts of my home and while I'm doing so, I get a thought here or there that I think will help others with being more organized or more efficient. I'm glad that they are useful! :)
    I have been well, thanks! I really appreciate your prayers. We all need them! :) How about you? I think of you often...you are such an encourager!!

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For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:17 This is great news!

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