Shadowlands quotes

Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn fast.

Self-sufficiency is the enemy of salvation. If you are self-sufficient, you have no need of God. If you have no need of God, you do not seek Him. If you do not seek Him, you will not find Him.

To put it another way, pain is God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world. Why must it be pain? Why can’t he rouse us more gently, with violins or laughter? Because the dream from which we must be wakened, is the dream that all is well.

I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God, it changes me.

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  1. Ruth, I've been following your blog a while now but haven't commented. Today seemed like a good day to break out of that. Thank you for sharing those quotes. They brought me to tears the first time I heard them and they still do – prayer doesn't change God, it changes me. Something I need constantly reminding of. May God bless you today, Becky.

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