Thursday, December 4, 2008

What Are You Talking About?

A couple of weeks ago, a dear spiritual role-model of mine blessed me with the book, Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmas. It's a collection of 22 short readings for Advent. Kempton and I read the first reading the other night which was written by George Whitefield. We underlined most of the chapter because there were so many good spiritual nuggets. The quote that gripped us the most is about what our conversations should be like when we talk with other believers. Whitefield said,

"If you are in company, let your time be spent in that conversation which profiteth: let it not be about your dressing, your plays, your profits, or your worldly concerns, but let it be the wonders of redeeming love. O tell, tell to each other what great things the Lord has done for your souls; declare unto one another how you were delivered from the hands of your common enemy, Satan, and how the Lord has brought your feet from the clay and has set them upon the rock of ages, the Lord Jesus Christ; there, my brethren, is no slipping" (p.13).

Tell of all God's Wondrous Works! (Psalm 105:1-2)


The Keierleber Family said...

It is always fun to hang out with friends, but Paul and I ALWAYS leave friends' homes happiest after we get into theological discussions. Isn't it awesome that while we discuss our wonderful Creator and bless Him, He allows us to feel joy by doing it!?

Caryn said...

Amen sister!

~Kim (and family) said...

I just ordered this book...I was looking for something like this so thank you for the recommendation. It looks really good.