Wednesday, May 09, 2007

When We Become Comfortable

I wrote the following quote in my journal two years ago. I have not forgotten it since. These words challenge every day of my existence.

"If there were less of what seems like ease in our lives they would tell more for Christ and for souls.... We profess to be strangers and pilgrims, seeking after a country of our own, yet we settle down in the most "un-stranger-like" fashion, exactly as if we were quite at home and meant to stay as long as we could. I don't wonder apostolic miracles have died. Apostolic living certainly has." - Amy Carmichael (As quoted in A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot)