Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Peace with God - no fear of man.

The meek man will attain a place of soul rest. As he walks on in meekness he will be happy to let God defend him. The old struggle to defend himself is over. He has found the peace which meekness brings.

~ A.W. Tozer

“You have to let your father and your father figures go. You must stop seeing yourself through their eyes and trying to make them proud of you. For as long as you can remember, you have been a pleaser, depending on others to give you an identity. You need not look at that only in a negative way. You wanted to give your heart to others, and you did so quickly and easily. But now you are being asked to let go of all these self-made props and trust that God is enough for you. You must stop being a pleaser and reclaim your identity as a free self.”

~Henri J.M. Nouwen

The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe. Proverbs 29:25

For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. Galatians 1:10

Many crave and seek the ruler's favor, but the wise man [waits] for justice from the Lord. Proverbs 29:26 (Amp)

5 comments:

  1. I sure needed to read these quotes and Scriptures, thanks so much for posting them! :o)

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  2. You're welcome, I posted them because I needed to read them too! :)

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  3. "Many crave and seek the ruler's favor, but the wise man [waits] for justice from the Lord. Proverbs 29:26"

    Amen...

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  4. Melissa - this verse struck me too, it really did.

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  5. Excellent verses, and quotes...especially the one from Henri J.M. Nouwen. Thank you for sharing them. They blessed me. :)

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