“He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30
After listening to the CD series a friend loaned me with the same title and author, I just started reading an excellent book, “When Life is Hard”, by James MacDonald. Here are a few quotes from the book:
“A trial is a painful circumstance allowed by God to change my conduct and my character.
My conduct–that’s what I do. And then to a deeper level, my character–that’s who I am.
Trials are about what God is adjusting in the actions I choose, and what God is doing to the character that helps me choose those actions.”
“I’m fond of the saying that ‘God’s love is not a pampering love; God’s love is a perfecting love.’ God does not say, “Here, Billy. Have some more cupcakes. Take the one with extra icing.’ That’s not God. Your Grandma maybe, but not God.”
“When life is hard, stop and ask God, ‘What do you want me to do?”
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