Speaking of weeds

August 10, 2012 — 7 Comments

Every sin confessed is an invitation for God to work miracles through His grace.
Michael Mangis, author of “Signature Sins”

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O Love of God, descend into my heart;
Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling,
And scatter there Your cheerful beams.
Dwell in the soul that longs to be Your temple;
Water that barren soil overrun with weeds and briars
And lost for lack of cultivating.
Make it fruitful with Your dew.
Augustine

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Self-examination is part of the process of seeking Christlikeness…
a process of gradually submitting one’s soul to God’s transforming touch.
I can’t willingly release to God what I have not acknowledged to be part of me,
and I cannot seek to look more like Christ until I know what Christ looks like.
Michael Mangis

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Our signature sins become so familiar to us that we often trust them over the truth.
They become so precious to us that we even forget they are sins.
Michael Mangis

7 responses to Speaking of weeds

  1. 

    I love these quotes, Annie. Thank you!

  2. 

    What a lovely compliment to yesterday’s post! “…Make it fruitful with your dew.” Wonderful image.

  3. 

    Beautiful!

  4. 

    Thank you for constantly putting up posts to make us think and be inspired in faith. You have a lovely blog and as such I have nominated you for an award. You can collect it here
    https://innerangelsandenemies.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/another-award-oh-my/
    Keep up the good work, Blessings to you!

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