Quote of the Day

Teach us to care and not to care. Teach us to sit still.
T.S. Elliot


11 thoughts on “Quote of the Day”

  1. The Bible talks to us about care in different ways. The care which is ‘wise and provident concern’ should be shown towards members in the body of Christ according to I Cor 12:25. We should care enough about what God instructs us to do and stay focused on to do it. But the concerns, care(s), worries that lead us out of God’s will should be avoided. Perhaps the ‘teach us to sit still’ is God saying “be still and know that I am God”…so that we can know the difference in what to care about and what not to care about.

  2. Debi I agree with you in saying prehaps God is saying to us to sit or be still and know that He is God in order for us to know the difference about caring and not caring ……..and when to do either one….dj

  3. Jesus told us to cast all of our care(s) over on Him for He cares for us, exceedingly. In the song, BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD, the second verse says….”I Am the God that healeth thee…….” When we let go of our cares, worries, burdens, casting them over on the Lord….especially when we know that caring and worrying and fretting and fussing and fuming do NOT do a thing to remedy the situation but just exascerbate it…then…then…. when we finally give them up, and don’t take them back again….then comes the healing.

  4. This reminded me of Kenny Rogers’ song – You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em. Know when to walk away, and know when to run. which a friend of mine recalled to my mind recently. There are important things in the service of God we should care about so hold’em, others we see we know to fold’em their not in God’s interest, flesh driven, who cares. If flesh driven run. I just pray that we become quicker in our response to each – hold’em, fold’em, run.

  5. Speaking of Kenny Rogers’s “walking away” or running away Paul gives Timothy very similar adavice in 1 Timothy 6:9-11…”But those who crave to be rich plunge men into ruinous and hurtful snares and thrusts men’s minds with grievous pangs…FLEE FROM THESE THINGS.” and 2 Timothy 2:22. …”Pursue righteousness and virtue and FLEE FROM LUSTFUL DESIRES.”
    This is also an excellent WARNING to the enemy of our soul; at least the run away part. The Bible says in James 4:7, “Resist the devil and HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU!” Tell him to “fold & walk!””

  6. continue with Kenny Rogers’ song” “You never count your money, when you’re sittin’ at the table.”To me this quote sounds like wisdom

  7. and to continue even more with Kenny Rgers song…..”There’ll be time enough for countin when the dealins done…” yes thats wisdom …..sit still until the right time is what that says to me….dj

  8. sing on country girls. Love that song. I understand and love how much the Holy Spirit loves teaching us. When we pause and think of words of great men and women (thinkers and writers) like the above quote. We begin to think and meditate on how much we may care about something but how much more God cares. How much we love but how much more God loves. How much power we have but how much more God has. He is limitless to our limits. He Cares about us and the things we care about with a big C while we care we a little Care.

    I know our C is big when it comes to our loves and passions but He is still God and He knows all things and can do all things. For with God nothing is impossible. Meditate on His wonderful blessings today. We care but He cares even more for the many things in our care. Sit still in His presence and hear His voice, His way and His timing. “For with God nothing is impossible.”

  9. Thank you Sara for words of encouragement to sit and meditate and putting care in perspective. There is a photo from your May 6, 2008 blog ‘Position yourself for your Miracle’ that I meditated on from
    Flickr: cmar’s Photostream. I think it illustrates God’s Care so wonderfully as I Am is so large in comparison to the person beside it, telling us how big His Care is for us all.

  10. I like that song by Kenny Rogers, there is a lot of truth in it! After reading this blog, I thought of how important it is to “KNOW” (when to hold’em/fold’em, run!), but even more importantly…. I realized that the actual “DOING” part, is imperative! I must (DO…..) “sit still”, and allow God to direct me, in EVERYTHING! Thanks for the quote!

  11. Needles thanks for your input… you are so right. Your comments made me think of James 4:17: “Whoever knows what is right but doesn’t do it is sinning.”

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