A group of us are reading through Grace for the Good Girl by Emily Freeman. We all link up with Christina (it’s typically on Monday’s but I’m a little behind, so I’m going to post on it today). Today I’m going to cover chapters five and six.
As usual the colors mean:
- Quotes from the Book
- My add-ons
- My Story
“It’s not the nature of what you do that determines the spirituality of any action, but the origin of what you do.”“If what I do is done in complete dependence upon the Father, then it doesn’t matter what the thing is, rather who the one is doing that thing. Is it me? Or is it Him? Colossians says that by faith it is beautifully and mysteriously both.
“I see myself as irreplaceable when I think that the work won’t get done unless I do it.” Boy does this lead to over-committing myself and my time.
“Worship, not work, flows out of the hearts of those who believe[in Christ]“Am I the only one the winced when she read this?“We know we’re supposed to trust God, but trust is so intangible. It almost seems passive in the face of all there is to do.” Emily put into words things that I have only subconsciously thought to myself.“She longed for acknowledgement and love, and was willing to do anything to get it.” I can’t help but to think of all the times I have worked my tail off just to earn an “atta girl from someone around me.”
“Choosing to please God sounds right at first, but it so often leads to a performing life, a girl trying to become good, a lean-on-myself theology. If I am trying to please God, it is difficult to trust God. But when I trust, pleasing Him is automatic.