Saturday, November 7

how to say no


You have called me to say
no.
Not no to you
or no to others,
but no to myself.
I must say no to
selfish desires,
wrong thoughts, and
dangerous emotions.
I must say no to
the world's values,
sin's temptations, and
my desire to control
what only God can rule.
But left to myself,
I have
little desire
or power
to say
no.
So you have given me
exactly what I need.
It's the only thing
that will solve my
problem.
You have given me
your Spirit.
So, when necessary,
I am able
to say 
no.
~Paul David Tripp

Deny yourself, take up His cross, and follow Him! 
(Matthew 16:24)

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

1 comment:

LaughingLady said...

The denying of self is pretty much as counter-cultural as it gets! Which makes it so hard... Great quote.

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