Saturday, September 25, 2010

Nugget Of Wisdom

"Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of. An apparently trivial indulgence in lust or anger today is the loss of a ridge or railway line or bridgehead from which the enemy may launch an attach otherwise impossible."
-C.S. Lewis

I have forgotten and excluded the principle of trivial sacrifice for the Lord. When I got back from my mission, I would make little sacrifices daily from me to the Lord. I would turn off a show I was enjoying and read a verse. I would close my computer and go on a prayerful, meditative walk. I would consecrate an act to the Lord. I don't find myself doing that much anymore... and I miss it.

"Nobody can always have devout feelings: and even if we could, feelings are not what God principally cares about. Christian Love, either towards God or towards man, is an affair of the will... He will give us feelings of love if He pleases. We cannot create them for ourselves, and we must not demand them as a right. But the great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His love for us does not:
It is not wearied by our sins, or out indifference; and, therefore, it is quite relentless in its determination that we shall be cured of those sins, at whatever cost to us, at whatever cost to Him."
-C.S. Lewis

"Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good" -Romans 12:21


  1. Here's a "Nugget of Wisdom" excerpt from one of my heros:

    Lois: I guarantee you a man made that commercial.
    Peter: Of course a man made it. It's a commercial Lois, not a delicious thanksgiving dinner.

    - Peter Griffin, Family Guy

  2. Where did these C.S. Lewis quotes come from?

  3. Hey Jasie, I got them from "Mere Christianity", page 132.