What God gives & takes is my biography,
the story meant to bless me & others.
“The capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance.”
That’s the dictionary definition of PERSPECTIVE—the view which shapes our attitude toward every life event.
The thing I love best about Jean Fleming’s Pursue the Intentional Life is the perspective from which she views our spiritual journey and time here on earth. Jean writes . . .
“When I enter my place of endless delight: wonders unveiled, springs unstopped, truths perceived, unbounded communion enjoyed with the Lord and others—
There I will understand and glory in my story.
My life on earth will come into focus without distortion. The pain of life, so seemingly senseless, will emerge in sparkling clarity with meaning.
I will see that nothing came to me from caprice or malice; all came from the hand of a good and wise God.
The tapestry woven out of sight is now revealed. Threads I thought so harsh and coarse are transformed into silken warp and woof. Colors, so discordant, now harmonize. I think heaven will be full of earth—the best parts, the parts closest to heaven.”
Jean Fleming’s little book is filled with wise reminders, challenging insights & beautiful truth. It’s a treasure I’ll re-read and share with others as often as possible. Here’s a link to check it out further if you’re interested.
You can hear Jean talk about each section of the book at the Bloom Book Club. This link shows the schedule for each online session with Jean.
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Here are a few more great quotes from Pursue the Intentional Life. Click on the thumbnails to view full size or to download.
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