Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Peterson on Discipleship

"We survive in the way of faith not because we have extraordinary stamina but because God is righteous. Christian discipleship is a process of paying more and more attention to God's righteousness and less and less attention to our own; finding the meaning of our lives not by probing our moods and motives and morals but by believing in God's will and purposes; making a map of the faithfulness of God, not charting the rise and fall of our enthusiasms." (Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction)

2 comments:

Steph said...

hey...great quote! thanks for sharing!

mandi said...

that is good.

i especially liked this:
"Christian discipleship is a process of paying more and more attention to God's righteousness and less and less attention to our own; "
i'll be thinking about this all night. you know how i am!