Letters to Malcolm ~ Spritual Growth ~ C.S. Lewis ~ Quote

If our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart.” And equally, if our heart flatter us, God is greater than our heart. I sometimes pray not for self-knowledge in general but for just so much self-knowledge at the moment as I can bear and use at the moment; the little daily dose.

Have we any reason to suppose that total self-knowledge, if it were given us, would be for our good? Children and fools, we are told, should never look at half-done work; and we are not yet, I trust, even half-done. You and I wouldn’t, at all stages, think it wise to tell a pupil exactly what we thought of his quality. It is much more important that he would know what to do next…

The unfinished picture would so like to jump off the easel and have a look at itself!”

I hate to add anything to a C.S. Lewis quote but here goes…lighten up on yourself, trust the Lord, thank Him for what He is doing in your life, be filled with contentment knowing He will accomplish what He wants with you, cooperate with what He is doing right now, rejoice that you are His child. Again I say rejoice dear ones!

11 thoughts on “Letters to Malcolm ~ Spritual Growth ~ C.S. Lewis ~ Quote

  1. The little daily dose – Amen! The picture is perfect for this post.

    Lana, daily, for sure. Those bleeding heart flowers are interesting.

  2. I’ve never seen this quote. I love this part:
    “and we are not yet, I trust, even half-done.”
    Amen to that, because I am thoroughly depending on the promise of Php 1:6 to see me through to glorification!

    Elle, He began the work and he’ll finish it, amen!

  3. This is a beautiful quote. I was not familiar with it. So happy you shared it. I appreciate your added comments, too.
    Susan – Penless Writer

    Hi Susan, We are works in progress for sure…blessings!

  4. Wonderful quote…wonderful reminder that He who began the good work is faithful to finish…He is faithful and He will do it!

    Lisa, I am so happy God gave us C.S. Lewis to enjoy and learn from…

  5. I had to come visit your blog as you are the only person to comment on my Works for me Wednesday post about Scripture memory. šŸ™‚ Thanks!
    It is sinking in…I’m so thankful for that. I’ve already been encouraged and convicted to capture wayword thoughts and even fears.
    I like your blog and will be back to read more!

    Heather, Blessings on you as you continue to let God’s word go deep into your mind and heart!

  6. Hi Ellen,
    I have been lurking here for a while. I love to learn from your writing. I have picked “The Great Divorce” as one of my 3 summer reads. I can’t believe I’ve never read it before! I am really excited.
    I just posted some new pictures, some silly ones of Lola, and some more on the progress of the house. I will try to do better now that I am back in touch with you all. MUCH love to you.
    Becky

    Becky my friend! How excited I am to hear from you. I’ll have to come back to your place and see your progress and Lola. Blessings dear one!

  7. This quote speaks volumes — I shared it with my son. It’s speaks to a topic we were just discussing recently — timely and helpful. Thanks.

    LaTeaDah, I’m happy to hear that this spoke to you and your son…blessings!

  8. C.S. Lewis sure knew show to put big truths into words we can all understand. What an impact he has had. “….a little daily dose” is all we can handle! Great reminder, and thanks for your elegant addition summing it all up. I’m going to look around in your C.S.Lewis category as time permits….Letters to Malcolm, The Weight of Glory, and Surprised by Joy are special favorites of mine. And of course, the Narnia chronicles. God bless you. Have a wonderful 4th of July week there in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

    Hi again Sara, I’m so glad God blessed us with C.S. Lewis. Also I wanted to say that I’m looking forward to seeing your blog develop.

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