Sunday, March 29, 2009

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.

Psalm 27:4

God give us visions of spiritual beauty that we may turn them into realities in common life. All our heavenward aspirations we should bring down and work into acts. All our longings and desires we should make true experiences. Every day's Bible text taken into the heart should shine forth tomorrow in some new touch of spiritual beauty. As the look of the face in the camera is held there, so every time Christ looks in upon our souls, even for an instant, some impression of His features should become fixed there, and remain as part of our own spiritual beauty. So in all our life the words of Christ we hear, the lessons we are taught, and the holy influences that touch our souls, should enter into our very being and reappear in disposition, character, deeds.

J.R. Miller (1840-1912)


ellen b. said...

Love that...enter into our being and re-appear in our disposition, character and deeds. May it be more and more...

Becky said...

That was beatiful Cori. Thank you for sharing that. I am printing it out just to meditate on it somemore. With your permission of course.
Have a wonderful Sunday

fairmaiden said...

Psalm 27:4 is my life scripture. And I just love J.R. Miller...what book of his is this quote from?

This is truly an inspiring post today. Thank you Cori.

P.S Listening to LOTR here makes me want to watch it!!!

Cori G. said...

Hello Fairmaiden,

J.R. Miller is one of my favorites too! My first introduction to him was his Book "With Christ in the school of obedience" and it left a huge impact on me.
The quote was in the book I usually quote from, "Today, Lord, I Will." I'm not sure why I didn't place the quote source...maybe I should do a little revision.

And Becky, you are free to take whatever you would like :)!

Have a lovely day Ladies!!!

oxox Cori

Andrea said...

Cori, thank you for sharing such inspirational words. What a challenge it really is to reflect Christ! I love the way he words this passage. "the holy influences that touch our souls...." I hope to be so impressed with Him that others may at least catch a glimpse of Christ through me. Many blessings.


Cottage Rose said...

Hey Cori; That was a very lovely post. Amen;


Marye said...

Cori, your blog is like you. It jest gets more and more beautiful. Just a drive by hi from me.. ;)

grey like snuffie said...

Wonderful...I'm SO THANKFUL that He has indeed kept me dwelling with Him. Cori...hope you have a wonderful week!

Moorea said...

I love this scripture. I love singing the praise song that is made
from it. So peaceful. Thanks Cori!

Just A Gal... said...

I just love your Sunday Post!!! I hope you had a blessed weekend and even more blessed week...