By Fenelon

I’m sorry that I haven’t had time to keep writing my “Living Love Story” blog…I am right in the middle of the Moses story, and I assume the Lord wants me to just hang there for a bit. I’ll probably pick back up and start writing these stories of God’s vision for intimacy with us throughout Biblical history soon. But in the meantime, I am met head on by the Spirit–in His challenging, convicting, deep to the marrow kind of personality–through this book, Let Go by Fenelon.

Fenelon was the Archbishop of Cambrai, France, during the 17th century. The introduction of this short devotional book tells us: “Fenelon had the opportunity of becoming the spiritual advisor of a small number of earnest people at the Court of Louis the Fourteenth, who sought, under Fenelon’s wise direction, to live a life of true spirituality in the midst of a court life which was shamelessly immoral.”
Here’s an excerpt I have been mulling over all week:

“Evil circumstances are changed into good when they are received with an enduring trust in the love of God…

…while good circumstances may be changed into evil when we become attached to them through the love of self.

Nothing in us or around us is truly good until we become detached from the world and totally abandoned to God.

So, even though you are now in these bad circumstances, put yourself confidently and without reserve into His hand.

I would give anything to see you in better circumstances.

But if evil circumstances have taught you to be sick of the love of the world, then that is good.

That love of self, which the world advocates, is a thousand times more dangerous than any poison.

I pray for you with all my heart.”

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