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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

"Tramp for The Lord" review

So I enjoyed this book.
It was a quick easy read
and though my faith differs in some areas from 
Miss Corrie Ten Boom
I found myself inspired by her spirit
and her commitment to her faith.

Here are a few of my favourite "out takes"

"...forgiveness is an act of the will
and the will can function
regardless of the temperature
of the heart." pg 55

~this was a lesson Corrie learned when she came face to face with one of her guards, years after the war. The particular guard showed up at one of her talks. Since the war the once cruel guard had found God and had felt the forgiveness of his Creator for the horrible things he had done. Upon hearing Corrie speak about the very prison he had worked at he wanted to receive her forgiveness verbally to his face. It was something she struggled with in the moment...and in that moment she realized that a forgiveness  of such a magnitude is in need of The Divines assistance. She realized she coudl not do it on her own, that her own flesh still felt the pain and suffering, the loss she face in that concentration camp. But thru her faith and Divine intervention, she was able to fully forgive that man.  It was a transforming moment for both the guard and Corrie.

"I would rather be a trusting child of a rich (heavenly) Father
than a beggar at the door of worldly men" pg 86

~This was Corrie's view on raising funds for her ministry. She preferred to allow God to provide without having to ask for money from anyone

"Our wise Father in heaven knows when you are going to need things too. Today you do not need the strength of a martyr; but as soon as you are called upon for the honour of facing death for Jesus, He will supply the strength you need just in time."

~words from Connie's father to her when she was a little girl wondering if she would ever have what it took to 
work for Jesus.

Just a few little nuggets....
Thanks to my friend Sofia for lending me this book
Corrie Ten Boom tramped around the world for Jesus
tell she was in her 80's
She did what she believed she was called to do
and she stood firm in her Faith.
Whether you follow her particular faith walk or not
I am sure you will find her commitment 
an inspiration.

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