Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Give Over Thine Own

My thanks to Lynda for this Isaac Penington quotation; I am encouraged and affirmed by it.

Give over thine own willing, give over thine
own running, give over thine own desiring to
know or be anything, and sink down to the seed
which God sows in thy heart and let it be in thee,
and grow in thee, and breathe in thee, and act
in thee, and thou shalt find by sweet experience
that the Lord knows that and loves and owns that,
and will bring it to the inheritance of life, which
is his portion.

It brings to mind the Shaker hymn, I Am The True Vine, sung by Chris Moore and Mark Wingate of Kindling Stone.


Lisa Rose said...

Ahhh, thank you.

Barnmaven said...

This is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it.

ChristinaV said...

Penny Wright first introduced me to this quote. I remember her sharing it during a Ministry and Council meeting 6 or so years ago.... In the support committee, I had the shaker hymn "I am the true vine" in my mind but I couldn't remember the tune...