Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only GOD can count the apples in a seed. Only the Lord knows the staggering potential inside each decision we make. Like Adam in Eden, we can compromise God’s Word in the here and now and live with overwhelming regret. Or, like Jesus in Gethsemane, we can take God at His Word – even when it costs us dearly – knowing the Father makes the potential worth the sacrifice.
I cannot continuously say no to this or not to that, unless there is something ten times more attractive to choose from – Henri Nouwen
(Day 65, Going Places With God – Wayne Stiles)