At the recommendation of my husband, I have been reading George Macdonald's Unspoken Sermons. Macdonald wrote, "I write not for children but for the child-like, whether they be five, fifty, or seventy-five." George Macdonald (1824-1905) was an exceptional man - a Scot who influenced CS Lewis, Lewis Carroll, JRR Tolkien and Madeleine L'Engle (among others). He had both a vivid imagination and a deeply consistent faith. His mytho-poetic works are my favorites; but, his unspoken sermons offer profound wisdom. Though the language can be hard to understand, here is a quote that has been helpful to me.
"Surely many a whisper of the watching Spirit we let slip through, brooding over a need not yet come to us.Tomorrow makes today's whole head sick, its whole heart faint. When we should be still, sleeping or dreaming, we are fretting about an hour that lies a half sun's-journey away! Not so doest thou, Lord. Thou do-est the work of thy Father."