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Listen v5.4 – Quotes

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He Who Called You is Faithful to Do It Also True faith reckons on God’s faith. He is absolutely faithful — faithful to His covenant engagements in Christ, faithful to His promises, and faithful to the person who is at His clear call has stepped out into any enterprise for Him. We may lose heart and hope, our heads may turn dizzy and our hearts faint, lover and friend may stand at a distance, the mocking voices of our foes may suggest that God has forgotten or forsaken. But He remains faithful. F. B. Meyer – The Best of F. B. Meyer, circa 1910, © 2006 Cook Communications Ministries
Looking Unto Jesus Our Advocate We are like the ostrich, which lays her eggs and looks not for her young. We sow the seed and are too idle to seek a harvest. Let the holy preparation link hands with patient expectation, and we shall have far larger answers for our prayers. Charles H. Spurgeon – The Treasury of David abridged by David Otis Fuller, circa 1880, © 1968 by David Otis Fuller, Published by Kregel Publications
When Values are Reassessed To estimate means to reckon the value. Estimates are made in the heart, and God alters our estimates. To put it practically those of you who have received God s Spirit and know His grace experimentally, watch how He has altered your estimate of things. It used to matter a lot what your worldly crowd thought about you: how much does it matter now? You used to estimate highly the good opinion of certain people: how do you estimate it now? You used to estimate that immoral conduct was the worst crime on earth, but how do you estimate it now? We are horrified at immoral conduct in social life, but how many of us are as horrified at pride as Jesus Christ was? Oswald Chambers – The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers
A Profile of the Prince of Peace The Fellowship of God is delightful beyond all telling. He communes with His redeemed ones in an easy, uninhibited fellowship that is restful and healing to the soul. He is not sensitive nor selfish nor temperamental. What He is today we shall find him tomorrow and the next day and the next year. A. W. Tozer – The Pursuit of God
Innocent, Not Ignorant The Bible is full of apparent contradictions. This is why we must always depend upon the Living Word by His Holy Spirit to guide us into understanding like a ship must carefully be steered from danger in treacherous waters. Take for instance that the Bible teaches “for such as these (children) may enter into the kingdom of heaven”. Yet the Bible also states that God desires to have many full-grown Son’s with Him in glory. The apparent contradiction can be resolved when once we are shown that the character of the child that God is after is innocence, not ignorance. God has given us His Word and His Spirit that we might grow up to the full measure of Christ having intimate knowledge of God yet be as children even as Christ who had no knowledge or experience of sin. He was innocent, not stupid. Tom Van Hoogen
Imposing Wills And many of these would have God will that which they themselves will, and are fretful at having to will that which He wills, and find it repugnant to accommodate their will to that of God. Hence it happens to them that oftentimes they think that wherein they find not their own will and pleasure is not the will of God; and that, on the other hand, when they themselves find satisfaction, God is satisfied. Thus they measure God by themselves and not themselves by God, acting quite contrarily to that which He Himself taught in the Gospel, saying: That he who should lose his will for His sake, the same should gain it; and he who should desire to gain it, the same should lose it. St. John of the Cross – Dark Night of the Soul, circa 1560
The Worth of the Unworthy You may object, perhaps, because you are not worthy of His comforts. I do not suppose you are. No one ever is. But you need His comforting, because you are not worthy you need it all the more. Christ came into the world to save sinners, not good people, and your unworthiness is your greatest claim for His salvation. Hannah Whitall Smith – The God of All Comfort, circa 1890 – 1956 Edition Moody Publishers
Concessions of Confessions Too often the confession of sin is superficial, and often it is quite neglected. Few Christians realize how necessary it is to be sincere about the matter. Some do not feel that an honest confession of sin gives power to live the life of victory over sin. But we, in fellowship with the Lord Jesus, need to confess with sincere hearts every sin that may be a hindrance in our Christian lives.
Read what David said: “I acknowledged my sin unto the… I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin…Thou art my hiding place… Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance” (Psalm 32:5,7). David spoke of a time when he was unwilling to confess his sin. “When I kept silence… Thy hand was heavy upon me” (vv. 3-4). But when he had confessed his sin, a wonderful change came.
Confession means not only that you confess your sin was shame, but also that you hand it over to God, trusting Him to take it away. Such a confession implies that you are wholly unable to get rid of your guilt, but by an act of faith you depend on God to deliver you. This deliverance means, in the first place, that you know your sins are forgiven, and secondly, that Christ undertakes to cleanse you from the sin and keep you from its power.
O Christian, if you are seeking to have fellowship with Jesus, do not fear to confess each sin in the confident assurance that there is deliverance. Let there be a mutual understanding between the Lord Jesus and yourself that you will confess each sin and will obtain forgiveness. Then you will know your Lord as Jesus, who saves His people from their sins. Believe me that there is great power in the confession of sin, for the burden of sin was borne by our Lord and Savior.
Andrew Murray – Andrew Murray 365 Day Devotional, © 2006 Whitaker House.
When Profit is Great Loss Why do we seek profit? What did Judas profit for being with Christ? Or what profit was the law to the Jews? Or paradise to Adam? Or the promised land to the Israelites? We should keep our mind fixed on one point only: how we may do what is best with the resources we have been given. John Chrysostom – Sermon on Dying to Sin – circa 400; excerpted from The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism by Bernard McGuinn copyright 2006 by Random House, Inc.

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The Practice of Inner Peace What is here urged are internal practices and habits of the mind. What is here urged are secret habits of unceasing orientation of the deeps of our being about the Inward Light, ways of conducting our inward life so that we are perpetually bowed in worship while we are also very busy in the world of daily affairs. What is here urged are inward practices of the mind at deepest levels, letting it swing like the needle, to the polestar of the soul. Thomas Kelly – Becoming a Holy Sanctuary of Adoration, circa 1930; excerpted from Devotional Classics by Foster and Smith © 2005
But Only One Thing Is Needed … When the mind becomes acquainted with God and the sensibility is rightly developed toward Him, as it always must be before it can be at rest, and all the desires center in God, He comes to be the supreme end of the soul in such a sense. Now take anything away that you will, and leave his God, and you cannot affect his happiness; this one desire so swallows up all the rest. Charles G. Finney – Power, Passion and Prayer, circa 1860, copyright 2004 Bridge-Logos Publishers
Be not Hearers Only and So Deceive Yourself If you find that the teachings of Jesus are hard to understand and difficult to follow it is because they do not apply to you. The teachings of the Sermon on the Mount, specifically the Beatitudes, were written to Jesus’ disciples, hearers and doers of his word not hearers only. A disciple is one who denies himself, takes up his cross daily and follows. Tom Van Hoogen
Divine Denizen of the Deep There is a reason many Christians remain ignorant of the presence of the Holy Spirit who lives within: He dwells so deep. The Holy Spirit dwells below the life of the body, which is as the curtain of a tent. He dwells below thought and feeling, judgment and imagination, in the deepest reaches of the soul.

It is comparatively seldom that we go into the farthest reaches of our being. We are content to live the superficial life. We prefer to skim along the surface. We eat, drink and sleep. We fulfill the desires of the flesh and of the mind. We make short incursions into the realm of morals, the sense of right and wrong that is part of the makeup of men. But we have too slight an acquaintance with the deeper and more mysterious chamber of the spirit. Now this is why the majority of believers are so unaware of the divine and wonderful resident dwelling within. Let us all look deep into our hearts and souls to see who has come to live there.

F. B. Meyer – The Best of F. B. Meyer, circa 1910, © 2006 Cook Communications Ministries
To Thine Own Self Be True How can a person love another person who does not love himself, since he ought to order the love he has for his neighbor from a likeness of the love by which he is dear to himself? But someone who demands from himself or requests for himself something shameful and dishonorable does not love himself. The first thing therefore is that each person chastise himself, not allowing himself anything that is indecent, and not taking away from himself anything useful. Loving himself in this way, let him also love his neighbor according to the same rule. Alfred of Rievaulx, From Spiritual Friendship circa 1150; excerpted from The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism by Bernard McGuinn copyright 2006 by Random House, Inc.
Love Dwells Below Surface Acts and Words Strive to be resigned in all things with silence, and in so doing, without saying that you love him, you will attain to the most perfect, quiet, effectual, and true love. St. Peter most affectionately told the Lord that for his sake he was ready and willing to lay down his life, but at the word of a young woman he denied him and there was no end to his zeal (Matthew 27:69-72). Mary Magdalene said not a word, and yet the Lord himself, taken with her perfect love, became her panegyrist, saying that she had loved much (Luke 7:47). It is internally then, with dumb silence, that the most perfect virtues of faith, hope, and charity are practiced, without any necessity of telling God that you love him, hope and believe in him, because the Lord knows better than you do what the internal motions of your heart are. Miguel De Molinos – The Spiritual Guide, 1675 – excerpted from The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism by Bernard McGuinn copyright 2006 by Random House, Inc.
Curse in Reverse God did not create Adam holy, He created him innocent, without self-consciousness (as we understand the word) before God; the one thing Adam was conscious of was God and only of himself in relation to the Being Whose commands he was to fulfill; the main trend of his spirit was towards God. Adam was intended by God to take part in his own development by a series of moral choices whereby he would transform innocence into holiness. Adam failed to do this, Jesus Christ came on the same platform as Adam and did not fail. Supposing Adam had transformed the natural life into the spiritual by obedience, what would have happened? Transfiguration; he would have spiritualised the natural life and made it all that God wanted it to be. The natural life is neither good nor bad, moral nor immoral; it is the principle within that makes it good or bad, moral or immoral. Oswald Chambers – The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers
Unexpressed Intentions Some of us know what it is to love, and we know that could we only have our way, our beloved ones would be overwhelmed with blessings. All that is good and sweet and lovely and life would be poured out upon them from our lavish hands, had we but the power to carry out our will for them. And if this is the way of love with us, how much more must it be so with our God, who is love itself! Hannah Whitall Smith – The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life, 1875 © 1998 Barbour Publishing, Inc.

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Everything Points to Him We rest not on the atonement, but on Him who made it; not on the death, but on Him who died; not on the resurrection, but on Him who rose from the dead; not in statements about him but in Him of whom they are made. All faith that turns toward Jesus is the right faith. F. B. Meyer – The Best of F. B. Meyer, circa 1910, © 2006 Cook Communications Ministries
We Need to Enlarge our Understanding of Pride God alters our estimates, and we shall find that God gives us a deeper horror of carnality than ever we had of immorality; a deeper horror of the pride which lives clean amongst men but lifts itself against God, than of any other thing. Pride is the central citadel of independence of God. Oswald Chambers – The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers
The Father is What Pours Out of Him Because we easily imagine ourselves in need, we imagine that God is ready to forsake us. The miracles of Jesus were the ordinary works of His Father, wrought small and swift that we might take them in. The lesson of them was that help is always within God’s reach when His children want it. The mission undertaken by the Son was not to show Himself as having all powers in heaven and earth, but to reveal His Father, that men may know Him, and knowing, trust Him. George MacDonald – The Best of George MacDonald © 2006 Cook Communications Ministries.
He s Watching our Back For what sort of creatures should we be if we had no divine Teacher always at hand to show us our faults and awaken in us a desire to get rid of them? If I am walking along the street with a very disfiguring hole in the back of my dress, of which I am in ignorance, it is certainly a very great comfort to me to have a kind friend who will tell me of it. And similarly it is indeed a comfort to know that there is always abiding with me a divine, all-seeing Comforter, who will reprove me for all my faults, and will not let me go on in a fatal unconsciousness of them. Hannah Whitall Smith – The God of All Comfort, circa 1890 – 1956 Edition Moody Publishers
The Comings and Goings of the Soul Therefore, in the first degree God enters into the intellectual soul and the intellectual soul comes back into herself. In the second degree she ascends above herself and is lifted up to God. In the third degree, lifted up to God, the soul passes into him. In the fourth degree the soul goes forth on God’s behalf and ascends below herself. In the first degree the intellectual soul enters into herself; in the second she passes beyond herself. In the first she proceeds into herself; and the third she proceeds into her God. In the first she enters for her own sake; in the fourth she goes out for her neighbors take. In the first she enters by meditation; in the second she ascends by contemplation; and the third she is brought in by jubilation; in the fourth she goes forth from compassion. Richard of St. Victor – The Four Degrees of Violent Charity; excerpted from The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism by Bernard McGuinn copyright 2006 by Random House, Inc.
Diet for Recovery In all but few exceptions, the local church has outgrown its robe of righteousness, purity and holiness, being filled with a self-love and self-righteousness that puff it up. The white robe that is prepared for it is a one-size-fits-all — extra small. The only frame that is small enough to fit it is the trim Body of Christ. 1 ounce of Pharisaical fat and it all unravels at the seams. If the local church would fit the robe of holiness she must enter into a rigorous regimen beginning with daily treatments of strong doses of repentance and sustained through large doses of humility with prayer and fasting of religious activity. However there is all you want to eat of the Bread of Life and the Water that washes you clean — the Word. Tom Van Hoogen
Getting Closer and Closer A friend of Horace Bushnell was present when that man of God prayed. There came over him a wonderful sense of God’s nearness. He says: “When Horace Bushnell buried his face in his hands and prayed, I was afraid to stretch out my hand in the darkness, lest I should touch God.” Unknown Christian – The Kneeling Christian, circa 1890, © 2007 Bidge-Logos.
The Book of books is Foremost Reading “I fell into the snare into which so many young believers fall, the reading of religious books as preferred to the Scriptures. Now the scriptural way of reasoning would have been: God Himself has condescended to become an author, and I am ignorant of that precious Book which His Holy Spirit has caused to be written; therefore I ought to read again this Book of books most earnestly, most prayerfully, and with much meditation. Instead of acting thus, and being led by my ignorance of the Word to study it more, my difficulty of understanding it made me careless of reading it, and then, like many believers, I practically preferred for the first four years of my Christian life, the works of uninspired men to the oracles of the Living God. The consequence was that I remained a babe, both in knowledge and grace. In knowledge, I say, for all true knowledge must be derived by the Spirit from the Word. This lack of knowledge most sadly kept me back from walking steadily in the ways of God. Andrew Murray – The Two Convenants, 1898, copyright 2005
Filling the Joy-Vacuum Again, spiritual joy often abounds when all other sources of joy are dried up. By this, I do not mean that joy in God precludes all enjoyment of the world and its pleasures; for this is very far from being true. My meaning is that when worldly sources of pleasure are cut off from us or are dried up, then God comes in to fill the void with richer spiritual joys. Charles G. Finney – Power, Passion and Prayer, circa 1860, copyright 2004 Bridge-Logos Publishers

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Are You Following God Now? One of the cardinal rules of the spiritual life is this we are to live exclusively in the present moment, without casting a look beyond this moment. You remember that the Israelites in the desert followed the pillar of fire, or of cloud, without knowing where it was leading them. They had a supply of manna but only for one day anything more than that became useless. Fenelon – Christian Counsel, circa 1690, copyright 2002 Bridge-Logos Publishers
We Are Either Libels or Bibles God cannot be honored when a child of His bears a burden with downcast and dejected countenance. As men of the world look upon the faces of those who profess to be God’s children, and see them dark with the same shadows as are flung across their own, they may well wonder what sort of Father He is. Whatever a man’s professions, we cannot help but judge him by the faces of his children. And if God is judged by the unconscious report made of Him by some of the His children, the hardest things ever said against Him by His foes are not far off the truth. Under such circumstances, the unbeliever may fitly argue, “Either there is no God, He is powerless to help, He does not really love, or He is careless of the needs of His children. Of what good will religion be to me?” We are either libels or Bibles; warning signals or harbor lights; repellent or magnetic. Which we are very much depends on how we treat our burdens. The one cure for burden bearing is to cast all burdens on the Lord. Whatever burden the Lord has given you, give it back to Him. Treat the burden of care as you once treated the burden of sin; kneel down and deliberately hand it over to Jesus. Say to Him, “I entrust this to You. I cannot carry them, but I commit them all to You to manage, adjust, and arrange. You have taken my sins; now take my sorrows.” As we find peace amidst hardship, others will know that God is faithful and trustworthy. F. B. Meyer – The Best of F. B. Meyer, circa 1910, © 2006 Cook Communications Ministries
We Are Actively Hostile to God Until … The death of Christ had to do with our sin and not with our sluggishness. It had to deal with our active hostility, and not simply with the passive dullness of our hearts. Our hostility that is what the easy-going people cannot be brought to recognize. That is what the shallow optimists, who think we can now dispense with emphasis on the death of Christ, feel themselves able to do to ignore the fact that the human heart is enmity against God, against a God who makes demands upon it; who goes so far as to make demands for the whole, the absolute obedience of self. P. T. Forsyth – The Work of Christ, Wipf & Stock, 1910
A Time to Weep and A Time to Laugh Happiness is the characteristic of a child, and God condemns us for taking happiness out of a child s life; but as men and women we should have done with happiness long ago, we should be facing the stern issues of life, knowing that the grace of God is sufficient for every problem the devil can present. Oswald Chambers – The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers
Upping the Ante It was not the justification of sin, but the justification of the sinner that drove Luther from the cloister back into the world. The grace he had received was costly grace. It was grace, for it was like water on parched ground, comfort in tribulation, freedom from the bondage of a self-chosen way, and forgiveness of all his sins. And it was costly, for, so far from dispensing him from good works, it meant that he must take the call to discipleship more seriously than ever before. It was grace because it cost so much, and it cost so much because it was grace. That was the secret of the gospel of the Reformation justification of the sinner. Dietrich Bonhoeffer – The Cost of Discipleship, circa 1945, copyright 1959 by SCM Press Ltd.
Know God, Know Peace The true ground for peace and comfort is only to be found in the sort of God we have. Therefore, we need first of all to find out what is His name, or, in other words, what is His character in short, what sort of a God He is. Hannah Whitall Smith – The God of All Comfort, circa 1890 – 1956 Edition Moody Publishers
The Persecution of the Persecutors O persecutors, there is a time coming, when God will make a strict enquiry after the blood of Hooper, Bradford, Latimer, Taylor, Ridley, etc. There is a time coming, wherein God will enquire who silenced and suspended such and such ministers, and who stopped the mouths of such and such, and who imprisoned, confined, and banished such and such, who were once burning and shining lights, and who were willing to spend and be spent that sinners might be saved, and that Christ might be glorified. There is a time when the Lord will make a very narrow enquiry into all the actions and practices of ecclesiastical courts, high commissions, committees, assizes, etc., and deal with persecutors as they have dealt with his people. Thomas Brooks Charles H. Spurgeon – The Treasury of David abridged by David Otis Fuller, circa 1880, © 1968 by David Otis Fuller, Published by Kregel Publications
The Value of Dependence Upon God The greedy man scoffs at the poor and exults himself with the pride of his material possessions yet the poor man understands dependence on God and fears Him, while the rich man is here bankrupt. Humility, dependence upon God and fear of Him are the currency of the gates of Heaven. Tom Van Hoogen
The Only Qualified Teacher on Spiritual Matters God then began to show me that the Word of God alone is to be our standard of judgment in spiritual things; that it can only be explained by the Holy Spirit, and that in our day, as well as in former times, He is the Teacher of His people. The office of the Holy Spirit I had not experimentally understood before that time. I had not before seen that the Holy Spirit alone can teach us about our state by nature, show us our need of a Saviour, enable us to believe in Christ, explain to us the Scriptures, help us in preaching, etc. Andrew Murray – The Two Convenants, 1898, copyright 2005

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The Subtleties of Seeking Him Don t be angry about what people say. Just follow God and let them talk. As far as people are concerned, you will never be able to satisfy them. Silence, peace, and union with God should comfort you from all that people speak against you. You need to be determined to do right in your present situation but at the same time your quick temper requires checks and balances. Come to God often just to sit in His presence and renew yourself. Nothing is as important as lowliness of heart, and detachment from your own opinion and will. Stiffness and harshness is not the spirit of Jesus Christ. Fenelon – The Seeking Heart, circa 1690, copyright Christian Books Publishing House
Coming Into Conformity “This then, is the goal of the solitary, and this must be his whole intention — to deserve to possess the image of future blessedness in this life and glory in this vessel. This, I say, is the end of all perfection — that the mind purged of every carnal desire may daily be elevated to spiritual things, until one’s whole way of life and all the yearnings of one’s heart become a single and continuous prayer.” John Cassian – Conferences 9 and 10 circa 400; excerpted from The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism by Bernard McGuinn copyright 2006 by Random House, Inc.
Digging Deeper With the Spirit of Revelation There are deep things of God, mysteries, hidden things, of which the apostle Paul often speaks. The eyes of the natural man cannot discern, nor his ear detect, nor his heart conceive of them. Higher than the vast heights above us or the fathomless lakes beneath, they defy the wise and prudent of this world. But they are revealed to babes not in the land of light and glory, but here and now, through the grace of the Holy Spirit. God has revealed them to us by the Spirit (see Eph. 3:5). Jesus promised that when the Spirit of Truth came, He would lead us into all the truth and reveal the things of Christ to us.

Let us be apt pupils of so transcendent a teacher. Be willing and eager to receive what the Spirit reveals and accept the mystery of that which He does not.

F. B. Meyer – The Best of F. B. Meyer, circa 1910, © 2006 Cook Communications Ministries
Grace is Not an Excuser But an Enabler All that was needed was a subtle and almost imperceptible change of emphasis, and the damage was done. Luther had taught that man cannot stand before God, however religious his works and ways may be, because at the bottom he is always seeking his own interests. In the depth of his misery, Luther had grasped by faith the free and unconditional forgiveness of all his sins. That experience taught him that this grace had cost him his very life, and must continue to cost him the same price day by day. So far from dispensing him from discipleship, this grace only made him a more earnest disciple. Dietrich Bonhoeffer – The Cost of Discipleship, circa 1945, copyright 1959 by SCM Press Ltd.
God Is the Missing Part of the Explanation There is always one fact more that science cannot explain, and the best thing to do is not to deny it in order to preserve your sanity, but to say, as Job did, No, the one fact more which you cannot explain means that God must step in just there, or there is no explanation to be had. Oswald Chambers – The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers
Only one who has had eternal life is able to deny himself, take up the cross, and follow the Lord. For a sinner who has not yet possessed eternal life, what he needs to do is not to try to follow the Lord but to believe in the Lord. Watchman Nee – The Salvation of the Soul, © 1978 Christian Fellowship Publishers, Inc.
Why do you seek me? Millions, perhaps billions claim to be seeking Christ and Jesus these days. But with what motive? “Howbeit when He, the Spirit of Truth, is come… He shall glorify Me.” We lose the power of the Holy Spirit because we see Him as the power to do the works of Christ. No, He is come to glorify Me! Christ never insists on being honored and that makes it exceptionally easy to dishonor Him. The Holy Spirit is the one who honors Jesus. The human spirit, apart from the Holy Spirit only honors Jesus when He does things. Religious man throughout history seek this honor and glory that is His alone and try to mimic Him with Christ-like garb and gab. The Holy Spirit will not honor Christ-likeness in men because Christ-likeness can be imitated. He glorifies Christ. It is impossible to imitate Jesus Christ. Tom Van Hoogen
Now the Shoe is on the Other Foot A Christian lady who had this feeling was once expressing to a friend how impossible she found it to say, “Thy will be done,” and how afraid she should be to do it. She was the mother of a lonely little boy, who was the heir of a great fortune and the idol of her heart. After she had stated her difficulties fully, her friend said, “Suppose your little Charlie should come running to you tomorrow and say, ‘Mother, I have made up my mind to let you have your own way with me from this time forward. I am always going to obey you, and I want you to do just whatever you think best with me. I will trust your love.’ How would you feel toward him? Would you say to yourself, ‘Ah, now I shall have a chance to make Charlie miserable. I will take away all his pleasures and fill his life with every hard and disagreeable thing that I can find. I will compel him to do just the things that are the most difficult for him to do and will give him all sorts of impossible commands.'” “Oh, no, no, no!” Exclaimed the indignant mother. “You know I would not. You know I would hug him to my heart and cover him with kisses and would hasten to fill his life with all that was sweetest and best.” “And are you more tender and more loving than God?” Asked her friend. “Ah, no!” Was the reply. “I see my mistake. Of course I must not be any more afraid of saying, ‘Thy will be done,’ to my heavenly Father, than I would want Charlie to be of saying it to me.” Hannah Whitall Smith – The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life, 1875 © 1998 Barbour Publishing, Inc.
God s Beholding is Life-Giving Life eternal, says Nicholas, is “nought other than that blessed regard wherewith Thou never ceasest to behold me, yea, even the secret places of my soul. With Thee, to behold is to give life; ’tis unceasingly to impart sweetest love of Thee; ’tis to inflame me to love of Thee by love’s imparting, and to feed me by inflaming, and by feeding to kindle my yearning, and by kindling to make me drink of the dew of gladness, and by drinking to infuse in me a fountain of life, and by infusing to make it increase and endure.” A. W. Tozer – The Pursuit of God

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You Can See the Father in His Sons If God Himself is both Truth and Love it would be logical to suppose that a deliberate refusal to recognize or harbor truth and love would result in an attitude that makes reconciliation with God impossible. Now if it is true that God is both Truth and Love it will readily be seen that the greatest sins will be unreality, hypocrisy, deceit, lying, or whatever else we choose to call sins against truth, and self-love, which makes fellowship with other people in their proper treatment impossible. J. B. Phillips – Your God is Too Small
The Cross, The Place of Substitution Salvation is of Christ and His Cross. The sacrifice of myself to Christ is not a revelation (supernatural knowledge of God) but an experience (the actual sacrifice of myself on the Cross). “You must remain in Me” (e.g. in Me on My Cross). Only when a man is dead does self-will cease to control him. The only place to have freedom from sin (e.g. Self) is on the Cross. Not near it, not close by it, admiring it, but on it becoming one with God’s will for you in Christ. You can never want God’s will until you stop wanting your own will. You will never stop wanting your own will until you are dead. This is the secret, “I am the resurrection, and the life — he that believeth in Me [e.g. faith that produces works, action] though he were dead, yet shall he live [e.g. Eternal Life]. Again, “I am crucified with Christ nevertheless…”. Tom Van Hoogen
Tears Can Speak Volumes It is not so much the weeping eye God respects as the broken heart; yet I would be loath to stop their tears who can weep. God stood looking on Hezekiah’s tears (Isaiah 38:5), “I have seen thy tears.” David’s tears made music in God’s ears. — T. Watson Charles H. Spurgeon – The Treasury of David abridged by David Otis Fuller, circa 1880, © 1968 by David Otis Fuller, Published by Kregel Publications
He is the Light That Reveals, Not You Depend upon your Lord, not on yourself, to expose your sin and to show you the extent of your sin. Please understand this fact: it is not your diligence, it is not your examination of yourself that will enlighten you concerning your sin. Instead, it is God who does all the revealing. Jeanne Guyon – Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ, circa 1680
The Dailyness of the Christlife There is one lesson that all young Christians should learn, and that is the absolute necessity of fellowship with Jesus every day. This lesson is not always taught at the beginning of the Christian life, nor does the new convert always understand it. He should realize that the grace he has received the forgiveness of his sins, his acceptance as God s child, his joy in the Holy Spirit can only be preserved by daily renewal in fellowship with Jesus Christ Himself. Andrew Murray – Andrew Murray 365 Day Devotional, © 2006 Whitaker House.
Jesus, a Mountain of a Man Hence, long after, when the Savior had taken flesh from the descendants of Abraham, He said of Himself; I am the way, and the truth, and the life. This is the universal way which had been prophesied a long time before; And in the last days the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be prepared on the top of mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go, and say: Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob, and he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for the law shall come forth from Sion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
This way does not belong then, to one but to all the nation; and the Law and the Word of the Lord did not remain in Sion and Jerusalem, but went forth that it might spread throughout the world. For this reason, the Mediator Himself, after His resurrection, said to His alarmed disciples; All things must be fulfilled that are written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning me.This universal way for the liberation of souls is the one which the holy angels and holy prophets formerly disclosed to the few who, by the grace of God could understand.
St. Augustine – The City of God, circa 400, copyright 1950 by Fathers of the Church
The Love of God Conquers All! The marvellous, uncrushable characteristic of a saint is that he does discern God. You may put a saint in tribulation, amid an onslaught of principalities and powers, in peril, pestilence or under the sword, you may put a saint anywhere you like, and he is more than conqueror every time. Why? Because his heart being filled with the love of God, he has the power to perceive and understand that behind all these things is God making them work together for good. Oswald Chambers – The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers
Different Children, One Father It is a fact that a person who trusts Christ is born into God’s family and becomes a child. There is no doubt about this. You may not feel good, you may regret recent failure, you may be spending your days under a pall of dark depression. But if you have received Christ and truly trust in Him, you have been born again. You may be a prodigal or inconsistent child, but you are a child of a loving, welcoming Father. Enjoy the fruits of your rightful relationship: Take the child’s place at the Father’s table and enjoy His smile. F. B. Meyer – The Best of F. B. Meyer, circa 1910, © 2006 Cook Communications Ministries
The Invincibility of Love Let us consider then what is “that surpassing charity of Christ” (Ephesians 3:19) that conquers love of parents, love of offspring, transcends and even extinguishes affection for a wife, and finally moves the soul to despise itself. O vehemence of love! O violence of charity! O excellent and surpassing charity of Christ! This, brethren, is what we are considering, this is what we are speaking about — the vehemence of charity in the surpassing status of perfect zeal. You well know that it is one thing to talk about charity and another to talk about its consummation; one thing to talk about it, another to talk about its vehemence. Richard of St. Victor – The Four Degrees of Violent Charity; excerpted from The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism by Bernard McGuinn copyright 2006 by Random House, Inc.
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