Monday, April 30, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
"I knew Jesus, and He was very precious to my soul: but I found something in me that would not keep sweet and patient and kind. I did what I could to keep it down, but it was there. I besought Jesus to do something for me, and when I gave Him my will, He came to my heart, and took out all that would not be sweet, all that would not be kind, all that would not be patient, and then He shut the door."-George Foxe)
Monday, April 23, 2012
"In His resurrection He received from the Father an entirely new life, the life of man in the power of God, capable of being communicated to men, and entering and renewing and filling their lives with His divine power. In His ascension He received the Spirit of the Father, through whom He might do what He could not do while upon earth, make Himself one with those He loved, actually live their life for them, so that they could live before the Father in a humility like His, because it was Himself who lived and breathed in them."
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
"If once we learn that to be nothing before God is the glory of the creature, the spirit of Jesus, the joy of heaven, we shall welcome with our whole heart the discipline we may have in serving even those who try to vex us."
Thursday, April 12, 2012
"Here we have the root and nature of true humility. It is because this is not understood or sought after, that our humility is so superficial and so feeble. We must learn of Jesus, how He is meek and lowly of heart. He teaches us where true humility takes its rise and finds its strength - in the knowledge that it is God who worketh all in all, that our place is to yield to Him in perfect resignation and dependence, in full consent to be and do nothing of ourselves."
Friday, April 6, 2012
"The life of God which in the incarnation entered human nature, is the root in which we are to stand and grow; it is the same almighty power which worked there, and thence onward to the resurrection,which works daily in us. Our one need is to study and know and trust the life that has been revealed in Christ as the life that is now ours, and waits for our consent to gain possession and mastery of our whole being."
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I've been reading an old book by Andrew Murray called Humility. It was suggested to me by my friend Debbie who is to me an example of humility. The chapters are exceedingly deep, and I found that one reading did nothing for me. After considering that this was something I wanted to read steadily I decided to read each chapter 5 times before continuing on to the next. This is proving a good plan for me, and Humility is becoming ingrained in my day in day out thoughts.
CHAPTER 1: Humility, the Glory of the Creature
"Humility, the place of entire dependence on God, is, from the very nature of things, the first duty and the highest virtue of the creature, and the root of every virtue."