A Christianity That Works-Part Six
Several years ago I read a book called "A Christianity That Really Works" by Ron Marr. It is subtitled "A Handbook for Living in Continuous Personal Revival". For the next several nuggets I am going to share excerpts from this book. Any statements that are in quotes are from the book.
THE WAY INTO THE HEART OF GOD
"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty" Psalm 91:1
"Let's be sure we have our goal in clear focus. The Lord Himself is our hope. He is our objective."
"Let Him be in charge. Trust His working. Trust His promises. Trust His pace. Never give up looking to Him as your goal no matter how hopeless it may seem."
Our Relationship Is Already Established
"He is in us, and we are in Him, as genuinely as ever will be (Ephesians 3:14-21). In other words, the relationship with God that we need, was established in its essence the moment we received Christ Jesus as our Savior and became His."
Our Way Opened
"The way into the heart of God has been freely provided for every child of God by the blood of Christ shed in agony for us who are so unworthy (Hebrews 10:19)! He has established a genuine, open, and operative life-giving relationship with us."
"All we really need to do to experience the development of His life in us is to rest content in His love, peacefully at hope there in Him."
"However, let us not assume that this resting in Him is an invitation to be spiritually lazy or unresponsive."
"Exercise yourself rather to godliness....Give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Do not neglect the gift that is in you....Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely on them, that your progress may be evident to all. Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you." 1 Timothy 4:7, 13-15
" Let nothing deter you from your quest to come close to the heart of God, neither your place of rest in the Lord, nor the devil's tricks. Be willing to be obsessed with Jesus, Father God, and the Spirit–and to be maligned by those who aren't."
"If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God." Colossians 3:1-3
"Come to Jesus. Look trustingly to Him as you may be able. Turn to Him from the attractions and distractions of life."
To the world, you may just be somebody...but to somebody, you may be the world.
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