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That strong self-assertive will of mine must go to the Cross, and I must give myself over wholly to the Lord. We cannot expect a tailor to make us a coat if we do not give him any cloth, nor a builder to build us a house if we let him have no building material; and in just the same way we cannot expect the Lord to live out His life in us if we do not give Him our lives in which to live. Without reservations, without controversy, we must give ourselves to Him to do as He pleases with us.

    Topics: Obedience, The Cross

If I keep something it is because God has spoken to my heart; if I part with it it is for the same reason. I hold myself in the will of God and am not afraid to give if God asks me to give. I keep nothing because I love it, but let it go without regret when the call comes to leave it behind. That is what it means to be detached, free, separated to God.

    Topics: Obedience

True spiritual life depends not on probing our feelings and thoughts from dawn to dusk but on "looking off" to the Savior!

    Topics: Obedience, Feelings

If we are well established in this point of acknowledging the flesh as already crucified, then we shall be able to proceed in dealing with the flesh experimentally.

    Topics: Obedience

The believer needs to acknowledge that his flesh deserves nothing else than the curse of death. Let us pray that we may know what the flesh exactly is and how it must be crucified. What is lacking today is not a better living but a better dying!

    Topics: Obedience

For God no cost is too high. Anything can be sacrificed if only we may please Him. Let us daily learn to be obedient children.

    Topics: Obedience, Sacrifice

God wants us to love Him more than our Isaac.

    Topics: Obedience

Let us gaze upon our Lord Jesus Who "endured the cross, despising the shame." The race set before us is none other than that of His despising the shame and enduring the cross.

    Topics: Obedience, The Cross

All thought, cleverness, knowledge, talent and gift-which the world superstitiously worships-must be set aside in order to enable one to trust the Lord wholly. The Lord's people should persistently acknowledge their own unworthiness and incompetency.

    Topics: Obedience, Trust

If we allow natural affection and human admiration or the lack of these to govern our efforts we will surely fail in our work and our lives shall be ruined. To obtain genuine fruitfulness we frequently need to disregard fleshly relationships. Our thoughts and desires must be offered completely to the Lord.

    Topics: Obedience, Relationships

God does not will He should follow what man has initiated. Other than following God's direction, we have no right to direct Him. We have no ability to offer save to obey God's guidance.

    Topics: Obedience

It is a fact that God wants to destroy every work of our flesh, but He never desires to destroy our personality. He takes no pleasure in transforming us into automata; rather does He delight in having us cooperate with Him.

    Topics: Obedience, Transformation

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