Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for June, 2016

Good morning my dear friends, I was so encouraged by this devotion this morning, I wish I could sit down with each of you personally so we could read this together and look into each other’s eyes and say “It is SO true!”

“I especially love reading Spurgeon because he was a brother who struggled with his wandering emotions, and yet he continually turned to the Lord and the Holy Spirit was ever faithful to show him the overwhelming love and faithful devotion of Jesus to us.

“Looking unto Jesus.” Hebrews 12:2

It is ever the Holy Spirit’s work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus; but Satan’s work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ, he insinuates: “Your sins are too great for pardon; you have no faith; you do not repent enough; you will never be able to continue to the end; you have not the joy of his children; you have such a wavering hold of Jesus.”

All these are thoughts about self, and we shall never find comfort or assurance by looking within. But the Holy Spirit turns our eyes entirely away from self He tells us that we are nothing, but that “Christ is all in all.”

Remember, therefore, it is not thy hold of Christ that saves thee—it is Christ; it is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee —it is Christ; it is not even faith in Christ, though that be the instrument—it is Christ’s blood and merits; therefore, look not so much to thy hand with which thou art grasping Christ, as to Christ; look not to thy hope, but to Jesus, the source of thy hope; look not to thy faith, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of thy faith. We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul. If we would at once overcome Satan and have peace with God, it must be by “looking unto Jesus.”

Keep thine eye simply on him; let His death, His sufferings, His merits, His glories, His intercession, be fresh upon thy mind; when thou wakest in the morning look to Him; when thou liest down at night look to Him. Oh! let not thy hopes or fears come between thee and Jesus; follow hard after Him, and He will never fail thee.

“My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness: I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.”

Oh my friends, let’s take the risk to look away from our “doings” or “not doings” and believe what He actually says He desires from us and for us.

John 6:28,29. ”  ‘What must we DO that we may DO the works of God?’  Jesus answered and said to them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in Him who He has sent.’ ”

All my love, Beverly

Advertisements

Read Full Post »