Our nature is to possess, always to possess…
– My and Mine- words first recited as babies… even the use of the words themselves show you WILL screw it up.
– Things have become necessary to us, this was never originally intended.
– God’s gifts should never take the place of God.
– Words- life, self, gain and profit suggest possessiveness.
– Tolerate the enemy within us at our own peril.
“To repudiate the enemy within us is to give up everything for Christ’s Sake is to lose nothing at last, but to preserve all unto life eternal.”
-it is the only effective way to destroy the foe.
Matt 16.24 – let him take up his cross and follow me.
“The way to deeper knowledge of God is through the lonely valleys of soul poverty and abnegation of all things.”
– root from your heart, ALL sense of possessing.
** Abraham’s test with Isaac.
-p.26… God to Abraham… “I wanted to correct the perversion that existed in your love.”
-A man marked out by the Lord for special treatment, a friend and favorite of God, was wholly surrendered.
– It hurt cruelly but was effective; an economy of means and time.
– much like the cross.
Welcome to the school of renunciation…
- “Real treasures are inward and eternal.” Tozer
Expectations with God.
“Everything is safe which we commit to Him, and nothing is really safe which is not so committed.”
– Insist upon frank and open relations with God. **
– No careless or casual dealings.
God can shorten or lengthen if you choose to coddle your feelings and insist upon caution with God.
– Experience brings knowledge, true knowledge.
“So we will be brought one by one to the testing place, and we may never know when we are there. At that testing place there will be no dozen choices- just one and an alternative- but our whole future will be conditioned by the choice we make.”
“Lord, I come trembling, but I do come.”
“Ever reminded, I am never far from whence I came, never further than when I began. God is here, has been here, and will be here. I am learning faith and a trust in the almighty, God is good all the time. – boa