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Friday, June 5, 2009

Others May-You Cannot

If God has called you to be like Christ, He may draw you into a life of crucifixion and humility, and put on you such demands of obedience that He will not allow you to follow other Christians, and in many ways He will seem to let other good people do things which He will not let you do.

Other Christiansk who seem very religious and userul may push themseles, pull wires,, and work schemes to carry out their plans, but you cannot do it; and if you attempt it you will meet with such failure and rebuke from the Lord as to make you sorely penitent.

Other may boast of themsleves, of their work, of their success, of their writing, bu the Holy Spirit will not allow you to do any such things, and if you begin it He will lead you into some deep mortification, that will make you despise yourself and sll your good works.

Others will bea alowed to succedd in making money...but it is likely God will keep you poor, because He wants you to hae something far better than gold, and this is a gehlpless dependence on Him, that He may havev the privilege of supplying your needs day by day out of an unseen treasurey.

The Lord will let others be honored and put forward, and keep you hid away in obscurity because He wants to produce some choice frangrant fruit for His coming glory.

He will let others be great, but keep you small. He will let others do a work for Him, and get the credit for it, but He will make you work and toil without knowing how much you are doing.

The Holy Spirit will put a strict watch over you...rebuking you for little words and feelings, or for wasting time.

God is an Infinite Sovereign; He has the right to do as He pleases with His own.

Settle it forever, then , that you are to deal directly with the Lord Jesus - that He is to have the privilege of tying your tongue, chaining your hand, or closing your eyes in ways that He does not deal with others.

Then, you will have found the vestibule of heaven.

Others may. You cannot.

-G.D. Watson

I once thought all these things
were so ery important,
but now I consider them worthless...
compared with the priceless
gain of knowing
Christ Jesus my Lord
Philippians 3:7-8

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great post! :)