Giving Ourselves to God
Devotion - by Andrew Murray
"It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation|
of the Lord" Lamentations 3:26
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength" Mark 12:30.
Praise God for all that He has done for you. Ask Him to teach you what this type of love for Him is all about.
Spirit itself beareth witness with our
spirit that we are the children of God: And if
children, then heirs; heirs of God and joint-heirs
with Christ; Romans 8:16-17 (KJV)
Growing Up Into Christ (1) (pg 91-94)
Taken From Steps To Christ By Ellen G White
As with life, so it is with growth. It is God who brings the bud to bloom and the flower to fruit. It is by his power that the seed develops, "first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear." (Mark 4:28). And the prophet Hosea says of Israel, that "he shall grow as the lily." "They shall revive as the corn and grow as the vine."(Hosea 14:5,7). And Jesus bids us "consider the lilies, how they grow." (Luke 12:27). The plants and flowers grow not by their own care or anxiety or effort, but by receiving that which God has furnished to minister to their life. The child cannot, by any anxiety or power of its own, add to its stature. No more can you, by anxiety or effort of yourself, secure spiritual growth...more
Promise of the
"Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together. I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame."|
Psalm 34:3-5, NIV