Day: January 22, 2011

Am I Looking To God?

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

Look to Me, and be saved . . . —Isaiah 45:22

Do we expect God to come to us with His blessings and save us? He says, “Look to Me, and be saved . . . .” The greatest difficulty spiritually is to concentrate on God, and His blessings are what make it so difficult. Troubles almost always make us look to God, but His blessings tend to divert our attention elsewhere. The basic lesson of the Sermon on the Mount is to narrow all your interests until your mind, heart, and body are focused on Jesus Christ. “Look to Me . . . .”

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Spurgeon on Faith

Charles Spurgeon 90x115by Charles Spurgeon

“let it never be forgotten that when a man is down, he has a grand opportunity for trusting in God.  A false faith can only float in smooth water, but true faith, like a life-boat, is at home in storms.   If our religion does not bear us up in time of trial, what is the use of it?  If we cannot believe God when our circumstances appear to be against us, we do not believe Him at all!  We trust a thief as far as we can see him.  Shall we dare to treat our God in that fashion?”

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