Day: October 22, 2011

Impulsiveness or Discipleship?

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith . . . —Jude 20

There was nothing of the nature of impulsive or thoughtless action about our Lord, but only a calm strength that never got into a panic. Most of us develop our Christianity along the lines of our own nature, not along the lines of God’s nature. Impulsiveness is a trait of the natural life, and our Lord always ignores it, because it hinders the development of the life of a disciple. Watch how the Spirit of God gives a sense of restraint to impulsiveness, suddenly bringing us a feeling of self-conscious foolishness, which makes us instantly want to vindicate ourselves. Impulsiveness is all right in a child, but is disastrous in a man or woman—an impulsive adult is always a spoiled person. Impulsiveness needs to be trained into intuition through discipline.

The Seven-Headed Monster!

Grace Gems White 90x115by Charles Ebert Orr

"Helps To Holy Living"

"If anyone would come after Me–he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me!" Matthew 16:24

If you want that peace which comes from God, if you want that fullness of joy that Christ gives–be sure that the seven-headed monster of self-love, has every head beheaded!

by Charles Ebert Orr