Day: January 10, 2012

Victorious And Unmovable

A.B. Simpson 90 x115by A.B. Simpson

Not as I will but as thou wilt (Matt. 26:39). To will and to do of his good pleasure—Philippians 2:13

There are two attitudes in which our will should be given to God.

First, we should have the surrendered will. This is where we must all begin, by yielding up to God our natural will and having Him possess it.

But next, He wants us to have the victorious will. As soon as He receives our will in honest surrender, He wants to put His will into it and make it stronger than ever for Him. It is hence-forth no longer our will, but His will. And having yielded to His choice and placed itself under His direction, He wants to put into it all the strength and intensity of His own great will and make us positive, forceful, victorious and unmovable-even as Himself.

His Place For You

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

“But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.” 1 Corinthians 12:11

When a famous preacher arises, swaying the crowds, one by-product is that some of his contemporaries begin to imagine that they must be out of God’s will or not filled with the Spirit because they are not achieving similar results. But God is sovereign. He chooses men for special tasks, and if one hits the headlines, that is no reflection on the host of unknowns. The Spirit divideth severally as He will. A country preacher ministering to two hundred people may be as Spirit-filled to his capacity as was Moody.

Moody had around him many lesser lights who helped him in his work, who filled their orbits as well as he filled his. And what would the “big” preacher do without the help of the “small fry”?