Tag: Sufficient

Are you convinced?

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

When ye go, ye shall not go empty —Exodus 3:21

When we are really emptied He delights to fill us with Himself and the Holy Spirit. it is very precious to be conscious of nothing good in ourselves; but are we also conscious of His great goodness? We may be ready to admit our own disability’ but are we as ready to admit His ability? There are many Christians who can say, “I am not sufficient of [thyself) to think any thing as of [myself]; . . . but the number is very small who can say, [My] sufficiency is of God (2 Corinthians 3:5).

Are you convinced that He is able to provide every want in you, or do you feel that you must supply it yourself? Do you believe that God does supply every lack in your heart and life, so that all stumbling is taken away and you are endowed with power for His service?

Our Savior, at Cana, ordered the waterpots to be filled to the brim. Then the water was made into wine, but not until the vessels were full. God wants His children always to have a full heart.

by A.B. Simpson

 

“I Was There”

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

Fight the good fight of faith —1 Timothy 6:12

How must God feel when we disappoint Him after He has given us His heart’s blood, put so many advantages in our way and expended upon us so much grace and care. it makes the spirit cry, “Who is sufficient for these things?”

In my mind’s eye I can see before me the time when we shall stand on heaven’s shore and look back upon the years that have been, these few short years of time. May we cast ourselves at Jesus’ feet and say: “Many a time have I faltered; many a hard fight has come, but Thou hast kept me and held me, thanks to God, who has given me the victory through the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Fresh from the battlefields a little band of veterans Came forth. To each was given a medal with the names of their battles on one side, and on the other side this little sentence, I was there. “Oh, when that hour shall come, may it be a supremely happy thought to look back over the trials and sacrifices of these days and remember, “I was there, and by the help of God and the grace of Jesus, I am here.”

by A.B. Simpson