|Launch out into the deep| (Luke v.4).
One of the special marks of the Holy Ghost in the Apostolic Church was the spirit Of boldness. One of the most essential qualities of the faith that is to attempt great things for God and expect great things from God, is holy audacity. Where we are dealing with a supernatural Being, and taking from Him things that are humanly impossible, it is easier to take much than little; it is easier to stand in a place of audacious trust than in a place of cautious, timid clinging to the shore. Like wise seamen in the life of faith, let us launch out into the deep, and find that all things are possible with God, and all things are possible unto him that believeth.
Let us to-day attempt great things for God, take His faith and believe for them and His strength to accomplish them.
The mercy of God is an ocean divine,
A boundless and fathomless flood;
Launch out in the deep, cut away the shore-line,
And be lost in the fulness of God.
Oh, let us launch out in this ocean so broad,
Where the floods of salvation o'erflow,
Oh, let us be lost in the mercy of God,
Till the depth of His fulness we know.