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followthelamb
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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 Who is willing?

"Who is willing to lift up his eyes and his heart and to exclaim, "I want to live according to God's standard?" Who is willing? Who is willing to cast himself into the arms of Jesus and to live a life of faith victorious over the winds and the waves, over the circumstances and difficulties? Who is willing to say this,-"Lord, bid me come to Thee upon the water?"
Are you willing? Listen! Jesus says, "Come." Will you step out at this moment? Yonder is the boat, the old life that Peter had been leading; he had been familiar with the sea from his boyhood, and that boat was a very sacred place; Christ had sat beside him there; Christ had preached from that boat, from that boat of Peter's, Christ had given the wonderful draught of fishes; it was a very sacred boat; but Peter left it to come to a place more sacred still,-walking with Jesus on the water,-a new and a Divine experience.

Your Christian life may be a very sacred thing; you may say, "Christ saved me by His blood, He has given me many an experience of grace; God has proved His grace in my heart," but you confess "I haven't got the real life of abiding fellowship; the winds and the waves often terrify me, and I sink." Oh, come out of the boat of past experiences at once; come out of the boat of external circumstances; come out of the boat, and step out on the word of Christ, and believe, "With Jesus I can walk upon the water."

- Andrew Murray

 2012/7/20 16:24Profile
MaryJane
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 Re: Who is willing?

Your Christian life may be a very sacred thing; you may say, "Christ saved me by His blood, He has given me many an experience of grace; God has proved His grace in my heart," but you confess "I haven't got the real life of abiding fellowship; the winds and the waves often terrify me, and I sink." Oh, come out of the boat of past experiences at once; come out of the boat of external circumstances; come out of the boat, and step out on the word of Christ, and believe, "With Jesus I can walk upon the water."
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I liked this very much. It truly spoke to my heart. I can honestly say that just over the last several months I have been hearing this call from the LORD and each day that passes it gets stronger and stronger. I know HIS desire for me is to walk to HIM and not be caught up in the externals of this world. I know by HIS strength and HIS leading that HE will help me overcome and stand willing to live each moment of each day to HIS standard!

Thank you for sharing this with us.

God bless
maryjane

 2012/7/20 19:54Profile





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