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It's all about Him!

Discussion in 'Devotionals' started by Christ4Ever, Feb 26, 2016.

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  1. "Salvation is of the Lord."—Jonah 2:9

    Salvation is the work of God. It is He alone who quickens the soul "dead in trespasses and sins," and it is He also who maintains the soul in its spiritual life. He is both "Alpha and Omega." "Salvation is of the Lord."

    If I am prayerful, God makes me prayerful; if I have graces, they are God's gifts to me; if I hold on in a consistent life, it is because He upholds me with His hand. I do nothing whatever towards my own preservation, except what God Himself first does in me. Whatever I have, all my goodness is of the Lord alone. Wherein I sin, that is my own; but wherein I act rightly, that is of God, wholly and completely.

    If I have repulsed a spiritual enemy, the Lord's strength nerved my arm. Do I live before men a consecrated life? It is not I, but Christ who liveth in me. Am I sanctified? I did not cleanse myself: God's Holy Spirit sanctifies me. Am I weaned from the world? I am weaned by God's chastisements sanctified to my good.

    Do I grow in knowledge? The great Instructor teaches me. All my jewels were fashioned by heavenly art. I find in God all that I want; but I find in myself nothing but sin and misery. "He only is my rock and my salvation."

    Do I feed on the Word? That Word would be no food for me unless the Lord made it food for my soul, and helped me to feed upon it. Do I live on the manna which comes down from heaven? What is that manna but Jesus Christ himself incarnate, whose body and whose blood I eat and drink?

    Am I continually receiving fresh increase of strength? Where do I gather my might? My help cometh from heaven's hills: without Jesus I can do nothing. As a branch cannot bring forth fruit except it abide in the vine, no more can I, except I abide in Him.

    Charles Spurgeon
     
  2. I truly appreciate this encouraging post. It's all too easy to
    'trust' ones own obedience and gauge a sense of security by
    it.
     
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  3. Grace,is a gift. If it is a gift it is free!....all of him and none of us!
     
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  4. We are His workmanship

    Praise His Holy Name!
     
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  5. Nothing is good that lies in my sinful nature, and I'm sorry for my sins. If anything "good" comes from me, it first came from God! Praise God for all his wonderful graces!
     
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