Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday Morning Thoughts

Three things that stood out in my 'Utmost for His Highest' reading this morning:
  • 'Beware of living according to your natural affections in your spiritual life. Everyone has natural affections--some people we like and others we don't like. Yet we must never let those likes and dislikes rule our Christian life. "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another" (1 John 1:7), even those toward whom we have no affection...

  • Being a disciple means deliberately identifying yourself with God's interests in other people. Jesus says, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another" John 13:34-35.

  • The secret of a Christian's life is that the supernatural becomes natural in him as a result of the grace of God, and the experience of this becomes evident in the practical, everyday details of life, not in times of intimate fellowhip with God. And when we come in contact with things that create confusion and a flurry of activity, we find to our own amazement that we have the power to stay wonderfully poised even in the center of it all.

I really needed to hear all of those things this morning! How about you? What does God have you thinking on this morning?

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