Stay in Dependence

Lydia in 2005, up Fish  Creek during  family camping trip while on furlough in the States…waiting, waiting, staying in dependence until He provides, waiting contentedly…waiting happy just with the waiting…

Satan’s workis constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ.  He insinuates

 “you have no faith;   you do not repent enough;

           you will never be able to continue to  the end;

                      you have not the joy of His children;

                                you have such a wavering hold of Jesus.”

All these thoughts about self, and we shall never find comfort or assurance by looking within.

Remember, therefore,

it is  not thy hold of Christ that saves thee – it is Christ;

it is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee – it is Christ;

it is not even faith in Christ, though that be the instrument – it is  Christ’s blood and merits;

Therefore  look not so much to thy hand with which thou art grasping  Christ, as to  Christ…

We shall never find happiness

by looking at our prayers,

our doings,

or our feelings;

it is what Jesus IS, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul… ”

Charles Spurgeon

this fits so well with the standing on ice –  it is the ICE which keeps us from breaking through, not our works or amount or strength of faith – we just have to stay put  on the ice…

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