Surrender

I have been reminded recently of the need to let go of my own desires and pursuits. I am here to do the will of Christ, not my own. My salvation was accomplished by His atonement. He purchased me with His precious blood. I am no longer my own. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20 I am … Continue reading Surrender

Always be ready…

“Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed.   AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,   but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;   and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in … Continue reading Always be ready…

Recent post from safeguard4u…

Here is a recent post I made on a blog I contribute to – it is titled, “Self-Reliance: A Catastrophic Deception.” The other day I was perusing through a book of Puritan prayers & devotions, called The Valley of Vision. I would highly recommend the owning of this book. The prayers are so deep and the language used is incomparable! I came across the following prayer, dealing with penitence and deprecation: Reliance, p. 176 “My Father, When thou art angry towards me for my wrongs I try to pacify thee by abstaining from future sin; But teach me that I … Continue reading Recent post from safeguard4u…