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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Utmost For His Highest : "The Drawing Of The Father"

December 22, 2011

No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent
Me draw him.
John 6:44
When God draws me, the issue of my will comes in at once - will I
react on the revelation which God gives - will I come to Him?
Discussion on spiritual matters is an impertinence. Never discuss
with anyone when God speaks. Belief is not an intellectual act;
belief is a moral act whereby I deliberately commit myself. Will I
dump myself down absolutely on God and transact on what He says? If I
will, I shall find I am based on Reality that is as sure as God's
In preaching the gospel, always push an issue of will. Belief must be
the will to believe. There must be a surrender of the will, not a
surrender to persuasive power, a deliberate launching forth on God
and on what He says until I am no longer confident in what I have
done, I am confident only in God. The hindrance is that I will not
trust God, but only my mental understanding. As far as feelings go, I
must stake all blindly. I must will to believe, and this can never be
done without a violent effort on my part to disassociate myself from
my old ways of looking at things, and by putting myself right over on
to Him.
Every man is made to reach out beyond his grasp. It is God who draws
me, and my relationship to Him in the first place is a personal one,
not an intellectual one. I am introduced into the relationship by the
miracle of God and my own will to believe, then I begin to get an
intelligent appreciation and understanding of the wonder of the

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