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Sunday, February 19, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "The Initiative Against Depression"


February 17, 2012


Arise and eat.

1 Kings 19:5

The angel did not give Elijah a vision, or explain the Scriptures to
him, or do anything remarkable; he told Elijah to do the most
ordinary thing, viz., to get up and eat. If we were never depressed
we should not be alive; it is the nature of a crystal never to be
depressed. A human being is capable of depression, otherwise there
would be no capacity for exaltation. There are things that are
calculated to depress, things that are of the nature of death; and in
taking an estimate of yourself, always take into account the capacity
for depression.

When the Spirit of God comes He does not give us visions, He tells us
to do the most ordinary things conceivable. Depression is apt to turn
us away from the ordinary commonplace things of God's creation, but
whenever God comes, the inspiration is to do the most natural simple
thing - the things we would never have imagined God was in, and as we
do them we find He is there. The inspiration which comes to us in
this way is an initiative against depression; we have to do the next
thing and do it in the inspiration of God. If we do a thing in order
to overcome depression, we deepen the depression; but if the Spirit
of God makes us feel intuitively that we must do the thing, and we do
it, the depression is gone. Immediately we arise and obey, we enter
on a higher plane of life.

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