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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "Amid A Crowd Of Paltry Things"

March 6, 2012

... in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in
2 Corinthians 6:4
It takes Almighty grace to take the next step when there is no vision
and no spectator - the next step in devotion, the next step in your
study, in your reading, in your kitchen; the next step in your duty,
when there is no vision from God, no enthusiasm and no spectator. It
takes far more of the grace of God, far more conscious drawing upon
God to take that step, than it does to preach the Gospel.
Every Christian has to partake of what was the essence of the
Incarnation, he must bring the thing down into flesh and blood
actualities and work it out through the finger tips. We flag when
there is no vision, no uplift, but just the common round, the trivial
task. The thing that tells in the long run for God and for men is the
steady persevering work in the unseen, and the only way to keep the
life uncrushed is to live looking to God. Ask God to keep the eyes of
your spirit open to the Risen Christ, and it will be impossible for
drudgery to damp you. Continually get away from pettiness and
paltriness of mind and thought out into the thirteenth chapter of St.
John's Gospel.

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