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Monday, May 14, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "The Habit Of Enjoying The Disagreeable"


May 14, 2012


That life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our
mortal flesh.

2 Corinthians 4:10

We have to form habits to express what God's grace has done in us. It
is not a question of being saved from hell, but of being saved in
order to manifest the life of the Son of God in our mortal flesh, and
it is the disagreeable things which make us exhibit whether or not we
are manifesting His life. Do I manifest the essential sweetness of
the Son of God, or the essential irritation of "myself" apart from
Him? The only thing that will enable me to enjoy the disagreeable is
the keen enthusiasm of letting the life of the Son of God manifest
itself in me. No matter how disagreeable a thing may be, say - "Lord,
I am delighted to obey Thee in this matter," and instantly the Son of
God will press to the front, and there will be manifested in my human
life that which glorifies Jesus.

There must be no debate. The moment you obey the light, the Son of
God presses through you in that particular; but if you debate you
grieve the Spirit of God. You must keep yourself fit to let the life
of the Son of God be manifested, and you cannot keep yourself fit if
you give way to self-pity. Our circumstances are the means of
manifesting how wonderfully perfect and extraordinarily pure the Son
of God is. The thing that ought to make the heart beat is a new way
of manifesting the Son of God. It is one thing to choose the
disagreeable, and another thing to go into the disagreeable by God's
engineering. If God puts you there, He is amply sufficient.

Keep your soul fit to manifest the life of the Son of God. Never live
on memories; let the word of God be always living and active in you.

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