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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "The Patience Of Faith"

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May 8, 2012


THE PATIENCE OF FAITH

Because thou hast kept the word of My patience.

Revelation 3:10
http://www.BibleStudyTools.com/search/?query=re+3:10&sr=1

Patience is more than endurance. A saint's life is in the hands of
God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at
something the saint cannot see, and He stretches and strains, and
every now and again the saint says - "I cannot stand any more." God
does not heed, He goes on stretching till His purpose is in sight,
then He lets fly. Trust yourself in God's hands. For what have you
need of patience just now? Maintain your relationship to Jesus Christ
by the patience of faith. "Though He slay me, yet will I wait for
Him."

Faith is not a pathetic sentiment, but robust vigorous confidence
built on the fact that God is holy love. You cannot see Him just now,
you cannot understand what He is doing, but you know Him. Shipwreck
occurs where there is not that mental poise which comes from being
established on the eternal truth that God is holy love. Faith is the
heroic effort of your life, you fling yourself in reckless confidence
on God.

God has ventured all in Jesus Christ to save us, now He wants us to
venture our all in abandoned confidence in Him. There are spots where
that faith has not worked in us as yet, places untouched by the life
of God. There were none of those spots in Jesus Christ's life, and
there are to be none in ours. "This is life eternal, that they might
know Thee." The real meaning of eternal life is a life that can face
anything it has to face without wavering. If we take this view, life
becomes one great romance, a glorious opportunity for seeing
marvellous things all the time. God is disciplining us to get us into
this central place of power.

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