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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : ""Yes - But . . . !""


May 30, 2012

"YES - BUT . . . !"

Lord, I will follow Thee; but ...

Luke 9:61

Supposing God tells you to do something which is an enormous test to
your common sense, what are you going to do? Hang back? If you get
into the habit of doing a thing in the physical domain, you will do
it every time until you break the habit determinedly; and the same is
true spiritually. Again and again you will get up to what Jesus
Christ wants, and every time you will turn back when it comes to the
point, until you abandon resolutely. "Yes, but - supposing I do obey
God in this matter, what about . . . ?" "Yes, I will obey God if He
will let me use my common sense, but don't ask me to take a step in
the dark." Jesus Christ demands of the man who trusts Him the same
reckless sporting spirit that the natural man exhibits. If a man is
going to do anything worth while, there are times when he has to risk
everything on his leap, and in the spiritual domain Jesus Christ
demands that you risk everything you hold by common sense and leap
into what He says, and immediately you do, you find that what He says
fits on as solidly as common sense. At the bar of common sense Jesus
Christ's statements may seem mad; but bring them to the bar of faith,
and you begin to find with awestruck spirit that they are the words
of God. Trust entirely in God, and when He brings you to the venture,
see that you take it. We act like pagans in a crisis, only one out of
a crowd is daring enough to bank his faith in the character of God.

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