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Friday, June 8, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "What Next?"

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June 8, 2012


WHAT NEXT?

If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

John 13:17
http://www.BibleStudyTools.com/search/?query=joh+13:17&sr=1

If you do not cut the moorings, God will have to break them by a
storm and send you out. Launch all on God, go out on the great
swelling tide of His purpose, and you will get your eyes open. If you
believe in Jesus, you are not to spend all your time in the smooth
waters just inside the harbour bar, full of delight, but always
moored; you have to get out through the harbour bar into the great
deeps of God and begin to know for yourself, begin to have spiritual
discernment.

When you know you should do a thing, and do it, immediately you know
more. Revise where you have become stodgy spiritually, and you will
find it goes back to a point where there was something you knew you
should do, but you did not do it because there seemed no immediate
call to, and now you have no perception, no discernment; at a time of
crisis you are spiritually distracted instead of spiritually
self-possessed. It is a dangerous thing to refuse to go on knowing.

The counterfeit of obedience is a state of mind in which you work up
occasions to sacrifice your self; ardour is mistaken for discernment.
It is easier to sacrifice yourself than to fulfil your spiritual
destiny, which is stated in Romans 12:1-2. It is a great deal better
to fulfil the purpose of God in your life by discerning His will than
to perform great acts of self-sacrifice. "To obey is better than
sacrifice." Beware of harking back to what you were once when God
wants you to be something you have never been. "If any man will do .
. . he shall know."

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