"and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in
vain . . ."
By The Grace Of God
I Am What I Am
we continually talk about our own inability is an insult
to the Creator. The deploring of our own incompetence is
a slander against God for having overlooked us. Get into
the habit of examining in the sight of God the things
that sound humble before men, and you will be amazed at
how staggeringly impertinent they are.
"Oh, I shouldn't like to say I am sanctified; I'm not a
saint." Say that before God; and it means ~ "No, Lord,
it is impossible for You to save and sanctify me; there
are chances I have not had; so many imperfections in my
brain and body; no, Lord, it isn't possible." That may
sound wonderfully humble before men, but before God it
is an attitude of defiance.
Again, the things that sound humble before God may sound
the opposite before men. To say Thank God, I know I am
saved and sanctified is in the sight of God the acme of
humility, it means you have so completely abandoned
yourself to God that you know He is true.
Never bother your head as to whether what you say sounds
humble before men or not, but always be humble before
God, and let Him be all in all.
There is only one relationship that matters, and that is
your personal relationship to a personal Redeemer and
Lord. Let everything else go, but maintain that at all
costs, and God will fulfill His purpose through your
life. One individual life may be of priceless value to
God's purposes, and yours may be that life.
Shared with you from My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald
the grace of God be with you
As the hand of God guides you.
"Lord Dictated Them"