L.I.W. – Abandon (III): Will

“What has started, cannot simply stop. Live out your Lessons. Still live slowly and appreciatively.”

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing in gratitude. – Col 2:6-7

“Don’t get so caught up in the fine details that you miss the Big Picture – Me.”

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… I kept asking for directions out of the school. One girl eventually stepped forward. At first she asked me to just stay, but I said, “No, I can’t. I’m in a race you see. I need to get out of this place and continue.” She pointed me to a separate, garbage collection-looking like area and said the lift shaft was there – “take the lift to the 3rd floor, turn right and go straight ahead. The other exit is there.” So I ran over, and waited for the lift. Then I woke up.

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It is not a love dependent on our earning it. God is “for us” first, last, and always. By every word and action, by all the force of His personality, Christ sought to tell us that the Father is always nearer, mightier, freer to help us than we can imagine. … Only if we can depend upon the Creator as a God of love (not an obscure, ethereal love, but love as you and I know it) shall we have the courage and confidence to turn our life and affairs over to Him. Hannah Whitall Smith once wrote: “Perfect obedience would be perfect happiness, if only we had perfect confidence in the power we were obeying.” What builds trust like that in the Creator? Only knowing Him so well – His motives, His complete good will – being certain that no pressures will make Him change, knowing Him for a long enough time to be sure of these things. (The Unselfishness of God. Beyond Our Selves, Ch 2)

“And both of us were silent, startled by the revelation that we are the ones – not God – who have to be persuaded to be stretched enough to receive from Him the realization of our dreams.” (The Prayer That Makes Dreams Come True. Beyond Our Selves, Ch 11)

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Conversation in Mandarin as well (guess He just worked around my limited vocabulary…):

“我们是否也像他们一样,能从众多的声音中分辨出圣灵的声音呢?我们是否察觉他对你的提醒,且渴望顺从遵行?我们是否愿意让他温暖的爱充满我们的心,并透过我们的行动去传播这份爱?今天,基督的同在及大能仍透过圣灵在我们当中运行。” - (灵命日粮,2012年2月1日 星期三)

“无论我们有何资源,若非遵照上帝的计划来使用,终将会失败。在我们踏上任何一场需要信心的旅程前,先好好研读圣经,祷告求问上帝的方向,并信靠他的带领。” -(灵命日粮,2012年2月2日 星期四)

你 们 既 然 接 受 了 主 基 督 耶 稣 ,
就 当 遵 他 而 行 ,在 他 里 面 生 根 建 造 ,
信 心 坚 固 , 正 如 你 们 所 领 的 教 训 ,
感 谢 的 心 也 更 增 长 了 。
(歌 羅 西 書 2:6-7)

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