Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

How to Fully Trust ~ Words of Wisdom for the Weekend



















"Paul . . . learned a lesson that he never forgot; to rejoice in his infirmities. He said that the weaker he was the better it was for him. For when he was weak, he was strong in his Lord Christ. 
"Ah, yes, God will have to bring us down very low. A sense of emptiness and despair and nothingness will have to come upon us. It is when we sink down in utter helplessness that the everlasting God will reveal Himself in power. Then our hearts will learn to trust God alone.
"What is it that keeps us from trusting Him perfectly?
"Many say: "I believe what you say, but there is one difficulty. If my trust were perfect and always abiding, all would come right, for I know God will honor trust. But how am I to get that trust?
"My answer is by the death of self. The great hindrance to trust is self-effort. So as long as you have got your own wisdom and thoughts and strength, you cannot fully trust God. But when God breaks you down, when everything begins to grow dim before your eyes and you see that you understand nothing, then God is coming near. If you will bow down in nothingness and wait on God, He will become all. 
"As long as we are something, God cannot be all. His omnipotence cannot do its full work. That is the beginning of faith; utter despair of self, a ceasing from man and everything on earth and finding our hope in God alone."
"Let us say: My God, let my life be a proof of what the omnipotent God can do. Let these be the two dispositions of our souls every day: deep helplessness, and simple, childlike rest."
~ Andrew Murray, "Absolute Surrender" (pp122-123) 



Christa Wells: "How Emptiness Sings". If you cannot see this video, click here.


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5 comments:

  1. Since I am compelled to summarize everything....weakness appears to be a gift from God! How marvelously unique! Your daughter is lovely & precious! The chair...it surprises me that it is in one piece...I would have to paint it pink! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

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  2. Between Andrew Murray and Christa Wells, I sense a calm even when there is unsuredness and waywardness in my being. God holds me. He is. He is.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

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  3. I love what Andrew Murray has to say because it is so true. Our doubt and lack of trust stem for our desire to control the outcomes of our lives. Beautiful and challenging. Thank you! ~Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

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  4. I love this, also the Andrew Murray quotes. Thank you, Rebekah.

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  5. Wonderful post and lovely photos.

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