Friday, January 30, 2015

day no. 13,248: no human ingredient in it at all‏

Chambers locked and loaded another gem the other morning when I read,
Waiting for God to act is fleshly unbelief. It means that I have no faith in Him. I wait for Him to do something in me so I may trust in that. But God won’t do it, because that is not the basis of the God-and-man relationship. Man must go beyond the physical body and feelings in his covenant with God, just as God goes beyond Himself in reaching out with His covenant to man. It is a question of faith in God— a very rare thing. We only have faith in our feelings. I don’t believe God until He puts something tangible in my hand, so that I know I have it. Then I say, “Now I believe.” There is no faith exhibited in that. God says, “Look to Me, and be saved…” (Isaiah 45:22).
When I have really transacted business with God on the basis of His covenant, letting everything else go, there is no sense of personal achievement— no human ingredient in it at all. Instead, there is a complete overwhelming sense of being brought into union with God, and my life is transformed and radiates peace and joy.
Good. Stuff.
When we receive God on His terms, we know beyond the shadow of a doubt that it is not of our own merit or accomplishment that we find ourselves comfortable, safe and secure in God's presence.
His grace saves and assures and does away with every and any compulsion to believe we could achieve salvation without His good works on our behalf.

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