Just a Thought!

just a thought forerunner“We find the Christian life difficult because we seek for God’s blessing while we live according to our own will.

We make our own plans and choose our own work, and then we ask the Lord Jesus to watch and see that sin does not overtake us and that we do not wander too far from the path.

But our relationship to Jesus ought to be such that we are entirely at His disposal.

Every day we should go to Him first, humbly and straightforwardly, and say, “Lord, is there anything in me that is not according to your will, that has not been ordered by you, or that is not entirely given over to you? What would you have me do today?”

― Andrew Murray

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10 thoughts on “Just a Thought!

  1. If we could only grasp Phil. 2.13 “for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure”. If we would listen and obey, His will (voice) is inside of us already. We get distracted and drown it out by selfish desires and religious notions (idol worship). I’m glad to be your fellow choir member. Peace

  2. Amen, Bryon. Well, let the bass come in with this choir. Let us pray, “Lord, let the Christ in me still say, ‘It is my meat to do the will of the Father’.” (Turn our will over to Him)

    Tony, I liked what you said. Then let Him do His work in us down at the Potter’s house.

  3. As always…right on target…thank you for the encouraging thought…
    each morning this will be my heartfelt words before plunging into my day….

    “Lord, is there anything in me that is not according to your will, that has not been ordered by you, or that is not entirely given over to you? What would you have me do today?”

  4. This rings true with a tactic I’ve learned to be leery of: making an elaborate plan and then “bathing it in prayer.” Too many times “bathing it in prayer” does not mean that we are allowing the Holy Spirit to wash away anything that is not in His will; instead it simply means that we want God to add His blessing to whatever scheme we’ve devised.

    Well said, Bryon.

    • Wow, Clayton………a very subtle yet devastating device that can be used by the adversary to get us off track and back on the rail of the flesh! May we be respectful in our “praying”, give Father room to make His intentions known and be sensitive to them. His Ways are not our ways!

  5. Love Andrew Murray’s ability to hit the nail on the head. It is a sweet thing when one learns that God has prepared a way for us to worship Him with our lives HIS way instead of our own way.

    What book/sermon was this excerpt from?

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