"A Christian is just one that does what the Lord Jesus tells him. Neither more nor less than that makes a Christian."
This life therefore is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness, not health, but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished, but it is going on, this is not the end, but it is … Continue reading All Does not Yet Gleam
Obedience appears to me more and more the whole business of life, the only road to love and peace—the cross and the crown in one... What indeed can we imagine Heaven to be but unimpeded obedience. — C.S. Lewis, Letter to Dom Bede Griffiths (1936)
The worst power of an evil mood is this - it makes the bastard self seem in the right, Self, self the end, the goal of human bliss. But if the Christ-self in us be the might Of Saving God, why should I spend my force With a dark thing to reason of the light … Continue reading With a Dark Thing to Reason of the Light?
Every man must read the Word (Jesus) for himself. One may read it in one shape, another and another: all will be right if it be indeed the Word they read, and they read it by the lamp of obedience. He who is willing to do the will of the Father shall know the truth … Continue reading Doers Will Know
To him who obeys, and thus opens the door of his heart, God gives the Spirit of His Son, the Spirit of Himself, to be in him and lead him to the understanding of all truth; the true disciple shall thus always know what he ought to do, though not necessarily what another ought to … Continue reading Him Who Obeys
The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing is to hand over your whole self—all your wishes and precautions to Christ. But it is far easier than what we are all trying to do instead. For what we are trying to do is to remain what we call ‘ourselves,’ to keep personal happiness as our great … Continue reading Self to Christ
Do you ask, 'What is faith in him?' I answer, The leaving of your way, your objects, your self, and the taking of his and him; the leaving of your trust in men, in money, in opinion, in character, in atonement itself, and doing as he tells you. I can find no words strong enough … Continue reading What is Faith in Jesus?
“What have you done this day because it was the will of Christ? Have you dismissed, once dismissed, an anxious thought for the morrow? Have you ministered to any needy soul or body, and kept your right hand from knowing what your left hand did? Have you begun to leave all and follow him? Did … Continue reading What Have You Done This Day?
Obedience is the principle and secret of integrity. Next to his faith in God's promise, instant obedience to the command of God is the outstanding feature of Abraham's witness and proper fear of the Lord. ... 'for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son...' — John Murray