Go After God ( by Fenny West)

Go After God.

Live in His Word.

Love His presence,

Without pretence.

 

Cherish His Voice.

Make Him your choice.

Come to Him daily.

Yield to Him truly.

 

Follow as He leads

To pastures, green field.

Lie down and feed

Until you’re filled.

 

Forage not in the mud.

Hold tight to His Word;

Let it light your path

And impart to you, strength.

 

5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.  Deut, 6:5-8

4 One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple.
Ps27:4

20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;
22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.
23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. Prov4:20-23

42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42

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Becoming His Dwelling Place ( by Fenny West)

Becoming His dwelling place

Only comes by divine grace

As you lose yourself into Him

and surrender your all to Him.

 

When you daily seek His face

And delight in the secret place;

When His word dwells in you richly;

You will hear His voice clearly.

 

Rivers of living water will flow

Carrying you wherever you go

And you will be His hands and feet

And through you many will be made complete.

13   “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

14        “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matt5:13-16

7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. John15:7

You Will See Beyond the Seen ( by Fenny West)

You will See Beyond the Seen

I stooped so low

Showing you the way

To beat the foe

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So learn from Me

The ropes of heights

To rise from depths.

 

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Emptied Myself

To fill you full

To live the life.

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I washed your feet

To wash others’ feet

As fishers of men.

 

in Christ what have and are

I took your place

On the cruel cross

So you can cross.

 

I paid the price

That you couldn’t pay

So I made the way.

 

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Now give Me first place

And you will see

Beyond the seen.

 

9     But as it is written:

       ” Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,

       Nor have entered into the heart of man

       The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

1Cor2:9

Send an ‘SOS’ to the Saviour ( by C.H. Spurgeon)

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Matthew 14:30
Beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

Sinking times are praying times with the Lord’s servants. Peter neglected prayer at starting upon his venturous journey, but when he began to sink his danger made him a suppliant, and his cry though late was not too late. In our hours of bodily pain and mental anguish, we find ourselves as naturally driven to prayer as the wreck is driven upon the shore by the waves. The fox hies to its hole for protection; the bird flies to the wood for shelter; and even so the tried believer hastens to the mercy seat for safety. Heaven’s great harbour of refuge is All-prayer; thousands of weather-beaten vessels have found a haven there, and the moment a storm comes on, it is wise for us to make for it with all sail. Short prayers are long enough. There were but three words in the petition which Peter gasped out, but they were sufficient for his purpose. Not length but strength is desirable. A sense of need is a mighty teacher of brevity. If our prayers had less of the tail feathers of pride and more wing they would be all the better. Verbiage is to devotion as chaff to the wheat. Precious things lie in small compass, and all that is real prayer in many a long address might have been uttered in a petition as short as that of Peter. Our extremities are the Lord’s opportunities. Immediately a keen sense of danger forces an anxious cry from us the ear of Jesus hears, and with Him ear and heart go together, and the hand does not long linger. At the last moment we appeal to our Master, but His swift hand makes up for our delays by instant and effectual action. Are we nearly engulfed by the boisterous waters of affliction? Let us then lift up our souls unto our Saviour, and we may rest assured that He will not suffer us to perish. When we can do nothing Jesus can do all things; let us enlist His powerful aid upon our side, and all will be well.

Strength in Weakness ( by C.H.Spurgeon)

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2 Corinthians 12:9

For my strength is made perfect in weakness.

A primary qualification for serving God with any amount of success, and for doing God’s work well and triumphantly, is a sense of our own weakness. When God’s warrior marches forth to battle, strong in his own might, when he boasts, “I know that I shall conquer, my own right arm and my conquering sword shall get unto me the victory,” defeat is not far distant. God will not go forth with that man who marches in his own strength. He who reckoneth on victory thus has reckoned wrongly, for “it is not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” They who go forth to fight, boasting of their prowess, shall return with their gay banners trailed in the dust, and their armour stained with disgrace. Those who serve God must serve Him in His own way, and in His strength, or He will never accept their service. That which man doth, unaided by divine strength, God can never own. The mere fruits of the earth He casteth away; He will only reap that corn, the seed of which was sown from heaven, watered by grace, and ripened by the sun of divine love. God will empty out all that thou hast before He will put His own into thee; He will first clean out thy granaries before He will fill them with the finest of the wheat. The river of God is full of water; but not one drop of it flows from earthly springs. God will have no strength used in His battles but the strength which He Himself imparts. Are you mourning over your own weakness? Take courage, for there must be a consciousness of weakness before the Lord will give thee victory. Your emptiness is but the preparation for your being filled, and your casting down is but the making ready for your lifting up.

“When I am weak then am I strong,

Grace is my shield and Christ my song.”

That I May Know Him…

Charles H. Spurgeon

“We would see Jesus.”John 12:21

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Evermore the worldling’s cry is, “Who will show us any good?” He seeks satisfaction in earthly comforts, enjoyments, and riches. But the quickened sinner knows of only one good. “O that I knew where I might find Him !” When he is truly awakened to feel his guilt, if you could pour the gold of India at his feet, he would say, “Take it away: I want to find Him .” It is a blessed thing for a man, when he has brought his desires into a focus, so that they all centre in one object. When he has fifty different desires, his heart resembles a mere of stagnant water, spread out into a marsh, breeding miasma and pestilence; but when all his desires are brought into one channel, his heart becomes like a river of pure water, running swiftly to fertilize the fields. Happy is he who hath one desire, if that one desire be set on Christ, though it may not yet have been realized. If Jesus be a soul’s desire, it is a blessed sign of divine work within. Such a man will never be content with mere ordinances. He will say, “I want Christ; I must have him—mere ordinances are of no use to me; I want himself; do not offer me these; you offer me the empty pitcher, while I am dying of thirst; give me water, or I die. Jesus is my soul’s desire. I would see Jesus!”

Is this thy condition, my reader, at this moment? Hast thou but one desire, and is that after Christ? Then thou art not far from the kingdom of heaven. Hast thou but one wish in thy heart, and that one wish that thou mayst be washed from all thy sins in Jesus’ blood? Canst thou really say, “I would give all I have to be a Christian; I would give up everything I have and hope for, if I might but feel that I have an interest in Christ?” Then, despite all thy fears, be of good cheer, the Lord loveth thee, and thou shalt come out into daylight soon, and rejoice in the liberty wherewith Christ makes men free.

Not Carnality but Christ Alone

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Not Carnality but Christ Alone

Let Him seat on the royal throne

And in all things giving Him first place

Seeking His face to obtain His grace.

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Seating with Him in heavenly place

After dying with Him on the cross

Because we were raised with Him by grace

And so He turns all our minuses to plus.

 

 let love rule

For He clothed us with Himself in God

After washing us with His precious word

Empowered us to put off the old man

And put on the New, following His plan.

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With the mind of Christ we think like Him

With the Spirit within we rise with Him

With the word abiding, we conform to Him

Surrendered to Him and living for Him.

Colossians 3:

Not Carnality but Christ

1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.

2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

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Quicken Us, O Lord!

Charles H. Spurgeon

“Thou hast left thy first love.”Revelation 2:4

Ever to be remembered is that best and brightest of hours, when first we saw the Lord, lost our burden, received the roll of promise, rejoiced in full salvation, and went on our way in peace. It was spring time in the soul; the winter was past; the mutterings of Sinai’s thunders were hushed; the flashings of its lightnings were no more perceived; God was beheld as reconciled; the law threatened no vengeance, justice demanded no punishment.

Then the flowers appeared in our heart; hope, love, peace, and patience sprung from the sod; the hyacinth of repentance, the snowdrop of pure holiness, the crocus of golden faith, the daffodil of early love, all decked the garden of the soul. The time of the singing of birds was come, and we rejoiced with thanksgiving; we magnified the holy name of our forgiving God, and our resolve was, “Lord, I am thine, wholly thine; all I am, and all I have, I would devote to thee.Thou hast bought me with thy blood — let me spend myself and be spent in thy service. In life and in death let me be consecrated to thee.”

 

How have we kept this resolve? Our espousal love burned with a holy flame of devoutedness to Jesus — is it the same now? Might not Jesus well say to us, “I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love”? Alas! it is but little we have done for our Master’s glory. Our winter has lasted all too long. We are as cold as ice when we should feel a summer’s glow and bloom with sacred flowers. We give to God pence when he deserveth pounds, nay, deserveth our heart’s blood to be coined in the service of his church and of his truth.

But shall we continue thus? O Lord, after thou hast so richly blessed us, shall we be ungrateful and become indifferent to thy good cause and work? O quicken us that we may return to our first love, and do our first works! Send us a genial spring, O Sun of Righteousness.

Walking in the Light

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Is the way of Life.

Does not come by might

But through surrender

To the Word of Life.

Walking in the night

Will surely bring death,

And what a great plight!

Oh, what a plunder!

Darkness deals sure death.

So let’s walk in Love;

Walk in obedience

Like light from above

Then comes His presence

With fullness of Joy.

The Test of Knowing Him

3     Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.

4     He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

5     But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

6     He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

7     Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning.

8     Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.

9     He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now.

10   He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him.

11   But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

1John2:5-11

©Fenny West2013

 

 

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