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Beacon

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Re: The Desire of Ages--38--Come Rest Awhile
« Reply #40 on: June 30, 2019, 11:18:05 AM »
"We need to look constantly to Jesus, realizing that it is His power which does the work. While we are to labor earnestly for the salvation of the lost, we must also take time for meditation, for prayer, and for the study of the word of God. Only the work accomplished with much prayer, and sanctified by the merit of Christ, will in the end prove to have been efficient for good."
   
I think the words of the song " Breathe on Me, Breath of God " should be a reminder of what Jesus said..
" Without Me Ye Can Do Nothing."

Breathe on me, Breath of God, Fill me with life anew, That I may love what Thous dost love, And do what Thou wouldst do.
Breathe on me, Breath of God, Until my heart is pure, Until with thee - I will one will, To do and to endure.
Breathe on me, Breath of God, Till I am wholly Thine, Until this earthly part of me Glows  with Thy fire divine.
Breathe on me, Breath of God, So shall I constant be, and live by Thee, the perfect life of Thine eternity.


"Everyone needs to have a personal experience in obtaining a knowledge of the will of God. We must individually hear Him speaking to the heart. When every other voice is hushed, and in quietness we wait before Him, the silence of the soul makes more distinct the voice of God. He bids us, "Be still, and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10. Here alone can true rest be found.  And this is the effectual preparation for all who labor for God. Amid the hurrying throng, and the strain of life's intense activities, the soul that is thus refreshed will be surrounded with an atmosphere of light and peace. The life will breathe out fragrance, and will reveal a divine power that will reach men's hearts."
Look up and listen for the shout.

Dorine

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Re: The Desire of Ages--38--Come Rest Awhile
« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2019, 05:32:32 AM »
"In all who are under the training of God is to be revealed a life that is not in harmony with the world, its customs, or its practices; and everyone needs to have a personal experience in obtaining a knowledge of the will of God. We must individually hear Him speaking to the heart. When every other voice is hushed, and in quietness we wait before Him, the silence of the soul makes more distinct the voice of God. He bids us, "Be still, and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10. Here alone can true rest be found.  And this is the effectual preparation for all who labor for God. Amid the hurrying throng, and the strain of life's intense activities, the soul that is thus refreshed will be surrounded with an atmosphere of light and peace. The life will breathe out fragrance, and will reveal a divine power that will reach men's hearts."

This is such a beautiful expression of what a life connected to Jesus is like. It can only happen as we daily commit our lives to Jesus and by beholding Him we become like Him. Not because of any merit on my part but because it is a free gift from a God of love and mercy.
But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press  toward the mark. Phil. 3:13,14

Pastor Sean Brizendine

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Re: The Desire of Ages--38--Come Rest Awhile
« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2019, 07:19:21 AM »
Amen, Brother Beacon and Sister Dorine! We may experience what Jesus did by living faith and joyful surrender to Him!

"In Christ the cry of humanity reached the Father of infinite pity. As a man He supplicated the throne of God till His humanity was charged with a heavenly current that should connect humanity with divinity. Through continual communion He received life from God, that He might impart life to the world. His experience is to be ours." {The Desire of Ages, page 363, paragraph 1}

Let us always be in communion with God, through beholding the loveliness of Jesus! 
"When we live by faith on the Son of God, the fruits of the Spirit will be seen in our lives; not one will be missing." {The Desire of Ages, 676.4}

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Re: The Desire of Ages--38--Come Rest Awhile
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2019, 09:29:05 AM »
Amen Pastor Sean! In order to receive advanced light from God, we must be reconciled with Him. What a blessing to read all of the posts this morning! We may give and receive counsel, but it is a personal matter as to what to do. We must know the voice of God. We must hear that "still small voice" speaking to us. We need to wait on the Lord before we move forward when having to make important decisions.

     In all who are under the training of God is to be revealed a life that is not in harmony with the world, its customs, or its practices; and everyone needs to have a personal experience in obtaining a knowledge of the will of God. We must individually hear Him speaking to the heart. When every other voice is hushed, and in quietness we wait before Him, the silence of the soul makes more distinct the voice of God. He bids us, "Be still, and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10. Here alone can true rest be found.  And this is the effectual preparation for all who labor for God. Amid the hurrying throng, and the strain of life's intense activities, the soul that is thus refreshed will be surrounded with an atmosphere of light and peace. The life will breathe out fragrance, and will reveal a divine power that will reach men's hearts. 
Jesus receives His reward when we reflect His character, the fruits of the Spirit......We deny Jesus His reward when we do not.