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Beacon

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Re: The Desire of Ages--38--Come Rest Awhile
« Reply #80 on: November 14, 2021, 06:36:05 AM »
"As activity increases and men become successful in doing any work for God, there is danger of trusting to human plans and methods. There is a tendency to pray less, and to have less faith."

"Like the disciples, we are in danger of losing sight of our dependence on God, and seeking to make a savior of our activity. 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."

As we move into another precious day of life with Jesus and endeavor to tell and demonstrate His love to others may we always remember to put Jesus first and foremost in all that we do or say. May the words of this song remind us....."That without Jesus we can do nothing."

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"Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

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Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

3
Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips, and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.

4
Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose.

5
Take my will, and make it Thine;
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart; it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne.

6
Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure-store.
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee."

Lyrics:Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)
Music:Henri Abraham Cesar Malan (1787-1864





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Beacon

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Re: The Desire of Ages--38--Come Rest Awhile
« Reply #81 on: February 08, 2022, 08:12:51 PM »
"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. 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."

It is impossible to " GIVE " what we haven't RECEIVED! We MUST come part and spend time with Jesus   

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Take time to be holy,
speak oft with thy Lord;
abide in him always,
and feed on his word.
Make friends of Godís children,
help those who are weak,
forgetting in nothing
his blessing to seek.

2
Take time to be holy,
the world rushes on;
spend much time in secret
with Jesus alone.
By looking to Jesus,
like him thou shalt be;
thy friends in thy conduct
his likeness shall see.

3
Take time to be holy,
let him be thy guide,
and run not before him,
whatever betide.
In joy or in sorrow,
still follow the Lord,
and, looking to Jesus,
still trust in his word.

4
Take time to be holy,
be calm in thy soul,
each thought and each motive
beneath his control.
Thus led by his spirit
to fountains of love,
thou soon shalt be fitted
for service above.

Words byM.D. Longstaff 1882-1894
Music by George C. Stebbins 1846-1945

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Dorine

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Re: The Desire of Ages--38--Come Rest Awhile
« Reply #82 on: February 09, 2022, 06:44:41 AM »
"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."

No matter our circumstances we may be in an attitude of continual communion with God. I took note of where it said that Jesus supplicated the throne of God TILL His humanity was charged with a heavenly current.  Do we plan time with God where we can pour out our heart to Him uninterrupted by distractions until we know that we have received a special measure of heavenly strength to face the day? Then throughout the day as we interact with others many silent prayers are ascending to heaven. It's a magnificent relationship God has with those who know Him. Not only do we receive benefit from this relationship but it will be a blessing to all those around us.
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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« Reply #83 on: February 09, 2022, 07:24:26 AM »
Amen, Brother Beacon and Sister Dorine!

Where do we find true rest?

"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." {The Desire of Ages, page 363, paragraph 3}

When we surrender the whole heart to Jesus and commune with Him, with nature and with our own hearts, we find rest in His divine presence through receiving the personal application of His word to our lives. As we experience the depth of true conversion, all of the fruits of the Spirit without one missing will be seen in our lives, for Christ also empowers us to affectionately obey God from the heart He renews by divine grace! Such a life will bless others!
"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 #84 on: February 09, 2022, 06:55:15 PM »
Amen! We all came to the same conclusion, if we would trust in Jesus, turn to Him continually, He would not let us down. He would be our continual Helper
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 If today we would take time to go to Jesus and tell Him our needs, we should not be disappointed; He would be at our right hand to help us. We need more simplicity, more trust and confidence in our Saviour. He whose name is called "The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace;" He of whom it is written, "The government shall be upon His shoulder," is the Wonderful Counselor. We are invited to ask wisdom of Him. He "giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not." Isaiah 9:6; James 1:5.
     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.

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Re: The Desire of Ages--38--Come Rest Awhile
« Reply #85 on: May 06, 2022, 08:16:52 PM »
"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."

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."

It is Satan's aim to keep us so BUSY that we do not take the time to listen to the Voice of the Holy Spirit. Someone said that the word BUSY could be looked at like this....Being Under Satan's Yoke. God's Word says in   Psalm 46:10
"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth."
I want to follow the Word of God -- Don't You?


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Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His word;
Just to rest upon His promise;
Just to know, Thus saith the Lord.
    Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him,
How Iíve proved Him oíer and oíer,
Jesus, Jesus, Precious Jesus!
  O for grace to trust Him more.
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O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
Just in simple faith to plunge me,
íNeath the healing, cleansing flood.
3
Yes, ítis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life, and rest, and joy, and peace.
4
Iím so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.

Lyrics:Louisa M. R. Stead (circa 1850-1917)
Music:William James Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)


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Re: The Desire of Ages--38--Come Rest Awhile
« Reply #86 on: May 07, 2022, 04:26:17 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 the experience of every converted soul.  Less time on self and more time for Jesus. I want to be a fragrance that will reach the world for Jesus.
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

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Re: The Desire of Ages--38--Come Rest Awhile
« Reply #87 on: May 07, 2022, 07:36:24 AM »
Amen my brother and sister!  How could we not want to share this wonderful news!   We are promised a changed life and told how to obtain it.  It is through communion with God that we know Him more and more. The things of this world can block His still small voice.

   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. 


And when we are filled with living water, we too may be a blessing to humanity and give much glory to our God. Thank you Jesus for your undying love! Continue to speak to us that we might have love, joy, and peace amid the intense activities of life.
Jesus receives His reward when we reflect His character, the fruits of the Spirit......We deny Jesus His reward when we do not.

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Re: The Desire of Ages--38--Come Rest Awhile
« Reply #88 on: August 01, 2022, 08:00:21 PM »
"Jesus says to those who are worn and weary."

"Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. Mark 6:31

"It is not wise to be always under the strain of work and excitement..."

"Even in ministering to men's spiritual needs "


"In this way personal piety is neglected, and the powers of mind and soul and body are overtaxed."

"Self-denial is required of the disciples of Christ, and sacrifices must be made."

"But care must also be exercised lest through their overzeal Satan may take advantage of the weakness of humanity, and the work of God may be marred."


Here we see excellent, balanced counsel being given to "ALL" There is a time to Pray and Study, and there is a time to Seek and Save the Lost. But there is also a time for rest to recharge. There is good counsel in the old adage "You can't give what you haven't got."

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"Jesus, keep me near the cross,
  There a precious fountain,
Free to allóa healing stream,
  Flows from Calvíryís mountain.
    In the cross, in the cross,
  Be my glory ever;
From the cross my ransomed soul
    Nothing then shall sever.
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Near the cross, a trembling soul,
  Love and mercy found me;
There the Bright and Morning Star
  Sheds its beams around me.
3
Near the cross! O Lamb of God,
  Bring its scenes before me;
Help me walk from day to day,
  With its shadow oíer me.
4
Near the cross Iíll watch and wait,
  Hoping, trusting ever,
Till I see my Saviorís face,
  Leave His presence never."

Lyrics:Fanny Jane Crosby (1820-1915)
Music:William Howard Doane (1832-1915)


 
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Pastor Sean Brizendine

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« Reply #89 on: August 02, 2022, 05:07:58 AM »
Amen, Brother Beacon!!

What a blessing it is to truly "rest" in the presence of Jesus. Such rest is restorative and rejuvenating, not selfish and narrowing! As we commune with Christ in sincerity, He graciously speaks to us of His infinite love! Let us rest in the Lord today and be open to the souls we are given the opportunity to bless as we abide in Jesus. Such restful union and communion as the result of true conversion will be revealed in all of the fruits of the Spirit without one missing as we gladly obey God's law of love!

"The rest which Christ and His disciples took was not self-indulgent rest. The time they spent in retirement was not devoted to pleasure seeking. They talked together regarding the work of God, and the possibility of bringing greater efficiency to the work. The disciples had been with Christ, and could understand Him; to them He need not talk in parables. He corrected their errors, and made plain to them the right way of approaching the people. He opened more fully to them the precious treasures of divine truth. They were vitalized by divine power, and inspired with hope and courage." {The Desire of Ages, page 361, paragraph 3} 

As Jesus works in us to will and to do of His good pleasure, He calls us to come with Him into the restful scenes of nature where we can be truly happy in His love; in gaining a deeper experience with Him in His word, we are better prepared to reach souls around us as they see that we have truly been with 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}