Jottings – Radical Faith

Jottings

What a lowering of the life of faith it is to confine it to the question of temporal supplies! No doubt it is a very blessed and a very real thing to trust God for everything; but the life of faith has a far higher and wider range than mere bodily wants. It embraces all that in any wise concerns us, in body, soul, and spirit. To live by faith is to walk with God; to cling to Him; to lean on Him; to draw from His exhaustless springs; to find all our resources in Him; and to have Him as a perfect covering for our eyes and a satisfying object for our hearts — to know Him as our only resource in all difficulties, and in all our trials. It is to be absolutely, completely, and continually shut up to Him; to be undividedly dependent upon Him, apart from and above every creature confidence, every human hope, and every earthly expectation.

C. H. Mackintosh, “Living By Faith”, http://www.stempublishing.com/authors/mackintosh/Bk6/LIVINGBY.html Accessed on April 24, 2012.

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Jottings – Radical Discipleship

Jottings

“So likewise, whoever does not forsake all that he has cannot be my disciple” Luke 14:33.

To be a disciple of the Lord Jesus, one must forsake all. This is the unmistakable meaning of the words of the Savior. No matter how much we might object to such an “extreme” demand, no matter how much we might rebel against such an “impossible” and “unwise” policy, the fact remains that this is the Word of the Lord, and He means what He says.

William MacDonald, True Discipleship, Port Colborne, ON: Gospel Folio Press, 2003. p. 17.

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