Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more. —Hebrews 8:12 This thought seems too good to be true. You may think, “That may be fine for you, but you don’t know my sins. I did things you just wouldn’t believe.” But What God is essentially saying is, “I am no longer going to hold your sin against you, because my Son has paid for it at the cross. When God forgives our sin, He intends for that forgiveness to be eternal! It is not in the nature of God to drag up forgiven sins and point them out to us, instead, He views us as justified- Just as if we haven’t sinned.
Get into the habit of saying, “Speak, Lord,” and life will become a romance. Every time circumstances press, say, “Speak, Lord”; make time to listen. Chastening is more than a means of discipline, it is meant to get me to the place of saying, “Speak, Lord.”
Mi vida personal puede estar colmada de pequeños incidentes sin importancia, totalmente inadvertidos e insignificantes. Pero si obedezco a Jesucristo en las circunstancias aparentemente fortuitas, éstas se convertirán en pequeños orificios a través de los cuales veo el rostro de Dios. Y cuando me halle cara a cara con él, descubriré que por mi obediencia miles fueron bendecidos.
The curse of much modern religion is that it makes us so desperately interested in ourselves, so overweeningly concerned about our own whiteness. Jesus Christ was absolutely interested in God, and the saint is to be a simple, unaffected, natural human being in dwelt by the Spirit of God. If the saint is paying attention to the Source, Jesus Christ, out of him and unconsciously to him are flowing the rivers of living water wherever he goes.
At times God puts us through the discipline of darkness to teach us to heed Him. Song birds are taught to sing in the dark, and we are put into the shadow of God’s hand until we learn to hear Him…Watch where God puts you into darkness, and when you are there keep your mouth shut. Are you in the dark just now in your circumstances, or in your life with God? Then remain quiet…When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message for someone else when you get into the light.