Josh Brage

Today’s Daily Reading
September 20, 2005, 11:57 am
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This was my morning devotional reading, some interesting things.

“The expression of Christian character is not good doing, but God-likeness. If the Spirit of God has transformed you within, you will exhibit Divine characteristics in your life, not good human characteristics. God’s life expresses itself as God’s life, not as human life trying to be godly. The secret of a Christian is that the supernatural is made natural to him by the grace of God and the experience of this works out in the practical details of life, not in times of communion with God. When we come in contact with things that create a buzz, we find to our amazement that we have power to keep wonderfully poised in the center of it all.” – (Oswald Chambers; My Utmost for His Highest, Sept. 20)

“Who can say, ‘I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin.’?” Proverbs 20:9

“The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart (inner rooms of his belly.)” Proverbs 20:27

In Jesus’ explanation of the Parable of the Sower He shows us the three warring elements that are trying to steal the Word from our hearts. They increase in power and threat. First, the seed that falls on the wayside, Satan snatches up. Next the seed that falls on stony ground is burned out by the world. Finally, the seed that falls on thorny ground is choked out by our own flesh, ourselves. – My understanding. (Mark 4:13>)

“But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.” – Mark 5:33 – sounds like she was working out her salvation. Might be a good way for us to go about it as well.


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