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Monday, September 03, 2007

DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT MONDAY – A HEART STARTER #46.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. – Heb 12:1-2.

Real Christianity by A. W. Pink.

Alas, how very little real Christianity there is in the world today! Christianity consists in being conformed unto the image of God's Son “…fixing our eyes on Jesus…” constantly, trustfully, submissively, lovingly, the heart occupied with the example which Christ has left me, just in proportion as I am living upon Him and drawing from His fullness, am I realizing the ideal He has set before me.

In Him is the power, from Him must be received the strength for running “…with perseverance…” or steadfast perseverance, the race.

Genuine Christianity is a life lived in communion with Christ: a life lived by faith, as His was; For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.-Phil 1:21; I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. - Gal. 2:20. Christ living in me and through me.

Wow! Now that our hearts are beating regularly, let’s consider what we have just read over a cup of Java, and ask the Lord to help us by the power of the Holy Spirit, to realise real Christianity, Christ living in us and through us!

Loving Father, I thank you for the beautiful weekend that I have just had. Help me by the power of the Holy Spirit to start off this week, by taking on board, some of the advice and inspirations that I have just read. In the wonderful and mighty name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Be encouraged!
GBYAY

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