Tuesday, 6 January 2009

My only struggle is the struggle not to struggle. . .

Came across some choice sayings this evening. Thought whoever might come across this blog would enjoy them as much as I. . .

"Jesus declare,"All power has been given unto me in heaven and in
(Matt 28:18) Is this true? If it is, how much power has the devil got?"

Gee wilikers. How sound is that?! Jesus has all power. Yippee! How reassuring and emboldening is that?!!

"By glory we mean credit due. God cannot share the glory because all
things are of Him and him alone. He would virtually deny Himself. This
he cannot do(2Tim. 2:13). If only half the work is God's then only half
the credit is Gods; but if all the work is God's then all the glory is God's!"

So then, glory is what it is. When man tries to deny the glory of God it truly is the same as denying God. It is who God is. It is a deceived person who tries to touch His Glory. Impossible for God to deny Himself.

"For twenty-five years I tried, like a good Christian, to carry out the
of the Sermon on the Mount and found that I couldn't do it; I failed!
I gave it up in disgust and decided to leave the Sermon of the Mount up
the Mount. It was some years later that I discovered that the Christian
life isn't hard to live; it's impossible to live, and only Jesus can live
it. Then I recognized that my only struggle was the struggle not to

Therein lies the rub. We can't do it.

Therein lies the rest. We can't do it.

Therein lies the joy. Jesus did it all for us!

Therein lies the oxymoron. Strive to enter the Rest.

Pride has no room to stand at the feet of Jesus.

No self effort is required. Only selflessness in the truest sense of the word. "It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me."

Therein lies the truth. Jesus blood shed for us was enough. "Christ in Me, the hope of glory."

What you believe defines you. And if you believe the truth then all the better, for it can't be taken from you. If one clings to the lies, then how troublesome will it be when the lies are revealed and destroyed. AKA building your house upon the rock vs building your house upon the sand. . .

(All 3 quotes were taken from Arthur Burt's book "Surrender, your key to Spiritual Success")


  1. YES!

    The struggle to rest...but even that becomes less of an issue in light of His audacious, extravagant love. We relax into the arms of the one's we trust. Enjoy His love.

    ps~ You're a neat person. I like you. :)

  2. Can't deny that! What you say is true, yet again.

    I have to say that I really enjoy your blogs for you too are a really neat person, and I find the blogs so real and so encouraging. I am glad we "met"!