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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May 12, 2010

glow with responsive love

“The secret of walking closely with Christ,
and working successfully for Him,
is to fully realize that we are His beloved.
Let us but feel that
He has set His heart upon us,
that He is watching us
from those heavens with tender interest,
that He is working out the mystery
of our lives with solicitude and fondness,
that He is following us day by day
as a mother follows her babe
in his first attempt to walk alone,
that He has set His love upon us,
and, in spite of ourselves,
is working out for us
His highest will and blessing,
as far as we will let Him,
and then nothing can discourage us.
Our hearts will glow with responsive love.
Our faith will spring to meet His mighty promises,
and our sacrifices shall become
the very luxuries of love for one so dear.
This was the secret of John's spirit.
‘We have known and believed the love that God hath to us.’
And the heart that has fully learned this
has found the secret of
unbounded faith and enthusiastic service.”
- A. B. Simpson

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