Consecration

The power of a consecrated man
The world has yet to see what God will do with and for and through and in and by the man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him. I will try my utmost to be that man.

Dwight L. Moody

Where is your passion?
“If your heart takes more pleasure in reading novels, or watching TV, or going to the movies, or talking to friends, rather than just sitting
alone with God and embracing Him, sharing His cares and His burdens, weeping and rejoicing with Him, then how are you going to handle forever and ever in His presence...? You’d be bored to tears in heaven, if you’re not ecstatic about God now!”

“ It seems to me that there are but few who really live with a passion for God-especially a passion just to be with Him. Today there is such a noise coming up before the throne of the Most High-the clamor of so-called praise, singing, and joyful shouting. But I wonder if the same people who love to sing and shout, loudly exclaiming the the praises of God, really have such an intense glory in their secret life with the Lord. When the meeting’s over and there’s no one there to listen except the only One who matters, do you still have that same passionate joy in your spirit, just to be alone with the Living God?”

Keith Green quoted http://www.sermonindex.net/mail_si/oldpaths/oldpaths_sept2.pdf

Wake up!
“We must wake ourselves up! Or somebody else will take our place, and bear our cross, and thereby rob us of our crown.”

General William Booth, Quoted http://www.sermonindex.net/mail_si/oldpaths/oldpaths_sept2.pdf

A closer walk with God
“Oh, for closest communion with God, till soul and body, head, face, and heart -shine with Divine brilliancy! But oh! for a holy ignorance of our
shining!”

“Live near to God, and so all things will appear to you little in comparison with eternal realities.”

Robert Murray M'Cheyne, Quoted http://www.sermonindex.net/mail_si/oldpaths/oldpaths_sept2.pdf

Close Communion
“Closet communion needs time for the revelation of God’s presence. It is vain to say, ‘I have too much work to do to find time.’ You must
find time or forfeit blessing. God knows how to save for you the time you sacredly keep for communion with Him.”

“All practical power over sin and over men depends on maintaining closet communion. Those who abide in the secret place with God show themselves mighty to conquer evil, and strong to work and to war for God. They are seers who read His secrets; they know His will; they are the meek whom He guides in judgment and teaches His way. They are His prophets who speak for Him to others, and even forecast things to come. They watch the signs of the times and discern His tokens and read His signals.”

A. T. Pierson, Quoted http://www.sermonindex.net/mail_si/oldpaths/oldpaths_sept2.pdf

God hasn't moved - we have!
Meister Eckhart, a wise medieval spiritual director, once said, “God is at home; it is we who have gone out for a walk.”

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