Wednesday, January 20, 2010


"All who are able to forsake things, to not seek anything for themselves, but to choose the difficult part, have a tremendous power in them, even as Christ had.  Because of that power in Him the Lord Jesus could refuse the evil and choose the good."  (Watchman Nee from The Messenger of the Cross pg. 64)

(Philippians 2: 5 - 8) Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

"It requires great power to be obedient!  If God does not fill your heart first, you will not succeed, no matter how you try externally.  We need to learn to draw near to God daily and receive from heaven both butter and honey (the grace & sweetness of love from the Lord) so that day by day we may live on earth choosing the good and refusing the evil."  (Watchman Nee from The Messenger of the Cross pg. 68).