AUSTRALIAN BIBLE MINISTRIES
“OTHERS MAY … YOU CANNOT!”
“For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”
(2 Corinthians 10:12)
IF GOD HAS
CALLED YOU TO
BE REALLY LIKE JESUS
…. he will draw you into a life of crucifixion and humility and put upon you such demands of obedience, that you will not be able to measure yourself by other Christians, and in many ways, he will seem to let other good people do things which God will never let you do.
CHRISTIANS AND MINISTERS
… who seem very religious and useful, can push themselves, pull wires and work schemes to carry out their Christian goals, but these things you simply cannot do. Others may boast of their work or their writings or their success, but the Holy Ghost will not allow you to do any such thing, and if you ever try it, God will lead you into some deep mortification that will make you despise yourself and all your good works.
BE ALLOWED TO SUCCEED
… in making money, but most likely God will keep you poor, because God wants you to have something far better than gold, namely, a helpless dependence on him and the joy of seeing him supply your needs day by day out of an unseen spiritual treasury.
MAY LET OTHERS BE HONOURED
… and keep you hidden and unappreciated because God wants to produce some choice, fragrant fruit for his coming glory, which can only be produced in the shade. God may let others do a work for him and get the credit for it, but God will make you work on and on without others knowing how much you are doing; and then, to make your work still more precious, God may let others get the credit for the work which you have done, and thus make your reward ten times greater when Jesus comes.
GHOST WILL REBUKE YOU FOR LITTLE WORDS
… or deeds or even feelings, or for wasting your time, which other Christians never seem to be concerned about, but you must make up your mind that God is Almighty and he has a right to do whatever he pleases with his own. God may not explain to you a thousand things which puzzle your reason in the way he deals with you, but if you will just submit yourself to him in all things, he will wrap you up in a jealous love and bestow upon you many blessings which come only to those who are very near to his heart.
SETTLE IT THEN
… that God is to have the privilege of tying your tongue, or chaining your hand, or closing your eyes, in ways that he does not seem to use with others. Now, when you are so possessed with the living God that your secret heart becomes pleased and delighted with this peculiar, personal, private, jealous guardianship and management of the Holy Ghost over your life, then you will have entered the very vestibule of heaven itself.
G.D. Watson (1845-1924)
**** **** Dear Reader, please read on …
Dear Reader, please read on …
AUSTRALIAN BIBLE MINISTRIES