A certain lady told a Pastor of her sad upbringing.
“It’s a sad story she said. I was brought up by a
father who was given to drinking. I used to sit by his side while he
spirits, and he would open my little mouth, and taking the half-melted
sugar from the spirits, would put it in my mouth.
I loved it so much, that sometimes I would touch his
arm and he would give me just a little spoonful of the cursed liquor.
Before I was of age I was a hopeless drunkard and lived upon the streets in shame. I do not suppose
there could have been a more wretched creature on God’s earth. I had
delirium tremens, but my life was spared, and I continued in abject
until a dear sister in Christ pointed me to the Saviour. I came to him
delivered me from my sin and shame. Hallelujah, what a Saviour.”
She added: “It is like a terrible nightmare from which
I have awakened. I can hardly believe I am the same person.”
So the Pastor said to her “I am often speaking to
young people, many of them want to know the way of deliverance. You
had many evil habits and very strong passions. You must have had a
corrupt mind after that life of shame.”
“Tell me” he said “if you would, how you were
delivered from it all after you were reconciled to God by having Jesus
as your Saviour.
Tell me your secret. How do you continue in this happy
liberty and joy?”
Her reply was “I can tell you in a word – prompt
The Pastor never forgot how she said the words “prompt
obedience!” She added “God gave me the light and I walked in it and I
Dear Reader, do you want to be free from the power of
Then obey from the heart, and as you walk in prompt
obedience of faith, you will be made a free and happy person. God’s
or woman, made free from the power of sin!
of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your
hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:7).
HARNESS OF THE LORD”