Sanctification

Maturity Takes Time – DL Moody

Maturity Takes Time – DL Moody

Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:18

Although you may be born again, it will require time to become a full-grown Christian. Justification is instantaneous, but sanctification is a lifework. We are to grow in wisdom. We are to add grace to grace. A tree may be perfect in its first year of growth, but it has not attained its maturity. So with the Christian: he may be a true child of God, but not a matured Christian.

– DL Moody –
from Day by Day with DL Moody

The Way of Christ – Amy Carmichael

The Way of Christ – Amy Carmichael

Are we going in the way Christ has gone, or are we only talking and praying and singing about it?  What about likes and dislikes? What about choices? What about Self? Christ’s way is the way that says “No” to the “I” that rises up so often and in its many different disguises. “If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself (say “No” to himself), and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” 

– Amy Carmichael –

Charles Spurgeon’s One Prayer

Charles Spurgeon’s One Prayer

I have now concentrated all my prayers into one, and that one prayer is this, that I may die to self, and live wholly to him.

– Charles H. Spurgeon –

Mirroring Christ – Robert Murray M’Cheyne

Mirroring Christ – Robert Murray M’Cheyne

Our soul should be a mirror of Christ; we should reflect every feature: for every grace in Christ there should be a counterpart in us.

– Robert Murray M’Cheyne –
from a letter he wrote February 26, 1840

God, Go With Me – David Livingstone

God, Go With Me – David Livingstone

God, send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. And sever any tie in my heart except the tie that binds my heart to Yours.”

– David Livingstone –

A People Consecrated to God – John Wesley

Oh that God would give me the thing which I long for! That … I may see a people wholly devoted to God, crucified to the world, and the world crucified to them. A people truly given up to God in body, soul and substance! How cheerfully would I then say, “Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.”

– John Wesley –