There is so much good in this book it is hard to pull out just a few things to highlight. For the Christian who feels that their walk with God is lackThere is so much good in this book it is hard to pull out just a few things to highlight. For the Christian who feels that their walk with God is lacking, there are rich answers here. Here are some of my favorite quotes:
"Now He waits to show Himself in ravishing fulness to the humble of soul and the pure in heart."
"God was our original habitat and our hearts cannot but feel at home when they enter again that ancient and beautiful abode."
"We are often hindered from giving up our treasures to the Lord out of fear for their safety...Everything is safe which we commit to Him, and nothing is really safe which is not so committed."
"We must invite the cross to do its deadly work within us...Insist that the work be done in very truth and it will be done. The cross is rough and it is deadly, but it is effective. It does not keep its victim hanging there forever. There comes a moment when its work is finished and the suffering victim dies. After that is resurrection glory and power, and the pain is forgotten for joy that the veil is taken away and we have entered in actual spiritual experience the presence of the living God."...more
"'Above all, taking the shield of faith.' Faith is unbreakable confidence in the Personality of God, not in His powerSo many gems in this little book!
"'Above all, taking the shield of faith.' Faith is unbreakable confidence in the Personality of God, not in His power.There are some things over which we may lose faith if we have confidence in God's power only. There is so much that looks like the mighty power of God that is not. We must have confidence in God over and above everything He may do, and stand in confidence that His character is unsullied. Faith stands under all tests--'Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.'"
"God always keeps the minds of His children open with wonder, with open-eyed expectancy for Him to come in where He likes. . .Have you got the wonder in your heart tonight, my brother, or are you sighing, 'Thank God I have managed to squeeze enough grace out of God to last through this day'? Blessed by the Name of God, all the unsearchable riches of Christ are at your disposal!"
"God has trusted you in the most intimate way He could trust you, with an absolute silence, not of despair but of pleasure, because He saw you could stand a much bigger revelation than you had at the time. . . Jesus stayed where He was (after being called by Mary and Martha)--a positive staying, because He loved them. Did they get Lazarus back? They got infinitely more; they got to know the greatest truth mortal beings ever knew--that Jesus Christ is the Resurrection and the Life. . .Remember that Jesus Christ's silences are always signs that He knows we can stand a bigger revelation than we think we can."
"God does not exists to answer our prayers, but by our prayers we come to discern the mind of God, and that is declared in John xvii, 'That they may be one, even as We are one.' Am I as close to Jesus as that? God will not leave me alone until I am. God has one prayer He must answer, and that is the prayer of Jesus Christ. It does not matter how imperfect or immature a disciple may be, if he will hang in, that prayer will be answered."
"Every man carries his kingdom within and no one knows what is taking place in another's kingdom. 'No one understands me!' Of course they don't, each one of us is a mystery. There is only One Who understands you, and that is God. Hand yourself over to Him."...more
A great set of devotions on Psalm 27. Tripp's mixture of poetry and prose is beautiful, comforting, wise and encouraging. Highly recommended for thoseA great set of devotions on Psalm 27. Tripp's mixture of poetry and prose is beautiful, comforting, wise and encouraging. Highly recommended for those in a season of difficulty. ...more