Thursday, September 11, 2008

IMITATION OF CHRIST: Meditation of the day...

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Loving Jesus Above All Things (PART TWO)

Your Beloved is such that He will not accept what belongs to another -- He wants your heart for Himself alone, to be enthroned therein as King in His own right. If you but knew how to free yourself entirely from all creatures, Jesus would gladly dwell within you. (I heard an amazing women speak the other day about how Christ really has given us everything, our family, our processions, so when we give those things to him, he is happy. It is our FREEDOM that is ours and the one real gift we can give over to him. Sometimes free will comes back to bite me, and I am ashamed at my true self coming through...Oh, Lord help me give you everything, even my freedom!!!)

You will find, apart from Him, that nearly all the trust you place in men is a total loss. Therefore, neither confide in nor depend upon a wind-shaken reed, for "all flesh is grass" and all its glory, like the flower of grass, will fade away. 1 PETER 1:24

You will quickly be deceived if you look only to the outward appearance of men, and you will often be disappointed if you seek comfort and gain in them. If, however, you seek Jesus in all things, you will surely find Him. Likewise, if you seek yourself, you will find yourself -- to your own ruin. For the man who does not seek Jesus does himself much greater harm than the whole world and all his enemies could ever do.


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