Thursday, September 26, 2013

Murray: at His disposal

Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Commemoration of Wilson Carlile, Priest, Founder of the Church Army, 1942
    Then [Jesus] looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”
    —Mark 3:34-35 (NIV)
    We find the Christian life so difficult because we seek for God’s blessing while we live in our own will. We should be glad to live the Christian life according to our own liking. We make our own plans and choose our own work, and then we ask the Lord Jesus to come in and take care that sin shall not conquer us too much, and that we shall not go too far wrong; we ask Him to come in and give us so much of His blessing. But our relation to Jesus ought to be such that we are entirely at His disposal.
    ... Andrew Murray (1828-1917), Absolute Surrender, Bible Institute Colportage Association, 1897, p. 123-124 (see the book)
    See also Mark 3:34-35; Matt. 6:10; 12:50; 26:39; Mark 14:36; Luke 22:42; John 4:34; 5:30; 6:38-40; 15:5; Rom. 12:2; Jas. 4:15
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant that I may become Your instrument.
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