Friday, March 02, 2007

CQOD: 03/02/07 -- Law: submission to God's work

Christian Quotation of the Day

March 2, 2007
Feast of Chad, Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary, 672
    ... those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
    -- Galatians 5:24 (ESV)

    God is always present and always working towards the life of the soul and its deliverance from captivity under flesh and blood. But this inward work of God, though never ceasing or altering, is yet always and only hindered by the activity of our own nature and faculties, by bad men through their obedience to earthly passions and by good men through their striving to be good in their own way, by their natural strength and a multiplicity of holy labors and contrivances. Both these sorts of people obstruct the work of God upon their souls. For we can cooperate with God no other way than by submitting to the work of God, and seeking, and leaving ourselves to it.
    ... William Law (1686-1761)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, only in Christ can Your will for me be accomplished.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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