MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE
By Glenn H. Jackson
book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to
do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB
order to enter into the blessed interior life of rest and triumph one has two steps to take - first, entire abandonment, and second, absolute faith! Every action of faith culminates in a crisis, where all appears lost, hopeless, impossible or even wrong. How
we behave at that time determines the future.
____Do we trust and go through, or do we succumb to anguish and fear? The eye of faith sees past the present difficulty and suffering, and obeys. There is never a
way around a crisis that God wishes to use in our lives; the way is "through"! God designs it to temper the steel of our spirits.
...."we walk by faith [revelation],
not by sight [sense knowledge, outward circumstances]".... 2 Corinthians 5:7 NASB
...."Beloved, do not be surprised at the
fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with
exultation. If you are reviled [persecuted] for the name of Christ, you are blessed [divinely empowered and prospered], because the Spirit of glory and of God rests
on you".... 1 Peter 4:12-14 NASB