A Useful Word of Exhortation

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What is your example? Christ. You must give yourself up entirely, because Christ did. If you are always grieving the Spirit, the Spirit must occupy you with your state. If I say I am in Christ, I say Christ is in me, and my business is to show, Christ, and nothing else.
It is having Christ always before us, and really walking in the presence of God. The great secret ' is, to be more with God than anybody, and if not, we shall go astray. The moment I get away from the conscious presence of God, self has a certain place, whereas, if I am really in the presence of God, I am nothing, I am more what I am before Him, than what I am in His power for others. You are not competent to discern the will of God if you are not with Him. " The secret' of the Lord is with them that fear Him."
If power rests on me that does not put me in the presence of God, as to my conscience or heart. It may be for others, but we have to be before God Himself, or else we shall never keep straight; and for that we must be in the path of God, for Him to lead us. I cannot realize God's presence out of the path of His will. The instant we lose the sense of dependence we are in danger.
Obedience and dependence, these are the two living' principles of the new man; “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
I do get another principle to help me through, and that is confidence in God. I cannot depend if I have not confidence. We do need confidence, or we have not courage to go through sacrifices, if I have not confidence in God's faithfulness. It is everything. Whatever I do, I ought to do it as serving Christ. " Whatsoever ye do in word or deed do all in the name of the Lord Jesus."