..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)



Monday, June 25, 2007

Norman Grubb on Coming to the End of Ourselves



There is a day, a season, usually
prefaced by many agonizing days,
when at last our straining self,
stretched and taut like an elastic,
gives way. We were crucified with
Christ all along, but now faith
enters into this intelligently as
fact. If we were crucified with Him,
we also rose with Him, and now at
last we can see that that means the
New One within is living His life
within us.

He always was since redemption,
but he had to spend those months and
often years working us out of ourselves
by walking in us into all sorts of
frustrating situations, which we
handled wrongly every time by our
self-reactions to them; and I reckon
the Indwelling Christ has many a laugh
as He sees us bumbling and stumbling
along, and knows the good though painful
lessons we are learning by stubbing our
toes on this and then that; but knowing
also that we shall see, because He has
already started looking out on things
His way through our eyes, and will go
on until we learn the difference between
us looking through our own eyes and He
looking through them.

--God Unlimited, Norman Grubb

photo taken at Glen Eyrie, Colorado Springs, Colorado




1 comment:

Don Biro said...

Hi,

The Lord Jesus has also used Norman Grubb to greatly influence me. When placed against the backdrop of Grubb's life his words take on additional meaning. What he and others accomplished through the Worldwide Evangelization Crusade that C.T. Studd founded is a living example of what Christ can continue to accomplish through very human vessels.

I recommend reading his autobiography, Once Caught, No Escape and his last major book, Yes, I Am.

Once Caught, No Escape is available for free online at:
http://www.livingtemples.org/Grubbpic/once_caught=0.htm

Yes, I Am is available for free online at:
http://neverlost.org/yesiam/

When the Holy Spirit inwardly confirmed the words Grubb wrote I was shocked. It was as if He was saying, "This is the way. Walk in it." My life has never been the same. I finally found rest for my soul and now all my activity is the Lord Jesus in action.

God bless.