..."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)

Saturday, June 02, 2007

T. Austin-Sparks on Adjusting to Change

We venture to say that a time has begun
when the old and fixed positions of
traditional Christianity are losing
their hold on, not only the Christian
public in general, but many sincere
seekers for reality... something not
to be found in many of the churches;
and what they are looking for is the
real and true life of God.

The question which confronts us all
is this: can the Lord lead us on
into His fullness in Christ without
continually bumping up against
something in our own carryover of,
not fixed truth but our fixed limit
of its meaning; ...

Steadfastness, unmovableness,
faithfulness, etc., are to be to the
Lord ... but adjustableness is an
essential to growth and increase
in light and fullness. At the same
time, we cannot change and move on
only as there is a basic work of
the Cross by which the strength
of nature, even as it impinges
upon Divine things, is set aside.

The Lord find us such as have
only one object, and that truly
at any cost: "That I may know Him."


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