Thursday, August 17, 2006

Glorifying God through our dependence

From Chapter 15 in Andrew Murray’s Like Christ, In His Dependence On The Father

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father doing: for what things soever He doeth, these the Son also doeth in like manner.

Blessed dependence! it is indeed the manner which becomes us towards such a Powerful God. Our daily confession of dependence gives Him the glory which belongs to Him as God. It keeps the soul in peace and rest, for it allows God to care for all. It keeps the mind quiet and prepared to receive and use the Father’s teaching. And it is so gloriously rewarded in the deeper experience of holy communication, and the continued ever-advancing discoveries of His will and work with which the Father crowns it. Blessed dependence! in which the Son lived on earth, is the desire of godward souls.

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