Friday, December 30, 2005

To Live and Walk By Faith


From John Angell James:

"'The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.' Gal. 2:20

To live and walk by faith, is to come daily to Jesus in the exercise of fresh dependence, fresh expectations, and fresh devotedness.

To live and walk by faith, is to see more of His glory and grace continually, and to rejoice greater in His unsearchable riches, and inexhaustible fullness.

To live and walk by faith, is in all our conflicts, sins, fears, weaknesses, and woes--to resort afresh to Jesus, with a full persuasion that we are welcome, and thus ever to derive strength and courage from Him."
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I would humbly add to these rich words:

1. The beginning of the Gal. 2:20 verse James quoted, "I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me..."

2. To live and walk by faith, is to so commune with Jesus as to have Him evidently living His life out through me.

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2 comments:

trent@ gracehead.com said...

Never heard of John James, but like another author with "two first names" - Bob George ... that John guy is firmly rooted in grace!

Terry Rayburn said...

Hi Trent,

I'm a Bob George fan, too. Thanks.

Blessings,
Terry