Life in Christ

Monday, January 24, 2011

A life in Christ is a life of restfulness. There may be no ecstasy of feeling, but there should be an abiding, peaceful trust. Your hope is not in yourself; it is in Christ. Your weakness is united to His strength, your ignorance to His wisdom, your frailty to His enduring might. So you are not to look to yourself, not to let the mind dwell upon self, but look to Christ. Let the mind dwell upon His love, upon the beauty, the perfection, of His character. Christ in His self-denial, Christ in His humiliation, Christ in His purity and holiness, Christ in His matchless love --this is the subject for the soul's contemplation. It is by loving Him, copying Him, depending wholly upon Him, that you are to be transformed into His likeness.

From Steps to Christ pg. 46


Stacie said...

This is beautiful! What struck me most was, "there may be no ecstasy of feeling, but there should be an abiding, peaceful trust." Oh, to trust in Jesus!!

Marilyn, I want you to know that I have been blessed by your words. I have given your blog an award. You can find it here:

Take care and have a blessed week!

Marilyn@Inspired Moments said...

God is so good. I believe He wants us to just have a sinking into His will.

That experience has to be so sweet.

Thanks for the award. I am not sure how all of that works. I was just looking at your recent post. I am looking forward to catching up on some of those other blogs there.

May God bless.

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