Archive for February, 2011

Feb 25 2011

We are overwhelmed when we realize that we must lay down the limitations we have imposed on how much, how long, how far, how deep. We cannot put any limitations on anything. How much shall I love Him? How long shall I love Him? How deep shall I love Him? It is so human for us to put up limitations and say, “I think I could go thus far.” Ah, you can go that far and further—and with His gentle wooing you will go further still, on and on. “Those who follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth, love not their lives unto death” (Revelation 14:4;12:11). O Lord, let us all be included in that.

  • John Robert Stevens, "Search Me O God.... Psalm 139:23" 1974
    John Robert Stevens, "Search Me O God.... Psalm 139:23" 1974
    Excerpt from the This Week "Search Me O God.... Psalm 139:23" by John Robert Stevens, Copyright © 1974 by John Robert Stevens & The Living Word, a California non profit Corporation. Used by permission.

 

Feb 19 2011

When two people who love each other walk together, hand in hand, everything that has ever been in the past merges at that moment; and everything that is going to be in the future comes with a hope and a faith that is set ablaze with love.

That is the way it is with God: everything that He has ever done and everything that He has ever meant to you focuses on this one moment. He says, “I love you. I love you! Put your hand in Mine and we will walk together.” You can panic; you can be fearful; you can be afraid of changes. You can put up walls; you can back away. But one answer that will wipe out all your problems and help you to really walk with God is just to love Him—just love Him.

  • John Robert Stevens, "God Loves You" 1970
    John Robert Stevens, "God Loves You" 1970
    Excerpt from the book Sparks From the Altar, "God Loves You?" by John Robert Stevens, Copyright © 1998 by The Living Word, a California non profit Corporation. Used by permission.