Archive for August, 2011

Aug 30 2011

Much dripping of the water wears away the stone is a well-known proverb. Our lives and our spirits become grooved; attitudes are formed by repetitious experience. What is the value of daily prayer? Why should I remember the Lord in the days of my youth? If it is done sincerely so it becomes an experience, if you do it until the Word becomes bread to your spirit, if you do it until you seem to feel Christ speaking to you out of the pages, if you pray until you can feel that your breath touches God—then that everyday experience builds up day after day after day. It isn’t very long until there is a rapport between you and the Lord and no hostile thing could ever separate you from it.

 

Aug 11 2011
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Perhaps no woman in the Scriptures was loved more deeply than Rachel, as we see by the acts of Jacob. But do you think she realized how much Jacob loved her? In this day we are continually being exhorted to love one another, but some of the greatest miracles are wrought when we become aware that we are being loved. What God is doing for you would often be helped a great deal if you would follow this simple step: Instead of seeking ministry and help, just open your heart to the fact that a great amount of love and concentrated faith is already flowing to you.

Open your heart to a visitation of love and say, “Lord, I know You love me.” Instead of concentrating on trying to love God, just let Him love you. Appropriate the love and blessing from the Lord. Drink of it until you are completely intoxicated with it.

  • John Robert Stevens, "No-Love" 1979
    John Robert Stevens, "No-Love" 1979
    Excerpt from the This Week "No-Love" by John Robert Stevens, Copyright © 1979 by The Living Word, a California non profit Corporation. Used by permission.

 

Aug 1 2011

When you partake of Communion, the body and the blood of Jesus Christ, you partake of the evidence of God’s love, the communication of it. When you put the bread to your lips, listen for the heartbeat of God the Father, loving you. When you lift the cup to your lips, listen for the cry of love on the cross: “Father, it is finished” (John 19:30). Learn to know His love, and to know that He really does forgive you and cleanse you. He gives you His life.

  • John Robert Stevens, "Sparks From the Altar" 1971
    John Robert Stevens, "Sparks From the Altar" 1971
    Excerpt from the book "Sparks From the Altar" by John Robert Stevens, Copyright © 1998 by The Living Word, a California non profit Corporation. Used by permission.