Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A good book is like a good steak

You gotta love a book that takes you 2 years to read.

Actually, this book has taken me 2 years to read and I am loving it. A good friend of mine gave it to me before we left on our big journey across the states and I've been taking bits and pieces since then.

Watchman Nee was an early leader in China's house church movement and spent the last 20 years of his life in a communist prison. His passion and intimacy with God is evident. The Spirit has used Nee's words and teaching to bring new light to old Truths to my mind and heart.

Here's just a little snippet:

"Do you know, my friends, that the Spirit within you is very God? Oh, that our eyes were opened to see the greatness of God's gift! Oh, that we might realize the vastness of the resources secreted in our own hearts! I could shout with joy as I think, "The Spirit who dwells within me is no mere influence, but a living Person; he is very God. The infinite God is within my heart!" I am at a loss to convey to you the blessedness of this discovery, that the Holy Spirit dwelling within my heart is a Person. I can only repeat: "He is a Person!" and repeat it again: "He is a Person!" and repeat it yet again: "He is a Person!" Oh, my friends, I would fain repeat it to you a hundred times-The Spirit of God within me is a Person! I am only an earthen vessel, but in that earthen vessel I carry a treasure of unspeakable worth, even the Lord of glory."

Good stuff, huh?
As I have been reading this, in my own walk I am discovering more of this fact. I have the Spirit of God, living in me. That is truly amazing! It gives me confidence in my freedom, my ability to live and walk in the Kingdom of God and not this world.

Do you really know that ALL of God lives in you? Do you know that this gives us power to live in this world and not OF this world?

Amen, amen, amen!


Emie Kay said...

Oh Wow! Oh WOW! OH WOW!!! I LOVE THIS. Thanks for that boost of truth today. I love you friend.

Phil said...

Thanks for sharing. This is one of the unfathomable amazing things about the walk with God. How can we even begin to explain or understand it. Glad that you are experiencing it!

Sarah said...

I've been praying, asking God what he wants from me. Thanks for providing part of the answer...I'm not ready to explain yet, more details to come in a future blog. Yes, very God. Very God, indeed!

Thoughts for the day said...

Awesome challenge. Thank you ...looking forward to more.