June 30, 2016

Rest for the Soul

"It is ever the Holy Spirit's work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus;
but Satan's work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly
trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ.

He insinuates, 'Your sins are too great for pardon; you have no faith;
you do not repent enough; you will never be able to continue to the end;
you have not the joy of His children; you have such a wavering hold of Jesus'.

All these are thoughts about self, and we shall never find comfort or assurance
by looking within.  But, the Holy Spirit turns our eyes entirely away from self;
He tells us that we are nothing, but that 'Christ is all in all'...

...We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings,
or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul.
 If we would at once overcome Satan and have peace with God,
it must be by 'looking unto Jesus'.

Keep thine eye simply on Him;
let His death, His sufferings, His merits, His glories, His intercession,
be fresh upon thy mind; when thou wakest in the morning look to Him;
when thou liest down at night look to Him.

Oh!  Let not thy hopes or fears come between thee and Jesus;
follow hard after Him, and He will never fail thee."

Quoted from Spurgeon's "Morning and Evening" ~
June 28th morning reading.

With Much Love,


Heather said...

Miss stopping by here. Intermittent internet, grade eleven daughter needing much computer time while internet is available. It's summer! Yay for some blogging time :)

Thanks for this post. Truth rings strong from these words. Hope all is well with you, Camille. XO

Camille said...

Heather ~ How lovely it is to hear from you, my friend! Yes, it's summer...yippee!! May the Lord bless you as you look to Him throughout all the seasons He brings. XOXO

Farming On Faith said...

Hello Camille~ beautiful post!
Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Camille said...

Carrie ~ Isn't it an amazing thing to read such encouragement from so long ago? God is so very good to us, isn't He? Hugs to you! Love, Camille

Katy said...

Yes!!! I love Spurgeon. I love his encouragement to us to always be walking with our Lord!

Camille said...

Katy ~ Spurgeon is always such an encouragement to my heart! I'm glad you find him to be a blessing as well. Hugs to you! Love, Camille