Short gems from A. Pink #6

Prayer is not appointed for the furnishing of God with the knowledge of what we need—but it is designed as a confession to Him of our sense of the need. In this, as in everything, God’s thoughts are not as ours. God requires that His gifts should be sought for. He designs to be honored by our asking, just as He is to be thanked by us after He has bestowed His blessing.

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Taking up my cross, means a life voluntarily surrendered to God.

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Prayer is not so much an act—as it is an attitude of dependence—dependence upon God. Prayer is a confession of creature weakness—yes, of helplessness. Prayer is the acknowledgment of our need—and the spreading of it before God.

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Whatever I cannot do for God’s glory, must be avoided.

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Contentment is the soul’s enjoyment of that peace that passes all understanding.

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Daily living by faith on Christ, is what makes the difference between the sickly and the healthy Christian—between the defeated and the victorious saint.

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