Sitting Down

“We began our Christian life by depending not upon our own doing but upon what he had done.  Until a man does this he is no Christian; for to say:  “I can do nothing to save myself; but by his grace God has done everything for me in Christ,” is to take the first step in the life of faith.  The Christian life from start to finish is based upon this principle of utter dependence upon the Lord Jesus.  There is no limit to the grace God is willing to bestow upon us.  He will give us everything, but we can receive none of it except as we rest in him.  “Sitting” is an attitude of rest.  Something has been finished, work stops, and we sit.  It is paradoxical, but true, that we only advance in the Christian life as we learn first of all to sit down.”

Watchman Nee: Sit Walk Stand; Tyndale House; p. 15
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As You Have Received, Now Walk

As you have received, so walk.  You have received Me by faith.  You just believed.  That’s all!   It was simple.  It felt a little risky, but you just decided to believe, to trust, and I came into your life, didn’t I?   I came into your life, and I’ve never left.   Never left.   Just like my Word promised.  I never left, and never will.  If you only knew how long I waited to hear you say what you said.   I was planting seeds all the way, whenever I could.  I  was waiting for that day you said  “Lord I believe, help my unbelief.”

Now continue to walk as you received  — free!   Not with self-effort, but with ease.   Moving through and ignoring the fears that arise — just trusting Me —  walking towards Me, believing, believing, not looking at the natural — not looking at the mountains — there are way too many of them, don’t even entertain them.   Just keep pursuing Me, believing Me, placing every area of  your life in My hands.

I love you, you are secure.   I am your security.  I am Love, and I do not fail.