January 1, What the Lord May Expect of Me

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Put off concerning…[that] which is corrupt…and be renewed in the spirit of your mind.
—Ephesians 4:22-23
For some of us last year was one in which we did not acquit ourselves very nobly as Christians, considering the infinite power available to us through the indwelling Spirit….
The man of illuminated mind will learn from his mistakes, yes even from his sins. If his heart is trusting and penitent, he can be a better man next year for last year’s fault—but let him not return again to folly.
Repentance should be radical and thorough, and the best repentance for a wrong act, as Fenelon said, is not to do it again….
Brother Lawrence expressed the highest moral wisdom when he testified that if he stumbled and fell he turned at once to God and said, “O Lord, this is what You may expect of me if You leave me to myself.” He then accepted forgiveness, thanked God and gave himself no further concern about the matter. WOS095-096
“Tell the backslider,” says the Lord, “I am married unto him.” Was there ever a tenderer message? SAN058
Tozer on the Holy Spirit.

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