Thursday, December 27, 2007

This Day's Thought - A Good One

I sometimes think that the very essence of the whole Christian position and the secret of a successful spiritual life is just to realize two things…I must have complete, absolute confidence in God and no confidence in myself.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

1 comment:

In Christ Alone said...

Confidence, I believe goes beyond what you have implied in your post. It is the whole not what I do but rather what He does in me reality of my life. Sometimes the confidence of the world is not the confidence of the Kingdom. Do not mistake lack of confidence in myself as always something negative, as in the same way meekness is interpreted. Too much confidence can lead to pride as too much of anything that I do in and of myself, in my own thinking, can lead to that same end. Talking the talk is much more difficult than walking the walk and I think that you would agree with me on that point. Just because I know something ....doesn't mean it is 'known' or manifested or appropriated in my life. The process continues.

In Him,