Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ageless Words of Wisdom

Morning Glory!!!

Thomas A Kempis (1380-1471)


"The kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:21), says the Lord.  Turn your whole heart (Joel 2:12) unto the Lord, and forsake this wretched world, and your soul shall find rest.  Learn to despise outward things, and to give yourself to things inward, and you shall perceive the kingdom of God to come in you.


"For the kingdom of God is . . . peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost" (Romans 14:17), which is not given to the unholy.  Christ will come to you and show you His consolation, if you prepare for Him a worthy abode within.


All His glory and beauty are from within (Psalms 45:13, and there He delights Himself .  He often visits the inward man, and has sweet communion, pleasant solace, much peace, familiarity exceedingly wonderful with him.


O faithful soul, make ready your heart for this Bridegroom, that He may keep you safe and dwell within you.  For thus saith He:  "If a man love me, he will keep My words. . .and We will come unto him, and make Our abiding place with him" (John 14:23).


Give therefore a place unto Christ, and deny entrance to all others.  When you have Christ, you are rich, and have enough.  He Himself will be your Provider and Faithful Steward in all things so that you need not trust in men. For men soon change, and quickly fail; but "Christ abides forever" (John 12:34)


Be Blessed Today!!