LIVING BY FAITH……C.H. MacKintosh

“What a lowering of the life of faith it is to confine it to the question of temporal supplies! No doubt it is a very blessed and a very real thing to trust God for everything; but the life of faith has a far higher and wider range than mere bodily wants. It embraces all that in any wise concerns us, in body, soul, and spirit. To live by faith is to walk with God; to cling to Him; to lean on Him; to draw from His exhaustless springs; to find ALL our resources in Him; and to have Him as a perfect covering for our eyes and a satisfying object for our hearts–to know Him as our ONLY resource in all difficulties, and in all our trials. it is to be absolutely, completely, and continually shut up to Him; to be undividedly dependent upon Him, apart from and above every creature confidence, every human hope, and every earthly expectation.

Such is the life of faith.”….It will not do to talk about the life of faith; we must LIVE it; and in order to live it, we must know God practically—know Him intimately, in the deep secret of our souls. It is utterly vain and delusive to profess to be living by faith and looking to the Lord, while in reality our hearts are looking to some creature resource.” C.H.M

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