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Friday, February 10, 2012
We say, "Thine is the glory," but if we do not get a bit for ourselves, we resign. And we seek to do by committee procedure what can only be done by crucified prayer. By that I mean praying which turns aside every other concern, and which is so desperate that it refuses to let go until God blesses.
The disciples waited and the power came. We do not wait, and the power does not come. The disciples witnessed unto Him -- we witness to our program, and the program becomes an awful burden. We speak to others of our talent and our ability, and we lose the battle.
It is impossible for me to get alongside you each one personally -- God knows how much I wish I could, but I would urge upon you to wait upon God until you know again His power in your own soul. I urge upon you to refuse to plan a program until you ask yourself, "Can the world see anything about me to commend Him to others?"
D.L. Moody was told, "The world has yet to see what God can do through a man fully yielded to Him." And the world has yet to see what God can do through a church or a Christian who refuses to take the glory to themselves. Oh that God would give us crucified men in the leadership of our churches, in every part of the work, on every committee! May everyone who has a voice of authority be a man who has died to his reputation, a man who is dead to himself, a man who can look up to the Father and say, "Thine is the kingdom -- thine shall be the power; thine shall be the glory."
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