• “If my attitude be one of fear, not faith, about one who has disappointed me; if I say, ‘Just what I expected,’ if a fall occurs, then I know nothing of Calvary love.” – Amy Carmichael

I Am Beside You – God Calling 11/04

In thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11

Do not seek to realize this fullness of Joy as the result of effort. This cannot be, any more than Joy in a human friend’s presence would come as the result of trying to force yourself to like to have that friend with you.

Call often My Name, “Jesus.”

The calling of My Name does not really summon Me. I am beside you. But it removes, as it were, the scales from your eyes and you see Me.

It is, as it were, the pressure of a loved one’s hand, that brings an answering pressure, and a thrill of Joy follows, a real, and a joyful sense of nearness.

Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free Spirit. Psalm 51:12

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  • “They only did what God permitted them to do, which enabled me always to keep God in sight… When we suffer, we should always remember that God inflicts the blow. Wicked men, it is true, are not infrequently His instruments; and the fact does not diminish, but simply develops their wickedness. But when we are so mentally disposed that we love the strokes we suffer, regarding them as coming from God, and as expressions of what He sees best for us, we are then in the proper state to look forgivingly and kindly upon the subordinate instrument which He permits to smite us.” – Madame Guyon

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[The Risen Christ, Faith’s Reality] Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, — 1 Corinthians 15:1, 3-4 (NKJV)

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