The Mature Christian’s Thoughts About God

The mature Christian’s thoughts about God are no longer merely lofty theological ideas or empty philosophical speculations.  Instead, the doctrines that he cherishes so much have now traveled from his head to his heart and have begun to change him from the inside out in three primary ways.  He is becoming someone who is humble, someone who is spiritual, and someone who is passionate for the glory of God to be displayed in all things.

– Duguid, Barbara; Extravagant Grace: God’s Glory Displayed in our Weakness; P&R Publishing; Philippsburg, NJ; copyright 2013; Page 64

What Makes You Willing to go Unrecognized

Being humble and right makes you willing to go unrecognized, to keep quiet about your merits, to bear slights, insults and false accusations for the sake of a higher purpose.

– Haggai, Dr. John E, The Influential Leader: 12 Steps to Igniting Visionary Decision Making, copyright 2009, Harvest House Publishers: Eugene, Oregon, page 95

Meditating on Truth

Meditation is the activity of calling to mind, and thinking over, and dwelling on and applying to oneself, the various things that one knows about the works and ways and purposes and promises of God.  It is an activity of holy thought, consciously performed in the presence of God, under they eye of God, by the help of God, as a means of communicating with God.

Its purpose is to clear one’s mental and spiritual vision of God, and to let his truth make its full and proper impact on one’s mind and heart.

Its effect is to ever humble us, as we contemplate God’s greatness and glory and our own littleness and sinfulness, and to encourage and reassure us – “comfort” us, in the old, strong, Bible sense of the word – as we contemplate the unsearchable riches of divine mercy displayed in the Lord Jesus Christ.

– J.I. Packer, Knowing God, copyright 1973, page 23