Thursday, January 8, 2009

"For You" by Octavius Winslow

Folks sorry so long for a post...let this wonderful quote stir your LOVE FOR CHRIST! -Take care, Matthew


FOR YOU! by Octavius Winslow

Is Jesus precious to your heart? Is He the object of your supreme admiration and delight? Does He have your warmest affection? Do you love Jesus? You must light your torch of affection for Christ, at the altar of Calvary. You must go there, and learn and believe what the love of Jesus is to you—the vastness of that love; the self sacrifice of that love; how that love of Christ labored and wept, bled, suffered, and died for you! Can you stand before this love; this love so precious, so great, so enduring, so self-consuming, so changeless; and know that for you was this offering—for you this cross—for you this agony—for you this scorn and insult—for you this death; and feel no sensibility, no emotion, no love to Jesus? Impossible!

Do not be cast down, then, in vain regrets that your love to Christ is so frigid, so fickle, so dubious. Go and muse upon the reality and the greatness of the Savior's love to you, and if love can inspire love, while you muse, the fire will burn, and your soul shall be all in flame with love to God!

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.


Keith Willson said...

This truth is the most crushing blow to my self-righteousness. Do I love Jesus? Yes I do, but then again no I don't. My affections are so small yet I want them to be so great. Yet when I contemplate the sin of not loving Jesus with all of my heart and soul I can thank Him that he paid for this sin on the cross. What infinite healing of Jesus' blood. A healing that brings me beyond what I was before into a Glory I cannot imagine. I only have one complaint. I wish I had a cool name like Octavius.

Matthew said...

Hey bro, Thank you for your humility in sharing. Yes, you are right this is a "crushing blow" to meditate upon and call our hearts to love Jesus - that He would be our all encompassing, enduring, growing love of our hearts. And what GRACE we have experienced throgh the loving blood of Jesus shed for us! How can we not LOVE GRACE! Thanks for your comment "Keith 'Octavius' Willson." See you Sunday!