Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Society of the Desperately Dependent

A new and exciting challenge has been laid at my feet. In total dependence upon God I have received my marching orders. It has been a true delight to meet with nine faithful women in our home and focus our attention on the lessons God has for us each week. 

We have completed our first book, As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen. Weekly reading assignments were given out along with occasional writing or journaling assignments. The members have responded with overwhelming appreciation for what the Lord has been doing in their hearts and minds. We have exercised our muscles of discernment as we dissected Mr. Allen's work. We have been made acutely aware of anti-Biblical thinking patterns in our lives and have been challenged to place the filter of Philippians 4:8 at the gateway of our minds. What a blessing! 

A close walk with the Saviour is not a thing of chance or favor, it is the result of systematic, diligent, persistent work on the part of the soul which is desperately dependent upon His marvelous grace.

The Society of the Desperately Dependent

Acknowledging our complete dependence upon our loving Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: "Unto Thee and Thee only!" For without Him we can do nothing of any lasting value.

Seeking to grow in knowledge and wisdom through the diligent study of His Word, the dear and precious Bible. We are treasure seekers, mining for goodness, to the end that our glory may sing praise to God and not be silent. Psalm 30:12.

Feeding the soul, the body, the spirit and the mind that which is beautiful, pure and good for our edification and for the purpose of strengthening the inner man and therefore increasing the effects of our influence in the sphere in which we have been placed by God.

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue.”
2 Peter 1:2-3
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.” Psalm 119:27
Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.” Psalm 86:11
...saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.” Isaiah 65:2

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