March 25, 2015

Midweek Meditative Moment--with Elisabeth Elliot

"If anyone wishes to be a follower of mine, he must leave self behind."--Matthew 16:24

From A Lamp For My Feet, by Elisabeth Elliott:

"What does this mean? Are these mere words? How can one leave self behind, make himself nothing? The answer will not come in a vacuum.

If a man or woman honestly wishes to be a follower, the opportunity will present itself. Christ will say, 'Here is your chance. Now, in this situation, you must make your choice. Will it be self? Or will you choose Me?' "

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