I have put my words in your mouth and hidden you safely in my hand... I am the one who says to Israel, ‘You are my people!’”
— Isaiah 51:16, NLT
God has given his people a great work to do in the world, and every soul who professes to be a son or daughter of God should give evidence that his heart is being impressed by the Holy Spirit. This will mean everything to the success of his labors.
The Lord has placed various gifts in the church that we may appreciate these gifts, and act our part in the grand finishing-up work of this earth’s history. Let us understand our need of communion with God. We are to experience the sanctifying power of his grace on the human heart. We are to be submissive to the will of God, and willing to engage in the work that he has appointed his servants to do.
We need the wisdom that cometh from God, and not that wisdom which is natural to the human heart. We need to study the word of the living God, and to be sanctified through the truth.
When the truth sanctifies the receiver, he will carry the light of truth to others. And when the worker is placed in a position where he is required to bear a straight testimony, God will inspire that testimony. Those who have no disposition to learn of Jesus, and who think they know all that is worth knowing, will be indifferent to the communication that God sends; but it will impress the hearts of those who are humble enough to learn of Christ.
Let us present to our Saviour all our difficulties, and receive his help and encouragement, that we may learn how to be a blessing to the world.
“I have put my words in thy mouth,” God declares; “I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand...” O, if we would only lay hold of these assurances by living faith in the One who has abundance of comfort and encouragement for us all.
Then we would praise the Lord in the morning and at noon and at night. We would have a message of mercy to carry to others. The Lord of heaven wants us to have an advanced experience.
— The General Conference Bulletin, May 18, 1909
Seek the wisdom that comes from God. Study the word of the living God to be sanctified through the truth.
Present all your difficulties to your Savior. Receive His help and encouragement that you may learn how to be a blessing to the world.
“I have put my words in your mouth,” God declares. Lay hold of these assurances by living faith.
Praise the Lord in the morning and at noon and at night. Carry His message of mercy to others.