Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
— Colossians 3:16, NKJV
If the words of Jesus dwell in us, we shall represent his love, in kindness, in humility, in goodness, coming in close union with the people of God, and working as missionaries of Jesus wherever we have opportunity.
That which we may speak in the church is not of half as much consequence as the influence we exert in our daily business life. We are constantly making either favorable or unfavorable impressions to the truth. We should manifest kindness, forbearance, and generosity, not to our brethren merely, but to all who do not love the truth.
To be converted daily is to renew the soul’s life by receiving vital power from Christ, as the branch receives nourishment from the vine. The growth of every Christian is from within, not from without.
Christ abiding within, is the life of the soul. And we are to receive Christ through his word. It is the truth that sanctifies the soul. We should study the Scriptures, even upon our knees, with earnestness and sincerity. The love of Jesus in the heart will create a love for the searching of his word.
The work of every child of God is to impart the knowledge of Christ to those who have it not. We must plant the seeds of truth wherever we can.
We owe everything to Jesus, and renewedly I consecrate myself to his service, to work for him... My prayer ascends day and night for the presence of Jesus to go before us.
The heavenly intelligences are waiting for God’s human agencies to consecrate themselves fully to him, that he may use them as channels of light. We need to realize our responsibility, to co-operate with the heavenly agencies. We belong to God...we are to represent to the world what Christ is to us.
— The Review and Herald, February 16, 1892
Be converted daily, renew the soul by receiving vital power from Christ.
Receive Christ through His word. Earnestly study the Scriptures on your knees with sincerity.
Pray for the presence of Jesus to go before you.
Consecrate yourself fully to Him that He may use you as a channel of light.