Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
— Romans 8:37, NKJV
Are you striving to walk in the way of truth and righteousness? Then be not discouraged by temptation. True, you will be tempted; but remember that temptation is not sin; it is no indication of the Lord’s displeasure.
Do not say, “It is my nature to do thus and so, and I can not do otherwise. I have inherited weaknesses that make me powerless before temptation.” In your own strength you can not overcome, but help has been laid upon One that is mighty.
Breathe the prayer, “Show me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.” Then believe the promise, “The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.” Yes, the Lord says, “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”
God has given his Holy Spirit as a power sufficient to subdue all your hereditary and cultivated tendencies to wrong-doing. By yielding the mind to the control of the Spirit, you will grow into the likeness of God’s perfect character, and will become an instrumentality through which he can reveal his mercy, his goodness and his love.
Whatever may be your defects, the Holy Spirit will reveal them, and grace will be given you to overcome. Through the merits of the blood of Christ you may be a conqueror, yes, more than a conqueror... Let the truth be admitted into the soul, and it will work to sanctify the character.
We no longer plead for our will to be done, or for our old ways and habits to be left undisturbed. The converting power of God molds us after the divine similitude,—after the likeness of the One who is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
Looking to and believing in Christ as your personal Saviour, is your only hope of salvation. Receiving Christ in all his completeness, you are in truth able to sing:
“I will follow thee, my Saviour, Wheresoe’er my lot may be. Where thou goest, I will follow; Yes, my Lord, I’ll follow thee.”
— The Youth’s Instructor, October 2, 1902
Breathe the prayer, “Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.”
Believe the promise, “The humble He will guide. The humble He will teach His way.”
Yield the mind to the control of the Spirit to grow into the likeness of God’s perfect character and reveal His mercy, His goodness and His love.
Plead for the converting power of God to mold you after the divine likeness of the One who is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”.