“What can we do to perform the works of God?” they asked. Jesus replied, “This is the work of God — that you believe in the One He has sent.”
— John 6:28,29, HCSB
We have the promise, “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.” This is a precious promise to me… God will do just as he said he would. And while we comply with the conditions to draw nigh to God, it is our privilege to claim the promise.
In order to have this mighty Helper by our side, we must empty the soul of everything that would corrupt or tarnish it. This is our work; it is to keep the eye fixed upon the glory of God, and be constantly seeking to yoke up with Christ as our companion and friend.
It is not enough to have a theoretical knowledge; we must have a living experience in the things of God. Our life can be and should be made radiant with God’s wisdom.
We must take in knowledge from God’s word, from God’s presence; take in light from heaven, reflect light, and let our hearts go out in gratitude to God for the light of truth he has given us, and then let this light shine to those around us in steady, bright rays. The law of God is to be brought into our life, and its principles are to be carried out in actions.
The Lord sees how deficient we are, and he wants to put his Spirit into our hearts. He warns us to build on the solid foundation; then we can find access to the souls he came to save. It is our work to open this most glorious truth to them.
We want that active, living faith that will take God at his word, and trust in his promises at all times... if we seek God with all our hearts, we will find him, because he has promised to be found of us.
— The Review and Herald, July 12, 1887
Keep your eyes fixed upon the glory of God. Empty your soul of everything that corrupts and tarnishes.
Constantly seek to yoke up with Christ as your companion and friend.
Let your heart go out in gratitude to God for the light of truth, then let this light shine to those around you.
Take God at His word with an active, living faith. Trust in His promises at all times.