The heart that rests most fully upon Christ will be most earnest and active in labor for Him. But let us keep our eyes fixed upon Christ, and He will preserve us. We should not make self the center and indulge anxiety and fear as to whether we shall be saved. He waits for us to do this. They looked to Him, as servants to their master, to learn their duty. It is by communion with Him, daily, hourly—by abiding in Him—that we are to grow in grace. Isaiah says that they shall “be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3. The Saviour has said of Himself, “The Son can do nothing of Himself;” “the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works.”, [{"para_id":"108.4","title":"Foreword","mp3":"\/mp3\/108\/F00_Foreword_Female.mp3#duration=184&size=1568130"},{"para_id":"108.21","title":"Chapter 1\u2014God's Love for Man","mp3":"\/mp3\/108\/F01_Gods_Love_for_Man_Female.mp3#duration=862&size=6990127"},{"para_id":"108.52","title":"Chapter 2\u2014The Sinner's Need of Christ","mp3":"\/mp3\/108\/F02_The_Sinners_Need_of_Christ_Female.mp3#duration=626&size=5104313"},{"para_id":"108.75","title":"Chapter 3\u2014Repentance","mp3":"\/mp3\/108\/F03_Repentance_Female.mp3#duration=1578&size=12719705"},{"para_id":"108.139","title":"Chapter 4\u2014Confession","mp3":"\/mp3\/108\/F04_Confession_Female.mp3#duration=575&size=4692590"},{"para_id":"108.160","title":"Chapter 5\u2014Consecration","mp3":"\/mp3\/108\/F05_Consecration_Female.mp3#duration=634&size=5169694"},{"para_id":"108.186","title":"Chapter 6\u2014Faith and Acceptance","mp3":"\/mp3\/108\/F06_Faith_and_Acceptance_Female.mp3#duration=743&size=6043036"},{"para_id":"108.217","title":"Chapter 7\u2014The Test of Discipleship","mp3":"\/mp3\/108\/F07_The_Test_of_Discipleship_Female.mp3#duration=1042&size=8431889"},{"para_id":"108.258","title":"Chapter 8\u2014Growing Up Into Christ","mp3":"\/mp3\/108\/F08_Growing_Up_Into_Christ_Female.mp3#duration=1148&size=9281596"},{"para_id":"108.296","title":"Chapter 9\u2014The Work and the Life","mp3":"\/mp3\/108\/F09_The_Work_and_the_Life_Female.mp3#duration=742&size=6030708"},{"para_id":"108.332","title":"Chapter 10\u2014A Knowledge of God","mp3":"\/mp3\/108\/F10_A_Knowledge_of_God_Female.mp3#duration=795&size=6458693"},{"para_id":"108.367","title":"Chapter 11\u2014The Privilege of Prayer","mp3":"\/mp3\/108\/F11_The_Privilege_of_Prayer_Female.mp3#duration=1287&size=10391490"},{"para_id":"108.422","title":"Chapter 12\u2014What to Do with Doubt","mp3":"\/mp3\/108\/F12_What_to_Do_with_Doubt_Female.mp3#duration=959&size=7763568"},{"para_id":"108.459","title":"Chapter 13\u2014Rejoicing in the Lord","mp3":"\/mp3\/108\/F13_Rejoicing_in_the_Lord_Female.mp3#duration=1378&size=11121661"}]. He is able to keep that which you have committed to Him. By faith you became Christ's, and by faith you are to grow up in Him—by giving and taking. The change of heart by which we become children of God is in the Bible spoken of as birth. Use me today in Thy service. Here is where we need to watch, to strive, to pray, that nothing may entice us to, It was thus that the early disciples gained their likeness to the dear Saviour. Thus day by day you may be giving your life into the hands of God, and thus your life will be molded more and more after the life of Christ. Many who are really conscientious, and who desire to live for God, he too often leads to dwell upon their own faults and weaknesses, and thus by separating them from Christ he hopes to, When Christ took human nature upon Him, He bound humanity to Himself by a tie of love that can never be broken by any power save the choice of man himself. He is not only the Author, but the Finisher of our faith. Let your prayer be, “Take me, O Lord, as wholly Thine. In the matchless gift of His Son, God has encircled the whole world with an atmosphere of grace as real as the air which circulates around the globe. Then if Christ is dwelling in our hearts, He will work in us “both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13. Unless a man is “born from above,” he cannot become a partaker of the life which Christ came to give. You are just as dependent upon Christ, in order to live a holy life, as is the branch upon the parent stock for growth and fruitfulness. So from natural life, illustrations are drawn, to help us better to understand the mysterious truths of spiritual life. The ability to consecrate yourself is only made possible by God, and the calling to do so comes directly from God. They had the same battle with sin to fight. Here is where we need to watch, to strive, to pray, that nothing may entice us to choose another master; for we are always free to do this. Each morning consecrate yourself to God … Our growth in grace, our joy, our usefulness—all depend upon our union with Christ. For this initial and once for all c… The light, and love, and power of the indwelling Christ shone out through them, so that men, beholding, “marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13. Abide with me, and let all my work be wrought in Thee.” This is a daily matter. Thus day by day you may be giving your life into the hands of God, and thus your life will be molded more and more after the life of Christ.11The Faith I Live By, 125. He is not only the Author, but the Finisher of our faith. Surrender all your plans to Him, to be carried out or given up as His providence shall indicate. In solemn awe they bowed in prayer, repeating the assurance, “Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name, He will give it you. Copyright © 2020 by Ellen G. White. SC 67.1, Not all the wisdom and skill of man can produce life in the smallest object in nature. When Christ abides in the heart, the whole nature is transformed. Use me today in Thy service. His resentful, ambitious temper was yielded to the molding power of Christ.

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