The Splendour of The Higher Life
“Do you want to enter what people call the ‘higher life’? The go a step lower down.”
“I used to think that God’s gifts were on shelves one above the other, and that the taller we grew in Christian character, the easier we could reach them. I now find that God’s gifts are on shelves one beneath the other. It is not a question of growing taller, but of stooping down, to get His best gifts”
F. B. Meyer
“I never go anywhere to preach without first taking time to be on my face before God, telling God, “God, I’m totally dependent on you. I have nothing whatsoever to offer unless it comes from you.” I felt so secure when I am on the floor, for I can’t go any lower. That’s where I belong. It’s up to God to get me up again.”
“He that is down, need fear no fall;
He that is low, need fear no pride;
He that is humble, ever shall have God to be His guide.”
Indeed, there is no higher calling and no greater honour than to bow and kneel before His throne for humility begets holiness.
Perfecting holiness in the spirit of humility
“Low at thy feet, Lord Jesus,
This is the place for me,
Here I have learned deep lessons,
Truth that has set me free.
Free from myself, Lord Jesus,
Free from the ways of men,
Chains of thought that have bound me
Never can bind again.
None but Thyself, Lord Jesus,
Conquered this wayward will,
But for Thy love constraining
I had been wayward still.”