EVIDENCES OF GODLINESS – PART THREE
“…His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness…” (2 Pet 1:3 NASB).
FATHER, this power of Yours becomes experiential in me the moment You change my stony heart (Ezek 36:26). Below are thoughts that come to me with a new heart. I desire to check myself to see if I have experienced these thoughts.
“…a loss of the fear of God, while a sense of awe remains…” Martyn Lloyd-Jones (ref#189, Nov 28th).
“…a sense of gratitude and thanksgiving to God…No one can believe that God sent His only begotten Son into the world to die on the cross without feeling a sense of praise and thanksgiving” Martyn Lloyd-Jones (ref#189, Nov 29th).
“…we have a desire to know Him better and to draw closer to Him….If you have within you the faintest desire to know God better and are doing something about it, I say you love God” Martyn Lloyd-Jones (ref#189, Nov 30th).
“…a loss and absence of the sense that God is against us. The natural man always feels that God is against him. He would be very glad if he could wake up and read that some bishop or other had proved that God never existed; he would be ready to believe that” Martyn Lloyd-Jones (ref#189, Nov 28th).
“The true believer fears the Lord;
Obeys his precepts, keeps his word;
Commits his works to God alone,
And seeks his will before his own” J. Hart (ref#224, song 256, verse 2)