Sunday, October 25, 2009
To him that overcometh...
I will give to eat of the tree of life.
Oh that I might stand for Christ in the crisis! Jim Elliott, martyred missionary to the Auca Indians, prayed at the age of 20: "Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me." It reflects a spirit too often lacking in modern day Christians, although it must have been rather widespread among the early followers of Jesus. At least some of them turned their world upside down (Acts 17:6). Lord, make me to stand tall in the crisis. The failure is not with God, it is with me!
Taken from the book: Today, LORD, I Will