DOOR TO A NEW LIFE # 2
THIS MAN: MASTER OF LEARNING
Student, many colleges, much education, Degrees, Professor.
Built a school in Philippines
Only to come back years later as a missionary
To find school burned to the ground.
ALL HE HAD LEARNED
Had not made him successful in calling of missionary.
He had come to the end of himself,
But his defeat would be a stepping stone
That would open the door to victory.
HIS PLAN: ONE TO PRACTICE,
If he could just put his mind on loving the Lord,
His mind could be healed,
His spirit at peace,
Remembering the Lord a part of each minute.
HE SPENT HIS MORNINGS
Practicing the presence of God,
His suffering energizing his resolve
To change his pattern of thinking.
IN THE AFTERNOONS,
He would go into the marketplace.
A strange thing started happening,
People were more open to him
God was breaking down a barrier.
People responding as never before.
Monks wanting to converse with him.
IN THE EVENINGS,
He would sit on Signal Hill
And thank God for the wonders of his creation at sunset.
And God would speak to him of His love for him.
“How was this new closeness achieved?
Ah, I know now it was by cutting the heart of my heart and by suffering.”
(quoit Frank Laubach, from Letters by a Modern Mystic)
SO NOW A YEAR HAS PASSED.
It was a year of being by himself and lonely,
But of coming into a new life and light
Of being healed.
A WHOLE FRIENDSHIP DEVELOPED WITH THE LORD
You develop friendship with people
By being with them, so also with the Lord.
He was no longer lonely.
His spirit was full of joy in the Lord.
“This hour can be heaven. Any hour for anybody can be rich with God”
(quoit Frank Laubach from Letters by a Modern Mystic)
NOW HE WAS ABLE TO GO BACK TO WORK
It was easy to be in the presence of God
Being set apart by himself, alone
But now business, pleasure and friends
Crowding out God?
COULD HE KEEP TWO THINGS IN MIND AT ONCE?
Could he bring God back to his mind
Every few seconds, so God would be
Always a part of what was going on?
HE FOUND IT DIFFICULT
So he relaxed for several days
Not taking time to engage the Lord.
A strange thing happened,
He fell into his old nature of impatience,
Hurting others feelings.
SO AS HE HAD DONE MANY TIMES BEFIORE
He started over again.
Came back to his disciplines.
Then comes the nearness of God breaking in once more.
RUTH HEARD HIM SPEAK AT CFO (Camps Farthest Out)
As he spoke, he would look up, worshiping God.
The presence of God filled the auditorium
And also filled our hearts.
There was a Holy hush that came over the whole room.
He brought the presence of God in for us to enjoy also.
OCTOBER 13 Saturday 9AM -2 PM
Seminar Morning “You Changing the Environment Around You”
Afternoon: “Hearing God’s Voice Workshop”
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