Generation Cedar

As a woman desperately seeking to be more transformed to the image of Christ, and to grow in wisdom, grace and humility, I realize those three qualities are intricately tied together.

For I must have the wisdom to understand grace…that unexplainable, free gift of the transference of righteousness to me, a sinner, solely because of the shame, death and life of Christ, and ONLY then does true humility flood in, knowing that I bring nothing, am nothing, but He is all.

Soak that in. How easily we forget!

“Is it any wonder that the Christian life is so often weak and fruitless, when the very root of the Christian life is neglected or unknown?Is it any wonder that the joy of salvation is so little felt, when that by which Christ brings it is so seldom sought? Until a humility that rests in nothing less than the end and death of self, and which gives up all the honor of men as Jesus did to seek the honor that comes from God alone that God may be all, that the Lord alone may be exalted–until such a humility is what we seek in Christ above our chief joy, and welcome at any price, there is very little hope of a faith that will conquer the world.” -Andrew Murray, Humility

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  1. Thanks for this reminder. That book changed my life. Behind the Bible and The Pursuit of God by Tozer, the book Humility is the one I recommend the most for God-seeking believers. Timeless words!

  2. This post, especially the thoughts on righteousness and the joy of salvation, goes so well with a verse I read in the Psalms this morning:

    Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart. (Psalm 32:11)

    Don’t you just love that?! Christ’s imputed righteousness to me, a sinner, makes joy and gladness in the Lord possible! You’re right, Kelly, that He is all, and I bring nothing into that beautiful picture. Thanks for the reminder to soak it all in…that tremendous gift of grace!

    Wishing you a joyful day 🙂

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