[Papercut Press Publishing]1999-06-21 - Daily Walking With God

Mark 1:35 And in the early morning, while it was still dark, he arose and went out and departed to a lonely place, and was praying there.

A lot of you have been emailing me and asking me about the small pamphlet I mentioned, "The Faithful Shepherd, Guiding his Flock in a Way of Walking with God Daily." Most of you have said that you have never heard of it before and you are asking what it is. So I thought I would try to answer you by giving you a sample chapter from the work. Here is Chapter 3 (of 10):

Chapter 3

"Labor to draw, and derive from Christ, by the pulling attractive force of faith, ability sufficient for the day.
  1. To perform all duties, Philippians 4:13.

  2. To exercise all the graces, 2 Corinthians 3:5.

  3. To resist and overthrow all temptations and corruptions, Romans 8:37.

  4. To under go all the trials and afflictions thereof, Philippians 4:14, 2 Corinthians 3:5, John 1:16.
Thus make your provision of grace and strength from Christ every morning, fetch so much as you have occasion to use all the day long, yea and upon all occasions that fall out in the day. Go to Christ still for the wisdom that must direct you, for the holiness that must character you; for the shoulder that must bear them, if they be crosses; for that strength that must resist them, if they be temptations; for ability to perform them, if they be duties. To this end, act your faith daily in the promises of grace and strength, as John 1:16, Ezekiel 36:26, 27, Isaiah 44:3, Zachariah 10:12.

Grace and strength are both parts of the security given you by God, that you shall receive grace by conduit pipes, or instruments of conveying the same from Christ unto you. Lo, this is the manner to do all in the strength of Christ, and to take forth a great deal of Christ into the soul, that not you, but Christ may live in you, Galatians 2."

That is a sample of the work. It also presents a message to take to heart. We ought to draw from Christ the faith sufficient for each day. It is in Christ that there is a vast storehouse for our needs and daily we ought to draw, from that reserve, our supplies of grace.

Soli Deo Gloria,