Reflection for Sunday, January 1, 2017: Pressing On Toward the Goal

by / Thursday, 29 December 2016 / Published in Worship

Reflections—Inspirational Thoughts

“To let my loving Saviour work in me His will, my sanctification, is what I would livefor by His grace.  Abiding, not striving nor struggling; looking oft unto Him, trusting Him for present power; …resting in the love of an almighty Savior, in the joy of a complete salvation… this is not new, and yet ‘tis new to me.  I feel as though the dawning of a glorious day had risen upon me.  I hail it with trembling, yet with trust.  I seem to have got to the edge only, but of a boundless sea; to have sipped only, but of that which fully satisfies. Christ literally all seems to me, now, the power, the only power for service, the only ground for unchanging joy.”     —James Hudson Taylor

“He is the Lord of all mercy.  Who else would establish His kingdom upon rebels- rebels whom He himself has redeemed and in whom He has renewed a right spirit.”   —A.W. Tozer