The Light That Never Fails

April 22nd, 2011 by JDVaughn Leave a reply »

April 22, 2011
We all, with unveiled face, beholding . . . the glory of the Lord . . . —2 Corinthians 3:18

A servant of God must stand so very much alone that he never realizes he is alone. In the early stages of the Christian life, disappointments will come— people who used to be lights will flicker out, and those who used to stand with us will turn away. We have to get so used to it that we will not even realize we are standing alone. Paul said, “. . . no one stood with me, but all forsook me . . . . But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me . . .” (2 Timothy 4:16-17). We must build our faith not on fading lights but on the Light that never fails. When “important” individuals go away we are sad, until we see that they are meant to go, so that only one thing is left for us to do— to look into the face of God for ourselves.

Allow nothing to keep you from looking with strong determination into the face of God regarding yourself and your doctrine. And every time you preach make sure you look God in the face about the message first, then the glory will remain through all of it. A Christian servant is one who perpetually looks into the face of God and then goes forth to talk to others. The ministry of Christ is characterized by an abiding glory of which the servant is totally unaware— “. . . Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him” (Exodus 34:29).

We are never called on to display our doubts openly or to express the hidden joys and delights of our life with God. The secret of the servant’s life is that he stays in tune with God all the time.


April 22, 2011

Journal Entry for Today-JDV

I wonder how many times you will forgive me, how long can you endure my selfishness? How can I know when it is your voice speaking to me and not my own imagination? Why can’t I get it right once and for all? Why do I keep screwing it all up, just when I think I am on the major growth curve……blam, wham, kerplunk…..I fall right on my face.  

And God says…”I will always forgive you, and I will endure your selfishness forever, because Jesus paid the price for your mistakes and bad choices. Our love for you is greater than your selfishness and all your bad choices, past and present.”

“You continue to struggle when you have your eyes on something or someone other than Jesus. When you take your eyes and heart off of Jesus and put them on yourself, or your circumstances and potential difficulties, you will always fall. Stay focused on Jesus.”

“You know it is My voice speaking to you, you JUST KNOW. My sheep know My voice.  Trust in Me with all your heart and do not rely on your own understanding and I will make your paths straight. Wait on Me and My direction and you will rise up strong; run and not grow weary, and you will take flight like you have the wings of eagles. Listen for My voice and you will hear it. And let My Spirit testify to your heart that it is Me.”



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