The Upward Look

Drop Self into God's Hands

PG   346  

My Father, which gave them me,

is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my

Father's hand.

John 10:29.


We must rise to a higher standard on the subject of faith. We have to little faith. 

The Word of God is our endorsement.  We must take it, simply believing every word.

With this assurance, we may claim large things,

and according to our faith it will be unto us. . . .

If we humble our hearts before God, if we seek

to abide in Christ,

we shall have a higher, holier

experience. . . .


True faith consists in doing just what God

has enjoined, not manufacturing things He has not enjoined.

Justice, truth, mercy,

are the fruit of faith. We need to walk in the light of God's law; then good works will be the fruit

of our faith, the proceeds of a heart renewed every day.

 We must not in any way make self our god.

God has given Himself to die for us, that He might purify us from

all iniquity.

The Lord

will carry on this work of perfection for us if we

will allow ourselves to be controlled by Him. . . .

 The work of righteousness cannot be carried forward unless we exercise implicit faith.

Move every day under God's mighty working

power. The fruit of righteousness is quietness and assurance forever. If we had exercised more faith in God and had trusted less to our own

ideas and wisdom, God would have manifested His power

in a marked manner on human hearts.

By a union with Him, by living faith,

we are privileged to enjoy the virtue

and efficacy of His mediation. Hence we are

crucified with Christ, dead with Christ,

risen with Christ, to walk in newness of life with Him.

 We are not to hold ourselves in our own hands.

We are to drop self into the hands of God. . . .

Our lack of faith is the reason that we have not seen more of the power of God.


exercise more faith in our own working

than in God's working for us. God designs

that everything possible shall be done to enable us to stand heart to heart, mind to mind, shoulder to shoulder. This lack of love and confidence in one another weakens our faith in God.


We need to pray as we never have prayed

before for the baptism of the

Holy Spirit,

for if there was ever a time when we

needed this baptism, it is now. There is nothing the Lord has more frequently told us He would bestow upon us, and nothing by which His name would be more glorified in bestowing, than the Holy Spirit.  When we partake of this Spirit,

men and women will be born again. . . . Souls once lost will be found, and brought back.

Nov. 28, 1898


The Desire of Ages

The Touch of Faith

PG- 347


The wondering crowd that pressed close about Christ realized no accession of vital power. But when the suffering woman put

forth her hand to touch Him, believing

that she would be made whole, she felt the healing virtue. So in spiritual things. To talk of religion in a casual way, to pray without soul hunger and living faith,

avails nothing. A nominal faith in Christ, which accepts Him merely as the Saviour of the world, can never bring healing to the soul. The faith that is unto salvation is

not a mere intellectual assent to the truth.

He who waits for

entire knowledge before he

will exercise faith, cannot receive blessing

from God. It is not enough to believe  

about   Christ; we must believe in Him.

The only faith that will benefit us is that which embraces Him as a personal Saviour; which appropriates His merits to ourselves. 

Many hold faith as an opinion. Saving faith

is a transaction by which those who receive

Christ join themselves in covenant relation

with God.  Genuine faith is life. A living

faith means an increase of vigor, a confiding

trust, by which the soul becomes a

conquering power.