“The littleness of Christians of this age results from the littleness of their consecration to Christ.”
~C. H. Spurgeon
a sermon from November 21, 1858
Do I live as a little Christian or a consecrated one? Am I small or dedicated?
Littleness is easily annoyed.
Consecration lets it go.
Littleness finds reasons to complain.
Consecration finds the good.
Littleness loses patience.
Consecration knows how to wait.
Littleness wants its own way.
Consecration thinks of others first.
Littleness harbors resentment.
Littleness notices slights.
Consecration overlooks them.
Littleness is critical.
Consecration is loving.
Littleness is myopic.
Consecration dreams big.
Sigh. I have work to do. How can I be consecrated? How can I grow up? What steps must I take to be more dedicated?
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. Psalm 119:10
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. Psalm 63:8
The antidote to my littleness is nothing more than holding tight to God.
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