HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.” (Genesis 13:4).
Let us now see the blessedness of faith. Our own littleness and nothingness sometimes become bondage. We are so small in our own eyes we dare not claim God’s mighty promises.
We say: “If I could be sure I was in God’s way I could trust.” This is all wrong. Self-consciousness is a great barrier to faith. You have to learn to let go self and let God take over your entire life. This way you will be able to say like Abram and stay in the place where He has placed you.
Get your eyes on Him and Him alone; not on your faith, but on the Author of your faith; not a half look, but a steadfast, prolonged look, with a true heart and fixedness of purpose, that knows no faltering, no parleying with the enemy without a shadow of fear. When you get afraid you are almost sure to fail.
Travellers who have crossed the Alps know how dangerous those mountain passes are, how narrow the foothold, how deep the rocky ravines and how necessary to safety it is that you should look up continually; one downward glance into the dizzy depths would be fatal; and so if we would surmount the heights of faith we must look up–look up. Keep looking up from whence cometh your strength. Hallelujah
Get your eyes off yourself, off surrounding circumstances, off means, off gifts, to the Great Giver. Take your eyes off your Patriarch, your Bishop, your “pointer”, your pastor and fix your eyes on the Lord who strengthens you and will take you to the place He ordains for you.