HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:” Colossians 2:6

Help me, my God, as I have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so to walk in Him.

I received Him, I remember well, as my Saviour. I laid my guilt on Jesus, the spotless Lamb of God. May I walk with Him as my Saviour? Whenever, in my running of the Christian race, I have been tempted into sin — and how sadly often the old adversaries overcome me! — let me bring the sin at once under the view of His mercy and His cleansing blood.

I received Him as my Friend. I told Him all my needs and necessities, and kept nothing back; in that never-to-be-forgotten hour, every barrier of the reserve was broken down. May I walk with Him as my Friend? Whenever I am in temptation or perplexity or sorrow, let me lay the matter before Him. I shall have an answer as seasonable.

I received Him as my Master and King. I promised Him all my allegiance; I was prepared at His commandment to go anywhere and to dare anything. May I walk with Him as my Master? Whenever other voices allure me, and other influences solicit, let me turn deliberately from them and resolutely towards Him, my Well-beloved, my Lord and my God. Many a time let me renew with Him my solemn league and covenant.

“Oh, how great is the difference,” Archbishop Adrian says, “between submitting oneself to a complex of rules — and casting oneself on a beating Heart!” It is on the beating heart of Jesus, that I would cast myself every day.

Author: Patriarch Gregg

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