Hudson Taylor on Holiness - Striving Vs Looking

By | 11:24:00 Leave a Comment
I've been thinking alot on Some of Hudson Taylor's writings on Holiness:

"Do you know, I now think that this striving, longing, hoping for better days to come is not the true way to holiness, happiness or usefulness. It is better, no doubt, far better than being satisfied with poor attainments, but not the best way after all. I have been struck with a passage from a book . . . entitled Christ is All. It says,

How then to have our faith increased?
 Only by thinking of all that Jesus is and all He is for us: His life, His death, His work, He Himself as revealed to us in the Word, to be the subject of our constant thoughts. Not a striving to have faith . . . but a looking off to the Faithful One seems all we need; a resting in the Loved One entirely, for time and for eternity."

This was the very first post I wrote on Homileo and was reminded about it a couple of days ago during one of our container talks. It is something wonderful, look to Christ, not to striving . . . 

Thought I'd Repost!