Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Son Ripened

Should we be satisfied just believing in Christ and not longing to move more and more into His fullness?  No! . . . To ripen in grace, we must live close to Jesus, in His presence, ripened by the sunshine of His smiles. 
~Charles Spurgeon~

More of You, more of You;
I've had all but what I need -
just more of You.
Of things I've had my fill,
and yet I hunger still.
Empty and bare, Lord, hear my prayer
for more of You.
~Lyrics to More of You - Gloria Gaither~

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior,
 Jesus Christ.
II Peter 3:18


S. Etole said...

An ongoing process to bear good fruit.

Ginny said...

Yes, some people just believe and leave it at that, and they are missing so much...

Just Be Real said...

Great quote from Spurgen! Blessings dear one.

lil red hen said...

Some people just believe in God; we need to believe God. Take Him at His word ~ that's our faith.

Daisy said...

I love the passage by Spurgeon. Nice post, Glenda. :)

LC said...

Yes! Heavenly Sonshine!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I love your header photo and your posting. Great quote. I like this very much. Grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It's an ongoing growth process.

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful pairing of the Spurgeon quote and the Gaither song that I hadn't thought of for a long time! Immediately the words and tune came back to mind....

"I'm not seeking a gift
or an emotional lift;
but one thing I'm longing to do
is to lift up my cup
and let YOU fill it up with just