Monday, February 15, 2010

Abraham Lincoln - No Where Else To Go

Abraham Lincoln met crises on his knees! During the Civil War he once said, "I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day."

WHAT DO YOU DO? Complain, clam up, or commence your OWN solution? God says, it is “NOT by works of righteousness which we have done” (Titus 3:5) and “there is NO king saved by the multitude of a host: a mighty man is NOT delivered by much strength” (Psalm 33:16).

If we try painting the well it does not change the water. Every time we work the pump we bring up more of the same water. As we draw upon our own human resources, they are never more than our own human resources. Our working cannot rise above its own level. “But to him that WORKETH NOT, but BELIEVETH on Him that justifieth (act of declaring a person righteous) the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness” (Romans 4:5). “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

WHERE DO YOU GO? Family, friends or follow your OWN course? God says, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 16:25). “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:6). “But WITHOUT FAITH it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that HE IS, and that HE is a rewarder of them that DILIGENTLY SEEK Him” (Hebrews 11:6).
“I, even I, am the Lord and beside ME there is NO SAVIOUR...I am the first, and I am the last; and beside ME there is NO GOD” (Isaiah 43:11; 44:6).


I cannot, but GOD CAN!

I know not, but GOD KNOWS! I have not, but GOD HAS!

I will (or, I will not) bend my knees and look to the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved, secured and satisfied. “For whosoever shall CALL upon the NAME of the LORD shall be SAVED” (Romans 10:13).

He invites you to come and to rely upon HIS WORD and HIS ABILITY to SAVE and to KEEP you.

Quotes from Abraham Lincoln

"The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that God's purpose is something different from the purpose of either party - and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaptation to effect His purpose."

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right”

"What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?"

"In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book."

“When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God"

"Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."

"that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

“God loves us the way we are, but too much to leave us that way"

“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess"

"Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty"

"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."

"The only assurance of our nation's safety is to lay our foundation in morality and religion."

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

"I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day."

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

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