Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Bit From a Book

Lately I've been working my way through "Sacred Singleness" by Leslie Ludy. I came across this section written by Charles Spurgeon;
 "The {set apart young women} not only acknowledges Jesus to be her King, but her heart is full of loving devotion to Him as such. Nothing can make her heart leap like the mention of that august, that more than royal name. She remembers what Jesus did, how He loved her, and gave Himself for her; she looks to the Cross and remembers the streams of blood whereby she was redeemed, even when she was an enemy of God. She remembers Christ in heaven, enthroned at the right hand of the Father, and she loves Him there, and it ravishes her heart to think that God hath highly exalted the once-despised and rejected One, and given Him a name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. She pants for the time when the Crucified shall came in His glory, and rule the nations as their liege Lord. She loves Jesus so that she feels she belongs to Him altogether, bought with His blood, redeemed by His power, and comforted by His presence; she delights to know that she is not her own, for she is bought with a price.... She loves her King, and loves Him with an ardor unquenchable, for many waters cannot drown His love, neither can the floods quench it."
Not much I can say after that. But I pray this may be true in my life and yours...


Mikala said...

I've read that book. Leslie Ludy is one of my favorite authors. She writes SUCH good books, doesn't she?

You should read other ones of hers. They are so good.

Jenny said...

That is the exact same book that I am reading right now too! It is very good and I am learning much from it.

Stephanie in Kansas said...

Hi Anna!
I love her books too!
Right now I am listening to Eric Ludy's sermons. His passion about the Lord is amazing and so rich! Wow!
(All his sermons are posted on the Ellerslie website.)