The secret of peace and power

(Gleanings from the Inner Life of Ruth Bryan)

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus."
Hebrews 12:2

Do not be so often considering how much you love
Jesus--but how much He loves you. Your love is but
the effect; His is the cause. And the more you have
to do with the cause, the more fully will the effect
flow from it.

Just so with faith. If you would have it grow, it must
be by looking at Jesus--not by looking at your faith.

The more you "consider Him," and are continually
coming unto Him--the more lively and healthy will
be the graces of the Spirit in your soul. And you will
rejoice--not in your fruitfulness--but only in Him and
in what He has done and suffered.

If the Holy Spirit opens this to you, you will find the
secret of peace and power
. It is all in Christ!
He says, "Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one,
and come away!" Away from self, away from all
besides--to be absorbed in Him!

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus."
Hebrews 12:2