Wednesday, March 26, 2008

WW Brilliant Character

I once heard it said that "character has to do with what and who you are when no one is looking". If one truly possesses Christian character, he or she will impact others like a candle lit in the darkness. The following paragraphs are excerpts from a book entitled, "Portals to Power". It was written by Louis K. Dickson in 1957.

The central factor in the development of a Christian character that can stand the tests of our time is the increasing of the spiritual brilliance of our lives.

The most essential thing about a true Christian life is the hidden power which springs from knowing Christ so intimately that the spiritual radiance and warmth of His life will emanate to others and draw them into a dominating desire for Him.

No power of Satan can withstand the assaults of a Spirit-filled life. Our hope is found in an unabated emphasis on real fellowship with God and a growth in spiritual power of apostolic quality.

10And if you pour out that with which you sustain your own life for the hungry and satisfy the need of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in darkness, and your obscurity and gloom become like the noonday.
11And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not. Isaiah 58:11 (Amplified Version)


mary said...

It is like God sends out inspirational themes. I have just finished reading 'Holy Experience' blog and she was on a similar thread. Letting the love and Grace of God be seen in our own being. Thanks for your interpretation of his inspiration.

C. H. Green said...

I agree. This goes right along with our Wednesday night lessons on American Christianity or "The Culture of Christianity in America." One of our texts tonight was "Ye are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden." So many claim to be Christians today in America, but the truth is, other countries do not even view us as a Christian nation anymore--if they ever did. They are sending missionaries to us! This ought not be.