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Unloved on Valentine’s Day?

Feeling alone or unloved on Valentine’s day? God has something that can lift your spirit.

From today’s entry in “The Christian’s Secret of a Holy Life”,

My sister has had a glorious experience during her recent illness. She has entered into this life of abiding in Jesus, and is finding that it is a blessed life. She says she has been baptized with the Holy Ghost?that she feels that she never before has known what it is to be buried with Christ and risen with Him to newness of life. She is just overflowing.
Yesterday I had a similar letter from Abby Folwell who has also entered upon the way of holiness. She says that always before this Jesus has been in Heaven and she on earth, and faith has built a bridge between her soul and Him. But now, He is with her, is dwelling in her and it is no more she that lives but Christ that lives in her.
And I, too, know what it is to abide in Christ and to have Him abiding in me! I never did before. I never dreamed there was such a life to be lived before. One with Jesus! Oh how perfectly wonderful it is! All His wisdom and His righteousness and His sanctification are mine now, just as before His redemption was. I have had no wonderful manifestations, such as others seem to have had, but I have Jesus! He is my all and in all, and I am satisfied that He lives in my very soul. I could write all day of Him, of His love, His mercy, His grace, His power. I trust Him & He does save me.
?To Sally, 1866

Smith, H. W., & Dieter, M. E. (1997). The Christian’s secret of a holy life : The unpublished personal writings of Hannah Whitall Smith (February 13). Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

What a wonderful joy they experience with Jesus. Everyone who wants this can have it. It may have cost God a lot, but he doesn’t charge you anything.

“The Spirit and the bride say, ?Come!? And let him who hears say, ?Come!? Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.” (Revelation 22:17, NIV)

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