Days of Heaven Upon Earth by A.B. SimpsonTURNING A CURSE INTO A BLESSING!
There are a number of ancient biblical passages that deal with this phenomenon, but do you know that an incredibly persuasive genius of a man lived among us Canadians and Americans a mere century ago, who turned the CURSE OF HIS LIFE into a BLESSING - FOR MILLIONS of us?
Yeah - I kid you not. He did the impossible! But not on his own...
Albert Simpson, you see, was cursed all his life with Bipolar Disease, and then clean ended its effects by willing a CONTINUAL ACT OF FAITH.
A lot of folks nowadays thank their lucky stars for the ubiquitous marketing of advanced pharmaceuticals, but not Albert, back in the 19th century...
He let God do it.
You see, he believed that IF he could harness his life to the indwelling energy of the Spirit, and constantly act (as Immanuel Kant told us!) as if every moment of inspired action in his life could in fact be seen as Something of UNIVERSAL IMPACT on this world of daily drudgery all around us, the Sprit would give him the power to do it.
Now that’s a pretty Tall Order, ain’t it? “You’re darned tootin’!” That’s what my indefatigable librarian Mom would say.
No, there’s no gettin’ around it: sounds CRAZY - but it WORKS!
And you know what?
This CRAZY guy ended up founding, not one, but TWO MAINSTREAM CHURCHES - the Christian Alliance and the Pentecostal - that’re STILL MAJOR FORCES FOR GOOD in our cynical old world.
Kinda knocks the wind outa the sails of the Cynics we know, don’t it?
And if you open this wonderful book some day (with all its incredible insights into our daily life!) you’ll see there’s not one CRAZY word within it!
So... is YOUR life cursed?
Turn it over to God, then -
And just WATCH good things happen...
For you, and all the folks around you!
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Let us learn the secret of our faith. It is the faith of Christ, springing in our hearts and trusting in our trials. So shall we always sing, The life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me Galatians If we keep looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith Hebrews , we shall discover that instead of struggling to appropriate the promises of God, we shall lie down upon them in blessed repose, and be borne up by them with the faith which is no more our own than the than the promises upon which it rests. Each new need will find us leaning again on Him for the grace to trust and to overcome.
Naturally they are popular, but they are false prophets. The figure here is a garden enclosed, not a wilderness. The garden soil is a cultivated soil, very different from the roadside or the wilderness. The idea of a garden is culture. The ground has to be prepared, to be broken up by ploughing, to be mellowed by harrowing, all the stones removed, the roots of all natural growth dug up, for the good things we are seeking are not natural growths and will not grow in our soil. We all start on the old basis and try to improve the old nature, but that is not God's way. His way is to get self out of the way entirely, and let Him create anew out of nothing, so that all shall be of Him; and we must find Jesus the Alpha and Omega.