My old mentor.
Sure do miss him these days!
I miss his clear voice, speaking to the Body of Christ, exhorting us to live by Grace, instead of the constant urging to do, do better, do more, by our own strength of will, our own sense of commitment, our own efforts (I Corinthians 15:10; II Corinthians 1:8-10; Philippians 2:13; I Thessalonians 5:23-24; Hebrews 13:20-21; II Peter 3:18)
“Our part is not production, but reception of our life in Christ. This entails Bible-based fact finding; explicit faith in Him and His purpose for us in Christ;and patient trust while He takes us through the necessary processing involved. No believer ever fell into maturity, even though he is complete in Christ. Spiritual growth necessitates heart-hunger for the Lord Jesus; determination, based upon assurance, to have that which is ours in Him, plus meditation and thought. We will never come into the knowledge of our spiritual possessions through a superficial understanding of the Word. How can we expect to have intimate fellowship with One of whom we know little?” -Miles J. Stanford